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.

Articles about how to use Vodusoft Windows password recovery program

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.

How to Use Chntpw to Reset Windows 8 Password

Chntpw, open source and free software, can help to remove/reset password on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8. Here, in this article will show you the details how to use Chntpw to reset Windows 8 password.

Step 1: Download Chntpw password reset Image file from net site: http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/.

Step 2: Use a CD/USB to burn the ISO image file to a boot disk.

  •  2.1 Insert a USB or CD/DVD into the pc where you download Chntpw, and run the Chntpw program.

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

  •  3.1 Take out the boot disk (USB or CD/DVD), and then insert it to the Windows 8 computer that you want to remove or reset password.
  •  3.2 Restart the computer, press BIOS Entry Key or Boot Menu key to set up the Boot Menu.

Step 4: Reset or remove your Windows 8 admin password on the Chntpw program.

  • 4.1 When the Chntpw program starts, select your use name and remove password from it.

Step 5: Save the change and exit Chntpw program, reboot your Windows 8 computer.

Step 6: When get to the windows logon screen, you can log into without password.

Tips:

If it still rejects you with the message “user name or password is incorrect”, it means the Chntpw has failed to remove or reset your Windows 8 password.

 

At last, if the Chntpw password reset program doesn’t work on your Windows 8 computer, you can get the Vodusoft Windows password reset program to recover Windows 8 password efficiently.

Vodusoft Windows password reset standard trial version free download

 

 

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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 CD

Abstract of this article:

In this article will discuss about how to set Windows 8 to boot from CD/DVD-ROM in different computers for various reasons.

Note:

The details to set Windows 8 to boot from CD/DVD-ROM may be a little different on different computers, but the main steps are similar.

  •  Create a bootable cd disk.
  • Get into your computer Boot Menu.
  •  Set Windows 8 to boot from the CD/DVD-ROM.

Here will take Asus computer for example to show the details to set windows 8 to boot from CD:

Step 1: Create a bootable CD/DVD-ROM

  •  If you forgot Windows 8 password and want to reset it, create a bootable CD disk with a Windows password reset program, such as Vodusoft Windows password reset special program.
  • If you want to reinstall/install Windows 8 system on your computer with a CD/DVD-ROM, use “uiso9_cn.exe” program to upload Windows 8 setup package into your USB device.

Step 2: Get into the computer Boot Menu

  • Insert the bootable CD/DVD into your computer.

Tips:

On different computers, the BIOS Entry Key or Boot Menu Keys are different, you can refer to the keys table at the end of this article.

Step 3: Set Windows 8 computer to boot from CD/DVD

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

  • When the BIOS screen appears, press ◄ ► key to move to the Boot Menu.

move to the boot menu

  •  Press ↓↑ or +/- to select the CD/DVD-ROM and set it to the first boot list.
  • Press F10 to save and exit, press Enter to continue.

(2) Press Boot Menu key and set up Boot Menu.

  • When the Boot Menu gets up, press ↓↑ or +/- key to select CD/DVD, and set to first boot option.

select usb bootable device

  • Press Enter to save the settings.

Note:

If you get to the windows logon screen, it means that the windows 8 computer failed to boot from CD.

 

BIOS Entry Key table:

BIOS Entry Key table

 

Boot Menu Key table

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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Screen Capture Android Phone

Are you finding the Android Phones screen capture apps too? I find a Android Phone screen capture software finally. Here I am glad to share it with you, just have a try, it is very convenient to use.

Android Phone screen

The Android Phone screen capture app works on Windows/Linux/Mac OS with any Android device. And you can download it from the Google code for free: http://code.google.com/p/androidscreencast/

 

1. Steps how to install the screen capture App on your Android Phone

<1>. Download Android SDK and install it on your computer or laptop device.

<2>. Connect your Android Phone with your computer or laptop device through USB cable and ensure it’s detected with “adb devices”.

<3>. Run adb devices command, and you will see the device, and launch the android adb service.

Tips:

Make sure you have Java Runtime Environment 5 or later install.

<4>. Click here to download jnlp file, and then double-click on the file (or run the command javaws jnlp_file_path).

 

2. Steps to capture screen on Android Phone

(1) You can use the mouse or keyboard to control your phone device.

(2) Right-click the mouse to change showing mode.

(3) Click the mouse begin to record, click the mouse again to stop the record.

Android Phone screen capture