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How to access ThinkPad 10 tablet if you’ve forgotten your Windows 8.1 password? It’s clearly an issue all of us have experienced at some point in time with varying degrees of importance and frustration. In this article we’ll provide an easy way to bypass Windows 8.1 password on ThinkPad 10 tablet.

First of all, you need to create a bootable PCUnlocker USB drive on another PC you have access to. Boot your ThinkPad 10 tablet from the USB drive and it enables you to reset forgotten Windows 8.1 admin/user password easily. Here are step-by-step instructions.

Note: PCUnlocker Enterprise supports both 32-bit UEFI and 64-bit UEFI. If your tablet comes with Windows 8/8.1 32-bit preinstalled, make sure you use the 32-bit distribution of PCUnlocker Enterprise. Otherwise you need to use 64-bit distribution instead.

How to Bypass Windows 8.1 Password on ThinkPad 10 Tablet?

  1. Download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker Enterprise program. After you’ve downloaded it, double-click the download file and your system will display all files inside the zip archive. Drag the pcunlocker.iso from there and save it on your desktop.
  2. Install ISO2Disc program and launch it. Click on Browse button to locate the ISO image you’ve downloaded, then choose the USB flash drive you’ve plugged in, select the GPT (required for UEFI boot) partition style. Click on Start Burn to create a bootable PCUnlocker USB drive.

  3. Plug the USB drive to your ThinkPad 10 tablet PC. When you turn on the tablet, press the power button together with the volume up button at the same time to enter the ThinkPad Setup program.
  4. Once into the BIOS screen, select Startup then Boot. Move your attached USB drive to the top of the bootable device list.

    thinkpad-tablet-bios

  5. Switch to the Security tab, disable the Secure Boot option. Press F10 to save your changes and then reboot.

    thinkpad-tablet-secure-boot

  6. After booting from USB drive, it will start the WinPE operating system inside the USB drive and eventually open up the PCUnlocker program. PCUnlocker automatically searches your Windows 8.1 installation and displays a list of Windows 8.1 user accounts on your ThinkPad 10 tablet.

  7. Choose a user account and click on Reset Password button. The program will reset your forgotten Windows 8.1 password immediately. Restart the tablet and remove the USB drive. You can then log into your ThinkPad 10 tablet without a password!
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Couldn’t log on your ASUS VivoTab Smart laptop after forgotten Windows 8 password? Here’s how you can bypass Windows 8 password on ASUS VivoTab Smart tablet, without losing any file or data.

How to Reset Windows 8 Password on ASUS VivoTab Smart?

Before getting started, you need to find a password recovery utility that supports UEFI booting, because ASUS VivoTab Smart uses 32-bit UEFI firmware instead of legacy BIOS. Here we’ll use the Enterprise edition of PCUnlocker, which works with 32-bit/64-bit UEFI-based computers.

Use a secondary PC to download the full version of PCUnlocker Enterprise (trial version). Unzip the downloaded file and you’ll get a CD image called pcunlocker.iso, which needs to be burned onto a USB flash drive (or CD) with the ISO2Disc program. Remember to choose the GPT (required for UEFI boot) option.

After you’ve created a PCUnlocker USB drive, use a Micro USB adapter to connect it to your ASUS VivoTab Smart laptop. If your laptop is running, you must turn off the laptop.

While pressing the Power button, hold the volume down button until you get to the Boot Device Menu screen. From there select Enter Setup. In the BIOS Setup, select the Security tab, disable Secure Boot and Default Key Provisioning.

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Navigate to the Boot tab. Under the Boot Option Priorities section, set your USB flash drive as the first boot option. Save your changes and exit BIOS.

The tablet will restart and boot from your created USB drive. After a while, you’ll get to the PCUnlocker program which automatically locates all Windows accounts on your tablet. Choose an account and click on Reset Password. It will bypass / remove your forgotten password in no time.

Now you’ve successfully bypassed Windows 8 password on your ASUS VivoTab Smart laptop. Disconnect the USB drive and you can then boot into Windows 8 without entering a password!

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Aug
27
Posted on 27-08-2014

Forgot administrator password for your Dell Vostro 3560 laptop? How can I bypass or hack a lost Windows password? If you do not want to run the cracking tool on your computer for days/weeks/years in attempting to decrypt the login password, you can quickly remove the forgotten Windows user password with PCUnlocker. In this article we’ll show you how to reset forgotten Windows 8 or Windows 7 password on your Dell Vostro laptops.

