Forget Windows 8/8.1 Login Password, How to Recover it?

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Windows 8 is really an amazing Windows distro and it is highly popular because of new added features. Unfortunately, a lot of people delete or forget the login password accidentally. This means you simply cannot do anything with your computer. But that does not mean you have to throw your computer to the trash bin. Bypassing the Windows password is not a complicated job at all if you could find some good tools for this. You can easily get access to your computer without putting the password. Now you might be wondering how to do that. Well, you can do this with the following suggestions.



Part 1: Recover Forgotten Windows 8 Password with Microsoft Service

In Windows 8 and later, when you set up the computer at the first time, Microsoft asks you to sing in with its account (hotmail/outlook/live). If you were the one who used account password for login, then you can easily reset the password with Microsoft account service on the web. Then you can use the new password to login. However, make sure the locked computer is connected to Internet.

 

Steps on How to Reset Microsoft Account Password:

  • Step 1: Please find a device that can access the Internet.
  • Step 2: Open a web browser and type account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx.
  • Step 3: Select I forgot my password and click Next.
  • Step 4: Input the email you signed in on the computer and enter the characters you see from the verification image.
  • Step 5: Enter the recovery email and you will receive a verification code in a few seconds. Input the code on the page and set a new password for the account.

 

 

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Part 2: Recover Forgotten Windows 8 Password with UUkeys Password Recovery

If you didn't login with Microsoft account, then you need to use some password recovery tool to help you out. UUkeys Windows Password Recovery is the most powerful software when it comes to reset the password for Windows 8. The program will first assistant you to make a password reset disk with USB drive. Then use the newly created disk to reset password of any Windows account. It only takes a few minutes to fully recover the lost password. What's more, you can add a new admin account for login. During the whole process, there is a nice user interface you can follow instead of ugly command prompt. What you need to do is just a few mouse clicks. This is the best Windows password recovery solution available. Supported Windows OS includes Windows 8/8.1/8.2/8.3, Windows 10 and Windows 7.

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Things that You Need to Prepare:

  • A normal Windows computer that you can use.
  • A CD/DVD or a USB flash drive.
  • UUkeys Windows Passsword Recovery.

Tutorial for Recovering Windows 8/8.1 Password with UUkeys

Step 1 : Download and Install UUkeys Windows Password Recovery

Use a normal Windows computer to access this page and you can find a large green "Download" button. You need to click it in order to download the software. Now follow the step-by-step instructions to install the software on the computer. Once the software is installed in your computer, then open it. You can see the main user interface from the screenshot displayed on the right.

Step 2 : Create a Password Reset Disk with USB Flash Drive)

Password reset disk is a macro program that allows you to get access to locked Windows computer. It will be directly loaded to computer memory when the computer was booted. Now UUkeys Windows Password Recovery is going to help you to create a Windows password reset disk. Ideally, you can make such a disk with CD, DVD or USB. For now, USB flash drive is the most convenient option as many of the computers are not shipped with DVD drive.

Insert a USB drive to the computer and remember the drive name. Now you need to get back to the software and you can easily get the drive name from the list. Now all you have to do is click the button "Burn USB " to write the important files to the disk. You will get a message "Burning Successfully" once the burning process is done.

Step 3: Set First Boot Device to USB in BIOS Settings on Locked Computer

Computer always uses the hard drive as the first booting device and you need to set USB as the first booting device in BIOS settings. Or the program in password reset disk won't be loaded. That means you can't recover the forgotten password.

Now insert the USB drive to the password protected computer and power it on. Press F12/F10/F2/ESC key during start up to enter into BIOS settings and change the boot menu with the right key. Each computer comes with a specific booting key so you need to research this first.

Step 4: Time to Recover Forgotten Windows 8 Password with UUkeys

You will see an user interface during the booting process . Now you can recover the password in four steps. First, select a Windows OS from Step 1. Now you need to select the target user account from Step 2. Click the "Reset Password" button to set the unknown password to blank. Finally click Reboot and take password recovery disk out.

Now the password of selected account is removed and you can easily access your computer without putting any password. Next time you add a password to the computer, make sure


Resetting Windows 8 password is an easy job with the above methods. Actually, there are other solutions to this problem but there are too complicated, which involves command prompts and other tricky staff. If you are geeky enough, you can give it a try. For normal users, the above two suggestions are much better options. I have tested UUkeys program on 3 Windows computers with all success. It is a proven answer to recover password of Windows desktop or laptop computers.


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