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How can I change or erase the Windows XP password from Ubuntu Live (11.04) booted on the PC in question?

I reckon it should be possible, at least it is possible to do so to another Ubuntu installation, but I never knew how to do it to Windows XP.

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possible duplicate of Windows: How to reset the administrator password? – KronoS May 1 '11 at 22:07
    
not really, I am looking for ways to do this from nix by accessing the hdd and erasing/modifying the necessary files, which I can do, the question is which files – Richard Rodriguez May 1 '11 at 22:18
    
Ok then check here Still a dupe. – KronoS May 1 '11 at 22:23
    
FYI - No chance of changing the password - unless you think in MD4 hashes. – new123456 May 2 '11 at 10:40
up vote 3 down vote accepted

In Fedora I used chntpw to wipe out the Windows administrator password. For example:

chntpw -i /media/WindowsXP/WINDOWS/system32/config/SAM
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