[SATLUG] Resetting Passwords

Chris crynosys at grandecom.net
Sat Jul 4 13:34:50 CDT 2009

I've found NtPassWD very useful in the past.  The livecd  will allow you
to reset the passwords offline.
I has it's own livecd as well as being included in several linux based
"rescue" livecd.

While just resetting the win passwords is faster, make sure the drives
are not encrypted.
If encryption is used you will need to "crack" all the passwords.


art.hall at sbcglobal.net wrote:
> Yesterday, Al Lesmerises told me he remembered seeing a SATLUG thread about resetting passwords.  I just had a dozen Dell PCs donated for refugee families, but they're all password-protected Windows XP machines.  I know I could wipe them clean and load Ubuntu 9.04, but many of the prospective users learned on and would really prefer using the dreaded Windows OS.  Can someone please steer me to a reliable method for removing or at least resetting Windows XP passwords?  Thanks.
> Art Hall

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