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Can't Reset Local Password With ANY Tool!

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#1 jtphenom


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 06:22 PM

I am trying to reset the password on my bro's laptop.. Win 8.1 64-bit. I've tried a ton of different tools. Hirens doesn't see the drive at all. NT Offline Password tool sees the drive but doesn't find a "Candidate partition" for me to work on (I guess cause it's GPT/EFI). I've tried Medicat, Falcon Four, Trinity, etc. with various issues including:

1. net user not working.. throwing errors

2. password tools that see the drive but don't see any accounts to reset

3. Even tried the old Utilman.exe and cmd.exe switcharoo. I was able to rename CMD to Utilman, but when I booted back to the OS, clicking Ease of Access STILL opens Ease of Access.

I'm at my wits end with this. PLEASE, folks. Please help! lol

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 06:46 PM

This works for Windows 7, not sure about 8 but I don't know why it would not. Enable the Hidden Administrator Account and then use it to reset your local password.


The Nt offline password tool should be able to enable the account also. Did you try that? See this guide. The guide shows a version that is not the latest.

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