December 18, 2013

How to Reset Admin Password in Windows 8.1 Tablet

Lost admin password in Windows 8.1 tablet, how to reset it with general methods for common tablets, such as Lenovo Miix2, HP Omni 10, Dell Venue 8 Pro or Venue 11 Pro, Acer Aspire Z3-600, ASUS Transformer Book T100 and Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet?

Is there any way to reset Windows 8.1 tablet admin password easily and effectively? In passage below,three ways will be introduced for Windows 8.1 tablet password reset in my perspective.

Way 1: Make Use of Windows 8.1 Default Administrator Account 

If you lost or forgot other administrator password in Windows 8.1, default Windows administrator account without password would be the best way to access Windows 8.1 and help you to reset forgotten or lost other Windows 8.1 admin password.

Selection 1: Change Windows 8.1 password in User Accounts 

First, login Windows 8.1 with default administrator. And then turn to Control Panel –User Accounts, choose targeted admin account. In Manage Account window, click "Change the password" button, and type in new password twice to confirm password changed. 
Tips: Three Ways to Access Control Panel on Windows 8

Selection 2: Enter Windows 8.1 Safe Mode with Default Administrator 

From Windows XP to Windows 8, each version of Windows system could entered in safe mode to do some primary system changes in order to protect Windows system safe. But it is disabled in normal mode.
  1. Press Win + R to enter Run box and type "msconfig" in the box. And then press Enter button.
  2. Navigate to boot tab, check "Safe boot". Choose “Minimal”-normal safe mode, click "Okay" button and restart your computer.

Selection 3: Reset Windows 8.1 tablet password with Command Prompt 

windows 8.1 tablet password reset with cmdAfter you login Windows 8.1 tablet with default administrator, press Win + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) to run.
Type in the command: net user <user name> <user new password>, and press Enter. Instantly, tablet lost admin password would be removed or reset.

However, for the sake of computer security, most people have changed the built-in administrator password. If this has happened, the way introduced above would not work. Now turn to the following ways to ask for help.

Way 2: Reset Windows 8.1 Admin Password with Picture Password or PIN 

Windows 8.1 is different from other Windows systems, because it provides different kinds of logon ways to access computer besides local user password. Picture password and PIN code are such special login ways provided by Microsoft Windows 8.1. So if you forgot Windows 8.1 password, previously-created picture password or PIN could help you.
  1. Start your tablet and select targeted user account you want to sign in to Windows 8.1.
  2. Choose picture password or PIN code to access Windows 8.1.
  3. Turn to Control Panel and change admin user password.

Way 3: Recover Windows 8.1 Tablet Password with Password Recovery Tool 

Password recovery tool, such as Windows Password Genius Advanced always could help you, no matter which kind of password you lost or how complex your lost admin password is. This is because of password reset disk created with it. If you have created password reset disk on your PC when your PC is accessible, you would know that password reset disk is the most powerful program to recover Windows forgotten password.

Step 1: Burn a Windows password reset disk with password recovery tool 

  1. Find Windows Password Genius Advanced and accessible computer, bootable USB drive.
  2. Install Windows password recovery tool in accessible computer and insert bootable USB drive into computer.
  3. Choose USB flash disk from drop-down box, and click "Begin burning" to create password reset disk.
  4. Exit USB reset disk after you see "Burning Successfully" message.

Step 2: Reset Windows 8.1 Password with reset disk 

Plug USB drive into Windows 8.1 tablet and boot it from USB. When you see Windows Password Genius Advanced program runs in WinPE environment, select Windows 8.1 system and administrator. And then click “Reset Password” to remove administrator password.

Is there any other doubt? If you couldn’t find better ways, Way 3 would be the best choice for you because no matter what password problem you meet, it could help you effectively and safely.

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