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How to Reset Virtual PC Password

"I was given a Virtual PC which belonged to an employee who left our company. The Virtual PC has important files and data. Anyway, I started up the instance in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, but can't logon because we don't know any user name or password for the machine. How can I reset the Administrator password on the virtual machine?"

if you've forgotten administrator password on your Virtual PC, you may find yourself in a bit of trouble. Fortunately, the process and software required for resetting a Virtual PC admin password is no different from that of a regular PC. With the Windows Password Reset bootdisk, you can easily reset Virtual PC administrator password in just a few steps.

1Change Virtual PC Setting

  1. Click here to download and save the PCUnlocker self-extracting Zip file to a folder on your hard drive, then extract the ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso from it.
  2. Double-clicking your existing virtual machine in the Virtual PC Console, the machine will start to boot.
  3. Open the CD menu, then click the Capture ISO Image... for browsing to the ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso.

    Configure Virtual PC

2Reset Windows Administrator Password

  1. Open the Action menu, then select Reset, the machine should then reboot and run from the ISO image, you will see PCUnlocker program after a while.
  2. Simply select your Windows SAM registry hive, the program will display a list of Windows user accounts. Select the administrator account, then click the Reset Password button to reset the password to blank.

    Reset Windows Password

  3. Click the Restart button to reboot the virtual machine, you are able to log in to the administrator account with a blank password. It is that simple.

In addition, you can burn the ISO image of PCUnlocker to a physical CD/DVD or USB flash drive, then bring it to boot your locked computer. It allows you to easily reset lost administrator and user password for Windows 10, 8, 7, 2008, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000.

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