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#1 utopian86

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 07:28 PM

Does anyone know how to reset the windows 8 account password?



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#2 kokomodrums

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 07:55 PM

I've used the "chntpw" boot disk on Windows XP through 7, and according to this article it will work on Windows 8 as well:

 

http://www.vodusoft.com/blog/how-to-use-chntpw-to-reset-windows-8-password/

 

Let me know if you have any issues! Unless you have access to another Windows admin account on that computer, or a friend with a Windows 8 computer that you can make a recovery disk on, your only option is a third party app like above.

 

Here's how to do it if you can get a Windows 8 recovery disk: http://reboot.pro/topic/17872-reset-a-windows-8-password-without-using-any-third-party-software/


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:28 PM

Is it a Local account or Microsoft account?



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:28 AM

For a local account:

 

1.  Get to start screen (where the tiles are).
2.  Type (no quotes): "pc settings".

3.  Click on "Accounts"
4.  Click on "PC Settings".
5.  Click on "Sign-in Options".
6.  Under Password, Click "Change" and follow prompts.

 

Have a great day!

:bananas: :bounce:


Edited by scotty_ncc1701, 31 August 2014 - 08:30 AM.


#5 scotty_ncc1701

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:33 AM

I use a local account, but my research shows the steps are the same for a Microsoft account:

 

1.  Get to start screen (where the tiles are).
2.  Type (no quotes): "pc settings".

3.  Click on "Accounts"
4.  Click on "PC Settings".
5.  Click on "Sign-in Options".
6.  Under Password, Click "Change" and follow prompts.

 

Have a great day!

:bananas: :bounce:


Edited by scotty_ncc1701, 31 August 2014 - 08:34 AM.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:31 PM

I guess I assumed they meant "How to reset your password if you forgot/don't have it"...I probably should have asked before giving complicated recovery instructions!


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:50 AM

Wasn't able to login to the laptop since I'm stuck at login screen

 

Trying kokomodrums method now


Edited by utopian86, 07 September 2014 - 09:50 AM.





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