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Old 02-12-2007, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have this laptop that has an adminisator account on it, but it has a password at the windows xp log in screen. Is there anyway to get past this?

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Old 02-12-2007, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Before attempting to crack the password, try the obvious options: "admin", a blank password (jut hit enter) and any other you might think of.
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nope, didn't work
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Did you install the current version of Windows? Has someone ever used the administrator account?
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no, i didn't install the version of windows and i don't know if anyone has ever used the admin account, they would have to install all the apps because the laptop came with MS word etc...
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Ah, I see. I don't know if it's possible to hack an account password, though. I'll look into it.
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Do you have an XP CD? If so, try this.
http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=...hlight=hacking

Scroll down about halfway to a post by an51r. Follow the directions. This trick works.
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there's a unix/linux password reset cd that we use at my work
see if you can get your hands on one of those bad daddies
they work like a champ

knoppix might be able to handle this too...
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