How To Reset Windows XP User Password Without Knowing 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 current password. You can also reset your password in control panel but for that you will require your old password which you may not have. Or you want to reset 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. Follow this tutorial to “reset your Windows XP password without having old password“.

To follow this tutorial you don’t need old password, but you MUST be logged in already. Let’s see how to reset Windows XP password.

How to reset Windows XP’s Password?

Step 1

Press “Window Button + R” and type “cmd” and press Enter. This will open command prompt window.


Step 2

In command prompt type “control userpasswords2” and press Enter.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Note- For using this trick you must be logged in into the computer.

Resetting Windows XP password is quite easy if you know where to hit. You can also check tutorials to reset Windows 7 or 8’s lost user password or Windows 10’s lost user password.
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.

About Aslam Khan

Hi there, I am a blogger, engineer and a computer geek. I love kittens. I spend some of my time blogging besides full time job as Senior Windows Administrator. I like to learn new things.

One comment

  1. Nice tutorial. Worked for me.

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