Forgot Windows 8 admin password, any recovery methods?

“I forgot my Windows 8 admin password, can’t login computer, is there any windows 8 admin password recovery methods help me to recover forgotten password and get into computer?”

Yes, you can recover Windows 8 admin password with or without disk according to your condition.

1. Forgot Windows 8 admin password? Recover with a USB or CD

I f you are locked out of Windows 8 laptop/desktop computer, and have not created a password reset disk, you can recover windows 8 admin password with a USB or CD/DVD, and then log into computer.

Steps how to recover windows 8 admin password with USB or CD

step 1 to download windows program Download Vodusoft Windows password reset program and install it on an accessible pc.

Vodusoft Windows password reset program trial version free download

Step 2 to create a password reset disk Insert a USB or CD to the pc, launch the password program.

  • 2.1 If insert a USB, click “USB device” button, click “Begin burning”.

forgot windows 8 admin password

  • 2.2 If insert a CD, click “CD/DVD” button, click “Begin burning”.

Step 3  Take out the USB or CD insert into your Windows 8 locked computer.

Step 4 to set computer to bootRestart/start the locked computer, set it to boot from USB or CD/DVD.

step5 to recover windows 8 password When the Vodusoft password reset program comes up.

  • 5.1 Select Windows 8 system and admin user account.

Windows 8 admin password recovery

  •  5.2 Click “Reset”, password will be set to blank, click “Yes” to continue.
  • 5.3 Disconnect USB or CD/DVD, click “Reboot”, click “Yes” to restart computer.
  •  5.4 When get to the logon screen, click on user account to get into windows.

 

2. Recover Windows 8 admin password with password reset disk

If you have created a windows 8 password reset disk before you forgot password, you can use it to reset password quickly and easily.

Steps how to recover Windows 8 password with password reset disk

<1>. On the logon screen, type in a wrong password, press Enter.

<2>. When incorrect password hint pups up, click “OK”, click “Reset password…” below password text box.

<3>. When password reset wizard comes up, click “Next” and follow the instructions to do.

 

3. Forgot Windows 8 admin password? Reset without any recovery disk

If you still can get into Windows 8 system with PIN code, Picture password or other administrator account, then you can reset windows 8 admin password without reset disk.

<1>. Get into Windows 8 system, press “Windowswindows 8 button + X” to open Start Menu.

<2>. Click “Command Prompt”, on the black and white screen type in: Net User <username> <new password>, press “Enter” to run the command.

forgot windows 8 admin password reset

<3>. When get message “the command has completed successfully”, it means the password has been reset successfully.

 

4. Windows 8 admin password recovery with freeware

Chntpw is an open source and free program that can help to recover Windows 8 admin password. But it is based on console text, it may be a little difficult to carry out.

<1>. Prepare a USB or CD, download Chntpw from official net.

<2>. Insert a USB or CD into the pc to create a live disk.

<3>. Take the USB or CD insert into the windows 8 locked computer, and set it to boot from the bootable disk.

<4>. Select the system and user name to remove password.

 

 

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