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forgot a password?????

By bobos_sn ·
some times you can't believe what a person can do in your pc without have sense of it, or his fingers or his mind.
like the one who place an admin password (admin rights )in win xp without even remember or write it down!!!!
now we have access but in few progs!
''pls how i can find it and erase it in registry''
without further problems?
tnks for your help!!

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by willcomp In reply to forgot a password?????

It's not in the registry, but in an encrypted file. There are ways to reset NT (includes 2000 and XP) passwords, but this is not the appropriate forum for such a discussion.

Search Google for Administrator Password and you may find some help. Commercial software to reset passwords can be rather expensive.


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by dmiles In reply to forgot a password?????

Petter Nordahl-Hagen has written a Windows NT/2000/XP offline password editor:

This is a utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your NT system, by modifying the encrypted password in the registry's SAM file.

You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.

It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppy disk or CD. The boot-disk includes stuff to access NTFS partitions and scripts to glue the whole thing together.

Works with syskey (no need to turn it off, but you can if you have lost the key)

Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!

Caution: If used on users that have EFS encrypted files, and the system is XP or later service packs on W2K, all encrypted files for that user will be UNREADABLE! and cannot be recovered unless you remember the old password again!

Download links: (~1.1MB) - Bootdisk image, date 040818 (~1MB) - SCSI-drivers (04081 (only use newest drivers with newest bootdisk, this one works with bd04081 (~2MB) - Bootable CD image with same version and drivers as floppies above.

To write these images to a floppy disk you'll need Raw Write, Win Image or any other writing software you want.

Support and Problems? Don't call me! Talk to the creator of this great tool. He also has a good FAQ set up covering most of the day-to-day questions. Read it right HERE

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by bart777 In reply to forgot a password?????

Here is another tool to use. I use it regularly with no problems.

You put this on a CD and boot with it. It will allow you to log in and change the Admin password. Give it a whirl. It's a great tool that has saved me more times than I care to remember.

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