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OfflineNtPasswordAndRegistryEditor

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor - did you lose your Windows login password?

Notes from ClifNotes, Feb 2008, permalink Security Tools

 

Tony at Top Freeware wrote me with a good story about restoring access to a PC.

Thanks Tony.

 

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Quote from Tony:

Recently, I had the task of trying to hack into a clients VISTA computer.

 

You see, he had forgotten his password, now I thought that you could go through safe mode like XP and change it, because XP creates a default administrator account when installed.

 

I was wrong, you have to do this yourself if you install VISTA.

 

So being a freeware researcher I went on the hunt for the right tools to either, find out his password or change it somehow.

 

I downloaded this program that allows you to change your password it’s called Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

 

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

 

Then I realised that it comes with UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD), I recommend this tool on my site and it’s very essential for computer technicians I think.

 

So I printed off the instructions and went to work.

 

The result was a successful administrator account created with no password set, now if you have this problem you have a solution.

 

After I did this I also found another application that is much easier to use, it’s called password changer it’s a demo version but you can still use it. This one resets your password.

 

http://www.password-changer.com/download.htm

 

Anyway heres a very useful page I found, that lists even more tools to do the job

 

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

 

Till next time, take care

 

Tony

 

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