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Old 11-23-2007, 12:36 AM   #1
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I'm in the registry editor. What's the easiest way to get passwords out of a SAM file?
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:49 AM   #2
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you cant do it in windows
although if you have forgotten your win xp pass
i am assuming this is because you forgot your pass
you can accomplish this with knoppix-STD
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I'm in the registry editor. What's the easiest way to get passwords out of a SAM file?
The easiest way is to use a program called pwdump2 (or pwdump6) to dump the passwords in to a text file that most cracking programs understand
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We have a nifty utility at Geek Squad that removes passwords for us.. ;-)

I can't release much information on it (policy) but I'm sure you can find a similar utility.

I know there is a site that allows you to boot off a floppy, and it writes the registry hives to the floppy.. then decrypts the password for you.
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We have a nifty utility at Geek Squad that removes passwords for us.. ;-)

I can't release much information on it (policy) but I'm sure you can find a similar utility.

I know there is a site that allows you to boot off a floppy, and it writes the registry hives to the floppy.. then decrypts the password for you.
Emergency Boot CD Pro from http://www.ebcd.pcministry.com/ also resets windows passwords. Make sure to read what it says, as if you dont it won't save the changes

Also windows passwords cannot be simply decrypted, they need to be cracked. You could fit a brute force program on a floppy disc (possibly), but you couldnt get a true fast cracking program on a floppy disc.

The most common way to crack just about any windows password is thru "Rainbow tables" using a program such as rainbowcrack or ophcrack. Both require HUGE tables, I got 70GB of tables dedicated to cracking windows passwords personally.
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