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how can i get the admin password...? Answered

i have ophcrack and am having trouble tryin to get it to work i also have cain and abel and cant seem to get that to work for me either...i am also tryin to copy the SAM files.......even tho i am the administrator on my computer it still wont let me copy them...any ideas...?. also wtf is with pwdump6...desperate need of help... :S



Best Answer 9 years ago

While you are logged in you cannot access the sam files - they're locked for a reason :D Lots of boot disk options boot into a mini-linux to crack the password - from outside of windows where the files are available. Search for 'recover windows xp password live cd' and you'll get lots of options.

If you're the administrator, then you already have the admin password. If you're lying about being the administrator, then your failures are correct. Hopefully the actual owner/administrator of the system will catch and prosecute you appropriately.

hi kelseymh , i m trying to copy my own SAM files on my home network and i AM admin ON MY HOME NETWORK! i want to know how to get them to crack them on my network WHERE I AM ADMIN! so i kno how to aquire other network's SAM files the same way but for starters all i need is to know how i can copy the SAM files to my usb, from my computer on MY network where i am the ADMINISTRATOR.... kind regards and thanks for you help with my problem :)