Forgot Windows 8 administrator password for your HP desktop PC? There may be occasions when for whatever reason you can’t get into your HP computer because you’ve lost the Windows 8 password, maybe you just change the login password but can’t remember the new password. Don’t fear though, there is a simple way to remove HP Windows 8 login password.
In this tutorial I will explain how to bypass HP Windows 8 password using a bootdisk – PCUnlocker Live CD/USB drive.
Part 1: Create A PCUnlocker Live CD/USB Drive
Part 2: Remove HP Windows 8 Password
At this point you’ve successfully bypassed lost Windows 8 login password on your HP desktop PC. Remove the CD/USB drive and reboot the computer, change the Secure Boot settings back to default, then boot into Windows. You should now be able to login without a password!
For security purpose, we usually set a long and strong password for a Microsoft account, which is fine when I’m logging in to Microsoft website because my password manager software helps – but that’s no good for logging into Windows 8. If you don’t want to type in your password every time Windows starts up, you can setup Windows 8 so that it will bypass the login screen and sign into your Windows 8 Microsoft account automatically.
Tips: If you’ve forgotten your Microsoft account password and unable to reset the password online, you can bypass Windows 8 Microsoft account password with PCUnlocker, so you can still log back into your system and regain access to all your files.
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This can speed up the logon process if you are the only user on the system. However, we don’t recommend to enable automatic login if your PC is accessible by multiple users or while you’re traveling.
Forgot Windows 8 password and can’t log on to your Acer Aspire laptop? Is there a way to reset Acer laptop password? Password reset methods differ between Microsoft account and local account. If you use a Microsoft account as your laptop’s login, you can reset the password by visiting the Microsoft’s online password reset webpage. But what to do if you forgot a Windows 8 local account password?
PCUnlocker is an amazing bootdisk that can reset Windows 8 Microsoft / local account password offline. Here’s a detailed walkthrough on how to reset lost Windows 8 password on Acer Aspire laptop, which will guide you directly through all the steps involved.
Part 1: Create A PCUnlocker Boot Disk
Part 2: Change Boot Order in BIOS
Part 3: Reset Acer Aspire Windows 8 Password
If you use a Microsoft account as your laptop’s login, you can see your Windows Live ID in the Description column. Choose that associated local account to proceed, this program will assign a new password to your Microsoft account which can later be used to login to Windows 8 locally.
Restart your Acer Aspire laptop and revert the changes that you’ve made in BIOS. You can then log on Windows 8 system without the need of a password. No need to reinstall or format your hard drive just for a simple forgotten Windows 8 password.
Can’t remember your Windows 8 login password? As you all know without knowing the current password we are unable to change Windows password. Today I am going to show you two easy ways to change Windows 8 password without knowing the old password.
Option 1: Change Windows 8 Password from Command Prompt
This is an especially handy trick if you want to change a password on an account but you’ve forgotten the old password (going through the Control Panel can require confirmation of the old password). You need to have admin access to perform this change from the command line.
net user username new_password
Replace username with your Windows account name, and new_password with your desired new password.
If you’re totally locked out of Windows, you’re unable to run any program such as command line tool to change your password. In this situation, you need to use a bootable media to change Windows password.
Option 2: Change Windows 8 Password with PCUnlocker
PCUnlocker is a bootable utility that can reset the password of any Windows user account. It works with all versions of Windows, including Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Follow these steps and you can change Windows password without knowing the old password:
Forgot Windows 8 password to your ASUS VivoBook? How to bypass Windows login password without resetting your laptop to factory settings? ASUS VivoBook comes with UEFI which will prevent you from booting any boot media without UEFI bootloader. In this article I’ll show you how to enable Legacy/CSM boot support in ASUS VivoBook and then unlock your forgotten Windows 8 password with a USB drive.
How to Reset ASUS VivoBook Windows 8 Password?
First of all, you need to make a USB boot media using an alternate PC. Download the PCUnlocker program and save it to your desktop. The downloaded file is a self-extracting .zip file which contains a WinPE ISO image (pcunlocker.iso). Extract the ISO image and burn it to a USB flash drive using ISO2Disc or Rufus program.
Plug the USB boot media in your ASUS VivoBook. Power on the machine and press F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup. To enable legacy/CSM boot support, enable Launch CSM under the Boot tab.
Switch to the Security tab and set Secure Boot Control to Disabled. Press F10 to save your changes and exit BIOS.
When the laptop restarts, press ESC key to launch the boot menu. When you get the boot options, choose the USB drive as we want to reset Windows 8 password offline. After a while, the PCUnlocker program will launch and it displays all your Windows 8 user accounts.
Choose a user account and click on Reset Password button, it will unlock / reset your forgotten password instantly. Last but not least, disconnect your USB drive and restart your computer. Enter into the BIOS setup again and disable the “Launch CSM” option which you enabled in the step above. You can then sign into Windows 8 without a password! This is how can you unlock ASUS VivoBook password easily!
