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Reset Windows Password (chntpw)

Boot off Linux CD

Mount Windows Volume

mount.ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt

Run chntpw

cd /mnt/Windows/system32/config
chntpw SAM system SECURITY

This will run chntpw for administrator. Unlock the account if necessary and/or clear the password. Answer yes to writing hives to the filesystem.

windows/reset_windows_password.1390937936.txt.gz · Last modified: 2014/01/28 13:38 by tschulz