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# 36944 4-Jul-2009 16:24
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I have a headless old PC which I used to connected as Admin user with my name instead administrator. But now
I forget my password, but fortunatly I do have the password saved on my Linux PC so I can still login from  my
Linux PC. But still, I don't know how to change/reveal my own admin password. Is there some easy way or
reliable software to do that?

PS: I do write my password on my notebook as I usually do, but for some reason, it's not the right one, or
I misread my own writing, which happens often, but I will keep trying.

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  # 231030 4-Jul-2009 18:45
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I managed to view the password stored on my client machine instead, turned out I changed the password and didn't write the newer one down.

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  # 231364 5-Jul-2009 22:45
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Create a new account then reset the password on the old one.



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  # 231365 5-Jul-2009 22:50
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For other readers, EBCD Pro is a great live CD for resetting NT based OS passwords.

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  # 231791 6-Jul-2009 20:36
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Hirem boot disk is awesome for this

allows you to either recover or reset password or create a new admin user account. Very very handy indeed

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