Change Password in Windows 8

How to Change your admin password and user Password on Windows 8

2013-05-22 02:35:01 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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As a Windows 8 user, you have to change your password on Windows 8 regularly to keep the security of your PC and the data in it. Or you have to change it because you forgot the current password, other people locked your computer or your computer was hacked. For whatever reasons, you can find solutions here.

Case1. How to change password on Windows 8 When can login Windows 8?

If you still remember your current password and you can login into the system, then it is easy to change password in Windows 8. Here are detailed instructions for you.

  • Step 1: Switch to "Metro UI" and click "Control Panel".
  • Step 2: Navigate to "User Accounts and Family Safety". Click "Change your Windows password" and "make changes to my accounts in PC settings".

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  • Step 3: Click "Change Your Password". Enter the current password. Type "New Password" and "save".
    Remember: don't forget the password hint, because without that, you will not be able to change your password on Windows 8.

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Case2. How to change password on Windows 8 computer When You forgot it?

If you forgot the password, don't worry, it is still possible to change password on Windows 8. Here are the available methods. And one of the methods will involve using a third party software tool called Windows 8 Password Recovery.

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Method1: change Windows 8 password with another available Admin account

If you can sign in your PC with a built-in administrator account or any other has admin account, then you can login your PC and change your forgotten Windows 8 password. But you will lose all EFS-encrypted files, personal certificates, and stored password for websites and network resources in that account.

If you are fully aware of the risk, here are the detailed instructions:

  • Step 1: Sign in the computer with an administrator account. Select "Control Panel" in the left corner of the screen.
  • Step 2: Click "User Accounts and Family Safety" >>"User Accounts">>"Manage another account".
  • Step 3: Click the account that you forgot password and Click "Change the password".
  • Step4: Type the new password twice and set a good password hint. Click "Change password" to finish.

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Method 2: Change password in Windows 8 using Windows Password Recovery

Using Windows 8 Password Recovery to change Windows 8 login password is the easiest and safest way. Among all the third party software, I recommend SmartKey Windows Password Recovery. It can remove all Windows 8 passwords no matter how long or complex the password is.

Here's how:

  • 1: Download and install the software on any PC that you can log in.

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  • 2: Run it and Burn to a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive.

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  • 3: Boot your locked PC from the newly created disk to reset your forgotten Windows 8 password and restart your computer.

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    Note: normally your locked PC boots from Windows, so reboot it and set BIOS by pressing "F2" or "Delete" or "F10" and then follow the wizard.

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Method3: Change Password on Windows 8 using password reset disk

One Windows 8 built-in function is to create a password reset disk. With such password reset disk at hand, you can easily change Windows 8 password when you forgot it. But the presupposition is that you have created the reset disk before forgetting your Windows 8 password.

  • 1: Insert the password reset disk into your locked computer.
  • 2: When enter an error password, a message will pop up saying "the user name or password is incorrect". Click OK and the Windows will start the Password Reset wizard.
  • 3: Follow the wizard to create a new password.

No matter for what reasons you read this article, I hope you have learnt fully well how to change your password on Windows 8 with Windows 8 Password Recovery. If not, read it again or search more information on the internet.

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