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SLAYER
13-12-06, 06:15
Is there a way to remove or change the adminstrator password without knowing it on win xp?



thanx

Lord Icon
13-12-06, 06:24
Is it XP Pro or Home Edition?

SLAYER
13-12-06, 06:28
pro

EscondeR
13-12-06, 07:21
Try using Advanced Windows Password Recovery to know it - then you can change it ;)
Wait I look for a link to AWPR...

-- Edit --
Here it is: http://www.elcomsoft.com/download/awpr.zip
it's shareware...

Lord Icon
13-12-06, 07:21
XP Pro is more difficult than Home Edition but there are a few ways to do it. I must point out that none of them is without "side effects" although there is a small possibility that you could have no side effects at all (depends on many things).

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/) (free tool) method creates a Linux boot disk or bootable CD which allows you to reset the admin password to whatever you wish. Just follow instructions on that page to the letter.

Known side effect is that if you had encrypted files (personal or system) they will become unaccessible. It is still one of the easiest way to do it by average user.

Another method without any side effects at all, to the system that is, is to reformat your hard drive and reinstall the OS.

Good luck.

Lord Icon
13-12-06, 07:29
Hi EscondeR,

Advanced Windows Password Recovery is good but:

1. It's not free.
2. To recover logon password the user must be logged on and have admin privileges. It says on their site.

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor works nicely. I've used it many times with success.

EscondeR
13-12-06, 07:39
Hi Lord Icon :wve:

I've used AWPR long ago so don't remember :)
As for me I always have Admin rights on PC's I sit at :D so I can forget this feature, sorry

SLAYER
13-12-06, 14:38
XP Pro is more difficult than Home Edition but there are a few ways to do it. I must point out that none of them is without "side effects" although there is a small possibility that you could have no side effects at all (depends on many things).

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/) (free tool) method creates a Linux boot disk or bootable CD which allows you to reset the admin password to whatever you wish. Just follow instructions on that page to the letter.

Known side effect is that if you had encrypted files (personal or system) they will become unaccessible. It is still one of the easiest way to do it by average user.

Another method without any side effects at all, to the system that is, is to reformat your hard drive and reinstall the OS.

Good luck.

thank you for the help