Windows 2000 pro password lost...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brodyhooperquint, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. brodyhooperquint

    brodyhooperquint Jaws

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    Hi, a friend of mine using Windows 2000 pro cannot remember his administrator logon password :rolleyes: , does this mean a re-install is needed or is there any way to bypass the logon screen? Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks :)
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    At work we use password changer pro - I forget who made the software "active" something comes to mind but take that with a picnh of salt. The software will allow you to clear the admin password and login.

    Our copy boots from a CD.
     
  3. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    There's also a download somewhere for a Linux boot CD that can change the password. I have one somewhere.
     
  4. brodyhooperquint

    brodyhooperquint Jaws

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  5. Cilix

    Cilix OSNN Junior Addict

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    You can use either a Knoppix Live Boot CD or Active Password changer which is included on Hiren's Boot CD.

    PS: Both of which are free :)
     
  6. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    thats the one! active@ password changer we use at work :) Awsome little app :)
     
  7. Cilix

    Cilix OSNN Junior Addict

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    Ive used that thing for quite a while and it works every time. I used to used the Locksmith tool on ERD but it would fail 6 out of 10 times. The new version 3.5 also includes support for Vista.
     
  8. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    I just put on my wizzard cap and cast a lvl 17 hax to the computer and the pass is changed.