Now that your password has been recovered using Ophcrack LiveCD, simply enter your password when prompted after booting your computer normally.
You're Not Done Yet!
Assuming Ophcrack was successful in cracking your Windows password, I'm sure you're jumping up and down with joy and ready to get back to whatever you were doing but now is the time to be proactive so you never have to use this program again:
- Create a password reset disk. A password reset disk is special floppy disk or flash drive that you create in Windows that can be used to gain access to your account if you ever forget your password in the future.
As long as you can keep this disk or drive in a safe place, you'll never have to worry about forgetting your password, or using Ophcrack, again.
- Change your Windows password. I suppose this step is optional but I'm guessing that your password was too difficult to remember and that's why you used Ophcrack in the first place.
Change your password to something that you'll remember this time but keep it hard to guess as well. Of course if you followed Step 1 above and now have a password reset disk, you don't have much to worry about anymore.
Here are a few other Windows password how-to's you might find useful:
- How To Create a Windows Password
- How To Remove a Windows Password
- How To Auto Login to Windows
- How To Guess a Password
Note: The screenshot above shows a Windows 7 logon screen but the same steps will of course apply with Windows Vista and Windows XP.