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I forgot my Windows 7 password, which also happens to be the password I use for one of my email accounts, so am trying to reobtain it.

Ophcrack found nothing, does anyone know of any other tools or methods?

Thanks in advance,


asked Jun 29 '11 at 17:31

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Tim Fontana

Also, if anything could be used in a way other than to recover this, please feel free to email it to me :L I really need this back :3

(Jun 29 '11 at 17:33) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Did you run the LiveCD Ophcrack? You'll want the Vista LiveCD.

(Jun 29 '11 at 17:49) kmark937 kmark937's gravatar image

Got the latest vista live cd, no luck.

(Jun 30 '11 at 02:05) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Have you tried http://www.piotrbania.com/all/kon-boot/. I believe it sets a code into the ram and make windows accept any password.

answered Jun 29 '11 at 17:38

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I will give it a try. Does it only work for that one time?

or do I have to turn it off again?

(Jun 30 '11 at 02:04) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

just that one time, though give you a chance to change the password

(Jun 30 '11 at 02:13) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

Ah good. I'll try that then. Thanks

(Jun 30 '11 at 11:19) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

I have used Kon-Boot successfully get through any password issues at work for XP, Vista, and Windows 7 for getting into PCs designated for refurbishing and redeployment.
You can use it to reset passwords, or create new admin accounts - or both.
It can be found at: http://www.piotrbania.com/all/kon-boot/

answered Jul 01 '11 at 22:01

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Greg De Santis

This is may be the raintable do not support windows 7. You can try chntpw. Chntpw is free software too, and it is easy to use. Visit this page: Recover Windows 7 password with chntpw USB disk for more information, or visit http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

answered Oct 26 '11 at 06:26

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edited Oct 26 '11 at 06:33

First try that what @Kevin suggested, and then go to CMD and type "net user administrator /active:yes" that will enable hidden admin account in windows 7, and then restart pc or just log off, then login to administrator account and delete password for your account. and voila, you log out, log in back to your xxx acc and set your pass again. Then it's time to disable admin acc again and you can do it by typing "net user administrator /active:no"

*note: when you are enabling and disabling admin acc make sure that you run Command prompt with admin privileges.

answered Oct 26 '11 at 10:43

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Ivan Tomica

You might try rebuilding from the recovery disks and see if that puts the password back the way you set it. If that seems like too much of a hassle, you might want to try the tool here http://www.ilikemall.com/guide/reset-windows-7-password.html

try it and tell me how it goes.

answered Jan 14 '13 at 07:43

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seems this thread is over 1 year old, it he didn't use the same password for his e-mail and stuff with other personal info, I would have said sent the SAM and System file to me and I will run it through my 200GB rainbow table :)

(Jan 14 '13 at 08:24) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

Where do I get these Rainbow tables? I'll give it a shot on mine?

(Jan 15 '13 at 06:09) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Cant seem to find the download page anymore, seems they got rid of it but a while back hak5 has a whole rainbow table page on their site before moving the the new design and it had a wide range of tables from LM hashes, to NTLM, to other hashes such as MD5, I grabbed their NTLM tables (could not get the rest as their 100% set was nearly 1TB (for if you wanted to crack full character space passwords)

(Jan 15 '13 at 07:32) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

1TB? o.O Bloody hell, I can't imagine how long that would have taken to crack, I'll have to have a look for them, see if I can find something to download once I buy my new 3TB Hard drive

(Jan 15 '13 at 07:55) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image
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