Get stuck at Windows XP Welcome screen and can't bypass the logon password? How to log on to Windows XP if you forgot the administrator password? PCUnlocker is an amazing bootdisk that can help you remove Windows XP logon password, and unlock a disabled, locked or expired user account.
Sep 06, 2013 The following is the procedure for solving the problem of unable to delete user account on Windows XP. At first you have to go to the startup menu. Then tap on to the control panel option. Now press the 'user accounts' option. There the option of 'remove account' is to be selected. Jan 20, 2008 The computer in question is running Windows XP. Trying to delete some user accounts, but they wont delete. When I get to the part where I tell it I dont care that that user accounts files will be. Aug 06, 2009 This video will cover how to delete accounts with Windows XP. You don't need the previous password, or any information at all. If you have questions as to ho. Get stuck at Windows XP Welcome screen and can't bypass the logon password? How to log on to Windows XP if you forgot the administrator password? PCUnlocker is an amazing bootdisk that can help you remove Windows XP logon password, and unlock a disabled, locked or expired user account.
To get the software to work, you will need to make a PCUnlocker Live CD from another computer. Boot your locked Windows XP system from the Live CD and you can easily remove forgotten logon password in the Security Accounts Manager (SAM). These instructions are written assuming a bootable CD is being used, but are essentially the same for a bootable USB drive.
1Create A PCUnlocker Live CD
- Download the PCUnlocker software using an alternative computer. Once downloaded, extract the ISO file (pcunlocker.iso) from the ZIP file.
Next download and install ISO2Disc, a freeware for making bootable CD or USB drive. Run the ISO2Disc program, click on Browse button to select the PCUnlocker ISO image.
- Choose your CD/DVD recorder and click on Start Burn to make a PCUnlocker Live CD.
2Change Boot Order in BIOS
- After you've created a PCUnlocker Live CD, put it in the CD drive of the locked Windows XP computer you want to remove the password for.
- Power on the computer and quickly press the key indicated in the POST screen (i.e. DELETE key, F2 key, F12 key) to enter BIOS Setup. The exact key depends on your computer – if you don't see the appropriate key displayed on your screen, consult your computer's manual.
Once you're in the BIOS Setup, go to the Boot menu. Change the boot sequence and set your computer to boot from CD/DVD first.
- Press F10 to save your changes and exit the BIOS.
3Remove Windows XP Logon Password
The computer will then restart from PCUnlocker Live CD. After a while, you'll see the PCUnlocker program and it shows you a list of local accounts stored in the Security Accounts Manager (SAM).
- Choose a user and click Reset Password button, the program will unlock / remove your forgotten Windows XP logon password immediately.
- Now take out the Live CD. The next time you boot, Windows XP will load up on its own without asking for a password. If you're on a multi-user computer, the logon screen will still appear after starting Windows XP but when you click on the user that had the password removed, you will not be prompted for a password and will instead enter Windows automatically.
If you don't see your desired user on the Windows XP Welcome screen, press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice to display the classic logon dialog and you will be able to type both user name and password.
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One of our users reported that he is unable to completely delete a user profile from his Windows 10 OS. They say that when they delete user accounts using Accounts feature, those accounts reappear once the computer is restarted.
Users can be created, modified or deleted using GUI or using command prompt / PowerShell commands. In this article, we will cover the Windows 10 GUI process to create and delete a user account completely from the system.
Right-Click on Start (Windows Logo) and select Settings from the list.
Click on Accounts Family or other people Add someone else to this PC
For this purpose, we will create a local account instead of a user with a Microsoft account.
In the How will this person sign-in click I don’t have this person’s sign-in information and then Add a user without a Microsoft account.
Now you are able to modify user change account type of the user (Standard vs Administrator) or you can remove this account and its profile folder.
You can also manage user accounts in an old-fashion way that’s still the best way and that I would recommend over this fancy Microsoft GUI way.
Right-click on Start (Windows Logo) and select Computer Management
In the left pane navigate to Local Users and Groups
How To Delete A User In Windows
In the right pane double-click Users and here you can manage users more easily. Please have in mind that using Computer Management you won’t be able to create a new user account that uses Microsoft account. For that purpose please use the Accounts panel from the beginning of this article.
In order to completely delete the user account and its profile please do the following:
Delete the user by choosing the Remove button from the Accounts panel.
Open Computer Management, navigate to Users and check if the user has been deleted. If not, delete the user from Computer Management.
Open Registry editor (regedit) and navigate to: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrentVersionProfileList”.
Expand the ProfileList folder and search for accounts with long identifiers as in the picture below
Delete Local User Accounts Windows 10
Once you select the folder in the ProfileList, in the right pane look for “ProfileImagePath” key and see the user account that this registry key refers to. If there’s a key for the user account that has been deleted, you can safely delete that key.
Delete Windows 10 User Account
If you’ll still have issues with deleting user accounts on Windows 10, please post below and I’ll try to help.