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 Reset Windows XP, Vista, 7 Password Using USB Drive or CD
 March 29th, 2009 | 105 Comments | Posted in Computers, Windows by dennis
     11
    tweets  A lot of methods are available to recover or reset the Windows password. The famous
            Ophcrack is used for recovering the password. Even i have posted about using Ophcrack.
    retweet
            But the problem is that its bulky in size. We need to download a file of size 500MB to
 recover the password. So I thought why to recover a lost password, instead why cant we simply reset
 or delete the password using a 3 MB file open source program. That is what this post is about. I
 have not found any other method simpler than this one, it resets your password in the blink of an
 eye.

 The method uses an open source program called Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. We can use
 a USB Disk Drive (Pen Drive) or burn a bootable CD for this method.

 Follow the Steps below:

 Step 1: Download the cd080802.zip file from the link below and extract it. It contains an ISO file.



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 Size: 3.15 MB




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 http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/cd080802.zip (Updated Working Link 13-01-10)

 Step 2: Burn the ISO file to a CD. If you are using a USB drive, then mount the cd080802.iso file to
 a virtual drive. Open the Virtual Drive and Copy all the contents to your USB disk. If any error comes
 while copying just skip the file. Now to make the USB Drive Bootable open a Command Prompt
 (Press Start + R, Type cmd and enter) and type the following commands:


 Sl. No.              Command:                  Action:



 1                    j:                        Enter



 2                    syslinux.exe –ma j:       Enter


 Here j is my drive letter, you should enter your own drive letter.




 Step 3: Now start the System which you want to reset the password by putting the CD or the USB in
 the Computer. While start up you have to make sure that it boots up from the correct device i.e. from
 the CD or the USB. In order to do this go to your BIOS settings and change the boot order as CD or
 the USB drive as the first option. Or if you know the Boot menu key then press it and Boot from the
 correct device.




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 Note: Step 4 to Step 8 takes a very less amount of time. No need to worry!

 Step 4: After booting from the CD or the USB, press enter to continue the boot process. In the first
 step it will automatically select the disk where your windows is installed. Simply press enter to
 continue. In the Second Step it Will select the path and registry files. Select 1 for password reset (It
 will select 1 by default, just enter).




 Step 5: Now after selecting the paths, It will ask “What to do?” Simply press enter as it will
 automatically select 1 for Edit User Password.




 Step 6: It will show a list your system usernames and their password status. Now enter the username
 whose password you want to reset. It is case sensitive so, be careful and type what you see in the users
 list. (If the user is Administrator just press enter as it has already selected Administrator by default
 otherwise enter the correct username)




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 Step 7: It will show you User Edit Menu. Select 1 to clear the user password.




 Step 8: It will clear the password. Now Enter “!” to quit from the User select menu. It will again ask
 “What to do?”. enter “q” to quit. Now in step four it will ask you to write the files or not. Enter “y” to
 write the files. It will write the files back. Now Simply press enter when it asks for “New run?” as it
 has selected no by default. The password reset has been successfully completed. Press the power
 button.




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 Now start the computer and you will find that it is not asking for password for the user you had
 selected. That’s it, you are done.

 Important:

 1. This method will remove your password not recover. If you do not want to reset the password, you
 can recover it. Visit: http://techrena.blogspot.com/2009/03/windows-password-recoverycrack-
 windows.html for password recovery.

 2. The method has been tested for windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and all resulted in
 success.

 3. This is for information purposes only. We are not responsible for any damages or illegal acts
 resulting from this information.

 4. The information provided here should be used for legal purposes only.

 5. USB Disk method will not work if your motherboard or BIOS does not support USB booting.

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    1.             Gary Says:
         April 9th, 2009 at 12:09 am

         This worked like a charm on windows 7 latest beta build, users please note to [!] after done
         clearing password and making sure the changes are saved to disk otherwise this WILL NOT
         work, I made this mistake first time around. Thanks to the author for this once again.

         On a side note, I first attempted to use ophcrack windows vista boot disk but that didnt seem to
         work on 7, just an FYI for those who are not sure (ended up wasting a cd for this and one for
         this boot disc afterwards)

         Regards.



