During my apprenticeship I was sent to a lot of different customers and middle-sized companies to support their IT environment or just analyse and solve their computer problems. Manytimes I was completely alone and it was in my own responsibility to do a good job and satisfy the customer at the end. Believe me I had to deal with a lot of chaotic IT environments or difficult customers. If I look back I remember that I was manytimes in unplesant situations that had challenged myself psychologically and technically. Forexample the company sold me as a specialst for a specific product or technology where I had only less knowledge to find a error and I couldn’t tell the customer that I had no plan! In such cases I had to learn howto arrange myself and find useful informations in a short time. I also had a CD Box with me with different kind of tools that helped me in solving or analysing computer problems. From time to time and case to case this collection did grow and I also had this kind of tools with me later as I worked as a „technician on the field“. This collection did also contain some hacking tools that I could bypass the login of a windows system. I give you a practical example of a typical situation where this kind of tools saved my day!
I was sent to a customer where I had to stage some notebooks. This customer had a lot of internal applications and it would take hours to install them all manually. To save time they gave me a Image that contained the operatingsystem and most of the core applications. I did install that image on the first machine, but I couldn’t login with the local administrator credentials they gave me. No one did know the password and the person who built this setup wasn’t available anymore 😈
I’ve decided to reset the password and could finish the work in time. Anyway this was just a little introduction! In this article I want to show you a elegant way how you can bypass the windows 10 login without anykind of special tools.
Sticky keys is an accessibility feature of some graphical user interfaces to assist users who have physical disabilities. By default this feauture is turned on an can be activated by pressing the shift key five times. Our goal is to replace the sticky key tool with a cmd prompt to install a admin access to the system! Let’s go.
Boot the Windows 10 system and hold down the power button for 5 seconds to turn it of. After starting the system again it will initate a automatic repair. If this should not work we also can boot with a windows operatingsystem CD. Then we can hit Shift + F10 to get a cmd prompt.
If you did it correctly you should get a screen like this: (Choose Adcanced options)
Here we have two options, we use a cmd prompt or do the manipulation with the GUI. If you want to use the cmd use the following commands:
C: cd \windows\system32 rename sethc.exe sethc1.exe xcopy cmd.exe sethc.exe exit