How to Reset Admin Password on Virtual Machine

August 13th, 2012 by Admin Leave a reply »

I have presently created a Windows XP virtual machine as well as have been making use of it with no troubles. Today when I start my computer, it asked me for an administrator password. I suppose that I did not set up since I have not at all asked for it prior to. How can I reset the password or else do I require to rebuild a new machine? Can I make use of a password reset utility? Thanks in advance for any assist.

I was given a Virtual PC file which belongs to a worker who left our business. The Virtual PC has vital files and data. I started up the request in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, however cannot logon for the reason that we do not be acquainted with any user names or passwords for the machine. How be I able to reset the Administrator password on the virtual machine?

Actually, resetting admin password on a virtual machine is the same process as resetting one from a physical machine, if you have created a Windows password reset CD. Most virtual machine software like VirtualBox, MS Virtual PC, Parallels, VMware etc, provides the feature of booting virtual machine from physical CD and ISO image. So you can let your virtual machine boot from Windows password reset CD and reset your forgotten admin password easily. It’s more convenient that you can also boot from ISO image to reset Windows password, without having to physically burn a password reset CD.

To reset admin password on virtual machine running inside VMware Workstation, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset VMware Administrator Password

To reset admin password on virtual machine running inside Microsoft Virtual PC, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset Virtual PC Password

To reset admin password for virtual machine in VirtualBox, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset VirtualBox Password

To reset admin password for Parallels virtual machine, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset Lost Windows 8/7/Vista/XP Password for Parallels Virtual Machine

To reset Windows domain admin password on virtual machine, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset Windows Domain Password