How to Crack Windows 8.1 Administrator/User Password If Lost

It is always good to protect your computer by using a password, but the other truth is, it is difficult to remember the password which is strong, and forgetting a complex thing is human behavior.

So, if you have forgotten Windows 8.1 login password and now stuck at the welcome screen, then no need to get panic as here you will get master solutions to crack the Windows 8.1 password. These methods will help you to regain access to your Windows 8.1 easily by cracking local admin password in a couple of minutes. And I will show you each step-by-step guide in this article.

Firstly, it is necessary to try the methods from Microsoft in case that they can help you out.

1. If you’re using a Microsoft account in Windows 8.1, you can easily setup a brand new password just from Microsoft Live website. Open the link and follow the instructions on the website.

2. If you’re using a local account in Windows 8.1, you can find out your pre-created password reset disk and reset the forgotten password just from login screen. Steps can be found from this tutorial: How to use Windows 8/8.1 password reset disk.

If the tips mentioned above don’t work for you, please use the following methods to crack Windows 8.1 local administrator or user password.

Method 1: Crack Windows 8.1 Administrator Password by Using Windows Password Rescuer.

Method 2: Crack Windows 8.1 User Password with Ophcrack Tool.

Method 3: Crack Windows 8.1 Local Admin Password with Hiren’s Boot CD.

Method 1: Crack Windows 8.1 Administrator Password by Using Windows Password Rescuer.

Other than tips from Microsoft, Windows Password Rescuer is currently the easiest way to crack forgotten Windows 8.1 admin password. It also can be used to crack Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP password on any brand of computer.

In this guide, I will show you the step-by-step guide on how to crack Windows 8.1 administrator password with “Windows Password Rescuer Personal”. (Free download Windows Password Rescuer Personal)

Step 1: So you locked out of your computer, firstly you need to use another computer to create a bootable USB with Windows Password Rescuer Personal.

1. Download and install Windows Password Rescuer Personal on an accessible computer. Run the installed software and it will gives you two options to create a bootable disk, CD/DVD and USB. Now plug a blank USB to the computer and then choose “USB device” option.

2. Pull down the drive list and then select your inserted USB. Then click “Begin Burning” button to create a bootable USB. Note: The USB you inserted will be formatted. So please back up your data firstly.

3. When it completes burning, close the software and unplug your USB disk. Now you can use it to crack Windows local/domain account’s password on your locked computer.

Step 2: Boot your locked computer from USB and crack Windows 8.1 administrator password instantly.

1. To crack Windows 8.1 password, you must firstly boot your locked computer from USB. If you never did this, it is necessary to change devices’ boot order from BIOS SETUP. Here is the step-by-step guide about how to boot from USB.

2. Once your computer successfully boots from USB, Windows Password Rescuer Personal will run and load all local user accounts of Windows 8.1 on a friendly screen.

3. To crack Windows 8.1 administrator password, just click administrator from list.

4. Click “Reset Password” button. Select “Yes” when a confirm message appears.

5. The administrator’s password will be removed and shown “blank” in password clumn.

6. Click “Reboot”. When a confirm message appears, remove your USB and then select “Yes”.

7. PC will restart and automatically login to Windows 8.1 as administrator without entering password as the password has been removed.

 

Method 2: Crack Windows 8.1 User Password with Ophcrack Tool.

Besides using Windows Password Rescuer, Ophcrack tool is also a good solution for cracking Windows 8.1 user account’s password. Let’s see how to use it.

Step 1: To accomplish this task, you need to use another computer to download the ISO file of Ophcrack from the official site: https://ophcrack.sourceforge.io/download.php.

Step 2: On the home page, you will get multiple downloading options, select "Ophcrack LiveCD".

Step 3: After downloading Ophcrack LiveCD, you must use a burning tool to burn the ISO file on to a blank CD/DVD.

Step 4: After completing the burning process, eject your CD/DVD from the computer and then insert it to your locked computer. Make sure to select the primary boot order as the CD/DVD-ROM.

Step 5: Restart the locked computer and boot from CD/DVD. You will see Ophcrack LiveCD on the window screen with 4 options. Just continue with the default option, select “Ophcrack Graphic Mode-automatic”.

Step 6: After that, Ophcrack will load user accounts of Windows 8.1 and the respective passwords. You can get the password on the ‘NT Pwd’ column and write down it.

Step 7: Unplug your USB and then restart the computer.

Step 8: When Windows 8.1 login screen appears, you can use the cracked password to log on.

Note: One major issue with Ophcrack is that it takes too much time to crack a strong password. If you hurried about the task and look for a fast way to crack Windows 8.1 admin pasword, you should choose Windows Password Rescuer mentioned in Method 1. It only takes 3-5 minutes to crack Windows 8.1 password no matter how strong it is, but it cannot help you get the original password.

 

Method 3: Crack Windows 8.1 Local Admin Password with Hiren’s Boot CD.

Hiren’s Boot CD is also a free tool for people to crack Windows local user account’s password by removing it. It is hard to use for computer newbies, but it is truly a good way for cracking Windows 8.1 local admin password. Let’s go through the steps given below to crack a Windows 8.1 local administrator password and then unlock a locked computer without password.

Step 1: Use another computer to download the ISO file of Hiren’s Boot CD from the official website. Then use a CD/DVD/USB burner (In Windows 10/8/7, there is a free CD/DVD burner attached.) to burn the ISO file on to a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

Step 2: When you finish burning Hiren’s Boot CD on to a bootable CD/DVD, insert it to the CD/DVD-ROM of your locked computer where your Windows 8.1 is.

Step 3: Set the locked computer to boot from the bootable CD/DVD. Here is the step-by-step guide about how to boot from CD/DVD.

Step 4: Once your locked computer successfully boots from the CD/DVD, you will firstly see the following screen. Hit a key on your keyboard to continue.

Step 5: When it shows you some system repair options of Hiren’s Boot CD on the screen, hit arrow key to move to “Offline NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 Password Changer” and then press “Enter” to select it.

Step 6: Screen will scroll to step 1 of Windows password reset: select disk where the Windows installation is. Just type “1” and then press “Enter”.

Step 7: Scroll to step 2, type “1” and hit “Enter” to select “Password reset”.

Step 8: Chntpw Main Interactive Menu comes up. Type “1” and then press “Enter” to select “Edit user data and passwords”.

Step 9: It will load all local user accounts of Windows 8.1 and you are able to select a user account which you’d like to crack the password. Type “administrator” and then press “Enter”.

Step 10: Type “1” and press “Enter” to select “Clear user password”.

Step 11: When it tells you that the administrator’s password is cleared, type “!” and then press “Enter”.

Step 12: In this step, you can redo step 8, 9, 10 to clear another user account’s password if you’d like. If you want to quit, type “q” and then press “Enter”.

Step 13: It will ask you if write file back, type “y” and then press “Enter”.

Step 14: When it ask you if try again, type “n” and then press “Enter”.

Step 15: Eject your bootable CD/DVD and then press CTRL-ALT-DEL keys to restart the computer. Then you can login to Windows 8.1 as administrator without password!

From steps above, we can see that cracking password with Hiren's BootCD is really complicated. If you are looking for an easier way to crack Windows 8.1 password, I highly recommend Windows Password Rescuer, a more user-friendly tool to reset lost administrator and user passwords on any PC with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP or Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003 etc.

 

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