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I was just wondering if anyone knows of any free windows pw removal tools. I occasionally come across people who have forgotten their windows password and would love to have such a tool as part of my little tech kit...
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Have you tried rebooting into safe mode and using the admin account? that usually works for me.
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i dont have a problem..yes that works great unless its pw protected too...and though most aren't some are...
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The only one I have used (and still remember) is Astrumi. Here's a description from http://www.informacione.com/passwords.html (the first thing that came up when I googled Astrumi password recovery) I dunno if it works with Vista, as the last time I used it Vista wasn't out.
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Austrumi (v0.9.2 - December 2004)

Austrumi is a Linux bootable ISO image for recovering NT passwords and other cool tools and methods, sized for Business Card size CD media (50Mb). It allows you to change any password, including that of the Administrator, on a partition occupied by Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Simply boot the CD and when you get to the initial boot prompt, type:

boot: nt_pass

This will launch a console utility that will detect Windows partitions on the hard disk and provide you with a menu to modify any user or Administrator passwords on the Windows system. It will even give access to the Windows registry for recovery purposes. Quite a handy utility to keep in your wallet (AUSTRUMI is small enough to fit on a business card-size CD) if you are unfortunate enough to having to deal with Windows machines in your line of work.

Read more at http://sourceforge.net/projects/austrumi

Download links:

Austrumi v0.9.2 (ISO file, 50.9mb)
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thanks alot ill give it a try and see how well it works..
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that program looks handy, i use erd commander
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