How to Log into Windows 8 If Forget Your Password

How to log into Windows 8 if you forget the password? Commonly, you can recover the password from website of Microsoft if you use an email user account on Windows 8. If you use Windows 8 with a local admin account, you need to reset the forgotten password. So you can get back all your files.

Fortunately, here are four methods can help reset forgotten Windows 8 admin password or create a new user account to Windows 8 without logging. After that, you will be able to log into Windows 8 with new password or use the new admin account to log into your locked Windows 8 computer.

Method 1: Remove Forgotten Password and Log into Windows 8 without Password.

If you have forgotten your Windows 8 password and locked out of your computer, you can use Windows Password Rescuer to easily remove the password and then you can log into Windows 8 without password.

Windows Password Rescuer is a powerful Windows password recovery tool which can help recover or remove Windows local user account password without losing data. It works perfectly for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003. In this guide, I will show you how to use the software to instantly remove forgotten Windows 8 administrator password and then log into Windows 8 without password.

Step 1: Use Windows Password Rescuer to create a bootable USB on another computer.

1. Purchase Windows Password Rescuer Personal full version. Then download and install the software on another computer. (It can be installed in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003).

2. Run the software and plug a USB flash drive into the computer, choose “USB Device” from software interface.

3. Choose your USB from drive list and then click “Begin Burning” to create a bootable USB. Once burning completed, unplug the USB and then transfer it to your Windows 8 computer. Go on to step 2.

Step 2: Remove local administrator password from Windows 8 computer.

1. Plug the bootable USB into your Windows 8 computer. Then start the computer to boot from USB. You may need to firstly set the computer to boot from USB. See step-by-step guide here.

2. Once the computer boots from USB, Windows Password Rescuer will run automatically and show you a friendly interface. All local user accounts of Windows 8 will be shown in list. Click “Administrator”.

3. Click “Reset Password”. When a dialog pops up, select “Yes” to confirm.

4. You will see the administrator password is removed and shown “blank” in list.

5. Click “Reboot”. When a confirm message pops up, unplug your USB firstly and then select “Yes”.

6. After the computer restarts, you can log into Windows 8 as administrator without password.

 

Method 2: Add a New User Account to Windows 8 with USB.

To log into a locked Windows 8 computer, you also can use Windows Password Rescuer to create a new admin account to Windows 8. After that, you can log into Windows 8 with the new user account. It is very easy.

1. After your computer boots from the bootable USB and loads Windows Password Rescuer screen, simply click “Add User” button. When a dialog pops up, type in a new user name and password and then click “OK”.

2. You will see a new admin account is created and shown in list. Click “Reboot” button. When a confirm message pops up, unplug your USB and then click “Yes” to restart the computer. After that, you can log into your Windows 8 computer with the new admin account.

 

Method 3: Use Password Reset Disk to Reset Forgotten Windows 8 Password.

In this guide, I will show you another easy way to reset forgotten Windows 8 password and log into Windows 8 with the new password. As we know, people can create a password reset disk to prevent forgotten password. This is a free method provided from Microsoft. So, if you have previously created a Windows 8 password reset disk for your user account, now you can use it to easily reset the forgotten Windows 8 password to new. After that, you will be able to log into Windows 8 with the new password.

1. After you failed to log on Windows 8 with your local user account, Windows will give you link for resetting password with password reset disk. Now insert your pre-created password reset disk into the computer and then click the reset password link.

2. Once “Password Reset Wizard” pops up, click “Next” to continue.

3. Choose your password reset disk from drive list. Then click “NEXT”.

4. Type a new password in the new password box and type it again in the confirm box. Then click “Next”.

5. Click “Finish” to close the wizard. Then you can log into Windows 8 with the new password.

 

Method 4: Use a Windows Install Disk to Reset Forgotten Windows 8 Password.

To log into Windows 8 after you forget the password, you also can use the forth method. In this guide, I will show you how to reset your forgotten Windows 8 password by using a Windows installation disk and then you can use the new password to log into Windows 8 without data loss. If you have a Windows 8 installation disk, now follow the steps bellow.

1. Insert your Windows 8 installation disk(CD, DVD, USB) into the computer. Restart the computer to boot from the disk. You may need to set the computer to boot from CD, DVD or USB. Refer to the step-by-step guide.

2. After the computer boots from your disk, it will load Windows 8 install screen. Select right language (select English) and other preferences and then click “Next”.

3. In next screen, select “Repair your computer”.

4. Select “Troubleshoot”.

5. In troubleshoot screen, select “Advanced options”.

6. Next, select “Command Prompt”.

7. In the command window, type the following commands and press “Enter” key after each command.

1) d:

2) cd windows

3) cd system32

4) ren utilman.exe utiman_bak.exe

5) copy cmd.exe utilman.exe

6) wpeutil reboot (remove your disk firstly)

8. After that, the computer will restart automatically. Once Windows 8 login screen appears, click “Ease of access” icon to run Utilman.exe.

9. Utilman window is open, type “net user” and then press “Enter”. All local user accounts in your Windows 8 will be displayed.

10. If you’d like to reset administrator password, just type “net user Administrator 123456” and then press “Enter” key. The administrator password will be replaced with 123456.

11. Now close the Utilman window and then you are able to log into Windows 8 with the new password.

 

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