How to break the login password on Windows XP

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How to break the login password of Windows XP, without using Admin account and without formatting the PC. Is there possible to break password in DOS prompt.

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Try the chntpw boot disk.

Also lookup Active Password Changer… I don’t have the URL handy, it works with everything including Server 2k3.

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  • Pressler2904
    There are a few programs which will allow you to change a password as long as you know the account name. There are others which will enumerate accounts if you do not know the account name. I hate to sound the way I know I'm going to, but why do you need to "break the log in password"? If this is a corporate setting, and you cannot (for whatever reason) contact the Help Desk/Service Desk regarding a lost or forgotten password, please be aware that there may be serious repercussions concerning unauthorized system access. That having been said, I would suggest the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows (http:\\www.ubcd4win.com) as a good first source. Also look at L0pthcrack (if you can still find it) or the newer ophtcrack (from Sourceforge here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ophcrack/).
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  • hunshabbir7
    I know about WindowsLive bootable disk which enable you to enter PC without having password.
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