Logging Onto XP without password?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AaronMcarthur, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. How could I log onto a computer that has XP without knowing the person's password??? Are there any programs or tools I would need. Like when the computer is booting up, if you have it password-protected, how could I get the password?
     
  2. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    Hacking into someones computer ISN'T a good thing.
     
  3. I'm just wondering, i dont hack and i dont plan on wanting to go to jail......for safety reasons what would I have to do or if a friend needed this help?
     
  4. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    The best thing to do if your friend thinks he/she might forget their password is to write it down somewhere off the computer.
     
  5. Yeah true that.
     
  6. ordeth51

    ordeth51 Guest

    i donno if you get this working for xp :) but you may want to try:

    Windows login passwords:

    During Windows startup press F8 key (i.e., before the startup
    splash screen) and select ?command prompt only?. Go to c:\windows
    directory and delete the password file(*.pwl ? where * is the
    username) and restart the system. When the password dialog box
    pops up, type the username and enter any password. Windows should
    accept any password.
     
  7. Alrite, thanks..
     
  8. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    XP doesnt use pwl files. They use SAM files. Also why dont you just try making a password recovery disc?
     
  9. So instead of me typing in "*pwl". I should use SAM since it doesn't work for XP Pro?
     
  10. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    if you want to.. it sounds like a bad idea but if you do just dont delete lmhosts.sam
     
  11. What is the lmhosts.sam file??
     
  12. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    It has to do with the tcp/ip and netbios networking.
     
  13. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

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    Windows XP let's you make disks that lets you into a users account without the password....what you do is go into User Accounts>Choose a user>Pervent a Forgotten Password

    what this does is to let you change anyone's password (this disk is also called "Password Reset Disk") and you only need to make the disk once.
     
  14. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Thats what i suggested a few posts up.
     
  15. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

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    really?? I didn't see it....maybe I eyes went off somewhere else :rolleyes:
     
  16. xsk8zerox

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    I called it the wrong thing... oh well the general idea is still there