When I used the Ophcrack LiveCD recently, the program automatically ran without me manually loading any hashes. Question is: If Ophcrack does not automatically find hashes, how can I go about obtaining them for a Windows 7 computer for which I do not have administrator access (which is required for pwdump7).
Typically if you don’t have a user with admin rights you need to escalate privileges (i.e. exploit a vulnerability), then fire up the pw dump tools.
copied from Ophcrack wiki verbatim: