Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Cyber Safety and Computer Security
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-01-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 21
Default Help Dont Know My Windows Login Password

Okay so I recently changed my Windows login password, and I wrote the password down on a piece of paper but now I don't know where that piece of paper is at. Is there a way for me to bypass the password without having to reformatting?
__________________

NeMMeN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 10:16 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
dude_se's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 8,632
Send a message via AIM to dude_se Send a message via MSN to dude_se
Default Re: Help Dont Know My Windows Login Password

restart in safe mode. if you havent fiddled about with the admin account then it shouldnt have a password and you should have admin access, where you can create a new user. theres programs to bypass it but i dunno if i can tell you about them here
__________________

__________________
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0
dude_se is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 11:20 AM   #3
Golden Master
 
Raffaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,798
Send a message via AIM to Raffaz Send a message via MSN to Raffaz Send a message via Yahoo to Raffaz
Default Re: Help Dont Know My Windows Login Password

In future you might wanna create a password reset disk, it takes 2 mins and would save this hassle.
Raffaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2007, 09:43 PM   #4
BSOD
 
0x0161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 441
Default Re: Help Dont Know My Windows Login Password

Quote:
Okay so I recently changed my Windows login password, and I wrote the password down on a piece of paper but now I don't know where that piece of paper is at. Is there a way for me to bypass the password without having to reformatting?


All you need to do is press control + alt + delete twice which brings up a username & password prompt. Simply enter Administrator in the username field, and leave the password field blank which allows you to log into the Adminiatrator account pre- *built in windows*.


PS their was also a free software which allowed you to gather all the usernames and passwords for all accounts on windows XP. I'll find the link and post it when I do.

Cheers,
0x0161
0x0161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2007, 10:50 PM   #5
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Help Dont Know My Windows Login Password

You can also go into any admin account and simply delete your password.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 07:16 AM   #6
Golden Master
 
dude_se's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 8,632
Send a message via AIM to dude_se Send a message via MSN to dude_se
Default Re: Help Dont Know My Windows Login Password

Quote:
Originally Posted by celegorm View Post
You can also go into any admin account and simply delete your password.
but you need to know your old password. unless you do it though net user, i think that works
__________________
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0
dude_se is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 07:38 AM   #7
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Help Dont Know My Windows Login Password

Quote:
Originally Posted by dude_se View Post
but you need to know your old password. unless you do it though net user, i think that works
I've never needed to know it. When I used to share a comptuer with my family, all of us were admins. When I'd get mad at them I would go though my account and delete their password. Windows never once asked what their password was before it was deleted.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 07:51 AM   #8
Golden Master
 
DJ-CHRIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,203
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via MSN to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via Yahoo to DJ-CHRIS
Default Re: Help Dont Know My Windows Login Password

Yeah you don't need to know their password to reset or delete it, as long as you are an admin.

However if you completely locked yourself out of windows, theirs still a way.

First off you can use a password reset utility. Emergency Boot CD seems to give me a fairly high success rate. You can download it here http://ebcd.pcministry.com/ and ask for help if needed.

Second off, you can try a password cracker Someone like me can get 95% of windows passwords in 5 min (And 99.9% within 24 hours ). My favorite for this is ophcrack, as you can download it, boot off the CD and it will do everything for you (however, has extreme problems with complex passwords)
DJ-CHRIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 09:23 AM   #9
BSOD
 
0x0161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 441
Default Re: Help Dont Know My Windows Login Password

Quote:
but you need to know your old password. unless you do it though net user, i think that works
Net user is for something different. BTW, you do NOT need to know the old password as long as YOU have Admin permissions. However, if you have *limited* or *guest* privilages this method will not work.

That software I mentioned for usernames and passwordI believe its l0phtcrack. <--correct me if Im wrong.
0x0161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 10:04 AM   #10
Golden Master
 
dude_se's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 8,632
Send a message via AIM to dude_se Send a message via MSN to dude_se
Default Re: Help Dont Know My Windows Login Password

im sure net user removes passwords. as i tried it on my lappy at school once. i ended up removing my password and making my account limited. i found some software to fix it but after then i had serious problems so i must have got infected. i had to format
anyway..
__________________

__________________
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0
dude_se is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0