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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by tbiz52 View Post
    OK I will try this if I understand it. I think I do but I cant do it from my dads computer. It is a very slow sad computer and I dont trust that I wont screw it up royally. He doesnt know Im using it and he will kill me if he did. Hes on vacation in Mich and Im watching his house in Florida. He uses this computer to do email and play games. But it is sad and in dire need of the comp cemetary. He knows it but if it acts weird when he comes back he will blame it on me. AND all hell will break loose here in The Villages Florida
    Does the phrase "back up" mean anything to you?

    The file SIW2 provides is a 276 MB download.

    It's an .iso file, which is an image of a CD. You can create a CD that's it's an image of from it, or (better) write it to a USB key drive instead. Either way, you boot the PC you wish to hack modify form the CD (or USB drive) and run the PWEdit (password edit) program.

    From what you write, I doubt that you'll be comfortable doing this.

    DO you have any PC nerd friends, preferably over the age of 30?

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  2. #12


    ok i need to know if it is possible to wreck a computer if i do this. I can use my sisters computer but I would just die if i messed it up. I want to be able to say No this is fine your computer will be fine ~ I just am nervous since this program comes right out and says it is dangerous ~ not in those exact words.

    i stupidly tried this changing iso to a usb at the library comp and of course it wont work... I should have known better.

    And i downloaded both of these programs and have a couple questions. Am I supposed to download them on the computer or on the jump drive? It doesnt seem to me to give me a choice. Maybe that is because I am at the library? Or maybe Im supposed to just put it on the computer?
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  3. #13


    as long as i know that this wont ruin my sisters computer I will definately be comfortable doing this. Just tell me what to do. I really am not as stupid as i seem. Really im not. I just dont know what iso and all that is. But I can follow directions really good.

    And yes you are right I should have backed up everything on my computer. I did keep telling myself that I should do it but it is one of those things that i knew i should do but never got around to it.

    AND I would love to know what you mean by "over the age of 30" Cause Im wayyy over the age of 30 and i think im pretty good at the computer. Just not the technical stuff. But like I said I can learn.
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  4. #14


    Im really good at following directions when a program starts such as the one that SIW2 has shown me above. But he says to use this program of turning an .iso to a usb and I have it but I dont see where it gives me any options to do anything....

    "So you need to put it on usb in a special way" This is what I need help understanding right now.
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  5. #15


    i understand what i need to do. I need to turn this .iso program into a usb so that i can put this usb into my sick computer and change the password according to the directions that are given to me in the program that SIW2 just showed me above --- so I need help changing the .iso to usb which looks like the hardest part and then I need to find the program within the usb that I need to change the password
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  6. #16


    i can do this if someone is willing to walk me through it. PLZ dont give up on me!!
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by tbiz52 View Post
    i understand what i need to do. I need to turn this .iso program into a usb so that i can put this usb into my sick computer and change the password according to the directions that are given to me in the program that SIW2 just showed me above --- so I need help changing the .iso to usb which looks like the hardest part and then I need to find the program within the usb that I need to change the password
    You don't really need to use a USB key drive. The simplest way for you would be to do it from a CD.

    It's not hard if you do it from a Windows 7 PC.

    Download the .zip file provided by SIW2.

    Extract the .iso file for the .zip. (Win7 does this without any additional software. Just open the .zip file, and drag the .iso to another spot to extract it, just like copying a file from one folder to another.)

    Put a blank CD in the CD drive (which must be one that can write CDs).

    Double click on the .iso file you extracted. That will start another Windows 7 utility that will create a CD from the .iso. Make sure that the correct drive is selected (if there's more than one), and you might also check the "verify" box, to check whether the CD was created properly.

    Click "burn", and the CD should be created in a few minutes.

    None of the above will affect the PC you're creating the CD on. Once you have the CD, you can delete the .zip and .iso files.

    Then, on the PC you are editing the password on, you need to boot the PC from the CD. The easy way is to press the right hot key while the PC is starting up. On a Dell, that's F12. I recommend doing it that way. (It allows you to choose the boot device on a one-time basis. It doesn't change the setup of the PC.) Choose the optical (CD or DVD) drive as the boot drive, rather than the hard drive.

    If all goes well, you boot into whatever operating system is on the CD (some flavor of DOS?). You run the password editing program from that. That's when you run the risk of messing up the Windows installation on your home computer. I can't walk you through the password hacking program, because I've never run it.

    If you can handle all that without panic, then go for it. If you can't muster a little self-confidence, I suggest getting some local help.
    Last edited by bobkn; 11 Jul 2012 at 21:37.
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  8. #18


    "Extract the .iso file for the .zip. (Win7 does this without any additional software. Just open the .zip file, and drag the .iso to another spot to extract it, just like copying a file from one folder to another.)"

    What is the other spot you are refering to?

    I can do this. I just need to know if this will work just as well from Windows Vista?
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  9. #19


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    If you have already downloaded the .zip and extracted it to get the .iso - which I assume you have, then you need to either burn it to cd, or put it on a usb drive.

    You then boot that cd or usb on the sick machine.

    It will look like windows 7 is starting - you will get what looks like a windows 7 desktop.

    Under the start menu you will find ntpwedit.

    If you are on win7 pc - you can use the built in isoburner to burn it to cd.

    Pop a blank cd in the drive ( do not format it ) , rt click new.iso and select burn from the rt click menu.




    If you are not on win7, or if you want to put it on a flash drive, you can use the free (unregistered) version of poweriso to either burn the iso to cd, or to put it on flash drive.

    Just click the download button on this page PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive
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  10. #20


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    I can do this. I just need to know if this will work just as well from Windows Vista?
    Yes.

    rt click the .zip file you downloaded, select properties, Unblock, Apply, Ok.

    rt click it again and select extract from the rt click menu.

    Accept the destination it offers - that will give you new.iso right next to your new.zip file.

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    Put a blank cd in the drive - do not format it .

    Then start Poweriso and click the BURN button

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    click where the arrow is and browse to new.iso.


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    clisk on new.iso so it appears where it says file name at the bottom , then click Open

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    Click Burn

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