Windows 8 password not working

Windows 8 password is not working? You may get the rejection message “The user name or password is incorrect”, when you type the password in the text box and press enter to logon computer but the password is incorrect or not working.

Don’t worry, you can reset or remove windows 8 password with the methods below:

1. Windows 8 password is not working? Still can get into computer with another password

When the windows 8 current system password is not working for you, try to get into computer with other passwords, such as another user account which has administrator privilege, or PIN code, Picture password.

Solution 1: Reset or remove windows 8 not working password via Computer Manage

<1>. Get into your windows 8 computer, press Windows + X to open the Start Menu.

<2>. Right-click on Computer, then select Manage.

<3>. Expand the computer management list by: System Tools\ Local Users and Groups\Users

windows 8 password reset

<4>. Right-click on a user account name, then select Set password…

<5>. Finish the steps one by one following the instructions.

Tips: You can let the password text box blank to remove the windows 8 not working password, and then you can get into computer without password the next time.

Solution 2: Remove windows 8 not working password with Command Prompt

Just two steps to remove windows 8 password with the Net User Command:

Step1: Get into computer, open the Start Menu to select the Command Prompt (Admin)

Step2: On the Command Prompt, type in: Net User <user name> “”

Remove windows 8 password with command prompt

Tips: Please remember the let the password blank to remove the not working password for your user account.

2. Windows 8 password is not working? And locked out of computer

When your windows 8 password is not working, and you are locked out of computer, the methods above do not work for you.

Solution 3: Unlock windows 8 incorrect password with password reset disk

If you have created a windows 8 password reset disk before, then you can use the disk to unlock windows 8 password instantly. However, if not, create one with the Vodusoft Windows Password Reset program is very easy.

step 1 to create windows password reset diskCreate a windows password reset disk

  • 1.1 Prepare a USB and download Vodusoft Windows password reset program and install it.
  • 1.2 Insert the usb and Choose media type, and then click on Begin burning to create a bootable disk.

set windows 8 computer to boot from bootable usbSet locked computer to boot from the password reset disk

  • 2.1 Transfer the password reset disk plug into the locked computer.
  • 2.2 Restart the windows 8 computer, and press the Boot Menu Key immediately and repeatedly.

Tips: Different  computer has different Boot Menu Keys, if you are not sure your computer boot menu key, refer to the table at the end of this article.

  • 2.3 Use the up and down key to select the USB device and press Enter.

boot menu

 

Unlock windows 8 not working passwordUnlock windows 8 not working password, when the Vodusoft windows password reset program pups up.

  • 3.1 Select the windows 8 system  and user account, click on Reset, and click on Yes to remove the not working password.

remove windows 8 not working password

  • 3.2 Click on Reboot, unplug the password reset disk, and then click on Yes to restart computer.
  • 3.3 When go to the logon screen, click on the user account to get into system without password.

 

Boot Menu Keys:

 

Assembly Board

Desktop Computer

Laptop

Board Brand

Boot Menu key Desktop brand Boot Menu key Laptop brand Boot Menu key

ASUS

F8

HP

F12

HP

F9

GIGABYTE

F12

DELL

ESC

DELL

F12

ONDA

F11

Acer

F12

Acer

F12

COLORFUL

ESC or F12

ASUS

F8

ASUS

ESC

MSI

F11

Lenovo

F12

Lenovo

F12

BIOSTAR

F9

Hasee

F12

Toshiba

F12

SUPOX

ESC

Hasee

F12

SOYO

ESC or F12

SAMSUNG

F12

ECS

ESC

SONY

ESC

YESTON

F8

Gateway

F12

MAXSUN

ESC

FOXCONN

ESC

Intel

F12

ASROCK

F11

SPARK

ESC

UNIKA

ESC

pcasl

F10

TOPSTAR

F11 or F12

JETWAY

F8

 

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