Hack to Reset Windows XP / Vista Administrator Password

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Few times we tend to forget passwords, even our computer user profile passwords too. If you can’t remember the password of the main or other user accounts with administrative privileges, you won’t be able to reset Administrator account password. Also, it might be a nightmare if you have not added something meaning to the password hint field. If every attempt of yours goes in vain, a freeware utility called Hacking My Own Computer will help you.

Windows Administrator Password Reset Hack

Hacking My Own Computer is compatible with both Windows XP and Vista. This can be used to hack into Windows XP or Vista systems to reset administrator passwords, if you have forgotten it and need a password reset. Remember not to use this tool on any other computer since hacking into anyone’s system without their consent is immoral and considered as a crime.

Windows XP and Vista Administrator Password Reset

Few antivirus products find this tool as virus, but it’s normal. You can download Hack My Own Computer by logging in to any other user profile on your computer and then reset the administrator password. Once you have changed the password, login to administrator account with the newly created password and change the password which is easy to remember but hard to guess for others.

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13 Comments to Hack to Reset Windows XP / Vista Administrator Password

  1. Great but what if you only have admin accounts in your computer? Like both my desktop and laptop doesn't any other users except me…so this application might be pretty useless to me I guess.

    Zee

  2. Michael Armstrong

    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 http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/

  3. use a program called kon-boot. just google it and download the .iso image. use active iso burner to burn it to a cd. reboot the computer and go to the boot menu. boot from your cd drive and let kon-boot do its thing. when you go to log in to the selected profile leave the password field blank and enter. you're in the account. you can't change your own password if you don't know it! to fix this, pull up a command prompt and type in (without quotes):

    "net user username /add"

    (username is any name you want)

    hit enter then type (without quotes):

    "net localgroup administrators /add username"

    (where username is the same as it was before)

    this will create a user with administrative privileges and no password. login to this user and go to control panel> user accounts> manage another acount. select the user you forgot the password for and delete its password. login.

      • Sorry this has taken so long! I didn’t know this got a comment. What do you mean by the techinic? Do you mean technique? if so, Kon-boot changes setting in your kernel so you can simply bypass the need for a password input. The other technique used is simple commands used in a windows cmd console. I haven’t looked at the source code of konboot or tried decompiling it so I couldn’t provide specificity in terms of exactly how the job is done. The command line is self explanitory if you’ve looked into such things.

    • I have a problem burning kon boot to a disc.
      I have used a burner called iso burner to burn kon boot but after the completion of the process when i have checked the contents of the disc it is showing that the disc is blank. Please help me.

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