Ever since the
Government of Uganda introduced ICT as a subject at A Level, more and more
schools are investing in computer labs. As I write this article, almost every secondary
school in Uganda has some sort of computer lab.
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In my experience as computer lab attendant, one of the challenges I faced was, students who personalized the computers with their own passwords. Initially, this wasn’t a problem as I would simply re-install the operating system. But one day, I brought the school secretary’s computer to the lab for routine maintenance. I left the computer unattended and by the time I returned, some crafty student had locked it with a password. This is the PC that had the bulk of the school’s official documents and there was no way I was going to lose them.
How I broke the Windows Password
It downed on
me that I had to invest in a password breaking software. Luckily, my network of
friends in the business of computer repair was big and finding a solution wasn’t
hard. Although breaking a Windows XP was easy, you had to get an advanced tool
to do the same for Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Step 1: Make a bootable flash disk of the password tool
Step 2: Boot your computer from the bootable flash disk.
You could also use a CD. Read this article on how to make a bootable Flash.
Step 3: Choose the user whose password you intend to break
Step 4: Confirm that you intend to break that user’s password by clicking Yes.
You get a
confirmation that the password has been reset
Step 5: You can now restart your PC.
interested in this tool, kindly get me using the contacts below.
Stephen Dumba is the co-ordinator Central Region ICT Teachers Association of Uganda. Besides teaching, he is a veteran Computer Repair Technician and a Web Designer
+256 772 111 223 / +256 752 111 223