Hack Windows 10 Password: To bypass this you need to remove your hard drive and connect it to another computer. I use a USB dock to do this, using a USB docking station allows you direct access to hard drives and gives you plug-and-play functionality.
You will need a computer with Linux installed, preferably Kali Linux as this comes the packages pre-installed. If you are using a different distro(if you are not sure what a distro is have a look at our Introduction to Linux)
I used a Virtual Machine and attached the hard drive to it and then booted to Kali Linux.
Once you have booted up the Linux VM you will need to open a terminal.
Hack Windows 10 Password:
Then navigate to the Media folder by typing the command:
- cd /Media
Then run the ls command to see what drives you have attached. Identify which drive is your windows c: drive.
Change the working directory to the c:/windows/system32/config by running the command:
- cd Windows/System32/config
Once in the directory, you will need to make sure that the SAM database is in this folder. To do that run the command:
- ls -l SAM*
Now you will need to view what users are in the SAM database you do that by running the command:
- chntpw -l SAM
Now you want to reset the password for the Administrator user and also enable the user by running the command
- chntpw -u Administrator SAM
Then select option 1 to clear the password
Run the command again
- chntpw – Administrator SAM
And select option 4 to enable the account
Now install the hard drive in the original computer and boot to Windows. If you had a secure boot on your computer you will need to make sure that it is still enabled in BIOS.
You should now be able to log in as the built-in Administrator account, then you just need to reset the original user account password.
To do this open run a command prompt as administrator and type the command(make sure to replace with your username:
- net user *
Now log out of the administrator user and log in as your user, using the password that you have just set.
Now run a command prompt as administrator and type the command:
- net user administrator /active:no
Now you’re done! And password has been reset.