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win 2000 - find out admin password

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by danlightbulb, 5 May 2006.

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  1. danlightbulb

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    Hi all,

    Is it possible to discover the built in admin account password from within win2000 itself?

    Thanks
     
  2. The_KiD

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    Short Answer NO!

    However it is possible to reset using a third party utility, however I am not sure of Overclockers rules on this, so cant be giving you a link sorry!
     
  3. danlightbulb

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    I have had a look through the rules and there is nothing on there about this. Just the usual stuff about how to maintain your account, no promotion of individual companies, etc.

    All i want to do is defrag my laptop!
     
  4. Otacon

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    You can post links to tools that will reset the password (Ultimate Boot CD I assume), but I don't want to see actual cracking tools.
     
  5. mr.bond

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  6. danlightbulb

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    To be honest I don't want to reset the password, just want to know the password so I can log on and defrag the hd.

    Don't really want to be messing about with the password set up by IT cos i know its there for a reason.
     
  7. The_KiD

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    As otacon says, the UBCD is probably your best bet.

    Otacon: by cracking utils I take it you mean the likes of linux boot disks etc?
     
  8. Otacon

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    Anything that could be used to decrypt and display the password.

    And I'm afraid we certainly wont allow you to use the forums to gain admin access to a laptop that isn't yours, even if you are authorised to use it.
     
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