A user has forgotten the local Windows 9x password, how can it be reset?

A. Unlike in a Windows domain, the local Windows 9x passwords are each stored in their own .pwl file in the base Windows directory (C:\windows).

To reset a password just delete the relevant .pwl file, e.g. johnsavi.pwl for John Savill.

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