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Old 09-14-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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Question how to retrieve password

Hi All,

A collegue of mine forget his password for windows-xp? Also has RHEL5 on the same machine, and can boot the machine through linux.
Can he recover his windows password through Linux, OR can he recover his data over windows through linux ?

Thank you,
Old 09-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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Unsure about recovering the password through linux, but he can reset his password:
You burn it to a disk or a floppy and boot from it to reset the XP password
Old 09-14-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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So were talking about he lost the windows admin password, right?

This is the tool I use:

Thanks compgenius999, clever minds think a like.

Last edited by bsdunix; 09-14-2009 at 07:33 PM.


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