How to install Windows 8 on a new computer

Bought a new computer? And want to do a clean install of Windows 8 on it? Almost everyone knows that insert a Windows 8 installation disc on it and launch the PC, and then the program will help us to install the system automatically. However, if we do not have a Windows 8 installation disc, what to do? Create one by yourself with a blank CD/DVD or USB disk.

How to create a Windows 8 installation disc with a USB?

(1) Download a Windows USB install program and install it on a computer that you can access.

(2) Get a Windows 8 ISO installation file.

(3) Take a USB connected with the computer, on the program click on “Browse” to select the Windows 8 ISO file.

click on the browse button

(4) Select the USB device on drop-down list, and then click on “Burn to USB” to burn the ISO image file into USB.

select a Windows 8 ISO image file and burn it to USB

Tips:

The burning progress will take a few minutes, please wait for it patiently until get the message “Burning successfully!” When you get the message, it means the Windows 8 USB installation disc has been created successfully.

How to install Windows 8 on a new computer with the USB installation disc?

(1) Take the Windows 8 USB disc, connect it with the new computer that you want to install Windows 8.

(2) Set the computer to boot from the USB disc. You can get into BIOS settings and then set the USB to the first boot list on Boot Menu. Or press the Boot Menu Key directory to set up the Boot Menu, and then select the USB device, press Enter to set it boot.

(3) When the Windows 8 installation program comes up, select the preferences on drop-down list, and then click on Next to continue.

Tips:

If the Windows 8 installation program do not comes up, but get to the logon screen again, it means the computer failed to boot from the Windows 8 USB disc.

 

If you do not have a USB, but have a blank CD/DVD, you also can use it create a Windows 8 CD/DVD disc, and then use it to install Windows 8.

How to create a Windows 8 installation disc with a CD/DVD?

The steps to create a Windows 8 CD/DVD disc are similar to the USB.

(1) Download the Windows install tool

(2) Get a Windows 8 ISO file

(3) Insert a CD/DVD into computer, select the Windows 8 ISO file, and then burn it to the CD/DVD.

How to install Windows 8 with the CD installation disc?

(1) Set computer to boot from the CD/DVD-ROM.

(2) Select the preferences and install Windows 8 following the instructions.

Password Protect Email Outlook

The security of email is more and more important in nowadays with the widely used of net work. How to protect email outlook with the password? And how to prevent the email password from hacker? This article will discuss the methods with you!

Method 1: Encrypt personal file to protect email password

The sent and received Email are stored in a file that we can create password to protect it. How to set a password on the Email file? Below will show you the detail steps:

(1) Open the Outlook, find Personal file, right-click on Personal file, and then select Personal file properties.

(2) Click on Advanced, click on Change Email password, and then on the password text box type in the old password, new password, and the confirm password.

 

Method 2: Use the Email filtering rules

If you receive thousands of emails every day, then it is hard for you to find the email you want, that will waste you a lot of time. And what is worse, sometimes, you will get the rubbish email which may bring you virus.

How to create a filter on Outlook Email:

Step 1: Get into Outlook 2000, on the Tools bar select Rules wizard, on the right panel click on New to add the email filter rules.

Step 2: Select the rule: Check the email when it arrives.

Step 3: Click on “Protect email password Next”, and then select the requirement: “My name is not on the receiver box”, and then click on Next.

Step 4: Select how to deal with the rubbish email, you can select move to a file, and then if you want to read it next time, you can recover it. If you select delete it forever, then you can’t find it forever.

 

Method 3: Backup your email password information to prevent email password from hacking

How to backup the email information:

Step 1: Copy all of the email file to E: mymail.

Step 2: On the Outlook Express, click on Tools, and then select Options.

Step 3: Click on Maintenance, click on stored file.

Step 4: Click on Change, select the E: mymail for the stored file, and then click on Yes.

 

 

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How to Reset Windows 8 Enterprise Forgot Password

What to do if you forgot your Windows 8 Enterprise administrator or domain login password and locked out of your computer? It would be very frustrated when you are urgent to use it but can’t get into computer.

Windows 8 Enterprise forgot  password

1. Ask for help from people who are good at dealing with windows problem

If you are locked out of your computer and have no idea what to do, you can ask for help from others who are good at dealing with computer problems, such as:

(1) Take your computer to repair shop for repairing.

(2) Ask for help from your computer vendor.

(3) Restore your computer to factory mode or reinstall Windows by yourself.

