Windows NT/XP/Vista/7 Password Recovery

A friend forgot their admin password to their Windows machine (as it happens it was Vista). A great, free open source Linux-based utility made it frighteningly easy to clear / reset the password. Job done in 5 minutes. So, thanks Petter, your ntpasswd utility rocks. And free, open source software based on Linux saves a Windows user’s bacon – oh, how sweet that sounds. While I was at it I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an old laptop of theirs. Needless to say, they were wowed that it boots and shuts down like greased lightning, has lots of (legally) free apps to download / manage from a single control and ‘does all the same things as Windows’ (but better, as they will come to believe, bwahahahaha).