Can I find out what the Windows 7 admin password is without resetting it?

SHASHIMEDI2010 March 6, 2013

I am using Windows 7 in my laptop and I have forgotten the password. I want to find out the current passwordbut I don’t want to reset to another password. Is this possible?

Thanks in advance

  1. Bill
    August 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Maybe they have it locked down and on a network and want local access with out the admin person knowing. Still wrong but just saying...

  2. Greg Perry
    March 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Every time I see this question pop up, the first thing I think about is a stolen laptop. All thou, I have had customers buy a laptop from a pawn shop, and needed to access the admin account, but they always changed the password to something else. Kind of fishy that you don't remember it, but want to see it without changing it.

  3. softwaredemons
    March 11, 2013 at 5:58 am

    I have used one such tool you cam download it from

  4. susendeep dutta
    March 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm
  5. yuitre
    March 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

    You'll need the following:
    - Ophcrack (included in Backtrack 5)
    - Rainbow tables (around 12GB)

    This isn't easy to pull off as:
    - the password has to been in the range of what the tables can compute
    - You'll need a 4GB pendrive for the live OS you're using to crack the password
    - It make take quite some time and still fail

    Resetting is MUCH easier, there are many ways you can do it.

  6. Alan Wade
    March 7, 2013 at 7:54 am

    What I dont understand is you want to cracK the password you have forgotten but dont want to change it. Err wont you forget it again?

    • Dave Rimmer
      March 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Yea I agree Alan sounds a bit fishy to me.

    • Alan Wade
      March 9, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      It isnt rocket science that the person wants to hack someone's computer but what is strange Dave is the number of people who are willing to help them.

    • Alan Wade
      March 9, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Yet another reply that has disappeared?????

    • SHASHIMEDI2010
      March 18, 2013 at 4:20 am

      The password which i have forgotten don't want to change..I know how to crack the password but i wanted to know is it possible to know the forgotten password.

  7. Bruce Epper
    March 6, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    You can use Ophcrack to crack the LM and NTLM hashes. It has a LiveCD to simplify the process.

    • ha14
      March 7, 2013 at 10:10 am

      ophcrack is nice but it can take long time depending on the password complexity

  8. Hovsep Avedissian
    March 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    i think you will need to reset it.
    3 Ways to Reset Forgotten Windows Administrator Password

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