    1.             Presiyan Says:
         July 3rd, 2009 at 8:12 pm

         Worked like a charm on Windows 7 build 7100 x86




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    1.            Mike D Says:
         July 19th, 2009 at 2:37 am

         Thanks for the tip. I struggled with couple of other options and then stubled on this one. THIS
         IS THE BEST FOR PASSWORD RESET!!



    1.            Luis Says:
         July 26th, 2009 at 8:14 am

         ITS ASKING ME FOR THE REGISTRY DIRECTORY?? wHAT DO i DO??



    1.            Erikas Says:
         July 30th, 2009 at 1:26 am

         This worked perfect on Vista. Thank you. You saved me from a re install.



    1.            mosub Says:
         August 14th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

         WORKS LIKE A CHAAAARM!!! thanx alot



    1.            Aimee Says:
         August 18th, 2009 at 6:36 am

         It said….Could not find kernel image:linux boot:
         what does this mean? what should i do?



    1.            harry Says:
         August 19th, 2009 at 3:00 am

         not working in vista



    1.            Amazed Says:
         August 26th, 2009 at 12:41 am




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         You Sir, Are a Genius!!!
         Amazing Job. Thank you so much. I work for the Ruler of UAE (Dubai) and used this to help
         him open his laptop login as he forgot his password!
         God bless you!



    1.            bharath Says:
         August 30th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

         Thank you so much…your support keeps driving us forward…



    1.            lpfluger Says:
         September 6th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

         Trying to recover or reset, doesn’t matter, just have to get into the system as the user. Have
         everything on a USB drive but not able to make it bootable. says syslinux.exe is not recognized
         as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Please help!



    1.            squee Says:
         September 12th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

         man i love u ! it really worked my win7 ver 7201 thanx really



    1.            Francisco Perea Says:
         September 14th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

         This work great, some change because I have some partition, but all are working now! Thanks!

         Francisco



    1.            denzl Says:
         September 30th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

         For Windows 7 is this tutorial not correct! Don’t work!



    1.            Srinivasan Says:
         October 8th, 2009 at 2:18 pm




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         YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU are the greatest techie… Awesome Awesome… It worked like an
         angel in my xp, vista and Win7 in a breathtaking speed… so simple and sheer power.. You
         know wat.. I work for Microsoft.. specifically vista research team.. Though i have my own
         method to change forgotten password it used to take atleast 40mins and you’ve to wait till it
         repairs the o/s after changing the passowrd.. simply this is the best password reset tool in www
         as on 08 Oct 2009.

         DENNIS.. why dont you try to join Microsoft PC Safety team on Live One care Department…



    1.            DJ CrAsH Says:
         October 9th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

         This tool works great!! Thank you mate!



    1.            sumith Says:
         October 26th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

         Hi..thanks buddy you rock…it works wonders and that too so fast ….iam using windows 7
         ultimate…THANks ONCE AGAIN



    1.            Shadow parasite Says:
         October 28th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

         will not work for my windows 7
         unable to access any of the options for the program.
         program starts fine then gets caught in constant loop
         really need some help




    1.            sgt. spartan Says:
         November 4th, 2009 at 9:40 am

         at the begining it says: ‘ syslinux.exe’ is not recognized as a internal or external command,
         operable program or batch file. what do i do so it makes it a bootable cd?



    1.            sgt. spartan Says:
         November 4th, 2009 at 9:42 am

         if anyone know a solution to my problem my e-mail is spartan55199@gmail.com




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    1.            shaunak Says:
         November 9th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

         plzzzzzzzzzzz .anyone tell me what to do after second step it is not selecting the path
         automatically urgent help reqd.



    1.            Geneticswhiz Says:
         November 11th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

         Worked like a charm…Thanks! Just let the program run…it may take a moment or two for it to
         get to where it needs to be



    1.            goldfish Says:
         November 11th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

         plzzzzzzzzzzz .anyone tell me what to do after second step it is not selecting the path
         automatically urgent help reqd.



    1.            ben Says:
         November 13th, 2009 at 4:04 am

         gold fish, restart the process, happened to me as well but walked right through the second time.



    1.            ben Says:
         November 13th, 2009 at 4:09 am

         BTW, your program and guide worked perfectly. Very well done and thorough. I had tried 4
         other programs until i came upon this one. thank you.



