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    How to hack a 'back door' into Win10, 8, and 7


    Insider Tricks

    How to hack a 'back door' into Win10, 8, and 7


    By Fred Langa

    This unofficial hack can give you full administrator access to Windows, even if a PC's accounts and passwords are mangled, unknown, or blocked.

    It involves a new way to take advantage of an ancient security vulnerability (dating to Windows 95!) that lets you trick the OS into opening a system-level command environment.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/insider-tricks/how-to-hack-a-back-door-into-win10-8-and-7/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    When I was working for a mom and pop PC repair outfit, I remember using Hiren's CD to remove passwords on machines when I needed to repair customer's profiles and they didn't provide us with their login password. Still, whatever you can use to repair a customer's PC (or your own) is fair game. I wonder if Hiren still works for Win10 machines? I'm way out of the loop when it comes to PC repair now (only help friends when they need it and it's not been often of late which attests to the maturity of Microsoft's new OS since Win7 anyway).

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    Lyle,

    Based on their website it hasn't been updated since Win 7. HTH
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    Yeah; haven't checked Hiren since 2013. Still works great in my XP VM. lol

    Hiren was definitly my tool of Choice. Before Hiren, we used Winternal's boot CD but they sold themselves to Microsoft and don't believe they have a bootable CD any longer. Hiren's better anyway.

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    I feel like Windows Secrets should focus on more productive topics, rather than creating 'hacks' on computers to bypass security. Just my opinion.

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    Those tips are really valuable when your (friend's) PC plays up.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baodad View Post
    more productive topics, rather than creating 'hacks' on computers to bypass security
    I understand your concern, but part of my typical configuring of a different setup involves side-stepping around many Microsoft attempts to save me from myself. So I regard this as a productive article--thanks Fred and WS.
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