2. Reset Windows 8 Enterprise forgot password with a windows password recovery program

If there is another accessible computer beside you, you also can get a password program to recover lost password. Many Password recovery programs on the internet for you, such as Vodusoft Windows password reset standard/special/enterprise version.

Detail steps how to use Vodusoft Windows password reset program to reset Windows 8 Enterprise forgot password:

Step 1: Download Vodusoft Windows password reset program from an accessible pc and install it.

Step 2: Insert a USB, select the USB device on drop-down list, click on Burn to USB to create a bootable USB disk.

Burn to a USB boot disk

Step 3: Set your Windows 8 Enterprise computer to boot from the USB boot disk.

  • 3.1 Restart your locked computer, and press the Boot Menu Key (F2 or other keys) repeatedly the soon logo flash.
  • 3.2 When the Boot Menu appears, move to the USB removable device, and then press Enter to set it boot.

select usb boot device

Step 4: When the Vodusoft Windows Password Reset program comes up, follow the instructions to reset Windows 8 Enterprise password.

  • 4.1 Select Windows 8 Enterprise from drop-down list, click on your user account.

Reset Windows 8 Enterprise forgot password

  • 4.2 Click Reset, click Yes to remove password; Take out USB device from your computer, click Reboot, click Yes to restart computer.

Step 5: When the password is reset successfully and get to the logon screen, log into computer with the new password you reset. Most of the password programs would remove your user account password directory, so you can login without password.

3. Get into your Windows 8 Eterprise computer with another user account

If you still can get into your computer with other account that has administrator privilege, you can reset your own password without a password program or reset disk. You can reset it directory with the Command Prompt.

Step 1: Get into your computer with other user account, press Windows + X to open the Start Menu, click on Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt on start menu

Step 2: On the black and white screen, type in: Net User <your user name> <the new password>, and then press Enter.

reset forgot password with command prompt

4. Crack forgot password with Windows 8 Enterprise password reset disk

If you have created a password reset disk from your Windows 8 Enterprise computer before forgot password, you can use it to recover the password easily.

You just need to insert the password reset disk into your locked computer, and restart it to the logon screen, type in a wrong password, press Enter, and then click on OK;

click on OK

Below the password text box, you can see the Reset password… link, click on it, and then follow the password reset wizard to finish the steps.

Windows 8 click on reset password

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Can Windows 8 logon without password?

You can log into Windows 8 computer with Picture password, PIN code, Microsoft account, or system password. And if you have created a system password on your Windows 8 computer, then you can’t login without password, you have to login with one of the password you created. If you want to logon windows 8 pc without password, you have to remove the system password from it.

Windows 8 logon without password

Solution 1: No password to logon your Windows 8 computer? Ask for help from your computer vendor

If you just bought a new laptop/desktop pc installed with Windows 8 system, and you forgot to ask the vendor for password created on the Windows 8 system, just go back to ask them for help.

Solution 2: Still can log into your Windows 8 computer, just want to logon without password next time

Have created a system password on your Windows 8 computer, but now want to remove it and logon without password.

(1) Get into your Windows 8 computer, press Windows +X to open the Start Menu.

(2) On the Start Menu, click on Command Prompt (Admin).

click on Command prompt

(3) On the Command Prompt screen, type in: Net User <user name> “” to remove password from Windows 8.

remove windows 8 password

Solution 3: Can’t get into your Windows 8 computer, and want to logon without password

Forgot your Windows 8 password on computer? If you want to logon without password, you have to remove the password from it. But, what to do if you can’t get into the computer? You can’t remove the password with command prompt.

1. In this time, a Windows password recovery program is needed. Vodusoft Windows password recovery program can help you to reset or remove Windows 8 password efficiently and no any data lose.

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2. If you do not want to remove Windows 8 password with a password program, you can restore your Windows 8 system to your early backup point if you have backup your system before. You also can reinstall Windows 8 system or restore your computer to the factory mode. But this will cause data to lose, make sure to backup your important data before to restore or reinstall system.

 

 

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How to Access BIOS and Boot Menu in windows 8

How to access BIOS in Windows 8 and get into the Boot Menu? There is a great change between Windows 8 and traditional systems, so the steps to get into windows 8 BIOS may be different from others.

Windows 8 screen

1. Old computer with Windows 8

Traditionally, on the old systems, if want to get into BIOS settings, just need to press the BIOS Entry Key during the boot process. On different computers, the BIOS Entry Keys are different. At the beginning of the boot process, you often can see the message “press F2 or Del to enter setup”.

during setup process

Some of the BIOS Entry Keys on different computers:

(1) On HP laptop, desktop, notebook PCs, press F10 or F1.

