Forgot password, now cant access computer

I changed the password on my computer, and then straight afterwards replaced it with another computer, I now want to get back into the old computer and cant remember the password any suggestions of how I can get into it?

geek_concepts1, Jan 31, 8:03 pm

What?

You replaced what with another computer?

Is this a power on (bios) password or a windows login?

geek_dunedin_ree, Jan 31, 8:05 pm

Replaced the older computer system with a completly new computer, Password is for when you first long on under my own user name.

geek_concepts1, Jan 31, 8:14 pm


I'm still not quite following that but you can log in in Safe Mode and change the password if it's a Windows password.

geek_dunedin_ree, Jan 31, 8:15 pm

Safe mode? is that where you press F8 or F9 when you first switch on the computer? . The computer starts alright, but when it asks for the user and the users password, is where I have stuffed up. I am the only Administrator, so cant get anyone else to do it.

geek_concepts1, Jan 31, 8:17 pm

F8, Safe Mode.
Login as Administrator.

geek_r.g.nixon, Jan 31, 8:19 pm

What OS is it?

geek_ferita, Jan 31, 8:19 pm

I think the OS is microsoft would this be correct?

geek_concepts1, Jan 31, 8:21 pm


Not quite ...
XP/Vista/7?

geek_dunedin_ree, Jan 31, 8:22 pm

Sorry its XP

geek_concepts1, Jan 31, 8:22 pm


then go with post 6.

geek_dunedin_ree, Jan 31, 8:23 pm

Thanks to all I will give it a try. Most embarrashing as the kids thinks its a great joke that I cant get into my own computer.

geek_concepts1, Jan 31, 8:25 pm