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How to get past the user page in windows xp Answered

My friend was given a computer that had had xp a clean reinstall and does not know what to do to get past the user page. Can anyone help? Thanks



11 years ago

You can try logging in as administrator. At the user login screen, press Ctrl-Alt-Del a few times. A login box should pop up. If whoever installed it didn't set an Administrator password, you can log in as Administrator with no password. From there, go to the control panel and change the password on any users there, or create any new users you'd like.

Alternatively, you can boot a live CD and access the SAM file to change passwords to whatever you like. Guides like this one should be very helpful.