One of the most searched phrases online “How to reset Windows Administrator Password”
The most efficient way according to me is to somehow access the Command Prompt (MS-DOS) in Admin mode and reset the password for the desired User
There are many ways to do so, lets discuss some of them here in this article.
(Note: I assume you don’t wanna re-install your OS neigther do you have a password recovery disk with you, and you have access to atleast one account in this system)
Method A : Any Windows Version
Method Under Review …
Method B : Windows XP or Older Windows Version
Open command prompt and use the following commands exactly
– Copy C:\Windows\System32\logon.scr C:\Windows
– Copy C:\Windows\System32\Cmd.exe C:\Windows
– Del C:\Windows\System32\logon.scr
– Ren C:\Windows\System32\Cmd.exe logon.scr
– Restart your PC and wait at the login screen till you get the command prompt
– Now type the following commands
– Net User <username> <password>
– The next time you log into this system, you can use the password you set for the above username (preferably Admin Account)
Method C : Windows 2000 or Older Windows Version
– Type Control Userpasswords2 in the Run Dialogue Box or in the Command Prompt.
– This invokes a window which have options to reset User’s Passwords.
Method D : Windows 2000 or Older Windows Version
– You can enter into the Safe Mode By pressing F8 in the Boot Screen
– Now you might be able to see the default Administrator on the welcome screen
– Use this account to login ingto the OS and change the password for your desired user
Note: This won’t work if you created a password for this account too.
Method E : Use a third party tool to edit SAM file and reset or crack Admin Password
– Some Third Party Tools are available too, which can edit the SAM file and Reset or Crack the password.
– A list of the best of the tools coming soon on this section.