[SATLUG] Resetting Passwords

Howard Haradon hharadon at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 10:02:58 CDT 2009


On Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 12:32 PM, <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

Here is a linux boot CD that is specifically aimed at resetting
the Win password by fiddling with the NTFS disk's registry.

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Good luck,  HH
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Howard Haradon
San Antonio, TX  USA


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