Question by  vicman (34)

How do you reset the password for Windows 98?

I need to change the password for my computer so my ex can not access it.


Answer by  mgison014 (171)

You can go to start button search for control panel, click it and look for user accounts. In there you will see the change password button, click it and you can now change your current password to your new password so that your ex boyfriend cannot anymore access your computer.


Answer by  Erynn (1651)

Go to your control panel (via start menu), open 'passwords', and then 'change windows password'. input your old password and type the new one twice in the relevant fields.


Answer by  manjunathak12gmailcom (26)

If you are running Windows 95 or 98, you can press the Escape Key when the Windows Password prompt comes up and continue loading windows.To reset the password,go to your start search *.pwl Delete all the files that come in the search result.When you restart next time, you can get to enter a new password for your account.


Answer by  Clemens (29)

Go in the control panel and click on the User Account management icon. Then, select your account and modify the password to your liking.


Answer by  eaglover (394)

The first thing you'll need to do is go to start, you'll then choose settings and click on control panel. Then double click passwords and click on change windows password, then ok. You'll have to enter the old password, then new password and confirm password.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

Even if you did change the password, your girlfriend can create another account name without a password and have access to all your files. This is why people want to upgrade their systems to more recent operating systems so that way their security can't be as easily bypassed like this.

posted by Anonymous
This does not apply if there is a login screen on computer startup. That's a whole different security issue.  add a comment

Answer by  blue25 (346)

go into your control panel and then go to user account(or something similar). you should be able to change the password there. unless she is the administrtor then you are screw.


Answer by  cgabrie (7)

Click Start, hit Settings, click Control Panel. Click passwords, click Change Password. Enter Old password. Enter new password. In the Confirm new password box, type new password, click OK.


Answer by  Chiyamaka (846)

Go into your settings which you can usually find on the start menu On some computers, this is called the control panel on some models. There should be a section labeled 'account management'. Click it and look under the advanced tab. The option to change your password should be there.


Answer by  japratt (1687)

If you are wanting to reset the password you may have to do a complete system restore. If you do this then your computer will start over and will have no passwords.


Answer by  Santhoshkumar (4)

Click Start, click Control Panel. Double-click Passwords. Click Change Windows Password. Click OK. In the old password box, type your old password. Type your new password. Confirm it once again and click ok.

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