Sunday, January 31, 2010

How to Recover/ Hack / Reset Windows NT/2000/XT/Vista Password Using Ubuntu Live CD

You can easily hack Windows Password with Ubuntu. You may need to reset an admin password in windows (NT/2000/XT/Vista) for many reasons, such as you have  forgotten it or you  need to repair and don't have access to the admin password. You can Easily Reset Windows password with Ubuntu.


A little knowledge in Command Line , An Ubuntu Live CD. And a Wonderful package called chntpw.

Open a terminal
$ apt-get install chntpw

Chntpw is a program designed to overwrite Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
SAM password.

Mount your Windows partition with read/write support

Then you need to locate (use your Command line Skills)  SAM file which for Windows 2000 and XP is normally located at windows/system32/config or winnt/system32/config.

Once inside the ‘config’ folder , issue this command:

$ sudo chntpw -h              for help 
$sudo chntpw -l SAM       for list of windows users
$sudo chntpw -u USERNAME  SAM    for reset password

it is recomended to reset the password to BLANK.

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