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Unread 15-04-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Reset Windows XP system password

Got this message from a friend who locked himself out of his computer:


Anyone know how to reset a Windows XP system password without a recovery disc?
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Unread 15-04-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: Reset Windows XP system password

I'm not quite sure what your friend meant by a recovery disc but the only way to reset the Windows admin user account password is using Bootable CD tools like Offline NT Password and Registry editor.

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Without Windows XP CD, I don't think so.
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Re: Reset Windows XP system password

You have to h*ck it using a special edition of Linux.
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Re: Reset Windows XP system password

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You have to h*ck it using a special edition of Linux.
By typing some commands in the terminal?
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Re: Reset Windows XP system password

I don't know. there's an article on Wikihow about how to hack Windows using a Linux LiveCD. I'm not sure what the version is called though-I've never tried it myself!
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Re: Reset Windows XP system password

Hmm.. Anybody tried the tool I linked above? It's a Windows password reset tool built on top of a stripped down version of linux kernel.
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Hmm.. Anybody tried the tool I linked above? It's a Windows password reset tool built on top of a stripped down version of linux kernel.
I haven't but maybe we should wait to see if the original poster did. This may be another case of a "post and run".
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Re: Reset Windows XP system password

@Strider-that may actually be what the Wikihow article was referring to! I never bothered to read it so don't really know.
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Re: Reset Windows XP system password

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Hmm.. Anybody tried the tool I linked above? It's a Windows password reset tool built on top of a stripped down version of linux kernel.
Strider is right there are tools to reset Windows password out there written in Linux Kernal like in Ultimate Boot CD or Hirens Boot CD.
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