How many times you have to reinstall window due to forget password of administrator or syskey? In lab scenario it's very common. Consider a situation where students form one batch were doing the practice on Server. They have set administrator password in all system and left the lab after the practice without telling you the password of Syskey and administrator. What will you do now? Format all systems No. we are telling you the way to reset the password and Syskey on window again.
For demonstration purpose we are setting Syskey and administrator password on one computer.
Click on Start Menu and select run option
Type Syskey in run window and press enter. This will invoke new windows.
Now click on update button and set the desired password.
Click on apply and ok.
Press Enter on boot options.
This window bootable Linux scripts will search your entire hard disk and show all the available partitions on hard disk.
Select your windows partitions.
Now it will locate windows registry and sam files paths.
Press enter to accept the default value.
Scripts will confirm to disable Syskey. Press y and enter to confirm.
To reset administrator password press 1 and enter.
Select the user to whom password you want to reset. In our example we are resetting user Vinita's password.
Now press 1 and enter to clear the user password.
Press ! sign and enter to come back on previous menu.
Press q to quit form menu.
Whatever change you have made till now will not save by defaults. In step4 of script we would save these changes.
Press y and enter to save the change you have made so far.
Now press ALT + CTRL + DEL to restart the system.
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