In addition it also contains a simple registry editor (same size data writes) and an hex-editor which enables you to fiddle around with bits and bytes in the file as you wish.
* Simple interactive registry edit (command based), including hex edit of value data in unsupported value types.
* Export of registry (or parts of it) to .reg file readable by Windows regedit.exe. No import yet.
* Password reset, password change (partial)
* User unlock
* User promotion (add to administrators group)
* Some syskey reset actions (NT4/2k/XP), but risky.
Open the terminal and type following command to install chntpw
sudo apt-get install chntpw
Following Instruction is for Resetting the Windows XP password for dual boot system.
Mount the Windows NTFS or FAT32 partition (replace /dev/sda1 to your actual windows partition) to the Linux system with read and write access support.
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/c/Locate the SAM file for Windows 2000, Windows NT or Windows XP, which is normally located at the either \Windows\System32\config or \Winnt\System32\config folder.
cd /mnt/c/WINNT/system32/configInside the folder, issue the following command to automatically change the administrator password:
chntpw SAMAnd if you see the output similar with image below, it's mean you can crack the SAM file.
From the menu, press option "1" to automatically change the administrator password:
Issue the following command (replace USERNAME with actual user name on the computer) to change the password for a normal restricted user account:
chntpw -u USERNAME SAMTip: To list all the users in the SAM file, use the chntpw -l SAM command.