Recover Administrator Password in windows tips and tricks
Recover Administrator Password: Lost your administrator password of your Windows PC? Unable to recall the password because you haven’t used your computer for months? You can take the help of the password reset disk. But what if you haven’t prepared the disk beforehand?
In this article I will show you how to recover Windows administrator password by using Ophcrack when you forgot Windows password or lost admin rights in Windows 10, 8 or 7. These Windows password recovery programs will work with Windows 7 through Windows 10.
Using Ophcrack Live CD
Ophcrack is a free open source Windows password recovery tool that cracks Windows login passwords by using LM/NT hashes through rainbow tables. In order to use Ophcrack to recover Windows password, you only need a CD disc, and another computer to download the free software.
Follow these steps:
Recover Administrator Password:
Step 1: Download the Live CD image from Ophcrack’s project page. After downloading the correct image, you need burn it to a disc.
Step 2: Pop the disc into the computer that holds the account that you want to crack, then you need to boot off the disc.
Step 3: The first screen you’ll be prompted to choose between four modes:
- Graphics mode – automatic
- Graphics mode – manual
- Graphics mode – low RAM
- Text mode
- Use your arrow keys to select the default automatic graphics mode and press Enter.
Step 4: Once booting to the Linux desktop, the system will automatically mount your hard drive and launch Ophcrack. Just wait for Ophcrack to do a brute force attack and try all possible password combinations.
Step 5: Depending on the strength of your passwords, it can take a couple minutes, hours or even days to crack. Last but not least, take note that Ophcrack cannot crack all passwords as the rainbow tables may not contain your password hashes.
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