Windows 8 PC is the latest popular system with excellent features and properties. Moreover, these are most widely used by most of the PC users that allow creating several accounts for each user, which can increase the risk or chances of forgetting the password. Have you ever forgotten password of your Windows 8 machine? On the other hand, your Windows 8 computer may deny accepting your password at the Login Screen. Then you may be badly in need of help to restore it back and access your useful information. In such case, one should check and take care of all these things before losing password.
However, it is quite frustrating when you realize that your Windows 8 login passwords are lost. Usually, it happens that most of us tend to forget our Windows 8 passwords. Here are some tricks that one should follow on how to unlock forgotten Windows 8 passwords:
Option 1: Reset Windows 8 password with password reset disk
Password reset disk only works if you have created the reset disk before losing the account password. Thus, it is better to create this Windows 8 reset disk whenever you setup an account. Here is how the method as follows:
- Whenever you are typing the wrong Windows 8 password, it will show the password hint and you can easily reset it by clicking on “Reset Password”.
- Now, click on the “Next” option and choose your USB password key disk drive to reset the password with the new one
- Then, you can use the new password and can easily access Windows 8 PC
Option 2: Unlock Windows 8 password with safe mode
Windows 8 system has built in administrator account created during Windows reinstallation, and gets disabled by default that has no password in it. One should enable that account before forgetting other admin account password. Otherwise, your built in administrator will not appear in the screen in this tip.
Step 1: Start your Windows 8 computer and press “F8” when the computer boots up. Scroll down to “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” with the arrow keys on the keyboard and click “Enter”. Your computer starts in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Step 2: Choose the Administrator account that appear in the screen, then enter command prompt.
Step 3: Then Type: net user ****** 456789 and press Enter
(****** is the account name for which the password needs to be reset and 456789 is the new password), it will display a message that “the command completed successfully”.
Step 4: Restart your Windows 8 computer, then you can log in as ****** with the password 45678. You can go to control Panel to change your account password when needed
Suppose if none of the above mentioned tips and tricks do not worked and you are unable to login to your system at any cost then you will loss your data stored in drive where you have installed operating system. Do you wish to restore data really? Then make use of third party data recovery application like Remo Recover Windows. This application has capable to restore all types of files from Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, etc. Moreover, you can make use of this application to recover formatted drive data on Windows 8 in simple steps.
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