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Reset lost Windows passwords with Offline Registry Editor

Once you specify the user the utility requests that you supply a new password as seen here. In my experience, supplying a blank password usually works best. The utility's publisher also recommends blanking the password.To supply a blank password, type an asterisk (*) and press [Enter].

By Erik Eckel

Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...