Windows 8 Password Reset

#1
Good Day,

I hope I am posting this in the correct location, I have come across a laptop with Windows 8 on, the user forgot the password, it is a local account with no admin account, how can one go about resetting the password?

I have tried ntpassword, but it does not support Win8.

Any programs that one can use to boot a PC/Laptop to reset the password?

Thanks a mil.
PhillipD
 


#3
I found this question and I also met the same issue, but I didn't use any software, I have a password reset disk, then easily reset the password, if you have a password reset disk, then just do it. If you don't have password reset disk, then I suggest you try iSeePassword windows password recovery program. It works but not free, only $17, If you found freeware, please don't forgot to share with us.
 


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Neemobeer

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#4
You can create a bootable Offline NTPasssword rest disc or USB or I personally use Hiren Boot Disc (USB) which has reset tool integrated. Hiren's BootCD Fan & Discussion Platform
 


#5
I also have the problem with OP and tried all the suggestions in this thread. However, with some bad luck. Can't load the Lazesoft reset disk and Hirenboot even can't boot on my Dell laptop.

Fortunately, I figured it out by myself after a few hours researching. Here are a list of solutions that work well in 2017:
ophcrack / Wiki / ophcrack Howto
Reset Windows 8 Password without Disk
Forgot Your Windows 8 Password? Here's How to Reset It
 


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#6
Good Day,

I hope I am posting this in the correct location, I have come across a laptop with Windows 8 on, the user forgot the password, it is a local account with no admin account, how can one go about resetting the password?

I have tried ntpassword, but it does not support Win8.

Any programs that one can use to boot a PC/Laptop to reset the password?

Thanks a mil.
PhillipD
if you can make another user account an administrator account then you already have an administrator account and have all that you need to change passwords of other user accounts,

net user
 


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#7
if you can make another user account an administrator account then you already have an administrator account and have all that you need to reset Windows 8 password of other user accounts,

net user
You mean is free software , but it is not worthy of being used ,
 


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