Latest version fails to blank or change password

Bug #1046622 reported by emptythevoid
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #691469: The password is not cleared. Edit Remove
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chntpw (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using the version in the repos 0.99.6-2, the program appears to work exactly as expected, and doesn't display any errors, and acts like it's done everything properly when blanking or changing a password. However, when Windows is loaded, no change has been made - the password has not been blanked or changed. I installed an older version ( and it works just fine. This has happened on multiple computers with different versions of Windows (the lastest I encountered is on XP).

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J. (jose-manuel-rodriguez-moreno) wrote :

I also had this problem (exactly the same).
I confirm it works with the older version of chntpw (I'm using Ubuntu 12.10)

Thanks for sharing!

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in chntpw (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

There are new chntpw releases ( latest 0.99.6 - 110511) released on 2010 and 2011, maybe this bug is fixed in latest upstream version? See LP bug #637623 for more info.

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