We usually Change the Windows Admin password regularly for security reasons. But it is very annoying when you forget the Windows password at the time when you are required to do some important office work. There are many softwares available to crack windows password but you need to shell out some money from your pocket. Even buying the windows password cracker does not guarantee that it will unlock your computer. Ophcrack is a Windows password cracker that recovers 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords in seconds.
Ophcrack is based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. This is a new variant of Hellman’s original trade-off, with better performance.
How to Create a Live CD to Crack Windows Password.
Step-1- Download Ophcrack
Download Ophcrack. Make sure you download the correct version. If you want to recover the password on a Windows XP computer, click on ophcrack XP LiveCD. If you want to recover the password on a Windows Vista computer, click on ophcrack Vista LiveCD. The size of the Ophcrack LiveCD software is very large. The Windows XP version is 452MB and the Windows Vista version is 532MB.
Step-2- Burn Ophcrack on CD
Burn the ISO image file on a CD/DVD. If the ISO file is not burned correctly, Ophcrack LiveCD will not work at all.
Step-3- Insert Ophcrack CD into Computer
Navigate to BIOS and set the boot sequence to CD. Insert the Burned CD or DVD into CDROM drive and restart your computer.
Step-4- Recover Windows Password
Ophcrack Live CD will automatically start working on the password recovery for all user accounts using rainbow tables. The windows password cracking utility will take time to crack the password depending upon the password complexity. Following screen should be visible after Ophcrack Live CD recovers the password.
Step-5- Remove Ophcrack Live CD
Note down the cracked password on a piece of paper. If password shown is empty against the user account then you can log on to the account without a password at all. Remove CD and restart your computer.
Finally, you can now logon to Windows with your new password. For more information about Ophcrack Live CD visit FAQ.
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