The password is not cleared

Bug #691469 reported by Papy
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chntpw (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: chntpw

i've tried to clear a password on a windows 7 system.

with the ubuntu 10.10 version (on official live CD), the password has not been cleared.

with the ubuntu 9.04 version (on official live CD), the chntpw did the job

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bobloblian (bob-computerisms) wrote :

I can verify this with version 0.99.6-2.
The -u option does not blank a password, and the -i option gets stuck in an eternal loop when selecting the user to modify.
Version 0.99.5-0+nmu1 appears to work as expected...

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Sebastian Meyer (x-archimedes) wrote :

+1 for that bug, still affects me on 11.10 pre-alpha. Would be nice to fix that regression ;-)

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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.

Btw, isn't bug #1046622 the duplicate of this bug?

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Mike (web-g) wrote :

It's been over 2 years and this problem still has not been fixed using the latest version 0.99.6-2 in The Quantal Quetzal (current stable release). It's totally non-functional on my 64 bit AMD system even though the utility reports successfully operating.

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kapsi (kapsi-precise) wrote :

Please publish a working version for chntpw or use the older version 0.99.5 ...

It's a shame to have a non working version in the repos for such a long time!

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MrCompTech (mrcomptech) wrote :

chntpw version chntpw 1.0-1build1 (universe) also does not reset the password in Windows 10. It does allow the enabling of the built-in administrator account, although that account is not allowed to use Edge(Internet Explorer) to access the internet.

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Fantu (fantonifabio) wrote :

latest build (140201-1) contain some fixes and improvement, can someone try if with 140201-1 is solved this issue?

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