Password Recovery (Help Needed)

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  1. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    OK, so this guy I know, really old, doesn't know much about computers, had a machine running, 98SE. His brother-in-law upgraded his machine to Win2K for him as a "favor". When he did this he created two accounts, a limited acct, which was the username/password he gave my elderly friend, and the admin acct. the only person who know the password to the admin acct is the bro-in-law, and he skipped the state.

    So, this man wants to uninstall some programs and customize the computer to the way he wants it. Is there anyway for him to regain control of his computer, short of a clean format/reinstall?
     
  2. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    There's a linux bootdisk out there that will edit the SAM files.

    Someone halfway competent would need to do it though.
     
  3. CyberBullets

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    i got a bootdisk that changes them.

    i should just leave it up always on my webspace.

    leme go upload it now
     
  4. CyberBullets

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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I actually tried that out Cyber the last time you uploaded it - worked really well and it's pretty dummy proof. The only thing it did on mine was despite saying, "yeah clean it up", it still found an error on reboot of the W2K machine. W2K fixed it on bootup however but it did cause some concern (although I did do it on a machine I didn't care about anyway).
     
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    really u got an error? i havent yet using it... crazy.

    yeah the program works well, i wish i remember where i got it from so i could thank the author personally for saving my ass many times.
     
  7. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    Cool, thanks, gonna try it out on this guy's comp.
     

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