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Forgot Password to Login to Windows 8/8.1? How to Reset it

Dec. 02, 2014 11:26 am / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 8 Tips
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Forgot the administrator password to login to Windows 8/8.1? Microsoft account password was lost but Microsoft online password reset (www.account.live.com/password/reset) can’t help you change the password? Here I’d like to share three ways that I usually use to reset Windows 8 /8.1 password for myself and my friends.

No.1: Reset/Change Windows 8/8.1 Local Account and Microsoft Account Password with Bootable USB

The bootable USB I recommend here is different from the one created with Password Reset Wizard. To be accurate, it is a professional Windows password reset tool (Windows Password Recovery Tool). It is a bootable disk which can be burned when your Windows 8/8.1 gets locked. What you need is a normally workable computer, a blank USB flash drive, and Windows Password Recovery Tool 6.0 full version. Then get down to the detailed steps on how to change Windows 8 Microsoft account and local account password when Windows 8/8.1 forgot password.

Free Download Windows Password Recovery Tool 6.0 full version and install it on the workable computer that you prepare.

Free Trial Windows Password Recovery Tool :

Size: 53.9MB
Warm Prompt: Two versions of Windows Password Recovery Tool are advised here:
  • 1. Windows Password Recovery Tool Standard -- the Cheapest but only support reset/recover/remove Windows 8 local (admin and standard) password
  • 2. Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate -- More expensive but can reset Windows 8 Microsoft and Local account password.

No.2: Reset Windows 8/8.1 Login Password with Password Reset Disk Previously Created via Password Reset Wizard

For local account, when you set password to protect it, you can create a password reset disk with Password Reset Wizard to save password information so that you can use it to reset forgotten password. If you did it before your Windows 8/8.1 forgot password, you can use it to help you gain access to your Windows PC now.

Note: This can only be applied to Windows 8 admin password reset and standard password. If you want to change forgotten password for Microsoft account, I suggest you turn back to No. 1 way.

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No.3: Reset Forgotten Windows 8/8.1 Password with Command Prompt (cmd)

This is another way that you can use to access your Windows 8/8.1 when you lost the login password. But different from Windows 8 password reset USB, this way has rigid limitations. You must have enabled Windows 8/8.1‘s built-in administrator account before you forgot your account’s password or you have another account with admin privilege to login to the Windows 8/8.1. If you have, follow the steps below:

No matter which way you choose, once the password is reset successfully, you can access your Windows 8/8.1 normally.

Free Trial Windows Password Recovery Tool :

Size: 53.9MB
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