chntpw - Change passwords in Windows SAM files

Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Repository: PCLinuxOS x86_64
Package name: chntpw
Package version: 0.99.6
Package release: 1pclos2013
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 253.89 KB
Download size: 253.89 KB
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This is a utility to reset the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista etc system. You do not need to know the old password to set a new one. It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppydisk or CD or another system. Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts! There is also a registry editor and other registry utilities that works under linux/unix, and can be used for other things than password editing. NOTE: That changing the password with chntpw does not work. It can only be used to blank (reset) a password. See



  • chntpw = 0.99.6-1pclos2013
  • chntpw(x86-64) = 0.99.6-1pclos2013

    Install Howto

    1. Enable PCLinuxOS x86_64 repository in /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm pclinuxos/64bit x86_64
    2. Update the package index:
      # apt-get update
    3. Install chntpw rpm package:
      # apt-get install chntpw