How to Reset Forgotten Windows 8/7 Password on Dell Vostro?

PCUnlocker comes as an ISO image that needs to be burned on to a CD, or you can put the ISO on to USB stick using a utility. Then simply boot to the CD or USB to run the utility for bypassing your Windows user password. Here are step-by-step instructions:

  1. Use a spare computer to download the PCUnlocker program. Unzip the downloaded file and you’ll get a pcunlocker.iso image. Burn the ISO image to a blank CD (or USB flash drive) using the freeware ISO2Disc.
  2. After you have the disc, you have to boot your locked Dell Vostro laptop from CD. Turn on the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press F2 immediately to access the BIOS Setup.
  3. Navigate to the Boot tab, use the arrow keys to move CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive (or USB Storage Device) to the top of bootable device list. If this screen has a setting labeled “Boot List Option”, it indicates your computer is preloaded with the latest UEFI firmware instead of traditional BIOS. You need to change the Boot List Option from UEFI to Legacy, disable Secure Boot and enable Load Legacy Option Rom.

    dell-vostro-bios

  4. Save your changes and exit BIOS Setup. The computer will automatically reboot from your burned CD (or USB flash drive). If everything goes as expected, you’ll come to the PCUnlocker program which shows you a list of user accounts for your Windows installation.
  5. Choose one of Windows accounts and click on Reset Password button. It will unlock / enable the selected account and reset the password as well. If the selected account is a standard account, it will also been promoted to an administrator account.

  6. The last step is to simply click on Restart button to reboot the machine. Make sure to remove the CD or USB so it doesn’t boot again. If you’ve changed the Boot List Option from UEFI to Legacy, you have to switch it back again. Now when you boot the machine the password for that user should be gone!

So this is how can you reset forgotten Dell Vostro password with a bootdisk. It’s that easy!

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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

  1. Before removing lost HP password, you need to make a PCUnlocker boot media from an alternate PC. Simply download the trial version of PCUnlocker, unzip the downloaded file and you’ll get a bootable CD image file named pcunlocker.iso.
  2. Next download and install the freeware ISO2Disc. Run the ISO2Disc program, click on Browse button to select the PCUnlocker ISO image.

    Create a PCUnlocker Live CD/USB Drive

  3. To make a PCUnlocker Live CD, simply select Burn to CD/DVD and click on Start Burn. If you don’t have a blank CD at hand, you can choose to make a bootable USB flash drive.

Part 2: Remove HP Windows 8 Password

  1. Plug the USB drive into a USB port of your HP desktop PC requiring a password removal, or put the CD in the optical drive if you’ve created a Live CD.
  2. Turn on the computer and immediately press the F10 key repeatedly, about once every second, until the BIOS Setup Utility opens.
  3. Navigate to the Security menu and choose Secure Boot Configuration.

    HP BIOS Setup

  4. When the Secure Boot Configuration warning displays, press F10 to continue.
  5. At the Secure Boot Configuration page, enable Legacy Support and disable Secure Boot. Press F10 to save your changes.

    Disable HP Secure Boot

  6. The computer will then reboot. Quickly press ESC key to enter the Startup Menu.

    HP Startup Menu

  7. Press F9 to access the Boot Menu. At the Boot Menu screen specify your boot device (CD or USB).
  8. Once booted into PCUnlocker Live CD/USB drive, you’ll see a list of local accounts that are stored in your Windows 8 SAM registry hive.

    Reset Windows Password

  9. Choose an account and then click Reset Password, it will remove your Windows 8 login password instantly. If you’ve chosen the local account associated with your Windows Live account, it will also reset your Microsoft account password locally.

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!

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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.

How to Sign into Windows 8 Microsoft Account without Password?

  1. Press the Windows + R keyboard combination to bring up a Run box, when it appears type netplwiz and hit Enter.

    netplwiz

  2. This will open the User Accounts dialog box, which will display a list of all the users on your computer, including both local accounts and Microsoft accounts.
  3. Next click on the username in the bottom window, which should be your email address if you are using the Microsoft account to log into your Windows 8 PC. Uncheck the Users must enter a username and password to use this computer checkbox.

    windows-8-user-accounts

  4. Click Apply and you’ll get a pop up dialog that asks you to enter your login credentials. Just type in your Microsoft account password twice and click OK.