    1.            Solace Says:
         November 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

         Hello! First off I’d like to say this is a FINE piece of coding.
         However I am having some problems helping a friend get her computer back from one of her
         stupid friends that changed her account to guest and the admin account is locked to her friend
         alone. When we try to use the USB drive, it will either boot into Windows, or say “Missing
         Operating System” and freeze. How do we get past this?




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    1.            Linky Wu Says:
         November 17th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

         here is the methods I know.

         The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it
         automatically creates an account “Administrator” and sets its password to blank. So if you have
         forget Your user account password then try this:
         Start system and when you See Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del
         keys Twice and it’ll show Classic Login box. Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in
         Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in
         Windows.
         Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts”.
         Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built
         Administrator account in Login screen.

         Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten Password
         by using “Reset Disk”. If you created a Password Reset Disk in Past, you can use that disk to
         reset the password. To know more about It, please visit resetwindowspassword.com



    1.            terryterry Says:
         November 18th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

         will there be a OPHCrack Live CD for Windows 7 in the future? I tried it with the last Vista
         Version but it didnt work



    1.            freddy Says:
         November 18th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

         will there be a OPHCrack Live CD for Windows 7 in the future? I tried it with the Vista
         Version but it didnt work



    1.            Ash Says:
         November 24th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

         what is a virtual drive and how do I mount something to it, HELP!



    1.            GG Says:
         December 11th, 2009 at 1:40 am




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         Great gob. Ty for this!

         Windows 7 latest version – admin password cleared.



    1.            Robert M Says:
         December 16th, 2009 at 10:27 am

         I know this is an old post on here, but I just found it and used it and it worked like a charm.
         Just wanted to clear up any confusion for people who find it from here on out; The link in this
         article for the Offline NT & Password Registry Editor is expired.the bootdisk’s page has
         changed to another location. The new link for the file is
         http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/cd080802.zip Hope this helps anyone who finds this from
         here on out.



    1.            Paolo Says:
         December 20th, 2009 at 8:43 am

         Hello, I have worked all right, but I have a problem and when I put the username as mine is
         “Cotrina Lázaro” and did not detect the “á”. If there is a way to help me they are very grateful.



    1.            langer Says:
         December 22nd, 2009 at 7:59 pm

         getting stuck on step 2…..not selecting the path??? any help would be greatly appreciated!




    1.            adfini_mj10 Says:
         January 12th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

         thank you so musc for this tip and tool bro…it work very nice. for those who are encountering
         problem, try to shut down properly your computer twice to keep the program effectively…again
         thank’s a lot dude…



    1.            shad Says:
         January 13th, 2010 at 5:49 am

         I burnt the image and booted up good, pressed enter to boot.
         And now it seems to have frozen on io scheduer deadline registered.
         It has been 5 Mins? is something wrong?




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         thanks for any help



    1.            pol Says:
         January 24th, 2010 at 11:07 am

         Nice job and great job, I try it on XP and Vista, it work well. Really useful. Thank you!



    1.            Samson17 Says:
         January 25th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

         Hey,
         I tried for USB but it didnt worked.
         In power iso it is showing your image file as non bootable.
         Still i burned it by nero to a cd.
         I boot from cd.
         It is showing your step 4 but insted of step 5 it is showing me to enter the path of the reg
         files.I stuck there.
         I am using win7 ultimate build 7600.And i think it is not working with this build.
         If anyone has a solution then mail it to my address samson17@in.com.
         Please help..
         I am seriously trying it.

         I just rebooted my pc for about 20 times and trying various ways for about last 1 hour.



    1.            Samson17 Says:
         January 25th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

         And the available version of offcrack is not working for windows 7.It shows the tables as
         empty.
         Please help..!!



    1.            igorpro Says:
         January 26th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

         Tested on Windows7. Works fine.



    1.            Peter Says:
         February 3rd, 2010 at 8:14 pm




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         Worked perfect with Windows 7, it repaired my computer with no problems!
         Microsoft said this could not be done!! lol
         Thanks for your help



    1.            jens Says:
         February 3rd, 2010 at 8:34 pm

         thank u 4 much!!!!!! It 1oo% works in Windows 7. Once again thnx
         Bye Jens



    1.            shm Says:
         February 13th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

         Great that cd080802.zip file is cool it worked great for me
         THANX whoever created it!!!!!!!-:)



    1.            Prabhakar Says:
         February 28th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

         Great tool… it helped me n clearing windows 7 paswd.
         thx man… u saved me.



