Login to Windows Xp without a password


Honeytech has posted a tutorial which describes how you can log in to Windows Xp without the help of a password.

Disclaimer: This is for educational purposes only. This site is not liable if you mess up your operating system using this tutorial.

79 Responses to “Login to Windows Xp without a password”

  1. 1 wajidahmad

    hello h r u

  2. I believe in a more simple solution.

    Just use a couple of Linux based LiveCDs, which mount all parts of the hdd, including the windows partitions, and one can use read/write on them without any hasseles.

    Example of such LiveCD is MepisLinux.

  3. Harshad,

    Can you give a detailed explanation of that method?

  4. Wajid

    Have we met before?

  5. supply me the queries

  6. 6 Paras

    How to logon windows Xp without password.

  7. 7 kyimyo

    how tu logon windows xp without password.i wanna need detail facts.plz.thz

  8. 8 Thilina

    Here try this

    1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be – and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

    2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”

    3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

    4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

    5. The Licensing Agreement comes next – Press F8 to accept it.

    6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

    It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”

    Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.

    7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.

    8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”

    9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.

    10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

    11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

    12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).

    13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

  9. That’s some interesting information you got there Thillana.

  10. 11 Krishnendu Kundu

    sir i want to do a project on robotics .I am a final year student doing B Tech

  11. sir i want to do a project on robotics so please suggest.i am doing my B Tech .

  12. 13 srikanth

    sir i m doing project on online testing system can i know more information about it i m in b.tech final year

  13. 14 DEFCON1

    I have A much easier way than all of you. Firstly, boot into Windows Safe Mode, Doing this allows you to see the admin account. Log into the admin account which in 99% of cases not Password Protected. This gives you administrative rights. You now must got to the control panel, and click User Accounts” Then select User Accounts. Click on the account that you wish to gain access to, and it brings you to a new window with more options. Click on the “Remove Password” icon. Now all you have to do is reboot into regular XP mode, and you will see that pa password in lo longer required. This process from start to finish takes 1 – 4 minutes depending upon your computers boot times.

  14. 15 reservoirdog
  15. 16 teri ma ki chut

    teri tatti nikal doonga suar ki aullad

  16. 17 La__


  17. 18 sadaf shaikh

    sir i am in third year engg(E&TC)
    i would like know the projects based on the microcontroller , and latest projects. sir plz plz plzzzzzzzzzzzzz reply me as soon as possible

  18. 19 trentstroud

    give me the passward

  19. hello madhar chod kya kar raha hai re xp ke jhant

  20. 21 hari shankar manikpuri

    i want’s job ,so i submitting my baiodata,
    i am bca final year on last mean 6 semester student,
    after 3 month i will make bechlor.

  21. 23 M

    Hey, I have a little problem…my parents have set up an administrator account with a password, and since I am able to get on when they leave it logged in, I need to know (if possible) how I can find out what the password was set as, i COULD log into safe mode and disable the password but then they will notice when they dont need a password to log in…and I’d rather they didn’t realise this, so again is it possible to find what the password was set at without changing it or removing it? Or a way to bypass the password screen on occasion but having them log on normally?

  22. 24 Neeraj

    i am forget my all user passward so plz help me

  23. Er… restart in safe mode and use the default administrator account to change the password of the account you want to get into?

  24. 26 Fahim Ahmed

    I want to get a software to brake passward of email and windows xp.
    Thank you.

  25. 27 monu

    I want to get a software to brake passward of email and windows xp.
    Thank you.

  26. 28 monu

    please send me

  27. 29 kmb

    hai i want to login as administrator in windows xp but i dono password.how can i enter and make changes other than using bootable cd and pressing (shift+f10) .i read from a book that by pressing f8 you will receive certain boot options where you can see options such as BOOT USING MS DOS and simply rename the file (*pwl……)and then type F5+F6+F8+(SHIFT+F5)+(CTRL+F5)+(SHIFT+F8) , but i cant get a option as boot using ms dos.what could i do.or tell some other way from which we can obtain password using registry(brt foce algorithm).please explain in detail as soon as possible.

    mainly to get boot using ms dos and pressing such keys .BOOT USING MS DOS OPTION IS NOT COMING

  28. 30 AdduGeek >>replay to Thilina

    I wanna say that itz completly useless.
    when you boot from the cd, it requires you to enter the administrator pwd. and only if the admin account is blank, then wil you NOT be promped..

    And only people who are Dokes and press “next” while installing windows leave it blank.

    So, if it is blank, its best to press ctrl+del+delete and enter “administrator” and leave the pwd blank.

    So in conclution “that method will not work”

    hey, don’t be too harsh on me, i m just a 12yrs old.

    In a world without fence and walls, who needs “gates” and “windows”?

  29. 31 AdduGeek >>replay to Thilina

    I m also a kid,and i want to hightlight
    *Even programmers can’t stop kids.they will find a way around there limits.Thats the nature.

    I am proud other kids out there are trying to go with what i think and i want to help you.

    You might want to login to the administrator account in safe mode, well even if not in safe mode.i have stated above there.

    and then create an account, with admin privilages.Then you can hide the account with the registry trick:

    Open Registry Editor.

    In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

    Create the following entry:

    Username: REG_DWORD

    (Where Username is the username of the user you want to hide from the Welcome Screen).

    Assign a value of 0.

    Close Registry Editor.


