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    Admin Password Issue

    I have a friend that purchased, second hand, a computer with Win2000 loaded. He now finds out that some of his administrative actions are limited because the last owner had instituted an administrator password- and we don't know what that was or is.
    Does anyone know where in the Registry this password is located? Otherwise, how can it be changed without knowing the original one?

    Thanks for any help or suggestions.

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    Re: Admin Password Issue

    You can try this utility located at: http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/. It says its for NT but it works on W2K also.

    I haven't used it to actually do the recovery but I have used it up to the point of doing it to test it out.

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