Disable Windows 8.1 Password

How to Disable Forgotten, Lost Windows 8.1 Login Password

Apr. 01, 2014 11:31 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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"Forgot Windows 8.1 password! How do I disable Windows 8.1 password?"

When you firstly installed Windows 8.1 computer, you chose a password to log on it for its security. Unfortunately, you forgot the encrypted Windows 8.1 password and be locked out of it now; you can't access the operating system, let alone your personal files stored in the computer. So how to disable Windows 8.1 password becomes an urgent task. With this post, you can disable Windows 8.1 user password with several handy ways, the best Windows Password Recovery included.

Way 1: The Best Windows Password Recovery to Disable Windows 8.1 Password

Choosing Windows Password Recovery to disable forgotten Windows 8.1 password is no doubt the smartest idea. It can disable Windows 8.1 administrator password and other standard user password in only a few clicks. No more prior skills needed. Moreover, it can fix the password forgetting issue for Windows 8, 7, and Vista as well.

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  • Step 1. Free download and install this recovery tool on a workable Windows computer.
  • Step 2. Burn an .iso image file to a blank CD/DVD/USB flash drive. Click "Burn" to start burning.

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  • Step 3. Pull out the media and insert it to your locked Windows 8.1 computer. Start to set BIOS to boot from the device.
  • Step 4. Specify the target user account password you want to disable and click "Reset".

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  • Step 5. Click "Reboot" to finish the process.

Way 2: Disable Windows 8.1 Logon Password with Previously-Created Password Reset Disk

If you have created a Windows password reset disk when installing Windows 8.1 computer, you can use it to disable your forgotten Windows 8.1 password with great ease. But if you are not the one, go back to use Windows Password Recovery.

  • Step 1. Plug in your password reset disk to your locked Windows 8.1 computer.
  • Step 2. After putting in the incorrect password in Windows 8.1, the Reset Password option will pop up, click it.
  • Step 3. Follow the instruction in Password Reset Wizard to disable Windows 8.1 login password.

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

To use this method you should sign in as an administrator. You can 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 way and turn to Windows Password Recovery for help.

  • 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 disable 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: Disable Windows 8.1 Logon Password by Resetting Microsoft Account Password Online

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

Figure out your own situation and choose the proper way to disable forgotten Windows 8.1 password. And Windows Password Recovery is most recommended for its robust function.

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