chrishoffman — 2014-07-11T06:40:57-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/192825/how-to-bypass-and-reset-the-password-on-every-operating-system/
Passwords can be reset or bypassed on every operating system. On Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, you can gain access to a computer’s unencrypted files after resetting the password — the password doesn’t actually prevent access to your files.
nikki_peabody — 2014-07-11T18:37:46-04:00 — #2
ok, I see the editor that your using, Looks like A copy of Hirens boot ( Password ) section. Yes it is a wonderful tool for Windows 7 and Down. How ever, the title of your article says bypass ANY operating system. In the Windows environment Windows 8 - 8.1 , this tool cannot be used " unless you know something I don't" , " Which is very possible ". I am very familiar with this environment and it's tools . The NTFS file system stores the passwords in System 32 " SAM Files", Windows ReFS filling there is no SAM files so the editor doesn't know where to look . on top of that I believe it's encrypted in AFC " I think" .
Having said that, How is this tool still applicable ? or is there a different editor?, or tool.
echuokan1 — 2014-07-11T22:53:24-04:00 — #3
I would change the title of the article from "Every Operating System" to "Most Operating System" because you did not cover BlackBerry OS which, after a few wrong tries, it will wipe your phone.
system — 2014-07-21T06:41:02-04:00 — #5
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