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a friend of mine forgot his password for his windows 7 , not sure if its 64 or 32... most of the time the pc runs 24/7 as his "dvr" in his office with UPS but the UPS has failed and now his locked out

i know that there are several softwares to solve this issue, but i would rather hear recommendations from people who used them.

thx for the help
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post #2 of 5
NT Password Reset always does it for me - its Linux based. Download it from here: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
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post #3 of 5
Just be aware that any windows encrypted files (using windows built in encrypt) will be unrecoverable.

No one ever uses it, so probably not an issue after you crack the password.
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post #4 of 5
If he has efs-protected files then access to them will not be restored if you reset the password.
post #5 of 5
For me, i've always found that Ophcrack works best. By far the quickest, and it gives you a plethora of options.
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