August 8, 2013

Forgot HP Computer Windows 8 Admin Password

If I forgot HP computer Windows 8 administrator password, how should I do?

There are so many answers to this question. Some people would suggest asker change Windows password with another administrator. Some people think the asker had better prepare a password reset disk for forgotten Windows 8 password reset. But if we are the asker, could we think of these preparations before such thing happen. We only say we will make preparation for the future. So I think a password recovery tool is basically an effective method for all of us whenever and however you encounter this problem.
In the following passage, I will recommend you two common and universal password recovery tools, Ophcrack and Windows Password Genius.

Answer 1: Recover HP Windows 8 Admin Password with Ophcrack

What’s Ophcrack?
Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms.

1. Runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X,
2. Free tables available for Windows XP and Vista/7
3. Brute-force module for simple passwords.
4. LiveCD available to simplify the cracking.
5. Dumps and loads hashes from encrypted SAM recovered from a Windows partition.
6. Free and open source software (GPL). 

How to reset forgotten Windows 8 password with it on HP computer?

1. Download the Ophcrack LiveCD and save to disk.
2. Burn the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file to a disc
3. Restart with Ophcrack LiveCD disc in your optical drive
4. Boot to the Ophcrack LiveCD Disc
 5. Wait for Ophcrack LiveCD to load and watch for hard drive partition information to display
6. Wait for Ophcrack LiveCD to recover your password
7. Logon to Windows with the Ophcrack LiveCD recovered password

Tips: The latest version of Ophcrack still couldn’t recover Windows 8 password. If your HP computer is installed with Windows 7, you can consider taking this software into use.

Answer 2: Reset Windows 8 Admin Password with Windows Password Genius

What’s Windows Password Genius?
Windows Password Genius is a powerful password recovery tool applied to Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012. Besides reset HP Windows 8 password, it also could add a new user for Windows 8 logon.  

How to Reset HP Windows 8 forgotten Password with it?

1. Choose the appropriate version Windows Password Genius Advanced and download it on your Windows computer, Mac, or a rooted Android phone.

2. Double click the program to install it on your computer disk and run it.

3. Insert blank USB device and choose it as password reset disk burning disk.

4. Click "Begin burning" to create a password reset disk.

5. After successfully burning a reset disk, exit USB and plug into your locked HP locked computer.

6. Boot HP desktop/laptop from USB disk.

  • Start HP desktop and press ESC to enter BIOS menu. Move to Boot option, and find removable device or USB. Choose it as the first boot option.
  • Start HP laptop and hold on F9 to boot from USB directly.

7. HP computer starts with Windows Password Genius Advanced program in WinPE. Make sure your Windows OS is right, choose account and click "Reset Password". Or you can click Add User to create new account.

8. Sign in to Windows 8 with recovered password/without password.

The above two password recovery tools suitable for different situations. According to the status of your HP computer, choose appropriate software to reset forgotten Windows 8 password for HP desktop or laptop.

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