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I've been trying to follow these instructions: linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-distributions-5/resetting-windows-passwords-with-knoppix-325064/ I CANNOT figure out how to use Knoppix or anything Linux based! Can someone help? I am completely new to all this. ...
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    Trying to use chntpw (Debian) in Knoppix to Reset Windows Password


    I've been trying to follow these instructions: linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-distributions-5/resetting-windows-passwords-with-knoppix-325064/

    I CANNOT figure out how to use Knoppix or anything Linux based! Can someone help? I am completely new to all this.
    I managed to extract the chntpw program (but only because I gave up with the command line stuff and uploaded it to cloudconvert in order to convert it that way). And now I'm trying to mount drives and stuff. TOTALLY LOST. I am supposed to use something called Captive-ntfs, but I can't find it! When I click on the little symbol that is in the place of what the Windows Start Menu would normally be, I go to "Knoppix" and then there is no "Utilities". I can't find captive-ntfs. And I can't figure out how to search for programs on Knoppix either. I'm using Knoppix 7.0.4.

    The other thing I figured out is that my partition is at /dev/sda1 ...whatever that means! So I've just been fiddling with commands. Totally lost.

    Please... someone help... please put step by step instructions for a noob. I've accidentally locked myself out of my computer (long story).

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    you have to mount the driver first. here is a quick tut on how to do it

    Brief chntpw Tutorial: Resetting Windows Passwords and Editing the Registry in Linux | What is Going On?

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    you have to mount the driver first. here is a quick tut on how to do it

    Brief chntpw Tutorial: Resetting Windows Passwords and Editing the Registry in Linux | What is Going On?

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