Lounge - Clearing password - Asked By Master Makhanya on 24-Dec-11 09:05 PM

I need to clear a password on windows ce/embedded. can't get into computer, please can you help?
Riley K replied to Master Makhanya on 24-Dec-11 09:52 PM

You mean you have forget password or just change the password, if change the password than simply open control panel select user and change password or delete user or if you forget password than follow below steps

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable   as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be  Press any key to boot from cd 

3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.

6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like  If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it 

Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.

7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.

8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically   you will see a progress bar stating  Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds 

9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of  pressing any key  to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.

10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).

13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

Jitendra Faye replied to Master Makhanya on 26-Dec-11 12:20 AM
Microsoft's Windows CE operating system is crucial to the smooth functioning of certain mobile devices; the password protects it from unauthorized access. Windows CE was Microsoft's first embedded operating system and many versions are still in use. As long as you know your original password, you can reset the password. By company policy, Microsoft's support engineers can't help with retrieving or circumventing passwords, according to Microsoft's Support website.

Follow these steps-

    • 1

      Tap the "Start" button on your device's touch screen. On the Start Menu, tap "Settings." Tap "Control Panel."

    • 2

      Double-tap "Password" on the Control Panel's menu. Type your desired password in the boxes for "Password" and "Confirm Password." Write down your password to avoid the possibility of remembering it incorrectly and getting locked out of your device.

    • 3

      Tap the check box for Enable Password Protection to select it, if you want to turn on password protection for your device. Tap "OK" to confirm your selection.

Hope this will help you.