Forgot Windows 8.1 password of your Toshiba Encore tablet? Need to recover or reset it? The easiest solution is using PCUnlocker. It enables you to reset forgotten Windows 8.1 password on any UEFI based devices, including Toshiba Encore tablet.
PCUnlocker is a tool to use when you forgot/lost your Windows account password. Just boot your locked computer from PCUnlocker boot media and it allows you to reset and replace the password of any Windows account. The boot media can boot in 32-bit UEFI, 64-bit UEFI and legacy BIOS mode.
Prepare A Bootable Media
PCUnlocker runs from a WinPE boot disc, so you need to download and burn ISO onto a USB drive before you can use it. So download the PCUnlocker disc image and burn it to a disc using the freeware ISO2Disc. Remember to choose the GPT partition because Toshiba Encore tablet comes with 32-bit UEFI firmware instead of standard BIOS.
Reset Toshiba Encore Windows 8.1 Password
Once you have created the bootable media, you need to boot off it. So connect the USB-OTG cable to your Toshiba Encore tablet and plug in the bootable media.
When turn on the tablet, press and hold the power button together with Vol+ button at the same time until the device turns on and the boot device selection menu appears.
Select the USB Memory device and press Enter. The tablet will boot off the USB drive. Once you’ve booted into the USB drive, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program in minutes. The program automatically searches the Windows SAM database and lists your Windows 8.1 user accounts.
Select a local account and click on Reset Password button. It will reset / unlock your password quickly. If you’re using a Microsoft account with your Toshiba Encore tablet, there should be a local account associated with your Microsoft account. Choose that account and reset the password. Meanwhile, the program will also unlock your Microsoft account password.
Now you’ve reset Toshiba Encore Windows 8.1 password successfully. Remove the USB drive and reboot your Toshiba Encore tablet. You should now be able to login to your Windows 8.1 account.
A few weeks ago I set up a brand new Lenovo IdeaPad laptop running Windows 8. The computer hasn’t been used since then and the problem now is that I completely forgot the password I set during the installation process. I have tried many boot CDs but to no avail. How can I remove or reset forgotten Windows 8 password?
Forgot Windows 8 admin password for your Lenovo IdeaPad laptop? Don’t panic. With PCUnlocker Live CD you can reset lost Windows 8 password for both local account and Microsoft account. In this tutorial I’ll walk you through the steps to reset Windows 8 password on Lenovo IdeaPad with UEFI BIOS.
How to Reset Windows 8 Password on Lenovo IdeaPad with UEFI BIOS?
How to connect to SQL Server after you’ve forgotten SQL Server password? In this article I’ll show you how to reset SQL Server password in single-user mode. This hacking trick makes it possible to recover access to your SQL Server instance without resetting the password of any existing account.
If you’ve installed SQL Server 2008 (R2) or an earlier version, click Advanced tab and add -m; before existing value in Startup Parametersbox, without any spaces.
SQLCMD –S .\SQLEXPRESS
Replace SQLEXPRESS with the name of your SQL Server instance.
CREATE LOGIN tom WITH PASSWORD='P@ssword123' GO SP_ADDSRVROLEMEMBER tom,'SYSADMIN' GO
However, if you can’t access SQL Server in single-user mode or can’t log on Windows as administrator, this method won’t work. In that situation, you need to use the SQL Server Password Changer program which enables you to unlock / reset SQL Server SA password offline.
In this tutorial we’ll show you how to recover Windows 8 picture password and pin code, without brute-forcing them. Both Pin code and Picture Password are authentication methods based on a local user account. During setting up a Pin code or Picture Password, you’ll be prompted to enter the traditional text-based password. The problem is that Windows 8 will then store your Pin code / Picture password as well as the original text password in plain text.
Mimikatz is a free open-source tool to recover this plain-text password, it saves you time and power needed to brute force a 16 character NT/LM password during pen-testing or tech work. Follow this tutorial and you can decrypt Windows 8 Pin code and Picture Password in no time.
Note: Mimikatz needs admin privileges to work properly. If you couldn’t log on to Windows 8 as administrator, you can reset the forgotten local administrator password or Microsoft account password with PCUnlocker Live CD/USB drive.
If you use a Microsoft account to log on to Windows 8 and then switch to a Picture Password or a Pin, the Mimikatz tool will be able to dump your Microsoft account password as well. This is the first critical security flaw in Windows 8/8.1 that has already been discovered.
In Windows 8, the built-in administrator account is hidden and disabled by default. If you forgot your password, you are kind of stuck getting into the machine. In this post, I will explain how to offline enable the built-in administrator account in Windows 8, so you can log back on your computer with admin rights.
All you need is to make a Live CD using another computer that you have full access to, then boot your Windows 8 machine from the CD and it allows you to enable the built-in administrator account easily! Here are step-by-step instructions: