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What about trying Ophcrack to get to the passwords? I have had it work for me before in a Windows environment even with stored network accounts.
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What about trying Ophcrack to get to the passwords? I have had it work for me before in a Windows environment even with stored network accounts.

I know the password, but Windows simply won't accept it. That might work, I'll try it after I try this:
http://www.ghacks.net/2012/06/11/windows-8-enable-the-hidden-administrator-account/
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What about trying Ophcrack to get to the passwords? I have had it work for me before in a Windows environment even with stored network accounts.

I know the password, but Windows simply won't accept it. That might work, I'll try it after I try this:
http://www.ghacks.net/2012/06/11/windows-8-enable-the-hidden-administrator-account/
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Anyone know how to make a bootable USB drive on Mac? That's the only computer I have available at the moment.
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Desperate bump. Unfortunately I can't try the solution I linked because I don't know of a method to create a bootable USB flash drive with a Mac running OS X.
I'm really scrambling for solutions here.
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post #16 of 18
Check this out, of course you would use a different .iso then what the article was intended for.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx

Here is another link:

Making a bootable USB key from an .iso image on Mac OS X
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Desperate bump. Unfortunately I can't try the solution I linked because I don't know of a method to create a bootable USB flash drive with a Mac running OS X.
I'm really scrambling for solutions here.

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

unetbootin is not my favorite but it will get the job done.
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by awaizy View Post

I know the password, but Windows simply won't accept it. That might work, I'll try it after I try this:
http://www.ghacks.net/2012/06/11/windows-8-enable-the-hidden-administrator-account/

Although it would seem highly unlikely, something might have happened (a data corruption, perhaps) to your SAM file.
It sounds like you are able to confidently boot up a live Linux distro. Perhaps you could try to wipe the SAM file, hereby resetting your password.

I have not done any password troubleshooting on Windows 8, so excuse me if this is a time waster - I thought I'd just mention the first thing to come to my mind. Suddenly loosing access to your precious data/applications isn't comfortable at all!

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