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  5. Now go ahead and restart your computer and Windows 8 should automatically boot up to the Start Screen, without prompting you to enter a Microsoft account password.

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.

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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

  1. Before resetting Acer laptop password, you need to use another computer to make a PCUnlocker boot disk. Simply download the trial version of PCUnlocker Enterprise, unzip the downloaded file and you’ll get an ISO image file called pcunlocker.iso.
  2. Next download and install the freeware ISO2Disc. Run the ISO2Disc program, click on Browsebutton to select the PCUnlocker ISO image.

    Create a PCUnlocker boot disk

  3. Select your target media (CD or USB drive) and Click on Start Burn to make a PCUnlocker bootdisk.

Part 2: Change Boot Order in BIOS

  1. Once you’ve completed the above step, put in the CD into the optical drive or plug in the USB drive into the Acer Aspire laptop you want to reset the password for.
  2. Power on your Acer Aspire laptop. As soon as the Acer logo screen appears, immediately press the F2 key, or the DEL key if you have a desktop, to enter the BIOS.
  3. Once you’re in the BIOS Setup, go to the Boot menu. Disable the Secure Boot option and change Boot Mode from UEFI to Legacy BIOS. Move the CD-ROM or USB HDD to the top of the boot priority order list.

    Acer UEFI BIOS

  4. Press F10 to save your changes and exit the BIOS.

Part 3: Reset Acer Aspire Windows 8 Password

  1. The computer will then restart from PCUnlocker boot disk. After a while, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program and it shows you a list of local accounts existing on your Acer Aspire laptop.

    Reset Windows Password

  2. Choose a local account and then click Reset Password button, it will reset your forgotten password immediately.

    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.

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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.

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt by simply pressing Windows Key + X + A.
  2. You can use the net usercommand to change Windows password easily, without supplying the old password:
    net user username  new_password

    Replace username with your Windows account name, and new_password with your desired new password.

    change windows password from command prompt

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:

  1. First of all, you need to use another PC to download the PCUnlocker program, which comes as a bootable CD image. Burn the ISO image to a blank CD or USB drive using the ISO2Disc utility.
  2. Insert the newly burned CD or USB drive into your target computer, and set it to boot from CD/USB.
  3. Once you’ve booted into the CD/USB drive, you’ll be presented with the screen of PCUnlocker. This program automatically locates the SAM database file for your installed Windows operating system, and shows you a list of local user accounts.Reset Windows Password
  4. Select a user account and click on Reset Password button. It will remove your old password immediately. Restart the computer and you can then log into your Windows account without typing a password!
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Jun
04

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.

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Switch to the Security tab and set Secure Boot Control to Disabled. Press F10 to save your changes and exit BIOS.

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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!

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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 Overview

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.

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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.

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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?

  1. First of all, use another computer to download the PCUnlocker program, which comes as a self-extracting .zip file. After the file has downloaded, extract the pcunlocker.iso file from it. Burn the ISO image to a blank CD using your preferred CD burning program such as ISO2Disc.
  2. Put your newly created CD in the CD drive of your Lenovo IdeaPad laptop. When the laptop is powered off, press the Novo button. This will start up the laptop and provide you with the Novo button menu.

    Novo-button

  3. Choose BIOS Setup from the Novo button menu, and press Enter.

  4. In the BIOS Setup, select the Security tab and change Secure Boot value to Disabled.

    lenovo-secure-boot

  5. Next, on the Boot tab, change the Boot Mode from UEFI to Legacy Support.

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  6. You can now save and exit the BIOS, but the laptop will go straight to booting again, so you’ll need to shutdown or power it off in order to use the Novo button again. This time choose Boot Menu from the Novo button menu, and then select to boot from the CD drive.
  7. After booting the laptop from the CD, it loads the Windows PE operating system and finally opens up the PCUnlocker program. The program automatically detects the operating system installed on your hard drive, and then displays a list of Windows 8 local user accounts.

  8. Choose one of your administrator accounts and click on Reset Password button. The program will unlock your selected account and reset the password immediately. Eject the CD and restart your computer. Enter into BIOS Setup and change the BIOS Mode back to UEFI.
  9. Now you’ve successfully reset Windows 8 Password on Lenovo IdeaPad with UEFI BIOS, and you can log back into Windows 8 without a password! Enjoy it!
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