    1.            tad Says:
         March 9th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

         Succeeded in getting blank for administrator and user but on rebooting the computer
         administrator appeared (was never there) as well as user – nothing happens when I click either.
         Have I missed something.
         Password just stopped working – 100% sure correct – from one shut down to another. Issues
         just before with second monitor flickering. Drivers are a nightmare.
         Any suggestions would be most welcomed
         OS is windows 7 ultimate 64 bit RC
         Many thanks




    1.            Mike Says:
         March 17th, 2010 at 10:34 am

         OMG what an easy reset, prove to work with window 7 starter, boot right into with usb,
         amazing app… where do i send you some money…?



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         folks follow the step by step, if you can read you can do it
         http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/ontpre-screenshot-guide.htm
         this show you from start of the download to resetting your password…



    1.            jankshtt Says:
         March 22nd, 2010 at 12:50 am

         Awesome. I was tired of looking to crack my password on Windows 7. Best tutorial and best
         Hack there is.



    1.            w1f Says:
         March 30th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

         heya! thanks a lot! the routine is as simple as it gets and it does work! it did reset the password
         on my windows 7 ultimate installation, which is impossible according to the info on
         microsoft.com…
         heh, i used to think my data is reasonably safe being locked behind a windows user password…
         now i don’t
         thank you once again!



    1.            Gazcollo Says:
         March 31st, 2010 at 4:21 pm

         Well I managed to get through all this and clear the password, but now I’m just stuck in the
         load up login menu, and just says user profile not recognised, although at least it’s not asking
         me for a password now, anyone able to help



    1.            Haywood Jablome Says:
         April 3rd, 2010 at 1:48 am

         Thanks for the write-up! I had an Acer netbook with no cd drive. Ophcrack wasn’t doing it,
         then I found this. If you are having problems, make sure you pay attention to the default
         commands. They are def. good, but if you have more than 1 partition you have to catch that
         part, haha. Thanks again!



    1.            IDOLS Says:
         April 3rd, 2010 at 12:01 pm

         Hi, looks really useful but can you explain this step better?
         How do you mount to a USB please?



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         And when comand prompting are you addidng additional lines of code?

         Step 2: Burn the ISO file to a CD. If you are using a USB drive, then mount the cd080802.iso
         file to a virtual drive. Open the Virtual Drive and Copy all the contents to your USB disk. If any
         error comes while copying just skip the file. Now to make the USB Drive Bootable open a
         Command Prompt(Press Start + R, Type cmd and enter) and type the following commands:



    1.            IDOLS Says:
         April 3rd, 2010 at 12:03 pm

         PS: Ophcrack couldn’t find my administrator p/word so this appears to be my last chance, am
         totally locked out of machine without knowledge of Admin password, any additional
         suggestions would be amazing.

         Thanx



    1.            dennis Says:
         April 3rd, 2010 at 12:46 pm

         @IDOLS: Its very easy to mount an iso file to a virtual drive. You can use any virtual drive
         software like Virtual clone to mount the iso file. No there is no need of any additional command
         lines in cmd prompt.



    1.            alex Says:
         April 8th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

         hi guys, it says “syslinux.exe” isnt a recognisable batch file

         plz help guys i need desperately



    1.            Dennis Says:
         April 8th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

         @alex: Please copy the contents of the iso file and in the command prompt change the location
         to your pen drive and execute syslinux.exe



    1.            daric Says:
         April 9th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

         thank you very much….can u add me as friend




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    1.            JD Says:
         April 15th, 2010 at 3:48 am

         Worked great to unlock a Vista Home laptop for me.



    1.            Lancelot003 Says:
         April 17th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

         Thanks so much i was working on trying to reset a password for like 2 hours and then i came
         across your site and it worked like a charm.



