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Danaskes:

--- Quote from: Electro Detective 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:

--- End quote ---
Thanks,i asked my mother and she still has the shopping order for this computer.

Monsterwolf:
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.

amspire:
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

rstofer:

--- Quote from: amspire on September 15, 2019, 09:34:41 am ---The whole idea of proper passwords is they cannot be recovered...

--- End quote ---

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

FreddieChopin:
Many years ago I've used Kon-boot for exactly this problem, seems it's still developed.

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