Hello friends this is my first null-byte, today i am going to explain HOW TO RESET ADMIN PASSWORDS FOR WINDOWS (7,8)
bootable kali linux cd/usb
to reset windows password we will use chntpw for editing the SAM database where Windows stores password hashes.
chntpw is a software utility for resetting or blanking local passwords used by Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1. It does this by editing the SAM database where Windows stores password hashes.see more on wikipedia.
The Security Account Manager (SAM) is a database file in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 that stores users' passwords. More on wiki and microsoft.
mount partition on which Windows System files are installed(C: Drive of Windows). it name could be sda1, sda3 or something like like this.
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
generally located in /Windows/System32/config/
in your System it could be like this
chntpw -l SAM
chntpw -u Administrator SAM
_This article is originally from my blog