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Password Recovery for Windows 8.1? Help.

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#1 JazzMahn


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 04:45 PM

I am helping a friend that has a Toshiba Laptop that he cannot get into.  He has forgotten the password and I can't seem to find a way to come up with a way to help.


I do have a password recovery tool that has helped me gain access to Windows 10 and Windows 7 programs.  I can't seem to get the disk to boot into cd I have.


The UEFI method of booting to Windows 8 won't let me even though I have gone into the BIOS and reset the disk to run from the CD.  Does anyone know how I can get my CD to boot.  I have seen a technician do it but I am not sure how.


Thanks for any and all assistance.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 05:08 PM

Make sure SecureBoot is disabled in UEFI. You may need to enable a setting called Legacy or CSM boot and disable any setting called Quickboot or Fastboot.


On a Toshiba you should be able to access the boot menu by tapping F12 at boot. You may need to enable the F12 Boot setting in UEFI.





#3 Jaycan


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 06:33 PM

A full list of what we will provide (Thanks to quietman7) from XP to Win 8.1---

I never tested any, because passwords are locks without keys often..or I reset the computer..


Forgotten Password Instructions provided by Microsoft for Windows 7/8 and Vista:

Non-Microsoft Forgotten Password Articles for Windows 7/8 and Vista:

Password Recovery Tools:

This is at the limit of our Forum Rules http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forum-rules/ and I may be stretching a few..

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