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Vista password

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:38 pm
by Jezreel
A neighbour kid has brought their SOny Vaio laptop round and has forgotten all passwords on it.
How to get in please?
Other than paying for password recovery tool plix?
I have no access, it will boot up to windoze screen, can't see hidden admin or activate it from there. (kid's account is admin, but not full as I understand Vista to work, i.e. there's a hidden one that is the uber admin?)
Can anyone help playse?

Re: Vista password

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:42 pm
by Jezreel
:evil: Moved to proper forum.
Prick.

Re: Vista password

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:46 pm
by Jezreel
I have d/l a few of them "unlock your pc you retard" things, which make you a bootable iso but they all want pennies when it comes to the gritty.
fuck that noise.

Re: Vista password

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:54 pm
by Mr.Clark
Try this:

http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/10/how- ... tlocker/2/

Fiddly, but this will let you enable the default Administrator account (I've done it and it works). If the password for Windows 7 is blank, game on. I haven't tested this bit. If anyone knows what the default Administrator paasword is in Windows 7, feel free to chip in.

Re: Vista password

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:59 pm
by Jezreel
Cheers, but it's Vista I'm trying for, "some fucking prick should have said that in the OP then! [ed]" and I don't know the local administrator account password (or I'd be ok)
I fear a reinstall may be necessary which will lose all the kid's files.

Re: Vista password

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:05 pm
by Sam
Look for n00dz.

Re: Vista password

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:10 pm
by Jezreel
There will be nudes on offer if we can crack it, I'm sure of it.

Re: Vista password

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:42 pm
by Mr.Clark
Jezreel wrote:Cheers, but it's Vista I'm trying for, "some fucking prick should have said that in the OP then! [ed]" and I don't know the local administrator account password (or I'd be ok)
I fear a reinstall may be necessary which will lose all the kid's files.

Whoops, missed that. Sorry.

When you said you couldn't activate the hidden Administrator account, that's what I thought it was.

On the one hand, I'm tempted to say that if the kid is that stupid, he deserves everything he (doesn't) get.

That said, if all else fails, you should be able to pull the hard drive, get the files off it directly, then nuke and rebuild the laptop. Not ideal, true. But better than nothing.

Re: Vista password

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:50 pm
by Jezreel
That sounds like too much work for a freebie. If it was a girl, I'd definitely do it. It isn't.
It's going back across the road, not done, tomorrow

Cheers tech heads.

"R I P Thread [ed]"

D I S CO. Give me D I S CO.
Give me D
Needs the Disc Drive
Give me I
In a new machine
Give me S
Solid state then
Give me C
Could have saved it if we Ooooo nlyyyy kneww....

Tired.

Re: Vista password

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:09 am
by Savara
If the HDD's not encrypted, pull it out, plug it in via a SATA cable to another PC and pull all his files off before reinstalling. (as Mr. C said :-) )

Re: Vista password

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:14 am
by RobD
Utimate Boot CD will do the job:

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

A guide I found:

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Boot up the Ultimate Boot CD
Down arrow to “HDD”, Press enter
Down arrow to “Data Recovery”, Press enter
Down arrow to “Offline NT Password & Registry Editor 110511”, Press enter (This may have changed during software revisions)
When prompted boot, just hit enter.
Select the Windows Drive, 1-n where n is # of partitions. Typically look for the drive that has the most allocated disk space (non-BOOT drive). So hit the # then enter
It asks about the config path, which should just be already entered as the default, hit enter.
Now it asks which registry to load, hit 1 (Password reset [sam system security] and hit enter.
Now select “Edit user data and passwords”, 1 and hit enter.
It will list the accounts available on the local machine. We want the Administrator (or equivalent user account). You can type in the username, or type in the RID. For ease, type in Administrator and hit enter.
Enter 1 (Clear (blank) user password) and hit enter.
It will ask what user account to apply this for, which should auto fill Administrator. If not, type in urel$admin and hit enter.
We are now done, hit q and hit enter.
Type in ! (Shift + 1) and hit enter.
Hit q again. And hit enter (to quit)
Now it asks if we want to write the file(s) back, hit y and enter.
It asks if we want to try again, if it failed, which I’m assuming at this point it hasn’t. So hit n and enter.
Control+Alt+Delete to reset the computer, and log in to Windows. You have now reset your windows admin password.

Re: Vista password

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:51 pm
by Jezreel
Darn. That sounds good. Gave it back earlier though.
Cheers muckers.