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How to Hack Windows 7/Vista/XP Password Using BackTrack

January 24th, 2013 by Admin

Lost your Windows 7/Vista/XP password and cannot log in to your machine? If you have a rescue disk, you should be okay. If not, you might have to turn to BackTrack Linux for help.

Microsoft stores the password hashes of Windows user accounts in the registry hive c:\windows\system32\config\sam. This file is highly protected and not accessible while Windows is running even for the administrator user. To circumvent the protection and access the SAM file, we need to boot from a Live CD such as BackTrack so we can hack Windows password in the SAM registry file.

The method that I describe in this tutorial can works with any computer running Windows 7/Vista/XP system. To get started, you need to download a live edition of BackTrack Linux distribution and burn that ISO image to a CD (you could also burn BackTrack on a USB drive). Either way, you will need to boot in to Linux to hack your forgotten Windows 7/Vista/XP password.

How to Hack Windows 7/Vista/XP Password Using BackTrack?

  1. First of all boot your target computer using BackTrack Live CD or USB drive.
  2. Once Backtrack is booted, log in to the root user account using the default password: toor. Type in startx to start the GUI.
  3. Now go for Application > Privilege Escalation > Password Attacks > Offline Attack > chntpw.
  4. Identify and mount your Windows partition in read/write mode using below commands:
    umount /mnt/hda1
    modprobe fuse
    ntfsmount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1

    If your hard disk is SATA type then you need to use /sda1 instead of /hda1 in the above steps.
  5. To list out all the users in the Windows SAM registry hive:
    ./chntpw -l /mnt/hda1/windows/system32/config/SAM
  6. To reset the password for any specific user:
    ./chntpw -u username /mnt/hda1/windows/system32/config/SAM

BackTrack is widely used by most tech-savvy Linux users to hack Windows login password. But if you don’t have much experience with Linux, it’s better to use another software to hack Windows 7/Vista/XP password – Reset Windows Password, which is a Live disk based on Windows PE operating system and makes it much easier for average computer users to hack Windows password on their own.

How to Hack Windows Administrator Password

October 30th, 2012 by Admin

Most of us have experienced a situation where in we need to gain access to a computer which is password protected or at times we may forget the administrator password without which it becomes impossible to login to the computer. So here is an excellent hack.

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to hack Windows administrator password on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. The only requirement for this is that you need to find an alternative computer to create a password hacking Live CD. Here is a step-by-step instruction to hack Windows administrator password.

  1. Click here to download the Reset Windows Password software. Once the download is complete, unzip the download file and you’ll find the CD ISO image: ResetWindowsPwd.iso.
  2. Burn the ISO image to an empty CD using any CD/DVD recording software such as BurnCDCC or ISO2Disc.
  3. Place the Live CD you’ve created in the CD drive of your computer with the administrator password you want to hack. Head into the computer BIOS and set your computer to boot from CD.
  4. The boot procedure may take one or two minutes, and the Reset Windows Password program will start.
  5. From the main window of Reset Windows Password program, you could see the Windows SAM registry file and user accounts inside the SAM file.
  6. Choose the administrator account, and then click on the Reset Password button. It will blank your forgotten/unknown password instantly.

Now remove the password hacking Lice CD and restart the computer. You can then log in to the administrator account with a blank password. This hack works even if you forgot the administrator password and can’t log in to Windows.

How to Hack Windows 7 Password

August 29th, 2012 by Admin

Have you forgotten your Windows 7 password? This is the common problem which may arrive to every user at some point of time. So, formatting your PC is one solution to your problem. But it may let you loose some of your important data and overall its time consuming. I have a better solution than this.

Reset Windows Password is a powerful recovery software that can be used to hack Windows 7 password. It comes with a GUI interface which makes it more simple to use. Here I’m going to teach you how to hack Windows 7 password without knowing the original password.

How to hack Windows 7 password? The password hacking procedure can be divided into 3 steps.

Step 1: Create a Windows Password Hacking CD

  1. To prepare for the password-hacking procedure, you need another computer to connect to the Internet, download the Reset Windows Password utility.
  2. Unzip the download file which contains an ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso.
  3. Next, burn the ISO image to a CD/DVD with any CD burning software such as BurnCDCC. A Windows password hacking disk will be ready in one or two minutes.

Step 2: Boot Your Locked PC from the Password Hacking CD

  1. Now that you’ve prepared the Windows password hacking CD, go to the computer for which you have forgotten the password.
  2. Insert the Windows password hacking CD and turn on the computer.
  3. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
  4. Change its BIOS settings to make it try to boot from the CD first.

Step 3: Hack Windows 7 Password

  1. Once you have configured the BIOS correctly, your computer will boot from the Windows password hacking CD.
  2. After a while, the boot CD will launch the Reset Windows Password program.
  3. Choose the SAM registry hive from the list, the program will display a list of Windows user accounts on the computer.
  4. Select the user account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button.
  5. It will hack and reset your forgotten Windows 7 password in no time.

After hacking Windows 7 password, you can then log back into Windows 7 with a blank password. The password hacking method requires that you have physical access to your computer. It also works on Windows Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000.

How to Hack Windows Password with Free Linux Live CD

May 20th, 2012 by Admin

Forgetting Windows password means losing access to important files and settings on your computer. A password hint can provide clues to help you recall your password. But in most situations, we can’t recognize the importance of password hint and leave it as blank when set a new password. How to hack or recover Windows password so you can regain access to your computer?

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to hack Windows password with a Linux live CD – Ophcrack, which is a freeware that can crack Windows password so you can login without making any changes to your computer.

Step 1: Download Ophcrack and Create A Linux Live CD

The first thing we will need to do is download the CD image from Ophcrack’s website. There are two options to download: XP or Vista. So make sure you grab the right one. The Vista download works with Windows Vista or Windows 7, and the only difference between XP and Vista is the “tables” Ophcrack uses to hack the password.

Once the .iso file is downloaded, burn it to a CD using any CD/DVD burning software you like, such as BurnCDCC or ImgBurn. If you are going to be cracking your password on a computer that doesn’t have a CD drive, such as a netbook, you can also burn the ISO image to a USB flash drive using Universal USB Creator.

Step 2: Hack Windows Password

Boot the computer from the Linux Live CD that you created.  On some computers you may have to go into the BIOS settings to change the boot order or push a key to show the boot menu.

Once the disk is done booting, Ophcrack should start automatically and will begin hacking the passwords for all of the users on your computer.

If you have a complex password it will take a lot longer than simple passwords, and with the free tables your password may never be cracked. Once the hack is done you will see the password in plain text, write it down and reboot the machine to login. If your password isn’t hacked, you can also log in as one of the other users with admin rights and then change your password from within Windows.

With the free tables available you will not be able to hack every password, but the paid tables range from $100 to $1000 so you may be better off just resetting your password with Reset Windows Password utility.