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#1 rigel

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 11:12 AM

I have a teacher that purchased a laptop for her classroom. (Her funds - Her laptop.) She now has a password on her admin account in XP that someone gracously set. Any ideas on how to reset that password without reloading XP? There are no other accounts setup.

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 11:40 AM

Petter Nordahl-Hagen's offline nt editor

here is a password editor... it works really great for NT and 2000...
sometimes works for XP sometimes not...

if it does not work... the password hash will be trashed and mostly
it will have to have the harddrive wiped and windows re-installed.

but... it is free, where quite a few other editors cost $$$

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Edited by rexifelis, 02 March 2005 - 11:48 AM.

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 11:54 AM

Might wanna read over this site

www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

Edited by LoLucky, 02 March 2005 - 12:19 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2005 - 01:06 PM

Thank you! I will try it out and let you know.

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 03:00 PM

Petter Nordahl-Hagen's offline nt editor

here is a password editor... it works really great for NT and 2000...
sometimes works for XP sometimes not...

if it does not work... the password hash will be trashed and mostly
it will have to have the harddrive wiped and windows re-installed.

but... it is free, where quite a few other editors cost $$$

--rex

It worked! And... was easy to use. Thank you.

The teacher thanks you too.

Rigel :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 12:05 PM

sweet!

glad to be of help,
the editor has helped me to save quite a few
student machines... where they have no idea
as to what password was put on the machine
when they got it...

heh,

have a good day!

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