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Cracking a Win 7 logon password

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

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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?
 

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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?
The jumper is still there, but it resets the BIOS password, not the OS password. Different animal.
 

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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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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.
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.
 
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