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# 21030 13-Apr-2008 19:18
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Okay, so I left my PC at my flat for aound 5 months. I returned, to find that my flatmates (who have now gone AWOL on me) have changed my local admin password.

I REALLY need to recover this asap.

Any ideas?

I've googled, but I kept getting products you have to pay for or tricks such as installing another OS on the machine. I don't have the tools or time handy to do that this evening.

Any help would be great!

Ta.

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  # 123256 13-Apr-2008 19:26
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A very popular and open source tool is ophcrack.

http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/

Download the LiveCD, burn, insert the CD, reboot and you're off! No install necessary!




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  # 123257 13-Apr-2008 19:32
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Thanks very much!

Ill download it now and give it a shot!


 
 
 
 


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  # 123259 13-Apr-2008 19:37
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You could also try http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/ it is a full bootable password reset CDROM. We use it all the time at work.




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  # 123276 13-Apr-2008 20:38
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manhinli: A very popular and open source tool is ophcrack.

http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/

Download the LiveCD, burn, insert the CD, reboot and you're off! No install necessary!


Don't you need to change the boot order to boot from CD?






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  # 123277 13-Apr-2008 20:39
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manhinli: A very popular and open source tool is ophcrack.

http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/

Download the LiveCD, burn, insert the CD, reboot and you're off! No install necessary!


Don't you need to change the boot order to boot from CD?

For people who have their BIOS order which doesn't boot from CD before the HDD, yes.




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  # 123333 14-Apr-2008 08:43
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Manhinli - Ophcrack worked like a charm!

Flatmates changed my passwords to Philips - A password I've never used and never would have used.

Once again, thanks.

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  # 123341 14-Apr-2008 09:15
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3nvy: Manhinli - Ophcrack worked like a charm!

Flatmates changed my passwords to Philips - A password I've never used and never would have used.

Once again, thanks.

Do you have a philips monitor? Some people cant think very far away when they select passwords!







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