Windows7 Password Reset (Location of Registry/SAM?)

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  1. techie333

    techie333 New Member

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    So it seems like windows 7 corrupted the password I set for the admin account because it did not work. Probably because I set the password then set it up to do automatic login using the 'control userpasswords2' command. So now i am using a vista password cracker but it can't seem to find the registry? It states it is in winnt/system32/config but when i type that in, it does not find it. is the registrysam file in a different location? If so can someone please list it here? Thanks so much in advance...
     
  2. bitumen

    bitumen New Member

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    Windows 7 64 bit (should be the same for 32 bit)

    Admin rights required

    C:\Windows\System32\config\
     
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  3. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    Are you using OPHCrack?
    Works for me (Or well, worked. Back on 6801. Give it a try, use the Vista one)
     
  4. pierre

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    OPHcrack doesn't work for me as well

    It displays:

    Tables found:
    /mnt/hdc/tables/vista_free

    No partition containing hashes found !!


    So I don't see how to reset admin password ??? any other way ?
     
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  6. pierre

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    Thanks a lot. It works perfectly !
     
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    You're welcome Pierre - glad it worked for you.
     
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    Windows\System32\config worked for me. Note it is case sensitive
     

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