Perhaps the most damn-it thing for you, as a fancier of the Alienware gaming laptop or desktop, is that you forgot Alienware password in Windows 8 when you extremely want to login your Alienware M14x, M11x, M18x, X51, etc. and enjoy games. Don't panic! Here are top 5 ways for you to choose to reset Alienware Windows 8 password and regain access to your laptop.
Top 1: Use Windows 8 Password Recovery Tool
Windows 8 Password Recovery Tool is a professional and popular Windows password recovery software, which can help you reset Alienware password in Windows 8 with 100% password reset rate. It fully supports password reset for both administrator and other user accounts without any data loss. Here is the simply guide on Alienware administrator password reset in Windows 8.
Step 1: Install Windows 8 Password Recovery Tool
Download, install and launch this tool on any available computer.
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Step 2: Burn an Alienware Windows 8 password reset disk
Burn a Windows 8 Password CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive. There are 2 ways to do so: Quick Recovery and Advanced Recovery Wizard. To reset Microsoft account password, you'd better select the latter.
Step 3: Set BIOS to boot from CD/DVD/USB Drive
Set BIOS to boot your laptop from CD/DVD/USB Drive. You should disable UEFI Secure Boot firstly if your computer with Windows 8 preinstalled uses UEFI.
Step 4: Reset Alienware administrator password in Windows 8
Start your Alienware laptop and insert the newly burned disk into it. After Windows Password Recovery Tool initializing, select Windows installation, click "Reset your password" and "Next". Then choose you account (it supports Microsoft account), click "Next".
After clicking "Reboot" in the next pop-up window, you can login Windows 8 on Alienware gaming laptop without any password.
For password reset, Windows Password Recovery Tool fully supports the pop models of Alienware gaming laptops in Windows 8 as the following list shows.
|Alienware M17x R4 AM17xR4-8424BK||Alienware M18x R2 AM18XR2-7778BK||Alienware M14x R2 AM14XR2-6111BK|
|Alienware M14x R2 AM14RX2-7222BK||Alienware M14x R2 AM14XR2-7223BK||Alienware M18x R2 AM18XR2-11481BK|
|Alienware M17x R4 AM17xR4-7895BK||Alienware M17x R4 AM17xR4-11053BK||Alienware M14x R2 AM14XR2-8334BK|
|Alienware M18x R2 AM18XR2-7111BK||Dell Alienware M18X R2 2.90-3.80GHz||Alienware M17x R4 2.40-3.40GHz|
|Dell Alienware M17X R4 2.7-3.7GHz||Alienware X51||Alienware M11x|
Top 2: Use a Previously-created Password Reset Disk
If you have a previously-created password reset disk, you can use it for Alienware Windows 8 password reset. Here is how.
- 1. Use a wrong password to sign in Windows 8.
- 2. Click the reset password link and insert the previously-created password reset disk.
- 3. Select the disk, type a new password and click "Finish" button.
Note: Don't know how to create this disk? Learn how to create a Windows 8 password reset disk.
Top 3: Use a Microsoft Account
Microsoft account is another way for you to log into Windows 8. If you have already got one, you can use it to reset your forgotten password on line. However, there are some big hidden dangers of Windows 8 Microsoft accounts, like your account would get hijacked very easily and you would be locked out. So you need to be very careful when using it. Click here to learn how to create a Microsoft account.
- 1. Visit https://account.live.com/password/reset and enter your Microsoft account.
- 2. Receive a reset link in your Email, a code sent to your phone via SMS message and then follow the introductions.
Top 4: Try an Administrator Account
If you have another administrator account, you can try it for Alienware laptop password reset in Windows 8. However, some of your data, like the encrypted files, e-mail messages, passwords of websites or network, would be lost. Here is the simple guide to use this method.
- Step 1: Type another administrator account to sign into Windows 8.
- Step 2: Type "user accounts" in the search box and click "User Accounts".
- Step 3: Select the user account that you want to reset password of, type a new password.
Top 5: Reinstall Windows 8 System
When you type wrong password on your Alienware laptop, it would suggest you to reinstall system. If you don't care about the data loss on your Alienware, you can take this advice and ask for an expert's help.
You are strongly recommended to change your Alienware Windows 8 password periodically to better protect your information. Whenever you forgot the password, you can compare these top 5 ways and pick out the most suitable one for you.