Reset Lost Windows 8.1 Password

How to Reset Lost Windows 8.1 Login Password

2014-03-24 10:51:25 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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"Lost my Windows 8.1 password, how to reset?"

How to recover or reset your Windows 8.1 password becomes a frequently-asked question in our daily life. Actually, as long as you can closely follow the detailed instructions outlined below, it's not that difficult. Ideally, you could use a Windows 8.1 password reset disk to reset your lost Windows 8.1 password, the detailed instruction will be introduced in following part. But if you lost Windows 8.1 password with no reset disk created before, then try on the best Windows Password Recovery which will be introduced as well. In addition, you can get the handy way out if you use Microsoft account to log on your Windows 8.1 and forgot it unluckily. Just keep reading.

Method I: How to Reset Lost Windows 8.1 Password with Previously-Created Reset Disk?

Method II: How to Reset Lost Windows 8.1 Password with Windows Password Recovery?

Method III: Reset Lost Windows 8.1 Password with Microsoft Account Password Reset?

Method I: How to Reset Lost Windows 8.1 Password with Previously-Created Password Reset Disk?

Once you created a password reset disk using the Forgotten Password Wizard in Windows, now you can it to reset lost user account Windows 8.1 password. Follow the next tutorial:

  • Step 1. Insert the password reset disk into your locked Windows 8.1 computer.
  • Step 2. When you input the incorrect password in Windows 8.1 logon screen, the "Reset Password" option will pop up, click it.
  • Step 3. Follow the steps in "Password Reset Wizard" to reset the forgotton or lost password.

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Method II: How to Reset Lost Windows 8.1 Password with Windows Password Recovery?

However, if you have no reset disk, you'd better use a third party program to help you crack the forgotten Windows 8.1 password. Windows Password Recovery is the most professional tool for you to reset lost Windows 8.1 admin password and other standard user account password. It guarantees 100% recovery rate. Just check the tutorial of using it as below:

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  • Step 1. Free download and install Windows Password Recovery on a workable Windows PC.
  • Step 2. Click "Burn" to create a password reset disk (an .iso image on a blank CD/DVD/USB flash drive).

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  • Step 3. Pull out the media and insert it into your locked Windows 8.1 PC. Start to set BIOS to boot from the device.
  • Step 4. Then the target Windows system and user account you want to reset and click "Reset".

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    Finally, click "Reboot" to finish the process of lost Windows 8.1 password reset.

Method III: Reset Lost Windows 8.1 Password with Microsoft Account Password Reset

The lost Windows 8.1 password reset tricks above only work if you're using a local account. If you use an email address to logon Windows 8.1 then you're not using a local account, you're using a Microsoft account, and you should follow How to Get Back the Forgotten Microsoft Account Password tutorial instead.

No more asking "how do I reset my lost Windows 8.1 password". With the methods introduced above, you can easily solve the problem. For Windows Password Recovery, you can use it to quickly reset lost Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista admin password and other account password.

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