XP password reset

Someone asked me to fix their computer, but they didn't know any of the passwords for it. Short of formatting it, I didn't really know what to do.

After some searching, I found the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, Bootdisk / CD which worked perfectly.
  • Download the CD image
  • Burn to a CD
  • Boot to the CD
  • A small linux program runs
  • Answer a few questions about what partition and the user(s) you need to clear and/or reset the password for
  • Write your changes to the disk
You can also edit the registry if you need to hack some bad keys out of there, like spyware startup entries.

Super handy tool!

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