[SATLUG] Resetting Passwords

John D Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 13:36:12 CDT 2009


On Saturday 04 July 2009 12:51:52 MK Davis wrote:
> google "ophcrack" -
> 
> Mike
> 

To clarify, ophcrack is a CD bootable slax linux distro which will show you the existing user and administrator passwords on a Win system. It works pretty well for XP and they have a version for Vista, though the Vista version often will not retrieve any passwords. The XP version also fails to find passwords from time to time, but usually works fairly well.
As long as you can retrieve a password for administrator or a user with admin rights then, of course, you can change passwords and do your user administration without resorting to a reinstall of Windows..

http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/

After looking at the page, the Vista version might now be integrated into the regular distro.


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