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XP Password reset disk

By bluenose5709 ·
I am on a quest for information.

I am fully aware that there are many different ways to bypass a windows administrative password or indeed reset the password, however i am now looking at the In built Windows XP Password Reset Disk.

this does not need you to enter a password or any other details other than the files that you originally created.

What i am trying to discover is what exactly the process does? does this delete the sam file? does it edit the sam file? or am i looking to deep?

Any info to assisit me in my quest will be appreciated.

Thank You

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by zlitocook In reply to XP Password reset disk

Here is what you are looking for I think.
The wizard warns you that you're making a disk anyone can use to change your password and log on to your account. Follow its prompts until you've clicked Finish and completed your password reset disk. Put the disk in a safe place.
It will edit the Sam and sid on a network if you follow the directions.

And here is the link.,aid,102523,00.asp

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by bluenose5709 In reply to

this link told me how to create the password reset disk and how to use the password reset disk.

I allready have this information and fully understand the process involved.

I am trying to understand what the system does when you use the disk to reset your password.

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