    This will prevent the user from showing up on the welcome screen. You will need to press CTRL-ALT-DEL twice at the logon screen to get the old W2K logon style box to be able to logon to the account you’ve hidden. Adding a username and setting the value to 1 will cause that user, such as Administrator, to show up on the Welcome screen as well.

    That’s it for now. I’v got to sleep;

    yeh can you pls contact me:
    You know what to do?

    ACs are like computers- Both work fine until you open Windows!

  30. 32 AdduGeek

    sorry the last one was for
    [b]23 M on May 25th, 2007 said: [/b]

  31. 33 kevin

    ok guys i am a senior and our school has everyone a laptop but every back door i try i am denied so is there a way to see the admin password or change it because i mean come on im a senior i want to game

  32. how to remove windows password using dosmode

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  35. hi wanna login into xp the best way is this

    open safemode and there will be administator account open that account then delete or make an administator account now restart ur computer and open the account u have created or open account that who,s password u have deleted

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  36. 39 Ankit

    if there is another way without use of cd booting.

  37. 40 Ankit Vyas

    if there is another way without use of cd booting.

  38. Yep,
    There are alot security holes in windows Xp , i know some of all , there is a way to login to windows xp without changing password of your administration account.
    But you must have another account

    open My Computer ——> Tools ———> Folder Options ——–> Select () View
    ——–> Under Hidden files and Folder , select show hidden files and folder and just apply.

    Now close all opened windows
    Now find a file name PASSWD.txt ( Search by using search box under > Start –> Search

    by changing its attributes

  39. 42 Mahesh

    Life sucks is there no one who can give me the way to login xp administrator without changing password

  40. 43 tony

    please tell me how to enter to administrator but i don’t know the password ok bye

  41. 44 tony

    tell me the way how i can enter to administrator? i don’t know the password only my dad’s know it write me as soon as you can ok

  42. hey there
    it is my firs time to see this page and I ma so impressed.
    U guys share lots of good information.

    Now, let me share some.
    there is a software(SW) called “spy eye”. and it monitors and controls each and every activity on your PC. I even wonder if it records the mouse move you make.
    And this SW is able to record every thing including the password your parrents or friends hide from you.
    I I try to write it all, I am just going to waste my time.
    So, just go to google, type “spy eye software”.
    and you will find information how to download and use the SW.

    Have a nice day. and keep in touch.

  43. 46 meh

    samrawit ironic that the initials are SW
    for Spy Ware
    isn’t it, what do you think?

  44. 47 iulia

    I am trying to log into my Windows Vista but i cannog seem to remember my password. I cannot enter the safe mode system because it prompts me back to enter my password. I do not know what to do, any ideas? I tried to reboot windows but i have windows vista on a flash drive not on a cd… Any ideas? PLEASE I NEED IT.

  45. Well Find more things

  46. 49 Mumba

    I only have one window in my department. Is it possible to change Windows to Window during the Windows startup?

  47. 50 Dinesh

    when system boots (win2k/win2k3) after loading it prompts only password before ctrl+Alt+del then we presses CTRL+Alt+Del then username/password then login…. can anybody here tell me how it is possible

  48. 51 Pete

    Ha, i have a better way than all of you, just install Linux ontop of windows.
    Sorry the main reason why I wanted to post a comment was to say that the link in this post is a null, the tutorial has been removed.


  49. thnks a lot , i really help me and it rally works. It save my time and i really thankful to you for this .

  50. 53 Alin

    Thax guyz u have helped me alot

  51. 54 morenikeji

    explain in details how to bycut windows xp password

  52. very useful information thank you :P)

  53. very useful information thank you

  54. 57 Bob Blob

    I need to get onto a computer and there is only one account and it’s password protected. Is there any way to pass that and go straight into the account w/o a password?

  55. I have write about this yesterday. Anyone can check for another way of the methode.

  56. 59 Mudassir

    I tried finding PASSWD.txt file but still i didnot got the file.
    Firstly I Unhided all the files from Tools->folder Options->Views & selecting show all hidden files and then searched for PASSWD.txt but I didn’t able to find the file. Please help

  57. really very useful post

  58. 61 siraj

    how can i login to xp with outpassword

  59. 62 amberhawk12

    I have a question..how do you hack a password protected windows Xp computer WITHOUT downloading any software AND without completly removing the password protect???Is there a way to just find out the password???

  60. 63 amberhawk12

    can someone please help soon???

  61. 64 speculator1

    hi, how I can Login on linux account when I havent password and I havent the other occount?? is it possible? 🙂

  62. 65 Bhushan maindarkar

    yes can anybody tell me how to open windows xp if forget the passworld of adminstator i am 2 times forget the system files anybody plz tell me i have give one trik but now pass. is in my mind

  63. 66 hunt

    all that given over here is crap

  64. 67 hunt


  65. can someone please help soon???

  66. 69 NAFEES

    sir tell me how i can login on a computer via networking

  67. 70 Mirat Sidharta

    contact me

  68. actullay i wanna know how to open window xp without a password.

  69. 72 Anvesh

    Once i heard that any user can enter into Administrator account by typing a key word. Is it possible ?

  70. 73 stephen

    look my parents know of the safemode alternate logon and put a password so i was wonderin if there is a program that can show me the regular logon password without removin it so i can play without them knowing

  71. if you got account on computer then go to comad propt type find password and will get them

  72. 75 OBAID


  73. Of course, what a great site and informative posts, I will add backlink – bookmark this site? Regards, Reader.

  74. thanks friends, you have helped me very much
    all this comments are really great
    thank you again and again

  75. i could’nt find out the passwd.txt

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