Reset Your Windows XP or Vista User/Admin Password With Trinity Rescue Kit
Written By Samrat| 10 October 2008| 3 Comments
Few days ago I came across a friend who is having a big problem. He actually forgot the administrator password for his Windows Vista PC and he was unable to know what to do to proceed. I even searched along with him for some password recovery tools but we could not find a suitable solution for a long time. So I was looking for to solve this issue without re-installing the Windows OS.
Finally I found Trinity Rescue Kit which proved to be a very precious tool. It is a linux based tool and takes no time to run and work. This password reset tool is so cool that it makes you think about your PC security for yourself. “Trinity Rescue Kit” or TRK is a collection of programs that can start a computer in an alternate way if it failed to start normally. So you can also use it to reset the windows users passwords.
How to use Trinity Rescue Kit?
Simply download the Trinity rescue tool kit and burn ISO image to a DVD or CD. Now that you are done; boot the system with CD/DVD drive as the boot device so that It can read the TRK from it then select the first option to run the TRK kit and in a minute it will load. Now you get started by typing winpass -l which lists the users on the windows machine then type winpass –u admin to reset the “admin” password. Choose the partition you want to mount or analyze. Take help from Account Bits and User edit menu to clear the password. After making the necessary settings you will have the data backed up and now you restart your machine choose to have password field leave it blank.