October 7th, 2006, 07:39 AM
cool login trick
If you've forgotten the pwd to ur admin account, on Win XP (I duno if it works on any other OS's), on the welcome screen, press alt ctrl del twice, and then you'll be in the other login screen. Type in Administrator, and no password. U'll be able to log in, unless the owner of the pc has changed either the password or user for that account (which u should do to increase sercurity).
October 29th, 2006, 05:28 PM
If you've forgotten your password to your admin account (or any user account if you happen to be an admin) there's a simple way of resetting it, having said that you do need an admin login of some sort to do this. It's also a good way to generate a decent password.
Open a command prompt and enter: net user username /random (username is the login account name)
Press enter and Windows will generate a strong password which will overwrite whatever password you had and couldn't remember.
Or you could (again from an account with admin privilegs) type start > run > control userpasswords2 which gives the option of resetting the admin pass.
Or you could download lc4 and find the password that way you need a registered version if the program has to start brute forcing but most passwords that users choose don't fall into this category.
October 30th, 2006, 04:58 AM
The best way dat i hve knwn to reset xp passwords is:
You just hve to boot up using this utility on a floppy...and the rest is easy.
October 30th, 2006, 06:23 AM
What if ....
What if there is password set for administrator account and user account and no one remembers tht ?
Here is the solution to that all you need is phy., access to that machines, a CD drive from which you can boot, and for sure a Bootable CD created with BartPE with "Windows Password Renew 1.0-RC2" plug-in
This works with WinXp, Win2k windows 2k3 (all)
Below is the link for creating a BartPE cd with this plug-in (documents).
(this link shows how to create BartPE bootable CD for Creating BartPE CD with plug-in you are on your own, but the software which creates BartPE CD is really helpful for the same just few clicks and you are done.)
Below is the link of all BartPE plug-in which would be helpful to many support persons and Admin as well.
October 30th, 2006, 08:43 PM
You mean if nobody remembers any of the passwords, or no administrator password anyway?
Originally Posted by sheth
You might have a problem as without at least one user account running as admin, then it's difficult to reset the admin pass (which is the reason user accounts are created, precisely so normal users can't do that sort of thing!).
Your excellent advice sounds very useful in these circumstances better still, don't forget your admin password, particularly if there is only one admin account
October 31st, 2006, 03:56 AM
Actually the easiest way is to use F8 during boot up, and you can go into safe mode as admin and change your passwords.
So yes, basically if anybody has physical access to your M$ box they can get access.
Computers do not have problems, they have users.
October 31st, 2006, 05:02 AM
i prefer the bootable cd as many new boxs don't have floppies. it has not failed me yet. works for 2k, xp and 2k3
Originally Posted by ashuznish
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October 31st, 2006, 05:34 AM
Actually Ted~ that software does support floppies and CDs. It is just that its origins are back in the days of NT 3.51 and 4.0 when floppies were the norm.
October 31st, 2006, 06:42 PM
How can you change the admin pass from F8 if it's set to something you don't know? Surely you can't just "get into safe mode as admin" without the password?
October 31st, 2006, 06:49 PM
I think they are refering to an XP Home machine...OEM install where the admin password is left blank.
Most OEM machines are installed like this...
If there is a password on the admin account...then no...they will need the admin password...even in safe mode or the recovery console.
or a boot disk to access the data
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