November 28, 2013

Forgot Windows 8 Password No Reset Disk

Windows 8 password forgot, but I have not experienced Windows 8 better. How to reset Windows 8 forgotten password without reset disk? Now please follow three parts below to go on Windows 8 password reset.

Part 1: Windows Recovery Disk Available for Windows 8 Password Reset

Though without password reset disk available, Windows recovery disc is still useful for resetting forgotten Windows 8 password.
  1. Windows 8 system recovery drive
  2. Installation disk – Windows 8 installation CD
Installation disk is general tool that could restore your computer to default settings. And recovery disc or system repair disc can restore Windows 8 back to early backup point, when you remember Windows 8 password or Windows 8 password is available.

1. Windows 8 Recovery Drive

A Recovery Drive will allow you to boot your system and easily access a number of recovery and troubleshooting tools that you can use to revive an ailing Windows 8 system, including remove Windows 8 registry files. And it should be created when Windows 8 computer is accessible.

Step 1: Boot Windows 8 computer from Recovery Drive
You’ll see Windows logo displayed on black screen, actually computer boots in Windows PE. And then you could see "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. Click "US".

Step 2: In the following screen, there are three tiles for you. To access tools in Recovery Drive, please choose "Troubleshoot".

Step 3: In Troubleshoot screen, three tiles are displayed. According to your computer situation, choose "Refresh your PC", "Reset your PC" or "Advanced options".

Refresh your PC: It would find and backup all the data, settings and apps. It will then install a fresh copy of Windows and restore all of your data, settings and apps. When your PC restarts, you can login Windows with the same username and password. So it couldn’t reset your Windows 8 forgotten password.

Reset your PC: It will erase and reformat the hard drive and then reinstall a new fresh copy of Windows.
In this case, your compute will come back to the same condition it was in when you started Windows 8 first time. You had better backup all the data on Windows 8 you don’t want to lose before reset Win 8 PC.

Advanced options: When you click "Advanced options", you could see System Restore, System Image Recovery, Automatic Repair and Command Prompt. 

System Restore:
System Restore will automatically create a restore point anytime you install a new application or perform a major Windows Update operation. With it, you can restore all system files and settings to the state that it was in at an earlier restore point in time, when you know user password or there is no password set for user account. 

System Image Recovery:
You could recover Windows 8 system with System Image Recovery. As you know, a system image includes operating system, and all the settings, all the programs and all your files. So when you choose it, it actually performs a complete restoration of your entire system.

Step 4: Restart Windows 8 and now you could login Windows 8 without password.

2. Installation disk – Windows 8 installation CD

Windows 8 installation CD could be used to clear all Windows system information after last Windows system installation. Therefore, forgotten Windows 8 password would be removed after Windows 8 reinstallation.

But when you still have other ways available for Windows 8 forgotten password reset, don’t choose this way. If there is no other ways for Windows 8 password reset actually, Windows 8 installation CD would be helpful for you.

Step 1: Insert Windows 8 installation CD into locked computer and boot computer from CD-ROM.
Step 2: Format disk and install Windows 8 again.
Step 3: After Windows 8 reinstallation, data on Windows 8 is still on computer, but Windows settings has been changed. Password is not necessary to login Windows 8 at first time, but you can access Windows 8 with new password.  

Part 2: Password Reset Tool for Windows 8 Forgotten Password Reset

When no reset disk, create password reset disk with password reset tool is another way to reset Windows 8 forgotten password. Compared to Windows recovery disc, password reset disk is lot easier way. If not, there would no such program set in Windows operational system.

Not like password reset disk created in Control Panel, reset disk created with tool could reset Windows password directly and add new user account in locked Windows computer. And no data would be lost or damaged. Now in order to make a password reset disk for Windows 8 computer forgotten password in details, take Windows Password Genius Advanced to show.

The following are detailed steps to reset Windows 8 password with Windows password recovery software – Windows Password Genius Advanced.

Step 1: Find an accessible computer, download and install Windows Password Genius Advanced on it.

Step 2: Run password recovery program and insert bootable USB flash drive or CD/DVD-ROM into computer.

Step 3: Choose USB or CD/DVD-ROM from drop-down box in program screen, click "Begin Burning" and wait for password reset disk burned into inserted device.

Step 4: After successfully burning password reset disk, exit device, and then plug it into locked Win 8 computer. Set Win 8 computer boot from created password reset disk.

Step 5: In Windows Password Genius Advanced program screen, choose user account and click Reset Password”. About few seconds later, its password becomes blank.

Now you can choose to add new account for locked Windows 8 or reboot Win 8 computer later. But remember eject password reset disk before Windows 8 successfully restarts.

Part 3: New Ways and Tips for Windows 8 Password Forgot 

The above are professional methods for Windows 8 password forgot. Besides, if you have paid attention to new features in Windows 8, you will find there are some new ways or tips to reset Windows 8 password.
  1. Windows 8 Password Hint
  2. Windows 8 Picture Password
  3. Windows 8 PIN Code
  4. Windows 8 Microsoft Account
  5. Windows 8 Another Available Administrator

1. Windows 8 Password Hint

If you have set password hint for login user, on the Windows 8 logon window, that will prompt you a hint, after you type incorrect password.

Believe password hint could remind you of forgotten user password if it is related with user password so much. At the same time, this tip suggests we had better set a hint for user password when we could access to Windows 8, and it should be unknown by other people. Otherwise, it could not be used when you truly forget Windows administrator. 

2. Windows 8 Picture Password

Picture password is another kind of password to sign in to Windows 8, only with three gestures on a picture. If you have created one, click it under password box, and make three gestures on picture to log into Windows 8.

Compared to text password, picture password would be easy to remember for someone. In addition, it provides us another chance to access Win 8 computer and reset Windows 8 password in Control Panel or with Command Prompt.

3. Windows 8 PIN Code

PIN code is 4-digit code. So it may be the simplest way to login Windows 8. Click "Sign-in options" first and type PIN code. Then run Command Prompt to reset Windows 8 forgotten password with user command. net user <user name> <new password>.

4. Windows 8 Microsoft Account

If your computer has been set up to sign in to Windows 8 with Microsoft account, switch user account to Microsoft account and login Windows with it. And then create a PIN that any user who has a password must enter it when waking this PC, and then login with PIN code, reset password with Command Prompt.

5. Windows 8 Another Available Administrator

After you type incorrect password, and there is no PIN code, picture password to login into Windows 8 at the same time, click arrow at the left side of user picture to change to use another available administrator to sign in. And then change forgotten Windows 8 password with user command. 

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