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Is there a factory user name and password to log on to Win XP?

Is there a factory user name and password to log on to a Windows XP workstation? For some reason, the administrator password to log on to the workstation only is not working.

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There is no such thing as a factory-installed default user name and password; this is configured by the administrator when the machine is installed. You may need to perform a password recovery (see for some useful utilities on this).

This was first published in April 2004

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