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#1 Jimerrealy

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:20 AM

I forgot my Windows 10 password,  it's local admin account not MS account,  is it possible to reset my windows 10 without reset disk? 



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:07 AM

Google for 'sticky keys windows 10'

You can use a WinPE, Win Install or linux boot CD or USB.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:46 PM

Trinity Rescue Kit should work. I seriously doubt that the way passwords are stored in 10 (in the SAM file buried somewhere in C:\Windows) have changed that much from previous Windows OSes. Windows password security is a joke.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:20 AM

Google for 'sticky keys windows 10'

You can use a WinPE, Win Install or linux boot CD or USB.

 

what's winPE? How to boo from CD or USB, I don't know, please tell me how to do it. Thanks! I'm a novice!



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:47 AM

http://bfy.tw/4sGn

https://4sysops.com/...cky-keys-trick/



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:13 AM

Make a windows reset disk, then you can reset admin password of the computer. It's quite easy to do that



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:26 AM

Make a windows reset disk, then you can reset admin password of the computer. It's quite easy to do that

 

How to create a reset disk? I need a tutorial because I'm a computer novice!



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:42 AM

How to create a reset disk? I need a tutorial because I'm a computer novice!

 

You can make a bootable reset disk either with USB or DVD. It depends on you. However, USB is preferred because of its portability. Here is the tutorial on how to create a reset disk and reset admin password: http://www.iseepassw...0-password.html



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:47 AM

You can make a bootable reset disk either with USB or DVD. It depends on you. However, USB is preferred because of its portability. Here is the tutorial on how to create a reset disk and reset admin password: http://www.iseepassw...0-password.html

 

Does it need a USB drive? OK, I'm going to to buy one! Thanks!



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Posted 27 May 2016 - 02:15 PM

iseepassword is not free.The sticky keys trick works flawlessly with almost all versions of Windows. There are also many free password tools such as Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, PEPassPass, Ophcrack, etc.

 

http://reboot.pro/to...198-pepasspass/

http://www.top-passw...reset-disk.html

http://www.chntpw.com/download/

 

No need to pay a buck!



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:43 AM

iseepassword is free.The sticky keys trick works flawlessly with almost all versions of Windows. There are also many free password tools such as Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, PEPassPass, Ophcrack, etc.

 

http://reboot.pro/to...198-pepasspass/

http://www.uukeys.co...0-password.html

http://www.chntpw.com/download/

 

No need to pay a buck!

 

I think ophcrck is great, it's free and easy to use!



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Posted A week ago

Lets not confuse software performing bruteforce versus software performing offline reseting password.

 

The op was asking for a software reseting the password.



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Posted A week ago

Lets not confuse software performing bruteforce versus software performing offline reseting password.

 

The op was asking for a software reseting the password.

And let's not confuse those with software that allow bypassing the password ... (PassPass and similar/derivative PEPassPass do not bruteforce nor reset password, though once you have bypassed it you can reset it of course)

 

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Posted A week ago

And let's not confuse those with software that allow bypassing the password ... (PassPass and similar/derivative PEPassPass do not bruteforce nor reset password, though once you have bypassed it you can reset it of course)

 

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Good point.

PassPass is on this forum and easy to find.

I am struggling a bit more to find informations about PEPassPass : any link/details?

 

In that same category (bypassing password), would it worth mentionning KonBoot?

edit : Looks like KonBoot is not for free so I would be tempted to forget about it...



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Posted A week ago

Good point.

PassPass is on this forum and easy to find.

I am struggling a bit more to find informations about PEPassPass : any link/details?

 

Sure, it originated a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, you know like here ;):

http://reboot.pro/to...045-pepasspass/

http://reboot.pro/to...198-pepasspass/

 

And before you think of creating it :w00t:, also a PassPassLive exists, JFYI (only a POC with very little practical uses):

http://reboot.pro/to...9-passpasslive/

 

Of course, given that - at least for 64 bit - the patching is "specific" to each particular version and that the good MS guys release a queerly titled Windows version/update very often, since noone maintains (let alone properly) a list of patches (that could in theory well be independent from the "patching engine used BTW), it is very likely that none will be of actual use for a windows 10 system, particularly a "current" one :(.

 

:duff:

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Posted A week ago

Format the drive.....



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Posted A week ago

Format the drive.....

 

It is good to have once again your as always useful and friendly suggestions.

 

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Posted A week ago

you can reset any Windows password that without any 3rd-party password uitlity, just need a Windows ISO(or PE).

 

boot with Windows ISO, press SHIFT+F10 to open a prompt(cmd window).

backup osk.exe->osk.exe.org and copy cmd.exe->osk.exe

X:>cd /d C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32>ren osk.exe osk.exe.org
C:\Windows\System32>copy cmd.exe osk.exe

now, colse the setup.exe windows for rebooting and remove the DVD(or USB).

 

in the host windows login UI, click "screen keyboard", now you startup a CMD with SYSTEM privilege,

just input `net user Adminstrator your_new_p@ssword` for reseting it.  :)

 

Edited:

Oh, after logining with new password, rename the osk.exe.org back to osk.exe.


Edited by slore, A week ago.


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Posted A week ago

you can reset any Windows password that without any 3rd-party password uitlity, just need a Windows ISO(or PE).

 

boot with Windows ISO, press SHIFT+F10 to open a prompt(cmd window).

backup osk.exe->osk.exe.org and copy cmd.exe->osk.exe

X:>cd /d C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32>ren osk.exe osk.exe.org
C:\Windows\System32>copy cmd.exe osk.exe

now, colse the setup.exe windows for rebooting and remove the DVD(or USB).

 

in the host windows login UI, click "screen keyboard", now you startup a CMD with SYSTEM privilege,

just input `net user Adminstrator your_new_p@ssword` for reseting it.  :)

 

Edited:

Oh, after logining with new password, rename the osk.exe.org back to osk.exe.

 

Indeed, similar to the utilman.exe trick.

 

We have so far listed 3 different approaches with pros and cons:

 

-reset it : will not modify your system files, will not leave the password untouched, is rather quick

-bypass it : will temporarily modify your system files, will leave the password untouched, is rather quick

-bruteforce it : will not modify your system files, will leave the password untouched, needs lot of time

 

So far, for non hacking purposes, i.e reset a forgotten password, my preference goes to "reset it" : boot to winpe, reset password, reboot and log in your windows. 1 minute task (provided you have a winpe ready) ...






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