Lost passwords in Windows 2000

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  1. dragonbite

    dragonbite Well-Known Member

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    I'm helping my brother-in-law who has a dual-boot system. (of course I set him up that way ;) ). Most of the time he boots into Linux (which has its own problems) but he has an R/C game that requires Windows and the system is not powerful enough to run a VM of Windows either.

    Anyway, he has lost/forgotten his password into the Windows 2000 side and I can't remember the administrator's password at this point.

    Is there a means, via Linux LiveCD?, where I can blow-away the password file for either and then log in and set the users/passwords?

    Or how else can I rectify the situation without having to re-install EVERYTHING? It took long enough before, and I want to be able to give it back to him quickly.
     
  2. Veebee3

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    Ophcrack will do the trick, if he had a simple password then it should be able to reveal it rather quick.

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    In case that does not work there is Offline nt password resetter

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  3. dragonbite

    dragonbite Well-Known Member

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    btw, Thanks.

    I think it was the Offline NT Password resetter I used and it did the job marvelously.

    I was able to reset the Administrator's password, boot in and change my brother-in-law's password to something he can remember.
     

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