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jwagess
10-04-2011, 20:53
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.

Linux3
10-04-2011, 22:09
Basically if you have physical access to a computer cracking is cake.
And to be fair, I include Unix and Linux.
That's why SGI computers, in the 1990, at Lockheed, had hard drives on sleds. At night you pulled the drive and locked it in a safe.

Anyway follow the link.
http://mymcp.blogspot.com/2008/07/howto-reset-local-windows-passwords.html

http://windows-server-training.com/windows-7-password-reset-recovery/

Detectorist
10-04-2011, 23:05
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.

jellis11
10-04-2011, 23:54
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?

CitizenOfDreams
10-05-2011, 00:01
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.

sappy13
10-05-2011, 06:38
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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Sgt. Schultz
10-05-2011, 07:10
I've used this one many times ....

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/



... and I've never had it cause any problems at all.

gemeinschaft
10-06-2011, 20:59
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.

gdvan01
10-07-2011, 07:06
I've used this one many times ....

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/



... and I've never had it cause any problems at all.

This...never tried it on Winbloze 7 though.

RWBlue
10-07-2011, 08:28
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.