How To recover Admin Password for Windows Vista/XP – Part 2
Earlier we written about how to recover Admin Password using ERD Commander, Now here we writing about few more ways to do the same. There are several utilities and methods to recover Windows Password, among those we picked few best ones, so that now onwards you need not to worry as We have brought together several utilities which can recover Admin password for your Windows 7/Vista/XP box. They are discussed in details as given below –
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor —
This utility can be used to reset or set the password for any user for a local account on your Windows NT (or Windows 7/ XP/ Vista) based system. This utility will set password without using old password, and it can recover administrator users password as well. It does not work while you running your Windows so basically you have to boot from removable media (floppy Cd etc..) in order to run it, thus you will need to have access to Machine and to bios to change the boot order if required.
It can also unlock, disabled or locked user account along with resetting password and it can also work as Registry editor in Offline mode. So it comes real handy for manual removal of Trojan and Viruses, which are not being removed by your Anti virus, or which does not allow you to open Registry editor while windows is running.
Windows passwords are stored in system in encrypted form located in system32config directory. This file is also part of windows registry. But using Offline NT Password & Registry Editor we can edit this file as well as registry which is normally in Binary format.
To recover password, just download the iso file from above site, burn it to a cd and boot from it after which it will allow you to delete or reset password from the menu, and you are done. It is very easy and simple to use menu driven program.