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Lost administrator password on Windows 2000 Professional

by ahw30045 / April 5, 2004 1:49 AM PDT

One of our workers set up a password on another employee's computer, and he is now on a cruise.

Is there a was to recover Lost administrator password on Windows 2000 Professional? Or bypass?

This is legit and not a scam.

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Re:Lost administrator password on Windows 2000 Professional
by gkloc / April 5, 2004 3:58 AM PDT

There are ways if you can log onto the computer. However you must know what you are doing. My suggestion is to take the machine to your network manager.

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Re:Re:Lost administrator password on Windows 2000 Professional
by ahw30045 / April 5, 2004 7:28 AM PDT

Our company is only 4 people and I am the default network manager with the other guy on a cruise.

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Re:Lost administrator password on Windows 2000 Professional
by Brandon Eng / April 5, 2004 11:14 AM PDT

Found this on the net. Have no idea if it really works. Good luck.

>>There is a boot disk you can download at:
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

that will let you reset the password of any account on NT4, Windows2000 or XP.

Just follow all the default settings which are for the admin account. Used it many
times with great success.

They also have a bootable CD image you can download.

This is also a good reason to create at least one additional admin account.

Hopefully since this information is readily available on the Internet, this was ok
to post here as well.<<

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Will installing Windows XP over Windows 2000 Pro work?
by ahw30045 / April 6, 2004 4:47 AM PDT

Thanks for that tip. I am working on that option.

Will installing Windows XP over Windows 2000 Pro work?

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Re:Will installing Windows XP over Windows 2000 Pro work?
by Brandon Eng / April 6, 2004 7:40 AM PDT
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did installation of windows xp over 2000 work to solve?
by PhotoAK / April 2, 2006 12:45 AM PST

did the installation of the windows xp solve the password problem?

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