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It contains an ISO file
You need to burn this ISO image. You can use any standard ISO burner software for this purpose.
Or you can download from following URL
Burn image to CD, and boot system from this CD ( You need to set boot priority in bios, to boot system from CD/DVD).
Press Enter to boot system from CD
Script will make a quick scan of hard disk and return with all available window installation. Usually there will be only one, unless you have dual operating system installed. Type the disk number (Most probably one, or see the returned result for appropriate number) and press Enter
We need to provide registry files path. Usually script will automatically find the path, all you need to do is just press Enterand go with default selected path
Our primary goal is to reset the password, Type 1 and press Enter
We will first disable the Syskey, Type 2 and press Enter
Type y and press Enter to confirm the Syskey disable.
When you disable Syskey, this script will also invalidate (set to blank) all users passwords from system. You need to reset them as well. From this point you can save change to disk and return to window. Type q and press Enter to return previous menu
Type y and press Enter so script can write the change to disk
If you want, you can run the script again. Type n and press enter.
Remove the disk and reboot the system.
We have successfully disabled the syskey and set administrator password to blank. Now you can login to system with administrator account using blank password. From administrator account you can set password to all other user accounts.
If you have disabled the syskey following the above method then no need to run this script again, all users password including administrator will automatically set to blank while you disable the syskey. If you have disabled the syskey protection and only need to reset the administrator password follow these steps.
Boot system from our script disk
Select disk and Press Enter
Type 1 and press Enter
Type 1 to select Edit user data and passwords on chntpw main interactive Menu
Script will list all available user accounts, type the username of account which password you want to change. Administrator account is by default selected, press Enter
Script will fetch the details associated with user account, make sure you have selected right user account. You can set new password directly from the script, but I will not recommend this. Instead of setting new password, we will use option 1 to clear (Set to blank) the password. Type 1 and press Enter
Type ! and press Enter to return to menu
Type q and press Enter
Type q and press Enter
Type y and press Enter to save the change
Type n to exit from script
We have successfully cleared the administrator password. Remove disk and reboot the system and login from administrator account. Once logged in, you can set up the password by following the steps given above.