Windows XP’s Malware Infection Falls

Data released by the latest Security Intelligence Report from Microsoft showed that the infection rate of Windows XP fell by more than 20% during the second half of 2010, whereas  Windows 7’s malware infection rate climbed by more than 30%. This is really good news for those who still stick to Windows XP.

Despite of this fact, Windows 7 is more malware-resistant than Windows XP. According to the security report, Windows XP SP3 32-bit machines have an infection rate of 15.9 for every thousand systems, almost five times of Windows 7’s. Windows 7 32-bit computers have infection rates of 3.8 per thousand, and Windows 7 64-bit PCs have a rate of 2.5 per thousand.

Even so, I don’t think this will have great impact on those Windows XP users.  Why? Although Microsoft has already dropped XP support and released a desktop gadget alerting users of the number of days left in Windows XP’s, and the IE9, newest edition of Internet Explorer, doesn’t appear to have an XP install, there are a large number of people relies on Windows XP for daily computing.

In fact, Windows XP is still the most popular computer operating system after it has been introduced for 10 years. According to figures from Net Applications, about 54 percent of PCs are still running XP, while about 24 percent are on Microsoft’s 18-month-old Windows 7 system.

Apart from these common PC users, many knowledgeable information technology professionals still cling to this operating system for their desktop client needs.  Their reasons are very simple and some are listed as below:

* The Windows XP computer still works well. Even when they forgot Windows XP password or other similar small error occurs, they are able to fix this problem easily.
* Updating to Windows 7 will cost much time and a large sum of money.
*Some Legacy applications won’t run on Windows 7.

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Method 1: Reset Windows XP password with password reset disk

You can see the previous blog show you the most efficient way to reset Windows XP password by password reset disk, and you can also know how to create one by steps.

Method 2: Reset Windows XP password with a Windows XP Setup Disc

If you forget to create a Windows XP password reset disk in advance, you can still reset your Windows XP password with a Windows XP setup disc:

Step one: Boot up your Windows XP computer with the Windows XP Setup CD in the computer’s optical drive.

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Although Windows 7 already surpassed Windows Vista in a few months, Windows XP which first came out in 2001 still has the lion’s share of users worldwide and in the United States. It still runs 61.87 per cent of the world’s PC market, so the problem about Windows XP password reset still troubles most PC users, especially for those who have little computer skills. For this, following I’ll introduce you 3 simple methods on how to reset Widows XP password to help you login your computer again.
Method 1: Use your Windows XP password reset disk

Users can create a password reset disk in Windows XP, which helps users regain access to computer. If you forget your computer password, you can use the password reset disk to reset Windows XP password as follows:

Step 1. Click your username when you get to the Windows XP logon screen. And the type your password box will appear.

Step 2. Press Enter, and you will receive the following error message:

Step 3. Click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts.

Step 4. Follow the wizard’s instructions and you will be able to set a new password.

Note: The password reset disk is automatically updated with the new password information so you don’t need to create a new password reset disk.

This method is considered to be the easiest way to reset Windows XP password, but the presupposition is that you’ve created a password reset disk following the below steps:

Step 1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts, and then select your account name.

Step 2. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.

Step 3. Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password reset disk.

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