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March 28, 2006

How To Reset Windows Password

Let's say you change the password very often on your Windows XP admin account from your home computer and you suddenly realize you don't remember the password. What do you do? No, you don't reinstall Windows XP and you don't format your hard-disk. You download Offline NT password & Registry editor, create a bootable floppy or CD, boot from the floppy / CD and start the utility. You can reset the password of any user that has a local account on your system.

This tip works for NT operating system: Windows NT4, 2000, XP and 2003.

Related posts about data recovery:
TestDisk: Recover Lost Partitions
System Rescue Live CD


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  3. Reset Windows Password With no data loss:
    ※.Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download Windows Password Unlocker 4.0 and decompress it on that PC. Note that: there is a .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD.
    ※. Get out the newly created CD and insert it to the locked computer.
    ※. re-booted the locked computer and then followed the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed.'''
    ※. Setting new password:
    Step one: Open the "Control Panel"
    Step two: Click the "User Account "
    Step three: Select the account you wanna to set a new password.
    Step four: Click "changing Account " and "set up password", then fill out the form as listed. Click "Create Password".
    Thus, you have a personal login ID and Password, any one has no right to login to your computer with out this info.

  4. The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account "Administrator" and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget Your user account password then try this:
    Start system and when you See Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys Twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
    Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".
    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

    If above method didn't work,then you have to find some recovery tool like windows password reset to crack it.

  5. For the Anonymous said on October 12, 2009 11:52 PM PDT

    Thanks you for giving me this key for unlocking my forgotten password in windows, I will say that it was done.

    I try to write in english but my langage is french. MERCI....


  6. Thanks for your article. I personally think Offline NT password & Registry editor is not easy to use for me, it has a ugly and complicated DOS prompts. Finally I need to use another easy password reset tool - Reset Windows Password 1.3 boot CD.

  7. I created a tutorial for Offline NT Password & Registry editor, that may be helpful. You can find it here...

    Hope it helps anyone having difficulty using the Offline NT Password...

  8. A lot of methods are available to recover or reset the Windows password. The famous Ophcrack is used for recovering the password.The big disadvantage of ophcrack is the large ISO file. We need to download a file of size 500MB to recover the password.And I have tested it ever,it actually can not dispay the password as the instruction says.

    Another popular tool,Offline NT Password :
    But the problem is you need operate in Dos environment, which is more suitable for PC expert.

    However, there is also a plenty of paid software which can help us reset the Windows password by a bootble DVD/CD or USB driver. As those Windows password recovery software with a small ISO image file, you can save a lost of time and space to download such program.These tools can recover windows password quickly and easily, such as Windows Password Rescuer.