[CentOS] [OT] recover/reset 'owner' password on win7 os

Mon Jun 1 17:43:12 UTC 2015
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 6/1/2015 10:30 AM, g wrote:
> i would wipe win7, but not an option at this time.

thats the only sane thing to do with a used computer being redeployed, 
format it completely, and clean install your desired software.

there's a util called NTPASSWD that can reset the password of a windows 
system, this util is run by booting a cd or usb stick, and directly 
modifies the 'SAM' in windows (somewhat akin to booting a rescue CD on 
'nix, and editing /mnt/etc/shadow to remove passwords).

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz