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hi, can anyone recommend a good password cracking software that can either clear passwords for administrator or see the password for administrator.  Our client cannot access his laptop and it won't let us boot in to the windows side.

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Chris
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http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ is the most famous one for sure.
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The "Ease of access trick" works since XP: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/reset-password-windows-8.htm
No extra software needed.

HTH,
Dan
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Hi

If your client using microsoft account (hotmail/outlook )to login in window 8 then just need to reset the microsoft account password and login with new password.

If not , then use the simple utility called KON BOOT to login without password and then change the password from control panel . Please check the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2wV2ZijxB0#t=85

KonBoot from here.
http://www.piotrbania.com/all/kon-boot/
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by:chrishoy-iis
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hi the only one that is working for me is ophcrack but how do i load tables for windows 8?

it says not found in password - I watched on youtube on how it does it but it doesn't appear to be working.

please help

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Chris
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ophcrack is for guessing the password. Use any of the above methods to remove the password.
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i need to guess the password none of the above are working.
cheers

chris
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I used mine offen on 8/8.1, always worked. What happened?
By the way, it would remove the password and blank it. It would also eventually be used to enable accounts.

How far did you get?
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by:Dan Craciun
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If you need to guess the password, then you may have a problem.
Even with a medium strength password (8-10 characters, only letters and numbers) you may spend days trying to recover it.

You only need 5 min to remove it, so...
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by:chrishoy-iis
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Sorry my fault, in the end i didn't need to crack any passwords, managed to get the files off  the laptop and then reinstall windows.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for chrishoy-iis's comment #a40311410

for the following reason:

Managed to copy files and reinstall windows 8.1 without cracking password.
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The question was:
can anyone recommend a good password cracking software that can either clear passwords for administrator or see the password for administrator

This question has valid answers. That the OP did not use any of the answers and decided to reinstall Windows does not mean the solutions are not correct.
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apologies for sending this email in regarding password cracking my fault.
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