Jan 222008
 


You say.. you forgot your Windows administrator’s password,it doesn’t really matter. The fact is that you need to gain access to a computer and you cannot “remember” the administrator’s password.

One method is by trying to restore a backed up System State (in Windows 2000/XP/2003) or a ERD (in NT 4.0) in which you do remember the password.

Second method might be to install a parallel operating system on a different partition on the same computer, then use a simple trick to gain access to the old system.

Freeware Password Recovery Tools

Note :- Before trying any of these tools resetting a user’s or administrator’s password on some systems might cause data loss, especially EFS-encrypted files and saved passwords from within Internet Explorer. To protect yourself against EFS-encrypted files loss you should always export your Private and Public key, along with the keys for the Recovery Agent user.

Windows Password recovery

Login Recovery is a service to reveal user names and recover passwords for Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista. As long as you have physical access to the computer, your passwords can be recovered

Download This tool from here

Petter Nordahl-Hagen’s Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

This tool will support Vista/2003/XP/2000/NT

This is a utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your NT system.

You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.

It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppydisk or CD.

Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!

It is also an almost fully functional registry editor!

Download This tool from here

Openwall’s John the Ripper

John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix (11 are officially supported, not counting different architectures), Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. Besides several crypt(3) password hash types most commonly found on various Unix flavors, supported out of the box are Kerberos AFS and Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 LM hashes, plus several more with contributed patches.

Download this tool from here

EBCD – Emergency Boot CD

EBCD is a bootable CD, intended for system recovery in the case of software or hardware faults. It is able to create backup copies of normally working system and restore system to saved state. It contains the best system software ever created, properly compiled and configured for the maximum efficient use.

You may download image builder utility which creates image of bootable CD-ROM (.ISO file), plus basic set of system tools. When the image is ready, write it to CD-R or CD-RW, and then everytime you’ll need convenient and powerful system tools they’ll be just at hand.

It is easy to customize the disk for your needs. You can include to CD any program you like, or remake the structure of CD completely. All you need is to change a few lines in configuration XML files.

Download this CD from here

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  3 Responses to “Forgot the administrator’s password Vista/2003/XP/2000/NT.How can I reset the administrator’s password?”

  1. I think the best method to recover windows password is using windows password recovery software. Burn the .iso file to a blank CD or a USB flash drive or a floppy disk, insert the CD(USB/floppy disk) into the problem computer and your password will be reset to “Blank” without losing any data and you needn’t reinstall windows OS.

  2. Zach is right this method is so complicated.

    http://www.lostpassword.com/

    burn the iso file to a cd now, that cd will become an bootable cd then screen word will guide.
    its so simple yara @

  3. At one time I forgot windows password. I created a windows password reset disk with a program from http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/ and I successfully reset the forgotten password with the disk.

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