How to Hack / Reset Win NT/2k/XP/Vista Password Using Ubuntu Live CD

You can easily hack Windows Password with Ubuntu. You may need to reset an admin password in windows (NT/2000/XT/Vista) for many reasons, such as you have forgotten it or you need to repair and don’t have access to the admin password. You can Easily Reset Windows password with Ubuntu.


A little knowledge in Command Line , An Ubuntu Live CD. And a Wonderful package called chntpw.

Open a terminal

kartook@Nilas:~$ apt-get install chntpw

Chntpw is a program designed to overwrite Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista SAM password.

Mount your Windows partition with read/write support :~
First verify if we have NTFS modules installed on our system.

kartook@Nilas:~$ls /lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/fs/ | grep ntfs

check for NTFS kernel support
NTFS module is presented. Let’s identify NTFS partition.Identifying partition with NTFS file system.

One simple way to identify NTFS partition is:

kartook@Nilas:~$fdisk -l | grep NTFS

Identifying partition with NTFS file system

in my case There it is: /dev/sdb1

Mount NTFS partition

First create a mount point:

kartook@Nilas:~$mkdir /mnt/ntfs

Then simply use mount command to mount it

kartook@Nilas:~$mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs

Then you need to locate (use your Command line Skills) SAM file which for Windows 2000 and XP is normally located at windows/system32/config or winnt/system32/config.

Once inside the ‘config’ folder , issue this command:

kartook@Nilas:~$ sudo chntpw -h for help
kartook@Nilas:~$sudo chntpw -l SAM for list of windows users
kartook@Nilas:~$sudo chntpw -u USERNAME SAM for reset password

Also You can download   Bootable image HERE

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