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I have already spoken about how to reset a user password in Windows Vista. The procedure is quite simple and it is embedded into the operating system itself. In fact, as you might guess, it is quite common to forget  a sequence of numbers and words in an world where everything is managed and regulated by  passwords or  keys to remember. Read how to reset a user password here. But what happen when you forget your administrator password? A simple but not very “satisfying” way is to reinstall your whole operating system. Anyway, formatting everything is not the ideal solution since you erase all of your data. Offline NT password is a very simple tool that avoids a lot of pain and lets you reset the administrator password of any user that has a valid (local) account on Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista. Here is a list of its most important features:

  • You dont need the old password to set the new one.
  • It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppydisk or CD or another system.
  • Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts.
  • There is also a registry editor and other registry utilities that works under linux/unix, and can be used for other things than password editing.

If you want to know more or you want to download it, click here. Edit: Keep in mind that resetting an Administrator’s password may result in data loss.


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6 Comments to “How to reset an Admin password in Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and NT”

  1. ROSALIO Says:

    MUCHAS GRACIAS !!! This app really save my a**, almost everything is automated in it, I’ll recomend this app and this website. my classmates are gonna love this site.
    Again, thanks.

  2. Web Talk Says:

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  3. Andy Says:

    Help you to reset windows password if you have forgotten your password:
    I have purchased Windows Password Recovery Tool . it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. I Wrote it to an old 128mb USB flash drive do this. Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.

  4. jhone Says:

    I have downloaded windows password key 8.0. It is a very quick and useful utility for resetting passwords. It not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password.
    Just an easy to use bootable CD/DVD . It can also be used on a USB Flash Drive. http://sn.im/bypasswindowspassword/ (you have to pay to get it)

  5. coco Says:

    Usually, we can recover Windows admin password in two traditional ways. The first is to change Screen password with another admin account, ; the second is to recover the previous password with the windows password reset disk that had been created before you forgot the password. Take Windows XP for example,

    1 At the Windows XP login prompt when the password is entered incorrectly click the reset button in the login failed window.

    2 Insert the password reset diskette into the computer and click Next.

    3 If the correct diskette Windows XP will open a window prompting for the new password you wish to use.

    However, we offen ignore the important of security until we have been locked out of computer. Fortunately, there is still the last way that can unlock your computer without reinstalling – erase Windows password with Windows password reset CD, which can recover admin password for Windows 7/XP/Vista/NT/2000/2003…. Take Windows Password unlocker for example, followings are the steps to create the reset CD

    1.Download Windows Password Unlocker from Password Unlocker Official site

    2.Decompress the Windows password unlocker and note that there is an .ISO image file. Burn the image file onto an blank CD with the burner freely supported by Password Unlocker.

    3.Insert the newly created CD into the locked computer and re-boot it from the CD drive.

    4.After launched the CD, a window pop up with all your account names(if you have several accounts) select one of the accounts that you have forgotten its password to reset it. Just one press, this software can remove screen password instantly.

  6. Larry Says:

    There are many methods to reset windows vista administrator password, for example, safe mode or third party software.

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