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    hi guys, ive just got a call from an aunt whose daughter has forgotten her windows 2000 password after changing it recently.
    what are my options?
    i remember something about an option for clean reinstall or upgrade on windows 2000 setup, one of these only installs the system files so user data should be intact (i assume its the upgrade option), but im not sure, also if there's an easier (quicker) way of doing it that would be great.
    thanks guys

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    Hi hardeep, I found this : http://www.mirider.com/ntaccess.html

    Should do the trick !

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    this one is free and is also really easy to use.

    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

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    Sorry hardeep !
    Didn't realise you had to pay for the utility I suggested.

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    I got a similar program that makes a bootable floppy just for use with IDE drives (no drivers for anything). It is much simpler to use, but IS not legal in the states unless you are a corporation that charges for the service.

    Mine just shows all the user names, and you just BLANK the passwords, login then change them. Setting them to a valid password seemed NOT to work on a second boot into Win2000. BLANKING them worked better.

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    thanks for all your suggestions guys, the linux boot disk did the trick.