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#1 azshadeguy

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 03:21 PM

Windows 8 lost password

This is my late son's computer.

I would like to get into it  

He took his own life a year ago and I would like to see what he was looking at.

It is a hp laptop with windows 8

I have tried to guess his password with no luck.

I have downloaded several free password  recovery programs that I can't get to work 

I have disable secure boot  but I can't get it to boot from the cd  

I bought a external usb cd and still nothing it just boot to windows

Any suggestions

Thank you



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#2 azshadeguy

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:01 PM

Anyone have a suggestion?



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:20 PM

Even if you disable SecureBoot you may still need to enable Legacy or CSM boot.  Because this is a HP computer tap F9 at boot to select your boot device, be it a DVD or USB flash drive. You can use Rufus with any iso file to create a bootable USB flash drive.

 

Look for the free version of Lazesoft Password Recovery Home. This should be able to boot UEFI.

 

Follow this guide to enable the hidden Administrator Account. Use it to login

 

http://www.lazesoft.com/forgot-windows-admin-user-password.html

 

Or, you can boot a live linux disk and browse the disk. Another option is to pull the drive and attache to another computer using a USB adapter or enclosure.

 

Edit: If booting a live linux disk you do not install linux, it runs from the DVD/flash drive and RAM.

 

https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_serena_cinnamon_whatsnew.php

 

Edit Edit: I forgot to say, sorry for the loss of your son.


Edited by JohnC_21, 30 May 2017 - 06:22 PM.





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