Windows 3.11 for workgroup

July 27, 2012 at 08:19:50
Specs: Windows Vista
I need urgent help with pwl file for an old computer that controls electrical pulse in our lab. I tried to copy the pwl file from windows directory and manage to work but the problem is that the device connected to the computer needs the same password to run. When I put the pwl file back it logged me off that device and I can not connect with it again. I have the pwl file with me and I am in desperate need of help to open that file and get the password for admin loggin. Even if I reinstall the windows I still need that password. Can anyone help please

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July 27, 2012 at 08:42:02
Boot into DOS, copy the PWL file to where it needs to be, then boot into Windows.

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July 27, 2012 at 19:22:20
"...the problem is that the device connected to the computer needs the same password to run."

So are you stating that this "device" has another piece of software (other than Windows) which needs a password that is the same as the Windows Login password? If so, then the .pwl file will likely do you no good, as it (the device's software) is almost guaranteed to store a password in some other way...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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July 28, 2012 at 14:26:36
Than you phil22 and T-R-A.
the device which is called 2460NT has its own pwl file (2460nt.pwl) and it asks me to write the password to login and activate the hardware. it has the same username or the win login account. The problem with this system is that its too old and I don't have the floppy disks to reinstall the system again, so my only option is try to somehow read the pwl to get the password for it, the system is about 22 years old and the company does not have any technical support for this device any more. I have copied the pwl file in case someone can help me.
Thank you guys for your help

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July 28, 2012 at 23:38:48
The passwords are encrypted, the rules of CN are no password hacking help, as we can not verify you are bona-fide.........

ARM Devices the future. Windows have accepted the fact!

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July 29, 2012 at 08:05:26
Thanks Jolicload,
well if someone can actually help, that would not be a problem, I can ask my professor to make the verification for you or by any other way from our department officially. I am a Ph.d student and I am planning to use that device in my research.


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August 3, 2012 at 04:59:58
P.M. sent

Keep the old stuff running

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