Screencast: How to Reset a Windows Password Through a Backdoor

A while back I wrote an article for Simple Talk concerning one way to reset a Windows password on a machine that you have physical access to. I decided to make an accompanying screencast to show it in action. Below are two identical videos. One on YouTube, the other on Vimeo. Choose the video site that you prefer the best.

Note that the YouTube video is rendered in 720p so crank up the quality and watch in full screen. For some reason the Vimeo video isn’t in HD even though I have one HD upload per month.



Etc. Notes

Let me know if you spot any glaring inconsistencies. The presentation portion of the screencast was made with Prezi. I used the Windows version of Camtasia Studio 7 to make the screencast.

Do you have any topics that you’d like to see explained in a screencast? Let me know in the comments below.

(P.S. Yes, I realize now that I start sentences with the words “so” and “now” far too much. I’ll work on fixing that in the next screencast I do.)


  1. pideja

    May 26, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Really enjoyed the screencast. But, since I’ve never done this (and I’m French) I was wondering if you still have a text copy of this method I could follow during “the operation”.


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