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changing windows 7 /windows xp password with ubuntu live cd

Change Windows Password from Ubuntu/Ubuntu Live CD Enabling Read/Write Access
Install NTFS GUI Configuration Tool by running this code in the terminal
sudo apt-get install ntfs-config
Applications-System Tools-NTFS Configuration Tool
Tick the NTFS partition where Windows is installed and give a suitable mount point like xp. Partions are shown as /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3If you find this confusing,then tick all of them and assign the mount points as xp,xp1 etc. Click on Apply.
In the next window Tick Enable Write Support for Internal Device.
Now your windows partitions are mounted as xp,xp1 etc
Places-Computer-Filesystem-Media
You can see your windows partitions mounted here as xp,xp1.Open each one of them and look for the Windows folder.If the Windows folder is in xp then your Windows is installed in that partition.
Installing chntpw
Execute the following command in terminal
sudo apt-get install chntpw Changing the Passwords
The windows passwords are stored in the SAM file located Windows/Sy…

How to downgrade grub in ubuntu

The grub version 2 used in ubuntu 10.04 and later versions may be required to downgrade to grub 1.5 or legacy grub in some situations like we need to install the Ubuntu and other linux which uses the old grub like redhat linux 5 side by side.

To downgrade the grub, the following steps are recommended:
1. take a backup of the current /boot/grub folder:
#sudo mv /boot/grub/ /boot/grub_backup

2. Create a new /boot/grub directotry:
#sudo mkdir /boot/grub

3. Remove Startupmanager
#sudo apt-get --purge remove startupmanager

4. Remove Grub
# sudo apt-get --purge remove grub-pc grub-common

5. sudo apt-get update

6.Install Grub
sudo apt-get install grub
7. configure grub on harddisk sda
#sudo grub-install /dev/sda

8. open Grub configuration
# sudo Grub

in grub prompt:
find /boot/grub/stage1

root (hd0,2)

setup (hd0);

quit

9. install startup manager
sudo apt-get install startupmanager



10. reboot the system.