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Author Topic: Windows ME Password  (Read 5859 times)
KD8HMO
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« on: May 19, 2013, 08:47:51 AM »

Can anyone tell me the best way to get past the login on a windows ME garage sale pc?
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W8JX
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 06:30:51 PM »

Try this link

http://www.gohacking.com/hack-windows-administrator-password/
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 12:58:17 PM »

Try this I've cracked win2k, win XP passwords with it in very little time.

http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 05:25:06 PM »

Can anyone tell me the best way to get past the login on a windows ME garage sale pc?

If its a computer you bought at a garage sale...you don't.  You get a copy of a real, functioning OS (read: not ME) and wipe the damned thing clean.  Nothing good will come from trying to use Windows ME.
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KD0REQ
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 06:46:35 PM »

if the computer still has ME on it, it won't run much else.  you might, MIGHT, get XP to run on it.  but XP is end of life in under a year, and you have to buy windows 7 OEM or 8 OEM and downgrade it (use the Win8 activation when you run somebody else's copy of XP.)

I'm thinking drop it off at an Office Depot or Best Buy and get another machine off the "return" table at a discount, with current chips and memory, and a current OS.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 07:50:41 AM »

Just hit the ESCape key when it asks for a password, it'll load the default user.  then go to the control panel and users and remove the password.
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W8JX
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 09:26:50 AM »

Just hit the ESCape key when it asks for a password, it'll load the default user.  then go to the control panel and users and remove the password.

only if default user has admin privileges on no password
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G4IJE
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 08:25:14 AM »

On Windows 98 we used to escape past the password and then search for and delete all *.pwl files. ME might be the same.
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WB8VLC
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2013, 02:25:31 PM »

If it is Windooz ME try the following password:     POS

This shud be the back door password for every windows product ever produced.
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 06:52:10 PM »

You could put some Linux variant on it....
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KB2HSH
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 04:46:37 PM »

Can anyone tell me the best way to get past the login on a windows ME garage sale pc?

If its a computer you bought at a garage sale...you don't.  You get a copy of a real, functioning OS (read: not ME) and wipe the damned thing clean.  Nothing good will come from trying to use Windows ME.

So many misinformed people ACTUALLY believe that.  I have been using Me on a Sony Vaio (PCG-505F) for YEARS now...with NO (REPEAT...NO) issues.  I have gone MONTHS at a time without rebooting it.  It is the machine I use for APRS/ISS.

There are TWO versions of Me: Clean Install and Upgrade.  The Clean Install version is the one that had "issues". Upgrade Version was FINE.  I should know, since I had installed it on numerous voicemail servers "back in the day".

...and knowing is half the battle.

John KB2HSH
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KD0REQ
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 06:51:28 PM »

if you are doing stuff with 1998 software and are lucky enough to have your AV still upgrading the signature file, well and good.

anything released after 2005 is probably going to either slag that machine down to the speed of a dead turtle, or won't run at all.

been there, done that.
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2013, 11:01:44 PM »

Can anyone tell me the best way to get past the login on a windows ME garage sale pc?

If its a computer you bought at a garage sale...you don't.  You get a copy of a real, functioning OS (read: not ME) and wipe the damned thing clean.  Nothing good will come from trying to use Windows ME.

So many misinformed people ACTUALLY believe that.  I have been using Me on a Sony Vaio (PCG-505F) for YEARS now...with NO (REPEAT...NO) issues.  I have gone MONTHS at a time without rebooting it.  It is the machine I use for APRS/ISS.

There are TWO versions of Me: Clean Install and Upgrade.  The Clean Install version is the one that had "issues". Upgrade Version was FINE.  I should know, since I had installed it on numerous voicemail servers "back in the day".

...and knowing is half the battle.

John KB2HSH

Really? I couldn't get Windows ME to last more than 2 months before I reinstalled it.
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K4RKY
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2013, 07:28:47 PM »

Windows XP will work on that machine but you will have to do a clean install (format). I have done several that way it they work great. ME was a joke from the get go. Kinda like Vista has turned out but Vista is not quite as bad. Just make sure you run all the MS updates to get the newer drivers.
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2013, 09:58:25 PM »

For an explanation of how Windows ME came to be, see http://xkcd.com/323/

     73,

            Dave, AA6YQ
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