Friday, July 22, 2011

How to Reset Windows XP Password for Free?

Windows XP uses a password to allow users to log onto the system. When you use a password to get into a different account on the computer, you can implement different settings and preferences for that account. If you have forgotten Windows  password to get onto an account, you can reset it without paying for the help of a computer technician. You can do it yourself for free.
Method 1: Reset Windows XP Password with Installation CD
Step 1 : Start the computer up with the Windows XP Installation CD in the computer's CD drive.
Step 2 : Accept the EULA when prompted.
Step 3 : Press the "R" button when you are asked if you want to repair your computer system.
Step 4 : Wait for the computer to restart and then come to a screen that reads "Press Any Key to Continue".
Step 5 : Allow the computer to restart the installation process on its own without pressing any keys.
Step 6 : Press the "Shift" key and the "F10" key together when you see "Installing Devices" at the bottom of the screen.
Step 7 : Wait for the command prompt to open and then type "nusmgr.cpl" into the prompt. Press the "Enter" key to enter the "User Accounts" screen.
Step 8 : Click on the account that you want and change the password.
Method 2: Reset Windows XP Password with Ophcrack
Ophcrack is a Windows password  recovery cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It has the following features:
  • Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X (intel).
  • Cracks LM and NTLM hashes.
  • Free tables available for alphanumeric LM hashes.
  • Loads hashes from local SAM, remote SAM.
  • Loads hashes from encrypted SAM recovered from a Windows partition, Vista included.
If failed, what would you do to reset Windows XP password? Well, it is a better way to ask help with a Windows password recovery shareware, like Windows Password Unlocker, which allows to reset Windows XP password with ease.

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