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#1 cardoc

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:12 PM

Am using XP and have 4 accounts. Can't remember main user password. Can't install or remove programs etc. Any help for me? thanx

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:14 PM

Go to http://www.elcomsoft.com/ppa.html and download a free trial of the Proacive Password Auditor, that should go in and find your password for you.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:37 PM

if you just want to reset it, goto:

Start
Run

type: "control userpasswords2" (sans quotes)
click Ok
from in there you can reset the password

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:00 PM

Be careful with the control userpasswords2 command, because all encrypted data will be lost on the affected accounts.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:08 PM

that's easy to fix tho, you just have to take ownership of the affected files/folders

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:20 PM

tried both of the above ideas. no luck. this password is the only one that is a system admin. can't even log into it, but the other 3 accounts are usable but XP will not allow me to install or uninstall etc. from any accounts but the 1 i forgot the password to.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:31 PM

On the remote chance that you are a disgruntled employee or a teenager trying to circumvent his parents, or something else illegal or unethical, I have to stop helping here. No offense, but Bleeping Computer does not teach how to crack passwords. If you are the real owner, perhaps you can remember the real (hidden) administrator account password, not the account with admin privileges? That would solve your problem, and I won't be breaking any rules.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:54 PM

I am closing this topic. We do not provide info on how to crack passwords regardless of its legitimacy.




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