Windows Hacking – Ethical and Safe

Run Windows Installer in Safe Mode

Open the command prompt and type the following command .

REG ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\
Minimal\MSIServer” /VE /T REG_SZ /D “Service” net start msiserver

Run Windows Installer in Safe Mode with Networking

Open the command prompt and type the following command .

REG ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\
Network\MSIServer” /VE /T REG_SZ /D “Service” net start msiserver

Forgot Password Issue (XP only ):


Resolution provided by my friend and co worker Aseem Choddhary

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it is assumed here that your XP CD is bootable  as it should be – and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your CD Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from CD
Hack Windows XP Admin Password

3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

5. The Licensing Agreement comes next – Press F8 to accept it.

6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.
It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair i
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.

7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.

8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically  you will see a progress bar stating your computer will reboot in 15 seconds.

9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of pressing any key to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.

10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove  or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you have made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).

13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

NOTE: We are still looking for a way to get the same done for Vista . The Administrator account on Vista is hidden and has to be activated first. We have come to know that the same is possible even from the command prompt of WIN RE environment, but sadly we have never tested this. If there is any update we will let you know.

UPDATE for Windows Vista as on 05.05.09

Resolution provided by my friend and co worker Aseem Choddhary

Boot to Win RE

Click Command Prompt option.

Type the following command:


CD Windows\system32

ren cmd.exe cmd.old

ren magnify.exe cmd.exe

ren cmd.old magnify.exe

Restart computer

Click on Easy of Access centre left side bottom . Choose Magnify option. Command prompt opens up

Type: net user administrator /active:yes

Restart the computer

Logon on administrator account and then using User Account page, remove password for the other account

Search for Magnify.exe in start search and click on it

Command prompt opens up

Type: net user administrator /active:no

Restart the computer

This will disable the administrator account.

Boot to winRE

Type the following:


CD Windows\system32

ren magnify.exe cmd.old

ren cmd.exe magnify.exe

ren cmd.old cmd.exe


Restart the computer – system logs on to the User account without asking for password provided there is only one user account.


One thought on “Windows Hacking – Ethical and Safe

  1. Batch files are essentially sequences of DOS commands stored in a text file with an extension of “BAT”. When run, the batch executes each line in the batch file as if they were typed in at the console. So basically, a file containing DOS commands that you normally type into the command prompt.

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