Hi i forgot my windows xp admin password and there is no guest accounts any ideas how to change my password

i have a old windows xp tower that i wanna get pictures from when i was younger off of it but the administrator account has a password on it and i cant for the life of me remember what it is. there is no guest accounts either. any ideas how i can break the password or bypass it?
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Hi,

This is the Microsoft information for when you forget your XP Password.

"How to log on to your Windows XP-based computer if you forget your password or if your password expires"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305

 

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Other than the above information, we can not assist you any further with this.

Microsoft forbids any assistance being given in these Forums to help you bypass or "crack" lost or forgotten Passwords.

Here is the Microsoft Information outlining that Policy:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/keeping-passwords-secure-microsoft-policy-on/39f56ef0-5d68-41ad-9daa-6e6019c25d37

 

Cheers.

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Bill Smithers - Microsoft MVP July 2013 - Dec 2020

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