(2) On Dell Inspiron, Dell Dimension, Dell Precision, Dell Optiplex, Dell Vostro, Dell XPS, press F2.

(3) Dell Latitude press Fn+F1.

(4) Acer Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos, press DEL or F2.

(5) Gateway laptop, desktop, press F1 or F2.

(6) Lenovo laptop, desktop, press F2.

(7) Toshiba laptop, desktop, press F1 or ESC.

2. Computer with Windows 8 hardware, access UEFI BIOS

<1> Click Settings, click Change PC settings.

Windows 8 settings       windows 8 change pc settings

<2> On the PC settings, select General, click on Restart now.

Windows 8 general setting

<3> Click on the Troubleshoot button.

Windows 8 trouble shoot

<4> Click on Advanced options on the right-bottom corner.

Windows 8 advanced options

<5> and then select the UEFI Firmware Settings, and then your windows 8 system will restart and get into BIOS settings.

Windows 8 UEFI Firware Settings

Tips:

If you do not see the UEFI Firmware Settings, it means your computer doesn’t use UEFI. You can press BIOS Entry Key during the boot process to access Windows 8 BIOS settings.

 

3. Get into Windows 8 Boot Menu

When you get into the BIOS settings, can press key and move to the Boot Menu option. Or press the Boot Menu Key directory  to set up the Windows 8 Boot Menu when restart or start computer.

windows 8 boot menu

If you are not sure what the Boot Menu key is on your computer, you can see the message like “Press F2 to enter SETUP, F12 for Network Boot, ESC for Boot Menu” during the boot process.

VMware (Virtual Machine) password reset/recovery

If you forgot VMware (Virtual Machine) password, this article will show you the methods to reset/recover forgotten password, no matter on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, 2008 Virtual Machine.

If you still can get into VMware Windows with another user account that has Administrator privilege, then you can reset VMware (Virtual Machine) password without reset disk. So, try to have a look whether you still can login with other administrator accounts.

1. Open the Computer Management to reset VMware (Virtual Machine) password

(1) Get into the Virtual Machine pc with another administrator account.

(2) Click on the Start button to open the Start Menu, right-click on Computer, click on Mange to open the Computer Management.

(3) Click on System Tools →Local Users and Groups → Users.

(4) Double-click on Users to expand the user list, right-click on your user name, select Set password…

(5) When the password reset instructions pups up, click on Proceed, and then type in the new password and confirm password to reset a new password.

 

2. VMware forgot password reset with Net User Command

<1>. Get into VMware windows with other administrator account if you can.

<2>. Click on Start button, on the Start Menu list, click Command Prompt.

Tips:

If it is Windows 8 Virtual machine, select Command Prompt (Admin). If you can’t find the Command Prompt on the Start Menu directory, click on Run…, type in Command, and then press Enter.

<3>. On the Command Prompt screen, type in: Net User <user name> <new password>, press Enter to run the command.

 

3. VMware root forgot password recovery with password reset program

Step 1: Download a password reset software, such as Vodusoft Windows password reset program.

Vodusoft Windows password reset standard program trial version free download

Step 2: Install the password reset program, and run it with a USB or CD/DVD.

Step 3: Select the device, click Begin Burning to burn an ISO image file on your computer where you install the Virtual machine.

Step 4: Open your VMware, right-click on the Windows on the left of Virtual Machine, click on Settings.

Step 5: On the left of Settings screen.

  •  Click on CD/DVD (IDE), on the right panel, select Connected and Connect at Power on.
  •  Select Use ISO image file, and then select the Vodusoft Windows password reset ISO image fie on the Brower.

Step6: And then set the Power on to BIOS, and set VMware to boot from CD/DVD.

Step7: When the Vodusoft Windows password reset Wizard comes up, reset the Virtual Machine Windows password following the steps.

 

 

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Ophcrack not found Windows 7, 8 because doesn’t Work on them?

Ophcrack not found Windows 7, 8, because it doesn’t work on them? No, it can work on them. But if the password is too long or too complicated, Ophcrack LiveCD may not find it properly. That is also likely because there is something wrong during the process using Ophcrack.

