Locked Out of Win NT? Offline Reg Editor

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Quick Post to highlight this great little Linux boot disk that can read and write to the Win SAM database, so change user passwords, amongst other things.

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Download the 18MB iso zip file from the Downloads section here:

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

cd140201.zip

Write the iso to a CD, boot to it and you're off…self explanatory or watch this:

This got me into a 2nd hand Vista PC account that I want to try to restore to factory defaults from the hidden partition.