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Cracking a Win 7 logon password

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by jwagess, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. jwagess

    jwagess

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    My grandaughter(9yoa) forgot her win 7 pwd for her toshiba laptop. Is there a way to get in. The administrator account is locked too.
     
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  3. Detectorist

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    Yes, there is a way to get in. It might seem corny, but I won't post it on an open forum.

    Just so you know, I've seen the Unix solution screw up a system so bad the Operating System had to be reinstalled.
     
  4. jellis11

    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

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    On desktops, back in the day, people would set passwords on school computers... There is a jumper that you could pull and it would reset all passwords.

    I have been rocking a mac for years... but maybe that jumper is something that has hung around?
     
  5. The jumper is still there, but it resets the BIOS password, not the OS password. Different animal.
     
  6. sappy13

    sappy13

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    I use a program called "active boot disk" or "spotmau" to wipe passwords. U won't get the password back since it does not recover, but if u have physical access to the pc u can wipe that pass as soon as the disk boots


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  7. Sgt. Schultz

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  8. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

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    I use Ophcrack.

    It works really well, just make sure that you get the version for Win7.

    In the future, I would recommend creating an administrator account for yourself, that way you can log in and fix her profile when she forgets.
     
  9. This...never tried it on Winbloze 7 though.
     
  10. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    A coworker uses Ophcrack on the lost and found computers. It works "most" of the time.

    And I agree, create yourself an Admin account with a complex non-expiring password and non-lockout.