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How to find Administrator password of Window 10 using Kali Linux

Hello friends, Here I am with another article on Window reset password. If you have laptop installed window 1o and Forgot password on laptop. then some questions will arise in your mind “how to reset a password on a laptop?” or  “how to recover laptop password?” so you are searching for solution, and solution here I am resetting my password by Kali Linux.

Administrator Password of Window 10

Similar as previous version of Window’s Operating system like Window XP/7/8/8.1 password of Window 10 are saved in SAM (Security Account Manager) file located in C:/Windows/system32/config. These password are encrypted with NTLMv2. In this post I will show you to dump the hashes and crack it using John password cracker tool. User can do that by follow the given steps:

Step 1:Boot Window machine with Kali Linux Live DVD/Flash Drive

Step 2: Mount Windows System Drive

Step 3: Open terminal and Go into the SAM file location

#cd /Media/Media No./Windows/System32/config

Step 4: Find the system bootkey using bkhive utility

#bkhive SYSTEM /root/Desktop/system

Step 5: Dump Password hashes using samdump2

#samdump2 SAM /root/Desktop/system > /root/Desktop/hashes.txt

Step 6: Change working directory as /root/Desktop

#cd /root/Desktop

Step 7: See available hashes in hashes.txt file

#cat hashes.txt

Step 8: Find the password from hashes using John the Ripper

#john –format=nt2 –users=UserName hashes.txt

Find the password Have a fun 🙂

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Method 2. How to Reset Windows 10 Password If You Forgot.

Another tool that can be used to recover your lost Windows 7 password is the iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery Pro, this is a best PC Unlocker software. It is a professional password recovery tool that is meant to reset or unlock computer password. It is available for many other Windows operating systems including Windows Vista, 7, 8 and XP. You only need a USB flash drive. When compared to other methods mentioned above, this is the easiest way to recover a lost password and has no drawbacks. It works by listing all user accounts on your computer, you only need to select a user account on your computer and click the password reset button. You can login to your Windows account after restarting.

Let’s see how iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery Pro Works.

Step 1. Download iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery Pro and install and launch it on another available PC. There are 2 ways to burn a password reset disk, USB or DVD/CD,  just inset a USB flash drive into it. Click “Burn”.

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Step 2. When successful message pops up, click OK and exit removal device. Password recovery disk have been burned successfully.

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Step 3: Insert the newly created USB drive to the locked Windows 10 computer. Set USB drive as the first boot device in BIOS setup. This computer will reboot. Then it will load the program, and detect all system and account on your computer, follow the interface to reset your Windows 10 password.

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After you successfully reset the password, disconnect the boot disk and reboot your PC when password is reset to blank. Then your PC will restart normally and Windows 10 can login without password.

iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery Pro is easy to use and safe. With it,you can fast access to your windows if you forgot login password on Windows 10 without system re-installation.

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6 comments

  1. yousifhormif@hotmail.com'

    What is the media number? and how do we get it? and also, what if I am trying to crack my administrator account?Will it say the administrator account rather than Window10 account?

  2. epic33.ua@gmail.com'

    My dump looks like this:

    Administrator:500:aad3b435b51404eeaad3b435b51404ee:53240db0e9a5d0142e510ea318dd1421:::
    Guest:501:aad3b435b51404eeaad3b435b51404ee:31d6cfe0d16ae931b73c59d7e0c089c0:::
    :503:aad3b435b51404eeaad3b435b51404ee:31d6cfe0d16ae931b73c59d7e0c089c0:::
    test_account_no_1:1001:aad3b435b51404eeaad3b435b51404ee:d67e03ce4b72e3a66f8ec14fab13e280:::
    :1010:aad3b435b51404eeaad3b435b51404ee:47f333553de0ad1f088f1a22a99057d2:::

    all the second fields are same. Could you explain why this is hapening??

  3. movax01@gmail.com'

    It worked for me. I had to install bkhive in my Kali 2.0. I followed instructions from:

    https://samsclass.info/124/proj14/bkhive.htm

    and it went OK.
    I also had to modify last command:

    #john –format=NT -users=UserName hashes.txt

    Eventually it went OK, i got back Windows 10 user password.

    Thank you

    Thank you

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