[24hoursupport] Accessing Windows XP Without Password

  • From: "Ron Allen" <chizotz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 11:52:49 -0400

Hello Group,

I have a friend who is working in a small office with no 
IT support that needs help. Apparently a co-worker got 
upset and left abruptly, and now refuses to give anyone 
the password to her Windows XP machine. There is no admin 
account showing on the welcome screen, and nobody there 
knows the admin password anyway. I'm away from all of my 
usual resources except this list and need a clue myself. 
Is there a way for them to access the files on that 
machine at this point?

They are obviously going to make some changes with regards 
to their computer policies <g> but in the meantime they 
are pretty anxious to get to the data on this machine as 
it is affecting their day-to-day work. Any hints would be 


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