How to Recover Windows XP Administrator Password with CD/USB

How to regain access to Windows XP when you forgot administrator password? There is a hidden admin account which was created with blank password for every computer while installing the sytem. If you have never used this account, you can login it via safe mode. Then you can reset any other user account password in control panel. However, if have only one admin account for your Windows XP, it is a little troublesome to recover a forgotten Windows XP admin password.

This article will show you a simple method for Windows XP password recovery, using Windows Password Rescuer Personal to easily recover any XP user account password includes administrator and other users password.

It is one of the best Windows password recovery software which can recover your forgotten/lost Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000 local administrator and user password with CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive. You also can use it to add new admin account to Windows offline.

Please follow these steps to recover Windows XP administrator password without losing data. In this method, you need to prepare a writable CD/DVD or USB flash drive and a computer you have access to.


Step 1: Create a Windows Password Recovery Disk with CD/DVD or USB on a computer you heve access to.

Purchase Windows Password Rescuer Personal, then you will recieve an email with retail version. Install it on an available computer (The computer runs Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2012, 2008, 2003, 2000).

1.Insert a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive and run the software. Choose CD/DVD or USB Device.

Create password recovery disk with CD or DVD
2. Select your CD/DVD-RW or USB drive from pull-down list, click Begin Burning.

It will take you about one minute to complete burning. When complete burning, insert the recovery disk to your "locked computer" to recover your forgotten Windows XP admin password.


Step 2: Set your locked computer to boot from the Windows password recovery disk.

If you created a Windows password recovery disk with CD/DVD, please refer to How to boot from CD/DVD-ROM.

If you created a Windows password recovery disk with USB Flash Drive, please refer to How to boot from USB drive.

When you save the setup in BIOS, your computer will restart and boot from the recovery disk.


Step 3: Reset Windows XP administrator password by a few cliks.
PC restarts and boot from your recovery disk, wait for a moment, Windows Password Rescuer Personal will run and display a friendly interface. You don't need to do anything untill the interface appears.

1. Select a Windows system you want to recover its users' password. All Windows system will be displayed if there are several system installed on your computer.

2. All user accounts of your selected Windows system will be list. Click a user account which you want to reset its password. Here we select Administrator.

3. Click Reset Password. When a confirm message appears, click Yes. You can reset other users password as well.

Administrator password has been removed and show blank. Click Reboot button.

4. When a confirm message pops up, remove your Windows password recovery disk first (important!), and click Yes to restart your computer. Then you can login administrator without password.


Looking backward, when we forgot Windows XP password, we may visit Microsoft official site to ask for help. But we often get this info, “If you do not have a reset disk or cannot log on as an administrator, unfortunately, you may have to reinstall Windows OS and all other programs that were installed on the computer before you can use the computer again. This is for security. Without these safeguards, anyone could reset a password to anyone else's computer and gain access to private information. (Source from Microsoft official info.)

This is said that we have only two ways to recover a lost Windows XP password, using password reset disk and via login with another account with admin privileges. Because of this, lots of people think that they have to reinstall windows system when they were locked out of Windows. However, you have found a best choice to recover your Windows XP administrator password!




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