    1.            Aaron Says:
         April 25th, 2010 at 2:33 am

         anyone figure out how to work around step two just asking “what is the path to the registry
         directory?” It doesn’t matter what i type it just askes the same thing: what is the path to the
         registry directory? (relative to windows disk) [windows/system32/config] :
         I’m using windows 7
         my email is aarontierney@yahoo.com, would love some feedback



    1.            zoombie Says:
         April 28th, 2010 at 5:10 am

         I tried to reset the user password with admin account from my friends laptop but it
         cannot detect the sam registry folder for windows 7 professional. What should I do???



    1.            scotty Says:
         May 3rd, 2010 at 2:29 am

         The password remover worked great on my win 7 system. I put a password on my laptop before
         going on a trip and could not remember it. So I reloaded win 7 and have 2 os’s now. I just
         selected the partition it was on and it cleared the password just fine. Now I need to know how to
         remove the second win7??
         Thanks a LOT!!



    1.            BEHZAD Says:
         May 5th, 2010 at 7:46 pm




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         THANKS A LOT. It worked fine…



    1.            Jacob Johnson Says:
         May 9th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

         Windows Vista is good but it can hog your CPU and Memory.”-,



    1.            pinzaru Says:
         May 13th, 2010 at 5:20 am

         When this message appears “what is the path to the registry directory?” PRESS ENTER.
         IF the message repeats itself no matter what path you type – >RESET – AND SELECT the
         CORRECT partition where is the Windows directory. On a regular Windows Vista/7 system
         Windows OS is NOT installed on the first partition (about 100MB bootable). You have to
         select the right number for partition, e.g. [2].



    1.            James Says:
         May 15th, 2010 at 5:55 am

         You are a genius and a life saver. Just an extra bit, when performing this on a laptop with pre
         loaded softwae, it can be the second drive. Fantastic ,Thanks.



    1.            century 2100 tens Says:
         May 22nd, 2010 at 9:07 am

         Thanks I found just the info I already searched everywhere and just couldn’t find. What a
         perfect site.



    1.            Jatrophaseed Says:
         May 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

         Thanks, I burnt the .iso to CD and it worked reset the Windows7 User log-in password.



    1.            StViper Says:
         May 29th, 2010 at 8:35 pm




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         Worked like a charm. I would like to say thank you for your efforts. I was just about to reformat
         this new laptop. Thank you again!
         StViper



    1.            tempranito05 Says:
         May 30th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

         Eit i have one quiestion in win 7 and vista by defaull the admin acount is disable what is the
         correr comand to reset ather local acount is anywere computer other for example dell user or
         delluser this only acount in the computer and admin apper disable or who enable admin acount
         in wind 7 or vista whit this unix tool, thanks for you help and sorry for my bad englesh



    1.            Ari Says:
         May 31st, 2010 at 9:39 am

         My computer constantly gets stuck at Step 2 Select Path & Registry files? what is the path to
         the registry directory” anyone have a fix for this?

         Thanks



    1.            jen Says:
         May 31st, 2010 at 9:50 am

         Does anybody know why when I’m at step 5 and I chose 1 . then got a msg said.
         “Error: SAM registery file (which contains user data) is not loaded!
         I’m stuck right there. Please help



    1.            Luis Says:
         June 1st, 2010 at 10:09 pm

         Excelent, worked great in Windows Vista and this problem was solved.




    1.            fasone Says:
         June 2nd, 2010 at 10:23 pm

         this is really gud.had an earlier version which didnt work for Win 7, i tried it. downloaded this
         one here, made a usb version out of it and viola, it worked great.thank u many times.




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    1.            Peter Says:
         June 4th, 2010 at 7:56 am

         The other day I have purchased Windows Key Finder 1.3, it is a similar Windows password rest
         boot cd, but it has GUI interface, and works wonderful on my Windows 7 laptop.



    1.            Zeeshan Says:
         June 4th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

         i have window 7 enterprise, i don’t have administrator account, don’t have local account. please
         help!



    1.            tweek9191 Says:
         June 13th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

         this method doesn’t work with windows 7. i have tryed and tryed with this program. it doesnt
         have the same window default regestry directory path. if you know the pasth it might work.



