Windows: How To Reset The Administrator Password On A PC
There are several ways to reset the administrator password such as “ERDcommander”, “Hiren’s BootCD and the other repairing CD’s but sometimes you may not have such CD’s.
There is an exploit in Microsoft Windows that you can reset the administrator password without using these CD’s. I strongly advise you to fix this exploit on servers. I’m going to explain how to reset the administrator password and then to close this security breach.
First of all you need to boot your PC with Windows CD in recovery mode. Put the Windows 7 or 2008 CD into the CD Rom and boot your system with the CD and select the “Recovery mode” option.
copy d:\windows\system32\sethc.exe d:\
Then you must copy the “cmd.exe” file instead of “sethc.exe
copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
Type “exit” and restart your system normally. At the “log on” screen, press the “shift key” 5 times. A “Command prompt” will open and you can reset administrator password with the “net user” command.
net user administrator 123456
And now what should be done to close this exploit? It’s so easy and simple! You can disable “Sticky keys” via this path:
Control Panel –> Ease of Access Center –> Make the keyboard easier to use
Uncheck “Turn on Sticky keys” and from the “Setup Stick keys” section, uncheck the “Turn on Sticky keys when SHIFT is pressed five times”.