Reset Windows Password using Ultimate Boot CD 5.11

Boot up the Ultimate Boot CD Down arrow to “HDD”,

Press enter Down arrow to “Data Recovery”,

Press enter Down arrow to “Offline NT Password & Registry Editor 110511”,

Press enter (This may have changed during software revisions)

When prompted boot, just hit enter.

Select the Windows Drive, 1-n where n is # of partitions. Typically look for the drive that has the most allocated disk space (non-BOOT drive).

So hit the # then enter It asks about the config path, which should just be already entered as the default, hit enter.

Now it asks which registry to load, hit 1 (Password reset [sam system security] and hit enter.

Now select “Edit user data and passwords”, 1 and hit enter.

It will list the accounts available on the local machine. We want the Administrator (or equivalent user account). You can type in the username, or type in the RID. For ease, type in Administrator and hit enter.

Enter 1 (Clear (blank) user password) and hit enter. It will ask what user account to apply this for, which should auto fill Administrator. If not, type in Administrator and hit enter.

We are now done, hit q and hit enter. Type in ! (Shift + 1) and hit enter.

Hit q again. And hit enter (to quit)

Now it asks if we want to write the file(s) back, hit y and enter.

It asks if we want to try again, if it failed, which I’m assuming at this point it hasn’t.

So hit n and enter. Control+Alt+Delete to reset the computer, and log in to Windows. You have now reset your windows admin password.

Comments (13)

  • dab

    January 5, 2013 at 2:36 am

    It worked. Nice tutorial. Thank you bro.

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  • dab

    May 2, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Great article! Thank you!

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  • dab

    May 8, 2013 at 7:45 am

    This worked for us as well. However, we would type N and then enter after the information was written, and then a bunch of dollar signs would appear. We rebooted anyway and the passwrd had been reset. Thanks!

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  • dab

    May 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks for the comments everyone! Glad this writeup helped :)

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  • dab

    August 25, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Anyone had trouble with a usb keyboard wheb using this utility. Doesnt seen to support it (caps/num lock lights dont come on.

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  • dab

    September 10, 2013 at 2:25 am

    thanks worked a treat

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  • dab

    October 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Ultimate Boot CD is nice tool for computer repair, that I have used for years. But to reset a lost or forgotten password, I would like to use PCUnlocker. It’s easier and much more powerful than the password reset utility built in Ultimate Boot CD.

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  • dab

    November 25, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Awesome works beautifully on Win 7 :)

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  • dab

    November 27, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Works very fine by me on a Toshiba laptop !
    endless waiting for kill init.. to be continued in few years :)

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  • dab

    June 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Magic, thanks. I’m repairing someones computer and didn’t have the pwd to hand.

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  • dab

    August 24, 2014 at 11:03 am

    […] sign in. With the help of Google, I downloaded UBCD ( Ultimate Boot CD ), and using a tutorial from here. I really recommend it!  I’m currently trying to decide if I want to play The Walking Dead.. […]

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  • dab

    September 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

    It worked great on my xp test. I have an 87 year old friend still running W2K ON A 24 kbit modem. I know hard to believe. He’s the one that needs his password reset.I hope it works on w2K Thanks for your help

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  • dab

    September 10, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I think it should work on W2K. The modem part, gee wiz. Does that even load a website these days? You might download a javascript. :P

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