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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




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.




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




Till next time, take care