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Windows: How to reset the administrator password?

I am a student at NIIT. Someone (Student) has changed the Admin password of a computer. the PC have only 1 OS (WindowsXP) and has only 1 USER profile (NIIT) which is System Administrator.

What should be done to recover the account?
or Formatting is the last option.

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marked as duplicate by Sathya Feb 15 '11 at 8:56

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If you're a student in the institute - why do you want to reset the Admin password ? –  Sathya Feb 15 '11 at 8:40
    
@Sathya: I know as a student no one going to tell me, but my teacher have faith in me, and called me for a solution –  Javed Akram Feb 15 '11 at 8:51
    
@Sathya: Sometimes a student is the administrator... –  grawity Feb 15 '11 at 16:27
    
Fair enough @grawity. –  Sathya Feb 15 '11 at 16:38

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I haven't personally tried this but supposedly the Ultimate Boot CD will help.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/reset-your-forgotten-password-the-easy-way-using-the-ultimate-boot-cd-for-windows/

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