How to know current windows password without resetting

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Using Linux, I would like to know the current windows password without resetting or editing it. I would like your suggestions on how to resolve this problem.

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How to know current windows password without resetting

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First there is a confusion in your question that first you mentioned that you are using Linux then you want to know the method to get the current Windows password and not the Linux password. Is it for Linux or for Windows?

  • However in both cases there is no way that you can know the password without resetting it. You even can't edit it if you don't know the original password. But there are few things that you can try.
  • you can try installing a new operating system so that it replaces the old one and so the password is gone.
  • You can use a recovery usb disk if you have made one.
  • You can try using a separate hard disk as your main hard disk, install windows on it and then connect the 2nd hard disk with your pc, this is how you can see the contents of the 2nd hard disk and can copy your important data from 1 hard disk to another without reinstalling the windows.
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How to know current windows password without resetting

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I guess this is another question from a confused Linux and Windows user. Linux and Windows are 2 different operating systems. If you want to change your password in Windows, you need to boot your computer in Microsoft Windows and then you can change the password for your user account.

The same with Linux, if you want to change the password for your user account, the computer has to be running on the Linux operating system to achieve your goal. If you are running your computer on dual boot with Microsoft Windows and Linux Ubuntu, what you are asking is very impossible.

When you are logged in to Microsoft Windows, you will not be able to access the other operating system or Linux Ubuntu because literally the partition where Linux Ubuntu is installed is hidden and only the partition for Microsoft Windows is activated and visible. When a partition is hidden, the partition is deactivated.

And when it is deactivated, the other partition will not be able to see it that’s why you cannot access Linux if you are on Windows because it is totally inaccessible. This is the same when you are logged in to Linux Ubuntu, the partition for Microsoft Windows is deactivated thus making it hidden and then the partition for Linux is activated allowing your computer to start in Linux.

When you dual boot a computer, only one partition of the operating systems installed should be visible and the activation and deactivation of the partitions are done automatically by Microsoft Windows.

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