Remove Administrator or a user password in Windows 10 using Kali

If you have locked yourself out of a Windows 10 machine, or have forgotten your password or the administrator password then you can remove that password using one of the tools included with Kali Linux.  This obviously won’t work if you Windows disk system is encrypted.

Boot off a Kali livecd or USB

Open a terminal

Navigate to Windows disk /Windows/System32/Config


chntpw –l SAM

Pick a username from the list then type:

chntpw –u username SAM

Choose option 1 – remove password

Option 2 – unlock

Option Q to quit

press Y to save,

Reboot in to Windows and login with no password

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 22:43 by simon · Permalink
In: Linux, Security, Tech

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