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.
Tags: freeware, security, utility, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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