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If he was very tech savvy, you're pretty much done unless you buy a specialty tool to do the job. If he wasn't there's a number of tricks you can try. The first thing I'd try is to hold down the F8 key and tell Windows to boot in safe mode.
You could also try a blank administrator password.
Barring that, if you're not tech savvy yourself, you're going to be pretty stuck. The password system was designed to keep what you're trying to do from happening.
If you have a Linux machine, though, you could hook the hard drive up to that and you might have better luck rummaging around in the file system as root that way.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2010
Most people may meet your problem that you login as usual but the computer tells you the password is incorrect. This time you can choose to reset or change the password. For that you can try Offline NT Password & Registry Editor or Windows Login Recovery. Windows Login Recovery Secure Windows Password Recovery Tool
Posted on Jul 01, 2014
With too many reset tools about Windows in the Internet sometimes we will not know which one will be better. As for paid reset tools so many you can see though their price can be different. I have used Anmosoft Windows Password Reset, which can support most OS and can reset admin or other local accounts password. And it is safe and effective. The most important is that it is the lowest price among paid tools.
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Posted on Apr 22, 2014
Hey, you do get password removal software which boots off a cd when your computer loads, which will remove the password but without a cd you wont be able to, maybe you can get one off ebay if you can wait.
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It is not so troublesome that you forgot Windows password, you can see this article about Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password recovery. Two steps:
1. Create a password reset disk;
2. Reset Windows server 2008/2003/2000 local or domain password offline!
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