Recover Windows 8.1 Password

Top 5 Handy Ways to Recover Forgotten, Lost Windows 8.1 Password

2014-02-13 11:45:07 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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"I forgot my Windows 8.1 password, how to recover?"

"I need to recover my Windows 8.1 admin password. How to do it?"

After installing Windows 8.1, you can enjoy the best features of the brand new OS. However, forgetting Windows 8.1 login password is inevitable for most of us. To find a Windows 8.1 password recovery tool becomes a hot potato. Luckily, we now have the options to help you to do so. Check the top 5 handy ways to recover forgotten Windows 8.1 user account password or admin password, the best Windows Password Recovery included.

Way 1: Recover Windows 8.1 Password with a Picture Password or PIN

As we know, the new feature of picture password can help you access your Windows OS easily. So if you have created a picture password or a PIN before you forgot your login password, you can recover lost Windows 8.1 password after logon in Windows by switching to picture or PIN.

Do as the instruction: Restart your locked Windows 8.1 PC and in "Sign-in option", choose PIN logon or picture password to login. Then you can temporally access to your computer. To find lost Windows 8.1 text password, you need turn to Windows Password Recovery to crack the current forgotten login password.

Way 2: Recover Windows 8.1 Login Password Free in Command Prompt

Need to change or reset other user password in a command prompt? You should login into Windows 8.1 as an administrator at first. Then follow the tutorial as below:

  • 1. Press Win key + R and type "cmd" in the Run command box and hit enter to open command prompt.
  • 2. Type the command "net user UserName NewPassword", in the command prompt and hit "Enter". If you want to remove this password, just replace NewPassword with *.

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Way 3: Recover Lost Windows 8.1 Password with Administrator Account in Control Panel

This method requires to sign in as an administrator if you need to change other user password for Windows 8.1 in Control Panel. However, if you are the only one user for your locked Windows 8.1 computer, skip this method and keep reading for versatile Windows Password Recovery.

  • 1. Open the Power User Tasks Menus and then open Control Panel, and click on "User Account".
  • 2. Click "Manage another account".

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  • 3. If promoted by User Account Control, click "Yes".
  • 4. Click on a password protected local user account that you want to recover password in Windows 8.1. Click "Change the password".
  • 5. To recover forgotten Windows 8.1 password: Type in a new password twice, type in an optional password hint if you like. To remove lost Windows 8.1 password: Leave all password and password hint field empty.
  • 6. Click "Change password".

Way 4: Recover Lost Windows 8.1 Password by Resetting Microsoft Account Password Online

If you use Microsoft account password to protect your Windows 8.1 computer and you forgot it, you should crack your Windows 8.1 administrator password (That's Microsoft Account) online. Click here to check how to recover forgotten Microsoft account password.

Way 5: Recover Windows 8.1 Login Password with Windows Password Recovery Software

Windows Password Recovery is the most reliable software to recover forgotten or lost Windows 8.1 password. It can recover Windows 8.1 administrator password and other user account passwords. Moreover, it requires no prior skills. All it takes is several clicks.

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  • 1. Install this Windows Password Recovery software on any accessible PC.
  • 2. Burn an .iso image file of this software on a blank password USB/CD/DVD.

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  • 3. Insert this burned device to your locked Windows 8.1 PC. Start to set BIOS to boot from the device.
  • 4. Select the target Windows system and user account you want to reset. Then click "Reset" button.

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Note that Windows Password Recovery can also recover Windows admin password and other user account passwords, the other lower Windows versions can be used as well.

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