Active@ Password Changer

Active@ Password Changer


Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 19 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.0.111
File Size:
10.43MB
Date Added:
June 16, 2011
Price:
Free to try (Some features disabled); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
154,833
Downloads Last Week:
48
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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All User Reviews

    Results 1-10 of 17

  • 5 stars

    "It has more than paid for itself in saved time."

    February 17, 2013   |   By Southcmft

    Version: Active@ Password Changer 3.0.422

    Pros

    1. Fairly fast.
    2. Has removed every password that I have tried it on except a couple of Windows 7 that had special set ups.

    Cons

    It seems very slow with Server 2003.

    Summary

    It is much faster than calling a customer that has forgotten to giveme the password for their computer or has given me a password for a non-administrative user.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works well even as a DEMO is you use the DOS boot CD"

    September 06, 2012   |   By PC-Freak

    Version: Active Password Changer 3.0.420

    Pros

    The DOS boot CD has worked every time for me.
    Easy tool(s) to make bootable disks.
    FeeDOS based boot disk image is easily added to Ultimate Boot CD

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    I haven't played around with the Windows PE version of the boot CD yet because the DOS version does everything i need it too and quickly.

    Cons

    With the trial version you are limited to just resetting the password to blank.

    THIS SOFTWARE WILL NOT WORK ON SERVERS! - Server systems on a domain do not use a SAM database that a desktop computer uses. Server passwords must be changed via the MMC. (Not really a Con they can fix more of an FYI for all the users out there).

    Does not work if your System uses a Full Hard Disk encryption method (BitLocker). The encryption must be removed before you can access the SAM database (this is the case for all offline password changers).

    Summary

    I am very surprised that the C|Net folks could not get this software to work. It seamed very easy for me.

    I would recommend this software to any IT personnel for their toolkit and i frequently do. It is a powerful tool and is definitely with the price.

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  • 4 stars

    "allmost too easy to use,"

    January 29, 2010   |   By psyclenut

    Version: Active@ Password Changer 3.0.422

    Pros

    i now have a password reset - boot disc., the hardest part was picking which password to reset

    Cons

    i had to make a password reset boot disc

    Summary

    i disliked having to burn a password reset disc but now that i did, i have a password reset disc that i can use the next time i need to reset a password

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  • 5 stars

    "**********"

    January 06, 2010   |   By snownman101

    Version: Active@ Password Changer 3.0.422

    Pros

    Works perfectly!!

    Cons

    None!! Works Flawlessly

    Summary

    LOL @ someone paying for this app! Google and it's free!! The professional One!!

    Downloaded the app(not this free demo one) burned to disc, put in the computer(make sure cd/dvd drive is 1st in boot sequence. ran app, restarted and access granted!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Plain Junk"

    August 08, 2009   |   By Rickie G

    Version: Active@ Password Changer 3.0.422

    Pros

    None. Absolutely...none.

    Cons

    At least for me, it doesn't work plain and simple. I've used the demo version which I downloaded from C-Net and I bought their "Active@ Password Changer Professional 3.8" personal version from the publisher's website. Both versions will not work.

    Summary

    Buy it at your own risk. It may work for you. For me, I just wasted $49.50.

    Updated on Aug 8, 2009

    Just making a correction. I paid $49.95 for this unusable software, not $49.50.

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  • 1 stars

    "Useless product"

    April 02, 2009   |   By jay_2179

    Version: Active@ Password Changer 3.0.422

    Pros

    None- Demo is not demo

    Cons

    Software is placed on CNET for DEMO, How can you demo a product that everything is disabled??? All you can do is download and PURCHASE this, who knows if it works.

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  • 2 stars

    "it didn't work on the server! My Main reason for purchasing it."

    December 26, 2007   |   By pedirehab

    Version: Active Password Changer 3.0.420

    Cons

    I purchased it to reset the admin PW on the server with W2000. Didn't work so I'm out my $$

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  • 1 stars

    "Junk, don't wate your time."

    December 07, 2007   |   By Anatoon

    Version: Active Password Changer 3.0.420

    Cons

    It doesn't work, all it is is a cheap demo that tells you that you have to pay the piper before you can even find out if it works or not.

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  • 5 stars

    "ya"

    April 29, 2007   |   By gotmilk6356

    Version: Active Password Changer 3.0.420

    Pros

    awsome

    Cons

    awsome

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  • 3 stars

    "good..."

    April 18, 2007   |   By calcuttai

    Version: Active Password Changer 3.0.420

    Pros

    not bad,

    but this is s/w uncomfortable UI

    Cons

    it's to easy~

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