Originally Posted by lost amigo
I just wanted to get help from you on my current problem. I was issued by my company a desktop of my own BUT they created a LIMITED account thats why I cant install other programs other than those programs currently installed in it.
Can anyone help me please to change my Windows XP log in account type?
Well I don't know about changing your account type.But what you can do is hack into your administrator's account and from that account you can install the software you want to.The following information is only for learning purpose and you should not do anything illegal with it
Ok windows XP stores its password in "C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM" and "C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM" .Don't jump just yet
.These files are password hashes stored in binary format and you can't read them.So what you got to do is get L0phtCrack from http://www.atstake.com/
to be able dump the password hashes and than run a dictionary attack on the hashes.Mind you this can take a lot of time depending on how intelligent your admin is(which would be directly proportional to how strong his password is).
Also another method which uses time/memory tradeoff is rainbow tables.You can visit this site http://project-rainbowcrack.com/.
Ok so that is about it if you want more information I suggest you see http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Protect-Weak-Authentication-Protocols-Passwords.html .
The above link is usefull and you can also google SAM attacks.
Again as this is your company lappy i suggest you avoid doing anything illegal as it can cost you your job.Anyways let me know if it helped.