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    Forgot My Password

    Hi! I forgot a password I used for administrator accounts on my windows XP and Fedora2 systems.

    How can I retrieve a password from at least one of the OSs?

    Thanks
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    With windows xp, use the nt offline password recovery tool and reset your account and password.

    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

    With fedora, boot to single user mode, or boot to recovery and remove the encrypted password from the shadow file. When you reboot, there will be no password on root and you can change it.

    http://rtfm.dyndns.info/tips/2000/04/07/11.shtml

    Both of those will work. However, there are more options. If you can't get them to work, let us know.
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    Thanks, I'll try those. I just spent all night trying to bruteforce my windows password file, but I came up with a Very Good password .
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