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Can I Change Windows password from Ubuntu?

While Ubuntu Live CD is widely used to troubleshoot PC problems, you can use it to reset Windows user account passwords as well. The process requires creating a Ubuntu Live CD or Live USB, and then booting it to gain full system access for resetting forgotten Windows password.

How can I bypass Ubuntu administrator password?

From the official Ubuntu LostPassword documentation:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. Hold Shift during boot to start GRUB menu.
  3. Highlight your image and press E to edit.
  4. Find the line starting with “linux” and append rw init=/bin/bash at the end of that line.
  5. Press Ctrl + X to boot.
  6. Type in passwd username.
  7. Set your password.

How do I reset my Ubuntu password on Windows 10?

Enter ubuntu config –default-user root to set the default user as root. Now open your Ubuntu shell again. This time you’ll notice you are logged in as root. You now want to change the password of your account type, passwd [username] and follow the instructions to reset your password.

Can I use Linux to reset Windows password?

One cost-effective and reliable way to reset a Windows password is to keep a copy of Linux with you and use the chntpw application. You lose your Windows password(s) and cannot log in to your machine. If you have a rescue disk, you should be okay.

How do I bypass Linux password on Windows 10?

Steps to remove Windows 10 login password

  1. Download Kali Linux ISO and Universal USB Installer from above links.
  2. Plug in a USB flashdrive that you want to use as a bootable USB drive to a computer that you have access to.
  3. Run Universal USB Installer (UUI) .exe file on the same computer as the USB’s. Setup UUI:

How do I change administrator password in Ubuntu?

How to change a user password in Ubuntu

  1. Open the terminal application by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T.
  2. To change a password for user named tom in Ubuntu, type: sudo passwd tom.
  3. To change a password for root user on Ubuntu Linux, run: sudo passwd root.
  4. And to change your own password for Ubuntu, execute: passwd.

What is chntpw tool?

chntpw is a software utility for resetting or blanking local passwords used by Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. It does this by editing the SAM database where Windows stores password hashes.

How do I reset my Uefi password in Windows 10?

3Windows 10 UEFI Password Reset Choose a user account and then click on Reset Password button. The program will remove / reset your lost Windows 10 password, as well as unlocking the selected user account in case it is disabled, locked out or expired. Remove the Live CD/USB drive and restart your computer.