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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. CitizenOfDreams

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    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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  7. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    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.
     
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    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.