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Offline Danaskes

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Ask for help with Windows 10
« on: July 16, 2019, 04:06:00 am »
I'm here on behalf of my mother to ask for help,we are wondering who has experience in recovering login passwords,my mother forgot her new password,the bad thing is, there's nothing we can do about it.
 

Offline Danaskes

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Re: Ask for help with Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 01:47:01 am »
If it is a Microsoft account, use your MS account to recover log in password. If you forget it, use its recovery email to reset. If you can't log in to your email, call MSFT.

If it is a local account, use a password cracking tool usually you need to pay a few bucks for the software.

Or better, use a Linux or other OS to boot, copy important files to a thumb drive, and nuke to original OS and install a new one using either recovery mode or a new installation media.
I did some research on Google on how to recover Windows password with Microsoft account.i've never used my Microsoft account,i've signed up before, but never used it once,entered the relevant email and phone number (Not right now) without receiving any text messages.
As for the another method,i will try.....
Anyway,thank you.
 

Offline retiredcaps

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Re: Ask for help with Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 05:28:07 am »
I have used linux bootable CDs with chntpw before.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chntpw
 

Offline Ramsy

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Re: Ask for help with Windows 10
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 09:43:12 am »
Each computer has a guest account,it is another way for user to login to computer,then clik"My computer","Manage"and"Local Users & Groups",in this way,the password of locked account can be edited or removed,that is to say,you can set up a new login password for it.
Well.Someone likes using online password cracking tools.
These are for reference only:
https://www.recoverywindowspassword.com/
https://hashsuite.openwall.net/download
« Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 05:54:04 am by Ramsy »
 

Offline Electro Detective

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Re: Ask for help with Windows 10
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 10:15:05 am »
Call a few computer repairers in your area and tell them what happened

Take your mum along with the PC to show you're legit, otherwise they may think you're a thief

If they are real computer repairers, they'll have you out the door in 10 minutes  :clap:

« Last Edit: July 22, 2019, 10:17:27 am by Electro Detective »
 

Offline Danaskes

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Re: Ask for help with Windows 10
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 10:31:03 am »
Call a few computer repairers in your area and tell them what happened

Take your mum along with the PC to show you're legit, otherwise they may think you're a thief

If they are real computer repairers, they'll have you out the door in 10 minutes  :clap:
Thanks,i asked my mother and she still has the shopping order for this computer.
 

Offline Monsterwolf

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Re: Ask for help with Windows 10
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 09:14:21 am »
I hardly ever hear of anyone being able to retrieve a lost password,maybe what OP is saying is how to reset the password.
https://www.password-changer.com/index.html
https://ophcrack.sourceforge.io/
A lot of people should know about them, as they are free tools of Windows password recovery.
https://www.windows10passwordreset.com/
On the other hand,if the lost password is too long or involves special symbols,i really don't think it's a good idea to recover them.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2019, 01:39:20 am by Monsterwolf »
 

Offline amspire

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Re: Ask for help with Windows 10
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 09:34:41 am »
The whole idea of proper passwords is they cannot be recovered. A password should never be saved - only a hash of a password, and you cannot recover a password from a password hash. If you can recover a password in anything, then that program or OS is not properly implemented.

You want to reset a password. Resetting the password in Windows is pretty easy. You just need a bootable linux on a CD or USB stick.

You just use a trick - replace one of the programs that can be run at the login screen with cmd.exe. Then when you have a cmd.exe window, you can reset the password.

In detail, once you have booted into linux, and have mounted the C: drive in Read-Write mode,

Change to the Windows/System32 folder.
rename ultiman.exe to a temporary name (mv Utliman.exe Utilman.exe.bak)
Copy cmd.exe to Utilman.exe (cp cmd.exe Utilman.exe)

Now reboot windows. At the login screen, click on the Accessibility button (Utilman). A command window pops up running in Administrator mode.
Reset the user's password:

net user Joe newpassword 
     (where newpassword is Joe's new password)

If you do not know the users on the PC, type "net user" for a list.

To make a new user, JoeAdmin in the Administrators group:

net user JoeAdmin newpassword /add
net localgroup Administrators JoeAdmin /add


Now you can login. In an Administrator's command window, you can undo the Utilman program changes

C:
Cd \Windows\System32
del Ultiman.exe
ren Utilman.exe.bak Utilman.exe
« Last Edit: September 17, 2019, 02:20:24 am by amspire »
 
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Offline rstofer

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Re: Ask for help with Windows 10
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 04:10:23 pm »
The whole idea of proper passwords is they cannot be recovered...

The need has never come up but thanks for the procedure.  Very clever!
 

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Re: Ask for help with Windows 10
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2019, 06:12:47 am »
Many years ago I've used Kon-boot for exactly this problem, seems it's still developed.
 


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