Win 10 password bypassing

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dajkam
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Win 10 password bypassing

Post by dajkam » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:43 pm

Hi
I used to use a pin to log on my win10 account on my computer but I stopped using windows at all for a few months. And after that time when I finally needed to use win10 instead of Linux mint win10 asked me for password instead of the pin but I don't remember setting any password in the past. I was using only pin to log on my win10 all until now.

I'm trying to bypass my win10 password with no result. I have Linux mint 18.1 and win10 installed on the same machine. I was trying to use chntpw and ophcrack. The problem seems to be that my SAM file in /Windows/System32/config does not contain my windows user account that I used to log on. It contains only strange accounts like:
Administrator
DefaultAccount
Guest
WDAGUtilityAccount

with no passwords on them

I suppose that my local win10 is not my Microsoft account although I'm not sure and I don't know how to check that

Have anybody came across a similar problem in the past?
Last edited by Pierre on Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Moved to Open Chat, as this issue is not LinuxMint related ..

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Re: Win 10 password bypassing

Post by RIH » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:39 pm

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Re: Win 10 password bypassing

Post by Pierre » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:12 pm

It contains only strange accounts like:
Administrator
DefaultAccount
Guest
WDAGUtilityAccount
do any of those work ? as in, that you can log-in with any of them ?

particularly, with that Administrator account? does that get to an Desktop, at all ?.
- - that is the one, that is the most useful & you can then manipulate any other accounts.
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