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Bypass windows password?

 
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sl23



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Bypass windows password? Reply with quote

Hi

My Mum recently passed away and I need access to her computer. She lived in Portugal and I am going there next week on tues 26 april, so Really need some help before I go if possible as there could be important info about her will on there.

Well basically I need to find out how to bypass the login password. I realise there is quite a security risk posting the answer to this on a forum but if there's another way for you to contact me, perhaps via e-mail, then please let me know. I imagine you would have access to my e-mail on my profile.

If you can help i'd be greatful. but understand if you can't due to the nature of the query.

Thanks

Scott
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demdike



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

check this website

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
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Chris2010



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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Create a windows password reset disk to reset the password. This tutorial will help you.

http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/tutorials/recover-windows-xp-administrator-password.html
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demdike



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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the site linked to in the last post:
"Please note:
1. Windows Login Recovery is a shareware program, the disk that you create by the trial version can't recover Windows password. You have to pay for it before making the Windows password recovery disk."

I link I posted earlier is FREE

If you want a commercial program check l0phtcrack here
http://www.l0phtcrack.com/
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sl23



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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help, sorry to say it turns out I didn't need it Embarassed

I was told the PC login was password protected, but that wasn't the case. It was access to my Mum's Facebook and Hotmail accounts that was needed. I managed to sort this myself through the questions asked and password reset feature.

Thanks again for the info I'll keep it in mind for future reference!

Scott
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demdike



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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

depending on how they've been saved on this machine, this program can sometimes retrieve Hotmail / MSN passwords:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mailpv.html


the same guy does a range of other password retrievel tools and its possible that one of his others would have found the Facebook password saved in teh Internet browser cache
See the full list at http://www.nirsoft.net/password_recovery_tools.html
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