I installed Windows 8 right when it was released and have just one account, i.e administrator account. Its been 2 weeks now I didn’t used my system and now when I came back I forgot my admin password. I tried many passwords that I remember but none of them worked. As I said above, there is no other Admin account so that I can reset my password. Could you guys please help me know how can I reset or recover my password? Any help will be appreciated.
Lost or forgot your administrator password in Windows 8? Windows 8, as the latest operating system which has just been released by Microsoft, there are few tricks and tips you can use to recover or remove the login password on it. Fortunately, there is a powerful utility which can work with Windows 8 and allows you to remove lost administrator password easily – Password Recovery Bundle.
How to Remove Lost Administrator Password in Windows 8?
- First you need to download Password Recovery Bundle program on another computer. After installing and running the program, click the Windows Password button, which allows you to create a password removal bootdisk in 3 steps. Insert a blank CD/DVD or USB drive into the computer and click Start Burn to create a bootdisk.
- Insert the password removal bootdisk you’ve created into the computer which locked you out of it. Turn on the computer and hold down F2 or whatever the setup key is shown as during the initial boot screen. This should bring up the BIOS.
In the BIOS look for the Boot Device Priority option, set CD/DVD as the 1st boot device if you want to boot from CD. You can either set Removable Device as the 1st boot device if you want to boot off USB drive. Save your changes.
- Restart the computer and now it will boot from the password removal bootdisk. After one or two minutes the bootdisk will launch the Reset Windows Password utility. Choose the administrator account, and then click Reset Password button. The program will remove your lost administrator password instantly.
- Now remove the password removal bootdisk and restart the computer, you can then quickly log on Windows 8 system without being asked for a password.
Password Recovery Bundle could also be used to remove lost administrator password in Windows 7/Vista/XP. It can save you lots of time and frustration in case you lost or forgot Windows 8 administrator password.