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CHNTPW or Change NT password.

If you need to reset a Windows password this is the tool you need.

CHNTPW home page

Start by installing the command line application.

sudo apt-get install chntpw

From the man page

chntpw is a utility to view some information and change user passwords in a Windows NT/2000 SAM userdatabase file, usually located at \WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM on the Windows file system. It is not necessary to know the old passwords to reset them. In addition it contains a simple registry editor (same size data writes) and hex-editor with which the information contained in a registry file can be browsed and modified.

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chntpw.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/11 22:47 (external edit)