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Top 2 Handy Methods to Retrieve Windows 8.1 Password

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"I have a Windows 8.1 computer. But as I hadn't used it for a long time, I forgot Windows 8.1 password and can't approach to the data on my computer. Is there any solution to retrieve Windows 8.1 login password? Please help!"

It is really annoying enough if you forgot the password of Windows 8.1. In fact, Microsoft helps us remember our password with a password hint. So if you have set a password hint, you can use it as a reminder and recall your forgotten password easily, but what if you haven't set a password hint or you still can't remember the password according to the hint? Don't worry! This article can exactly save you out of the dilemma. Here we list top 2 handy methods to recover Windows 8.1 password.

p.s.: The methods introduced in this article can only be used to retrieve local account password on Windows 8.1. Lost Microsoft account password or homegroup password ? Go to see "How to Reset Window Microsoft Account" and how to retrieve lost homegroup password in Windows 8.1 .

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Method 1: How to Retrieve Forgotten Windows 8.1 Password with Previously-created Password Reset Disk

A password reset disk is one of the most convenient tools for Windows 8.1 password recovery. If you did create a password reset disk for your account, then you can follow tutorials below to get back lost password on Windows 8.1:

  • Enter a wrong password

    Type a wrong password in the login screen and you will be informed that the password you input is wrong. Then you can see Reset password option appears under the password box.
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  • Tap on Reset password link

    Before click the option of Reset password, you need to insert the created password reset disk into your locked computer.
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  • Click "Next"

    After the step above, the Password Reset Wizard will appear, click "Next".
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  • Select the removable media that corresponds to your password reset disk, then click Next.
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    Type a new password and type it again to confirm. You can of course create a password hint now.
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Method 2: How to Retrieve User Account Password in Windows 8.1 with Third-party Software

Have no password reset disk created before? Stare at the login screen and only know to scratch your head? Stop doing like that! Just leave all problems to Windows Password Recovery Tool. It can help you retrieve Windows 8.1 administrator password (as well as other passwords) instantly.

Of course, you need to download and install the software on an available computer.

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  • Launch Windows Password Recovery Tool. Insert a blank CD/DVD or USB into the workable computer, and burn an ISO image file to the device with Quick Recovery or Advanced Recovery Wizard.
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  • Pull out the newly created device and insert it into your locked computer. Now you need to change your computer's setting to make it boot from the device. If your computer is preinstalled with Windows 8 and use UEFI, you have to disable UEFI Secure Boot before the BIOS setting.
  • After the program starts, select the target Windows OS you want to retrieve password for, click Next to continue.
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  • Then all user accounts will display before you, select the user account whose password you want to remove or reset, click Next to proceed.
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  • Click Reboot to restart your computer.

Now the two methods to retrieve password on Windows 8.1 have been listed. Just follow their steps and recover your lost Windows 8.1 password.

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