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Getting passwords with Knoppix STD
I have a laptop that has Windows XP running on it, but I lost the Admin password. I know there is a way to reset a linux admin password using Knoppix STD and I also know that we can do the same thing with windows, but I dont know how I can do that. If anyone has tried doing this before, let me know.
P.S. The information that I have on my laptop is important and I do not want to lose any data, please be specific and carefull about the method u show me.
I am not sure that there is a way to do this without spending a lot of money.
Winternals.com has ERD disk that has locksmith on it that will allow you to reset the password, but it costs $149.
What you could do is to use Knoppix to access your files, put them on a cd or usb stick.
Then just reinstall windows.
Originally Posted by _Ali_
- Join Date
- Aug 2005
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
For resetting WinXP passwords, I think you'll need to download and install "chntpw" to use a regular Knoppix CD, or you can go here and download knoppix-std, as it has chntpw included in the download:
Use a live cd and change the password file I did this once but not sure what file in knoppix to change maybe some one else here can help you with that.<advertising NOT allowed in signatures>