Jun 09
  1. Boot with Knoppix live disk or usb
  2. Open a terminal window in Knoppix
  3. Type “sudo sfdisk -l” to see what your Windows disk is mounted as (example – sda1)
  4.  Then navigate to the Windows folder of that drive (sda1 in this example): “cd /media/sda1/Windows/System32/config”
  5. Then Type “sudo chntpw SAM”  – and from there you can Clear password, Edit Password, Promote User and unlock accounts
    1. Note: if chntpw is not on your Knoppix version, just issue this command “sudo apt-get install chntpw” and repeat step 5
  6. Type “q” for quit and save the SAM file

 

Advanced

  • To list all the users you can change the password on do “sudo chntpwd -l SAM” before step 5 above
  • Then you can change a specific user by typing sudo chntpwd -u “Username” SAM – where Username is the actual username
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One Response to “Reset your Windows password using Knoppix (Linux)”

  1. In Renell Says:

    I do agree with all of the ideas you have presented in your post. They’re really convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for novices. May just you please extend them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

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