XP Pro Domain to Workgroup issue

Dell D610
February 18, 2009 at 12:03:22
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, this will most likely be a "here we go again" type of thread, but I have not found any newer developments on this.

Have a Dell Lattitude D610 laptop, running Xp Pro, SP2. Recently, I inadvertantly changed the net settings to workgroup, to set up a home network. Once this was done, I can not log on to the machine.

History: this is a work laptop, however, the HD is mine (had viruses, so the company gave me a new HD). The two HD's were both from a master image

Obviously, I could send the HD back to the techies at work, however, this is a 5 year old HD that we are talking about.

I tried ophcrack to get the admin password, but none was found. There was a guest account, with no password, but it would not work.

I can simply toss this HD and forget it, but I like a challenge and wish to crack this problem. Any thoughts?


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#1
February 18, 2009 at 12:36:05
If you don't have a local account, or know the local Administrator password, you'll have to hack it.

This question has been asked and answered many times on this site alone.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
February 18, 2009 at 16:22:59
Not free, but really works. Not bad for $20.

http://www.resetwindowspassword.com...

Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640K of RAM!?
Bill Gates, 1981


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#3
February 19, 2009 at 03:06:52
This Petri one will work

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