linux:change Windows 7 Password

follow the steps and change window 7 pasword

1. make Ubuntu Startup disk(bootable pendrive) or u can use any other distribution but keep in mind we may have to access ntfs filesystem

so if taking redhat then install ntfs-3g package to access ntfs filesystem.

2. now boot ur linux. terminal

    Ubuntu guys u dont need 4. terminal to mount ntfs see my this post change ur directory to vicims Windows drive

in ubuntu it will be like 103546421313 very long name of partition

u have to double click on drive to mount it.

e.g. cd /mnt/”ur drive name” change directory to Windows/System32

7.Now u have following options that i give to change password

rename sethc.exe  or Magnifier.exe,  Narrator.exe and many that runs during login menu.

suppose u want to rename sethc.exe

type following in ur terminal

cp sethc.exe sethc_backup.exe

del sethc.exe

cp COMMAND.COM sethc.exe    //just check what name ur command prompt is and copy accordingly.

u have finished ur linux work now just boot ur windows 7 and 2 steps .

8.if u have used sethc.exe then at login screen menu press “SHIFT ” five times and see command prompt comes.

type following command and u have finished

net user “user name”  “ur new password”

without quotes.

now try ur new password.


9. if u have use Magnifier.exe or Narrator.exe click on easy of access menu and select magnifier or narrator click on apply see command prompt comes.


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