    1.            Sea Says:
         June 14th, 2010 at 10:37 am

         I’m running in to the same problem that a few of the previous posters have mentioned, where
         I’m getting stuck at step Two, asking me to name the path for the registry. The OS im running
         is Vista Home. Here’s what I receive for options as I go through the program:

         Step One:
         Candidate Windows partitions found:
         1:                     /dev/sda2 71448mb BOOT
         2:                    /dev/sda3 67865mb

         When I choose 1, or just press “enter”, (One appears to be pre-selected), I recieve the message:

         Mounting from /dev/sda2, with assumed filesystem type FAT/VFAT/FAT32 and similiar
         Trying to mount FAT / VFAT / FAT32 ect
         mount: mounting /devsda2 on /disk failed: Invalud arguement
         ERROR: Mount Failed! Try select again or another?

         When I select 2, it proceeds as the walkthough shows, and is successful. It then proceeds to step
         2, where I run into my problem. I receive the following:




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         Step TWO: Select PATH and registry files
         What is the path to the registry directory? (relative to windows disk)
         [windows/system32/config] :

         The walkthough says I should only have to hit “enter” at this point, and it should proceed, but
         no matter what I type, the default path it lists, or any possible variation I can find on it, it just
         seems to loop back to the same message prompt, and I am unable to proceed to step 3 of the
         password reset.

         Any advice or help would be Greatly appreciated! I’ll check back here or please feel free to
         email me at seadragoniii@gmail.com

         Thanks in advance!



    1.            MIchael Says:
         June 16th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

         thank a lot bro you save me..




    1.            jason Says:
         June 17th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

         Help me pls~~~
         What is the path to the registry directory? (relative to windows disk)
         [windows/system32/config] :
         The walkthough says I should only have to hit “enter” at this point, and it should proceed, but
         no matter what I type, the default path it lists, or any possible variation I can find on it, it just
         seems to loop back to the same message prompt, and I am unable to proceed to step 3 of the
         password reset.
         pls help me,my email is jasonlks2003@yahoo.com



    1.            jason Says:
         June 17th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

         now i can pass through every step,but my lap top cant enter to windows vista,keep on blue
         screen and jump to begin,help~email me,jasonlks2003@yahoo.com




    1.            brian Says:
         June 18th, 2010 at 4:40 am




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         I’m having the EXACT same issue as Sea. #1 shows as the boot drive, but the mount fails.



    1.            Bewie Says:
         June 18th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

         Thanks! It worked like a charm



    1.            Numbskully Says:
         June 24th, 2010 at 1:11 am

         Worked like a dream once I had figured out that the partition I needed to choose with the
         windows partition on it was option 2 (sda2 for me!) rather than the default. Great program.
         Thanks



    1.            Abhishek Says:
         June 30th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

         Really fantastic. Worked in win 7….. Nice job done. Thanks..



    1.            john Says:
         July 1st, 2010 at 10:48 pm

         absolutely great – worked like a charm from start to finish – thanks ! ! !



    1.            Larry Says:
         July 5th, 2010 at 2:56 am

         How do you select partition 2? 1 is the default and I do not know how to change it to 2.



    1.            Arvis Says:
         July 7th, 2010 at 12:56 am

         Thanks! It worked on Vista!




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    1.            von Says:
         July 7th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

         thanks for this..



    1.            Kingzzz Says:
         July 9th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

         Same situation with Tat… All going smooth and success… But when restart still same…
         nothing change..the password not cleared.. Pls help…Email- Rubbish_ygsyahoo.com



    1.            Amber Says:
         July 10th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

         when i go to boot from the usb, it says missing operating system. =[



    1.            Shan Says:
         July 19th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

         IT WORKS! IT WORKS!…haha, after doing it for so many times…I finally figure it out. I use
         Windows 7…FOR ALL THE GUYS HAVING PROBLEM WITH STEP 2…Try to select 2
         in step one…if it still doesn’t work try selecting 3…never give up. ALL PRAISE TO GOD.
         He is the One who really helped me and also thanks to mr. dennis.



    1.            konchist Says:
         July 20th, 2010 at 11:45 am

         Hallo,

         I have a problem to write username with RID. Because the username i want to reset is in Greek
         and DOS don recognize characters, i want to write the username with RID.
         Can you please tell me the correct command? I tryied everything but didn’ worked!!!
         RID is 03e8 in hex.

