Windows – How to reset the admin password of a Windows XP VM running in VMWare?resetwindows xpPossible Duplicate: Windows: How to reset the administrator password?I have a Windows XP VMWare Fusion image whose admin password is not known. How can I reset or recover the password? Best AnswerMy solution was to boot the XP vm via a Linux system rescue disk and clear the password using the tools provided therein. Here are the steps:Download the sysrescuecd ISO (sysresccd.org/Download).In VMWare Fusion, head to the Settings for the XP vm and set CDs & DVDs to "Use disk image", pointing to the ISO.Boot up the vm and access the BIOS. By default the BIOS is flashed instantly, so you may have to add a delay (instructions here).Once in the BIOS, change the boot order so that CD-ROM is first.Save and Exit the BIOS to restart the vm.Boot into sysrescuecd by following the onscreen instructions. Default settings are fine.When presented with the /root % prompt, execute the following commands to clear the admin password:Mount windows: % ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windowsChange password (and confirm): % cd /mnt/windows/WINDOWS/system32/config % chntpw SAMExit Linux: % haltYour password should now be cleared. Undo the changes you made in steps 2-4 and restart the vm.