Gift computer hack.

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Okay, some time ago I got a computer running Windows 2000 Professional... the only problem is, that it is password protected and I have no idea who's it was earlier, because my dad's friend got it from work and he gave it to us...

any idea to get the windows open? I'm not hacking illegally or anything I swear.
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Remove the drive, connect it to another PC through a USB enclosure, delete the SAM file in C:\windows\system32 and the \repair directories. Then put it back in the machine and boot it. The passwords will be blank.
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Indeed. There's also a number of 'kill disks' or format floppies out there that you can download that will just get rid of everything on the drive.
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Yeah, getting rid of everything on the drive sounds like the best option. Getting into the previous owners settings is just asking for trouble.
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http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administr ... ssword.htm
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I wouldn't wipe the drive until I see what's on it.
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Don2007 wrote:
I wouldn't wipe the drive until I see what's on it.


Same here :lol: I'm sure they wouldn't have given the computer with important or incriminating files :lol: and if they did :o :x ...
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Don2007 wrote:
Remove the drive, connect it to another PC through a USB enclosure, delete the SAM file in C:\windows\system32 and the \repair directories. Then put it back in the machine and boot it. The passwords will be blank.


How do I delete the SAM file from the hard drive since the drive is password protected? Or is the password not working if the drive is set as a slave?

Thanks.
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grinch2171 wrote:
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm


Far easier
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Why not just hack it with OPHcrack?

http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/

Its by far the best out there for this. And It comes on a liveCD which means that you can boot from the CD and start hacking instantly!
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The fourth option looks awesome!

Fourth Option wrote:
The fourth option is by using 3rd party tools that will enable you to reset the lost password and logon with a blank password.


The problem is... how do I do that?



Thanks RedBMedia... I'll try that...
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Ok, but if the username is Pandora you should just turn the box off right then & there.
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joebert wrote:
Ok, but if the username is Pandora you should just turn the box off right then & there.


I'm lost... what do you mean?

The username for the computer? It's not Pandora...
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Bogey wrote:
The fourth option looks awesome!

Fourth Option wrote:
The fourth option is by using 3rd party tools that will enable you to reset the lost password and logon with a blank password.


The problem is... how do I do that?



Thanks RedBMedia... I'll try that...


Did you scroll down a bit to the list of freeware password hacking tools? Do I need to hold your hand bogey?
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grinch2171 wrote:
Bogey wrote:
The fourth option looks awesome!

Fourth Option wrote:
The fourth option is by using 3rd party tools that will enable you to reset the lost password and logon with a blank password.


The problem is... how do I do that?



Thanks RedBMedia... I'll try that...


Did you scroll down a bit to the list of freeware password hacking tools? Do I need to hold your hand bogey?


Yes, please. Hold my hand. I desire that very very much.
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would you like an apple pie with that?
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ATNO/TW wrote:
would you like an apple pie with that?


Awesome!

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