         Thanks a lot!!!!




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    1.            SaraBelle Says:
         July 25th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

         I have to say that initially I struggled with this – for about an hour! LoL but I persevered and it
         finally worked!! I have got back into my friend’s computer for him and he is very very happy.
         Thanks so much for sharing your expertise and forgive my initial scepticism! LoL
         Also, to anyone else who is struggling. Just take your time, follow the instructions exactly and
         do everything SLOWLY



    1.            Matt Says:
         July 27th, 2010 at 5:03 am

         I usually use the Windows Password Reset Kit to reset Windows password, It worked great
         for me, with no reinstall and no data loss.



    1.            Tim Simons Says:
         July 28th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

         Thank you very much. worked on win 7 ultimate . again thank you



    1.            The epic Jared Says:
         July 30th, 2010 at 5:29 am

         yo I am stuck at step 3 I type the commands you tell me to (changing your drives for mine) and
         I get past the first par t then I type the sys part and it says windwos dosent know the drive or
         someting can you mail me help? My email is


         jaredmoody@live.com



    1.            atan Says:
         July 31st, 2010 at 9:41 pm

         yes it really work on win 7 ultimate!!!! tqvm, have to try again n again. for those who have the
         same setting like me, here how it’s help me; i have 2 partition in my laptop and my win 7 file
         located at the drive d so i have to choose no 2 and i also have to specify the username or
         administrator name and it’s work at last… tq very much…




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    1.            Michael Says:
         August 3rd, 2010 at 4:47 am

         Windows 7 Ultimate Password cleared with boot CD!!!! Amazingly eeeeeasy!!! Thank you
         very very much



    1.            Impheatus Says:
         August 4th, 2010 at 5:11 am

         This has to be the most helpful and easy guide I have ever read/used.
         Thank you very much! I purchased a brand new Desktop HP and it came with a user and a
         password!! Used this guide to clear the pw and I’m gonna demand a discount/solution at the
         store where I purchased.
         Again, thank you!! You’re great.



    1.            Miller Says:
         August 4th, 2010 at 8:47 am

         If you could use another computer which could download from Internet, you can create a
         windows password recovery disk. Third party software windows login recovery could create
         such a disk. Only four steps:

         Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install it on the available computer
         Step 2: Run the software and use it to burn a Windows password recovery disk (you could burn
         the file into the blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive)
         Step 3: Change the BIOS setting of your locked computer to make it boot from the CD-ROM
         Step 4: Boot your locked computer from the created disk and remove the Windows password

         It is easy and safe.



    1.            Soll Says:
         August 6th, 2010 at 4:19 am

         This is driving me insane, I have windows 7 and I cant get past step One, I hit enter and same
         message pops up over and over again. If i move my mouse it write more script. It says to press
         q to quit d to boot drivers and couple other things. Can you help me, my email is
         sollgart@msn.com



    1.            Soll Says:
         August 7th, 2010 at 3:06 am




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         Does this only work for Windows 7 32bit? Its really not working for me. I have Windows7
         64bit.



    1.            Damien Says:
         August 9th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

         The author of the tool is named P. Nordahl, he is not accepting any donations.

         Also, there is a good FAQ where the tool is downloaded, RTFM people.



    1.            matt Says:
         August 12th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

         I know a simple way to reset windows password to blank when you forgot windows
         administrator password,it need not to reinstall windows OS,and wont loss any data, by using the
         “Windows Password Reset Kit 1.5″.



    1.            XaviertheMagician Says:
         August 12th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

         Hi, I just HAD TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
         I had done something so dumb, I chose a password and it made me type it 2 times. I wrote this
         password down and for at least 2 hours I was going insane trying to figure out my password for
         windows 7 login, and or how to fix it because it would not accept my password.
         After many sites and things I needed to pay for, I stumbled upon this beautiful fix. It worked
         and I am so happy now, I love you whoever created it and all that.
         It took a few tries at first but I followed your steps and it worked exactly right. Thank you again
         so much. To anyone who says this does not work, well it does, just follow the steps that are
         explained very nicely.
         I admit though, if it were anymore harder or not as well explained as it was here I may not have
         been able to do it!

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