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Password for windows 2000

By lynsharp ·
I bought two computers at an auction. Both have windows 2000. I don't have the passwords. How can I change the passwords on them? Thanks

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by dmiles In reply to Password for windows 2000

You do not need to reinstall if you forgot the admin password.

There is a boot disk you can download at:

that will let you reset the password of any account on NT4, Windows2000 or XP.

Just follow all the default settings which are for the admin account. Used it many
times with great success.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Password for windows 2000

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by ebuild In reply to Password for windows 2000

Try to boot your pc with anoter diskboot,
look for a file named SAM (without any extention) in ../sysrem32/.. in the partition of the OS which you don't have the pw. Delete SAM.
restart your pc , you can open any session without the need of the password.

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by sathish_ampra In reply to Password for windows 2000


You can rename the SAM file in C:\WINDOWS\system32\config and restart the machine & login with blank password


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