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Windows Thread, I need to get into an XP machine in Technical; Either boot it from something like NT Offline Password Editor ( Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ) or netboot ...
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    Either boot it from something like NT Offline Password Editor (Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor) or netboot it and grab the files she needs using WinPE

    Is there a reason you're not simply wiping the disk and re-installing a supported OS?

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    I use this to reset passwords....

    Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

    EDIT: @pete just beat me to it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    You really don't want an XP machine on your network anymore - if you can't reinstall as another OS, bin it.
    Won't no longer be connected on our network, it's a standalone machine that boots risevision on startup. It doesn't really matter if all of a sudden billions of viruses eat it away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    What about a regular USB drive with the contents of the XP disk?
    Tried this, not working, it seems to not support any bootable usb media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Either boot it from something like NT Offline Password Editor (Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor) or netboot it and grab the files she needs using WinPE

    Is there a reason you're not simply wiping the disk and re-installing a supported OS?
    Cheers guys problem being is that it won't boot from any media at all the internal CD drive is buggered and no USB devices can be booted off.

    Yes the computer has a windows XP key installed. Our school dosent have any spare licenses to put onto the system and there's no point in buying a new one for a computer as old as this :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    It doesn't really matter if all of a sudden billions of viruses eat it away!
    If you want a reliable system it does.

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    ophcrack gets my vote. Used it plenty of times, including on Windows 7 machines. It has the cool feature of not just resetting the password, but showing what it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Cheers guys problem being is that it won't boot from any media at all the internal CD drive is buggered and no USB devices can be booted off.
    Then your only solution is to move the HDD into a different machine and fix the password problem.

    Or, just use a different computer...

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    Konboot. All the way, just strips the password right out.

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    I have done this hundreds of times and this tool never FAILS me!!

    Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

    Just boot into the live environment, select the user name you want to change the password... and type a new password - reboot and login!

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    Seeing as you can't boot from media... How to Change User Password at Command Prompt

    Force the PC into startup repair and run that command from cmd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    I have done this hundreds of times and this tool never FAILS me!!

    Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

    Just boot into the live environment, select the user name you want to change the password... and type a new password - reboot and login!
    Does this not require me to boot from the disc though? I need to be able to do it without booting from a CD? I haven't got any spare computers to use as I'm working from home because I'm sick at the moment.

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    If you have a WDS deployment or similar you could try netbooting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackCPickup View Post
    Seeing as you can't boot from media... How to Change User Password at Command Prompt

    Force the PC into startup repair and run that command from cmd.
    I want to reiterate that this doesn't require you to boot from CD or USB.

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    Windows XP doesn't have Startup Repair.

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    Some PCs will have a recovery console in F8 boot options.

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