How to Reset User Password on Windows XP without Current Password

This guide shows you, how to reset any user’s password on your computer running Microsoft Windows XP, even if you don’t know the current password. You can also reset your password in the Control Panel but for that, you will require your old password. Or you may want to change your Windows XP password after someone has changed it and luckily you found the system unlocked.

This is a good chance to reset your Windows XP password before someone locks it down. To follow this tutorial you don’t need the old password, but you MUST be logged in already. Let’s see how to reset the Windows XP password.

SEE ALSO: How to Reset Lost Passwords for Windows 7, 8, or 10?

Reset the Windows XP User Password

As mentioned earlier, you won’t need to remember the current password of the user but make sure, you have logged in already. After that, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt

Press “Window Button + R” and type “cmd” and press Enter. This will open the Command Prompt window.

Open Command Prompt in Windows XP
Open Command Prompt in Windows XP

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Step 2: Open User Accounts from CMD

In the Command Prompt type “control userpasswords2” and press Enter. This will open the User Accounts applet.

Enter Command to Open User Accounts window
Enter Command to Open User Accounts window

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Step 3: Reset User Password

A new window will pop up. Select the user whose password you want to change and press “Reset Password.”

Select a User and click Reset Password
Select a User and click Reset Password

A new Popup will appear, where you can type your new password. See, there is no space to enter the current password. It means you don’t need to know the current password to reset the selected user’s password. Type your new password twice and click on OK.

Create a new password for selected user in Windows XP
Create a new password

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Reset Windows XP User Password without Current Password

Resetting the Windows XP password is quite easy if you know where to hit it. You can also check the following links to reset Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10’s lost user password and try this link for Windows 11. Do not use this trick to harm other people. WE TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY KIND OF LOSS OR DAMAGE. Don’t forget to comment if you face any problems.

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