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October 16, 2009

Windows XP Amazing Trick to Try !

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Written by: arunenigma
Hacking Windows XP !

In case of a User’s Password loss.

* Boot the PC in Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key when starting your computer.

* Select the Safe Mode option. You can now Login as an Administrator and XP won’t prompt for the Password.

* Try rebooting the PC in DOS.

* Now, Access to C:\Windows\system32\config\SAM.

* Rename SAM as SAM.mj

* Now XP won’t ask for Password next time you Login.

* Now, again go to Start menu –> Run.

* Type cmd in Run

* Type net user

* It will list all the users.

* Again type net user “administrator” or the name of the administrator “name” *.

* It will ask for the Password. Type the Password and there you are done.

* Hold the Ctrl+Alt key and press Del twice. This will bring up the normal login and you can log on as Administrator.

To unhide the Administrator Account:

* Again go to Start –> Run –> regedit.

* Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –> SOFTWARE –> Microsoft –> Windows NT –> CurrentVersion –> Winlogon –> SpecialAccounts –> UserList.

* Unhide the Administrator key by giving it a value of 1.

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