Recovery of system administrator password

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Microsoft System Administrator
Password recovery
System administrator
Windows authentication
Windows password recovery
We forget our system administrator password. Kindly advise how to open the system

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You can use Winternals software to reset your system admin password, also you can use some linux based utilties to reset the password

  1. Stellar Phoenix Password Recovery – Simple startup utility resets a forgotten admin or users’ password using a familiar Windows-like program interface instead of command-line.
  2. Password Kit – Top rated version of Passware’s Password recovery app, supports Windows Vista and RAID/SCSI/SATA drives.
  3. Petter Nordahl-Hagen’s Offline NT Password & Registry Editor – A great boot CD/Floppy that can reset the local administrator’s password.
  4. Openwall’s John the Ripper – Good boot floppy with cracking capabilities.
  5. EBCD – Emergency Boot CD – Bootable CD, intended for system recovery in the case of software or hardware faults.

Also check this article from petril on password recovery.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    Ophcrack and Elcomsoft System Recovery work great as well!
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  • SmallSwallow
    <a href=" ">forgot u computer password?</a> I hope this can help you.last month my sister meet the same problem,and then we solved it as follow.We download a 3rd party utilities - Windows Password Recovery 6.0, which claim to recover forgotten windows password,No need to call a technician, no need to re-install anything, and certainly don't need to reformat. You can down it from: Hope this can help you! Good Luck!
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  • Legen
    You can log on as administrator on safe mode.Press F8 when you start the computer and choose Safe Mode to get in.If you can not log in safe mode, try the tool bellow,it is the best method without lose anything. In consideration of remaining all programs and data of the computer,I recomend you to use a passowrd tool:Windows Password Rescuer.It supports all versions of windows operation system.Recover Windows password without lose anything.Here are the simple guide: Step 1: Download Windows Password Rescuer Personal and install it in any available computer Step 2: Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive Step 3: BIOS settings of your locked computer to make it boot from CD/DVD or USB flash drive Step 4: Reset Windows password successfully. You also can use Windows Password Rescuer to add a new user with administrator privilege to your Windows. With this New user account you can logon your locked computer directly.
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  • Solmed
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  • Brijesh
    It is possible to reset the password for your administrative account

    Check the link

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