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Richard, Computer Specialist
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Experience:  Over 20 years of consulting to the IT industry
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I have a old desk top microsoft xp that i forgot the passwrd

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i have a old desk top microsoft xp that i forgot the passwrd for admin and user that i want to set up
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.
Hi there and welcomeCan you power off the computer.Then power it on and keep tapping F8 until you get to a menu.Choose Safe Mode Command PromptWhen your at a screen you can type, type innet user administrator /active:yes Press enterRestart the computer and you should now see an administrator account as well.Click it and leave the password ***** to sign in.Once signed in, you can go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, User Accounts and reset your user password.Let me know please how you go.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
files are corruptthe computer is saying
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.
On which step of my instructions are you referring to Mike?