Windows Subsystem for Linux commonly known as WSL is a feature that allows users to run supported Linux distributions in Windows. Unlike dual boot WSL runs inside Windows like a typical Windows application. On WSL forgotten passwords are handled differently than a normal Linux environment because it does not have a bootloader that you can edit. It also does not have an init system that you can hijack to launch a root shell. This guide walks you through the steps to reset your WSL user password. Related How Linux Stores and Manages User Passwords Using the Root Account 8230 Read more.


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