How can I recover forgotten Windows 8.1 password

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Herbertly, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Herbertly

    Herbertly New Member

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    I forgot my adminstrators password on my laptop,windows 8.1, and that is my only windows account, how can i recovery my password without the disc. It wont let me go into safe mode cause i still need the password. please help!
     
  2. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Sorry Herbertly... when you say adminitstrators password ... are you talking about just a local admin or the actual Microsoft id because they are very different things to recover.
    Microsoft id = Sign in to your Microsoft account
    Select "Can't access your account?" and have fun talking to Microsoft for hours, days, sometimes weeks to reset it.
     
  3. Herbertly

    Herbertly New Member

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    Thank you very much, I will try your suggestion!
     
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    if you don’y have a microsoft account, then try to make a bootable usb disk and rest the password with it
     
  5. Herbertly

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    Hey, I don't have MS account, how can I create a bootable USB disk? or what to do with the bootable USB? Does it rest or remove the windows password?
     
  6. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Herbertly could you please download and run the adviser from our resource page = Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
    it will make a scan of your system and display it in the browser... DON'T post the entire scan because there will be info (like windows keys) that you should not make public... the bit I want to see is only your users

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    Then you should make a bootable usb instead. That would be easily done. Here is a step by step tutorial you can check out to reset your windows password. hope this helps: How to Reset Windows 7 Password with or without Reset Disk
     
  8. ryanham

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    Try Ophcrack and it can recover your password via brute-force attack, the recovery time varies depend on your password complexity. If you just want to regain access to your PC, you can use PCUnlocker and it can immediately bypass Windows login for both local account and MS Live ID. The last resort is perform a clean install when there is no important file stored on your hard drive.
     

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