Gain access to a Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 computer

This article kinda old, but still lots of people need it.
Ok you have windows, but somehow you forgot the password. How to retrieve it, soo?

Here are 5 of these free tools:

1.Windows Password recovery (
Can retrieve forgotten admin and users’ passwords in minutes. Safest possible option,
does not write anything to hard drive.

2.Petter Nordahl-Hagen’s Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
A great boot CD/Floppy that can reset the local administrator’s password.

3.Openwall’s John the Ripper (
Good boot floppy with cracking capabilities.

4.EBCD – Emergency Boot CD (
Bootable CD, intended for system recovery in the case of software or hardware faults.

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