Reset Windows 8 Password

3 Methods you need to Know to Reset Windows 8 Password

2013-01-24 02:31:16 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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If you are still upset about forgetting Windows 8 password and not knowing how to perform Windows 8 password reset, well, you are in the right place. In this article, we'll elaborate on how to reset Windows 8 login password, both Windows 8 administrator and user passwords. Some of the methods may only be applicable to reset Windows 8 user password, but some are useful to reset Windows 8 admin password and user password, etc. Choose them wisely.

I. Reset Windows 8 Password without Windows 8 Password Reset Disk-Reset Windows 8 Password Using CMD

If you haven't created a password reset disk in advance, then you can try to reset Windows 8 password from Command Prompt, this method requires you to login to computer with another account that has administrative privileges, then do as the following steps of how to reset Windows 8 password(Only applicable to reset Windows 8 user password):

  • Step 1: Log in to your computer with another admin, and press "Win+X" to open the "Quick Access Menu", select "Command Prompt (Admin)" to open command prompt with administrative privilege.

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  • Step 2: Type net user (user name should be the user account of which you lost password, type in a new password to replace the lost password) to reset it. Hit "Enter", you'll get a command successfully completed message.
  • Step 3: Restart your computer, and login to your computer with the new one.

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II. Reset Windows 8 password with Windows 8 password Reset Disk or USB

Under this catalog, there are 2 easy solutions to reset Windows 8 login password, no matter whether you want to reset Windows 8 administrator password or other users' passwords, both these 2 solutions will do the trick. Just choose them accordingly.

Use Windows 8 Password Reset Wizard:

In order to do this, you'll have to create a Windows 8 password reset disk with the built-in password reset wizard in Windows 8. After getting Windows 8 password incorrect message, click "Reset password", insert your reset disk and follow the instructions to set a new password.

Use Windows 8 password USB or reset disk:

To reset password in Windows 8 with Windows 8 password USB or reset disk is much more flexible, you don't have to create such a disk in advance, just download Windows 8 password recovery in the first place, and then follow the simple tutorial on how to reset Windows 8 password:

  • Step 1: Prepare a USB flash drive or CD/DVD and insert it to your computer and click "Burn" to create a USB or a password reset disk for Windows 8 from your newly downloaded program. When it's done, click "Finish".

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  • Step 2: Insert the newly burned disk or USB, make sure you've set BIOS for the locked computer to boot from your disk or USB, then you should be watching "Loading RAMDISK Image" window:

    windows 8 password reset disk

  • Step 3: Done loading, select Windows installation in which you want to reset the password, then select an administrator or user account you want to reset password for, you can also choose more than one account and click "Reset" to reset Windows 8 admin password or other users password.

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  • Step 4: Wait a few minutes for the program to process, then congratulation window will pop up, click "Ok" to complete resetting Windows 8 logon password and click "Reboot" to restart your computer.

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