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Hey guys

I am a freelance Technion and i am trying to find a way to make more money quicker.

More often then not i get a call from a business who say they have a computer and lost there password ETC ETC.

Normally if they need the files i would boot to linux take them then reinstall the OS.

But im trying to find a quicker way. I found this online http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Is this utility safe(As in virus free i know the dangers of editing the Registry)?

Is there any better utility thats safe?
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Not sure, but you could try it in a virtual machine.

I know back in xp (have not tried in vista or 7) you can login as a guest and reset the account passwords through the command prompt, I had fun with that in middle school
    
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You can also do it in windows 7 safe mode. Works great resetting it in safe mode. The boot disc is safe though. But they a re many of them out there now.
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