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How do I change my password in Windows XP?

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-1 idiotic question but at least people are giving interesting answers. –  barlop Sep 15 '11 at 3:51

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Control Panel > Users > [your username] > Change Password

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  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del

  2. Click Change Password

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Only works if Welcome Screen is disabled. –  grawity Apr 3 '11 at 17:19

In case you were interested, you can also do this on the command line:

net user <your username> *

This will prompt you to enter a new password for your account. You can also substitute * for the actual password which will change it without any prompting.

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If you have owned another available admin password, it can work:

  1. Log on your PC
  2. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add or remove user account
  3. Select the account you want to reset
  4. Click Change or Remove the password
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