Without a professional IT background, what is the easiest way to recover my admin password on Windows XP Home edition?
Posted on 2005-04-01
I ask the question in the title because I'm concerned if the password is reset, I won't be able to access my files. Is this true?
I don't want to go through some lengthy process of moving my hard drive to another computer. After reading other incidents here, I know that is not necessary.
Isn't there some method where another program can recover my lost password within Windows XP Home edition? No, I didn't create a password recovery disk before this happened. I will after this though.
Can John the Ripper really be used for Windows XP Home edition? If so, does anyone have an example command I would type in? If not this program, is there some other program I can use with explanatory text not meant for someone with an extensive IT background?
I appreciate your help.