In this tutorial I will tell you how to hack windows 7 administrator password. However you already know (I think)
Specifically, it is used in school, computer labs or other workplaces,
where, administrator is locked with a password, while you can only use standard user or guest.
- Turn on the UPS and the CPU, tap F8 continuously on the boot screen to get some windows start-up options .
- Choose “Start windows normally” option and turn the UPS off immediately.
- Then turn on the PC again, let it load.
- After that you will be prompted with two options in the boot screen (again), select the first option – “Launch Start-up Repair(recommended)“
- Let it load and Scan for issues.
- After 5 min, It will ask you to “restore defaults”, select “Cancel” option.
Now this is where the tricky part comes:
- After 20 min, an error report screen will pop-up, asking to send information or not.
- Ignore it, click on “View Problem Details” arrow, scroll down to the end of the report, then click a link stating X:windows something…something (the link starts with an“X”)
- Another Window will pop-up, and will look like a notepad (it is a notepad)
- Click File on the Menu-Bar, then select Open, and another window will pop-up (that’s just too many windows!)
- Navigate to C: drive (or whatever drive on which windows is installed), click Windows, then System32, after that click on the arrow beside the “File Type” option and select “all files“
- Then search for a file named “sethc”(this is the shortcut to stickey keys), rename it to something else (Eg:abc)
- Search for cmd, make its copy and rename the copy as “sethc”
- Close everything, restart the PC, go to the log-in screen, press shift 5 times, until a cmd (command prompt) pops-up.
- Type in “net user administrator /active:yes”, and this will activate the default administrator account of the PC.
- Change/delete/manage/reset passwords from there.
- Or you can directly change passwords from cmd, type “net user (admin/any admin account’s name) and then after a space put an asterix.
I know that many of you may know this vulnerability in Windows 7, I just wanted that a tutorial like this should be in Null Byte.
Unfortunately, this vulnerability been overcame in Windows 8 🙁