 

Steps to recover Windows password with Ophcrack:

1. Download the appropriate Ophcrack LiveCD version for your system on your computer.

2. Download Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file.

3. Burn the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file to a disc.

4. Insert the Ophcrack LiveCD disc into CD/DVD drive on the computer you can’t get in.

5. Restart your computer, and set your computer to boot from the Ophcrack LiveCD disc.

6. When your password is recovered, write it down, if the password is empty, you can login without password.

7. Remove the Ophcrack LiveCD disc, and then restart your computer.

8. Login Windows with the password Ophcrack LiveCD recovered.

 

If the user account you are looking for isn’t list, means Ophcrack didn’t find the user on your computer.

If the NT PWD field is blank on your user account, means the password has not been recovered yet.

 

The reasons for Ophcrack doesn’t work:

1. Download the wrong version of Ophcrack LiveCD.

2. The ISO file is not burned correctly, the Ophcrack LiveCD not work.

3. your computer is not boot from the Ophcrack LiveCD disc correctly.

4. Do not take out the Ophcrack LiveCD disc before restart computer, your computer boot from the Ophcrack LiveCd again.

 

If you have tried many times, but the Ophcrack still doesn’t work for you, you can try with other Windows password reset program, such as Vodusoft Windows password reset program which has friendly user interface and user guide.

 

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Chntpw doesn’t Work on Windows 8, 7

“Chntpw supports all Windows from NT3.5 to Windows 7, but does it not work on Windows 8?
I use Chntpw to remove my windows 8 user password, but when I reboot my computer to the logon screen, and get into windows without password, it still rejects me with the message “The user name or the password is incorrect” I have tried many times, but the results keep the same.” — Question from Scott

Chntpw is Open source and free software that can helps to reset any local user password. The Chntpw is based on the console text, it may be a little difficult to carry out by a computer newbie.

How to remove Windows 7/8 password with Chntpw:

<1>. Download Chntpw Password reset CD/USB boot disk from the official site.

<2>. Burn ISO image file to a CD/USB.

<3>. Set computer to boot from the CD/USB boot disk.

<4>. Select user name and remove the password from it.

<5>. Save the change and then reboot computer.

 

If Chntpw does not work for you, you can also get the Vodusoft Windows password reset special program to have a try.

Steps to reset Windows password with Vodusoft Windows password reset special program:

<1>. Get Vodusoft Windows password reset Special from an accessible computer, and install it.

<2>. Insert a USB or CD/DVD, click “Burn to USB” or “Burn to CD/DVD” to create apassword reset disk.

Burn to a password reset USB or CD/DVD

<3>. Transfer the password reset USB or CD/DVD insert into your locked computer.

<4>. Set your Windows to boot from USB or CD/DVD boot disk.

<5>. When the password reset screen comes up, select system, user name, click “Reset”, “Yes” to set password blank, click “Reboot”, disconnect USB or CD/DVD device, click “Yes” to reboot computer.

Reset windows password

 

 

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How to set Windows 8 Boot from USB

Abstract of this article:

This article mainly describes how to set Windows 8 to boot from USB flash drive for different purposes on various of computers.

Tips:

Steps to set Windows 8 to boot from USB flash drive may be a little different in different brands of computers, but the main steps are similar:

<1>. Create a bootable USB flash drive.

<2>. Get into your Windows 8 computer Boot Menu.

<3>. Set the USB device as the first boot option.

Here will take Asus computer for example to show you how to set Windows 8 boot from a USB:

Step 1: Create a bootable USB flash drive with a program.

  •  If you want to reinstall Windows 8 on your computer with a USB, use “uiso9_cn.exe” program to upload the windows 8 setup package into your USB device.
  •  If you want to recover windows 8 forgot password, you can create a bootable USB disk with a windows password reset program, such as Vodusoft Windows password reset program.

Step 2: Get into the Windows 8 Boot Menu of your computer.

  • Connect the USB with your computer.

Step 3: Set the USB device as the first boot option.

(1) Press BIOS Entry Key and get into BIOS settings.

  • When get into the BIOS settings, use ◄ ► key to move to the Boot Menu.

move to the boot menu

  • Use ↓↑ or +/- key to select the USB device and set it to the first boot option.

set usb device to first boot option

  • Press F10, and then press Enter to save change and exit.

(2) Press Boot Menu Key and get into the Boot Menu directory.

  • When the Boot Menu comes up, use ↓↑ or +/- key to select your USB flash drive, and set it to first boot list.

select usb bootable device

  • Press Enter to save the change.

If your USB is bootable, and set it to the first boot option accurately, you will find that your windows 8 computer boot from the USB drive but not get to the logon screen.

 

BIOS Entry Key table:

BIOS Entry Key table

 

Boot Menu Key table

 

 

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