Archive for December, 2012

How to Disable Password Reveal Button in Windows 8

December 16th, 2012 by Admin

In Windows 8, when you type a password in a website or app, a password reveal button (looks like a small eye) will appear at the end of the password filed. Clicking this button will display your password on the screen. By leaving the button displayed, it can result in somebody else viewing your password.

Luckily, this feature can be disabled by a Windows Administrator for every Windows user account on a computer. So let’s see how you can disable the password reveal button throughout Windows 8 easily.

How to Disable Password Reveal Button in Windows 8?

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window, type in gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In Group Policy Editor navigate to Local Computer Policy –> User configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Windows Components –> Credential User Interface on the left sidebar.

3. When you select Credential User Interface on the left sidebar, you will see Do not display the password reveal button settings on the right-hand sidebar. Simply enable the settings and close the Group Policy Editor.

4. Once done, this will immediately stop displaying the button after a user has typed in his password in the password field anywhere.


After disabling the feature, if you feel that the option to reveal was a comfortable option to rectify mistyped passwords, you can disable the settings or change it to Not Configured and bring back the password reveal button.

How to Unlock Windows Administrator Password

December 8th, 2012 by Admin

Maybe you use your administrator-level Windows user account so rarely that you forgot the password. Or perhaps you’ve acquired a used PC, don’t know the login password. Either way, if you want to keep using that computer, you have to either find out how to unlock the forgotten administrator password or reformat the hard drive.

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to unlock Windows administrator password when you forgot it. Quickly get into your computer without losing your files. You can use this trick on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.

How to Unlock Windows Administrator Password?

Reset Windows Password utility is one of the best Windows password recovery software which can help you unlock administrator password easily on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP.

You have to boot into this program off a CD or USB drive, so it downloads as an .iso image file. Double-click that file and Windows just might start a program that burns the disc. If it doesn’t, download and install ISO2Disc, then try again. Simply copying the .iso file to a CD won’t work.

When you boot the Windows password reset disc, the computer will load the mini operating system inside the disc and finally start the Reset Windows Password program. The program automatically finds the Windows SAM database and retrieves the user accounts existing in your Windows installation.

Simply select the administrator account if you forgot the password, then click on Reset Password button. It will unlock your selected account and remove its password in no time.

Finally remove the CD and reboot the computer. It will boot Windows into the logon screen. Choose your administrator account and left the password field as blank, you can login without any hassle.

How to Disable Windows 8 or 10 Lock Screen

December 7th, 2012 by Admin

By default, Windows 8 or 10 shows Lock Screen at startup, which displays the date ad well as notifications. You have to click the screen before you can get to the logon screen. This seems like something that makes more sense on a tablet PC.


If you are using a desktop or laptop computer, you can disable the Lock Screen so the computer will boot up directly to logon screen to choose the user account to log in to Windows 8/10. Fortunately, you can disable the Lock Screen from Local Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor.

Method 1: Disable Windows 8 or 10 Lock Screen Using Group Policy

  1. The first thing you need to do is to open the Local Group Policy Editor by pressing the Windows + R key combination to bring up a Run box, then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.
  2. Now, expand Administrative Templates settings from Computer Configuration, and then navigate to Control Panel –> Personalization. In main window, you will find Do not display the lock screen policy.


  3. Double-click this policy and tick Enabled checkbox. This will permanently disable Lock Screen. When disabled, users will see the logon screen when they log off or lock out Windows. Similarly, you will be taken to logon screen directly, instead of Lock Screen, at startup.

Method 2: Disable Windows 8 or 10 Lock Screen Using Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows key + R to open the Run box, and then type regedit and press Enter.
  2. Navigate to the following registry key:

    If you do not see the Personalization key, you have to create it by right-clicking the Windows key above it and selecting New -> Key.

  3. Right-click in the right pane and create a new DWORD value named NoLockScreen, and then set its value to 1.


    To re-enable the lock screen in the future, either delete the NoLockScreen value from your registry or set it to 0.

  4. Close the registry editor and now you’ve successfully removed the lock screen.

How to Reset Lost Windows User Password

December 6th, 2012 by Admin

Just a few days ago, I tried to log into a seldom-used Windows XP system, only to have forgotten the administrator password. Since I don’t use that PC often, I wasn’t concerned about losing applications and data. But after spending ten minutes guessing various combinations, I still couldn’t login. Please help!!!

Forgot Windows user password? If you’ve created a password reset disk beforehand, just insert it into the PC and click Reset Password link at the Windows login screen to restore access. However, most average computer users don’t know the importance of creating a password reset disk in case a Windows user password is lost or forgotten.

In this tutorial we’ll show you an easy option to regain access to your lost Windows user account. Reset Windows Password enables you to create a bootable password reset CD which can be used to reset lost Windows user password on nearly all versions of Windows system. Follow the instructions to know how can you unlock Windows user password immediately.

  1. First you need to prepare a password reset boot CD. Just download the Reset Windows Password software onto an alternative computer. Once the download is complete, unzip the download file and you’ll get the ResetWindowsPwd.iso file. Burn this ISO image to a blank CD using any CD recording program such as BurnCDCC.
  2. Once you’ve created the disc, boot your locked computer from the CD. The computer will load the mini operating system inside the boot CD and finally open up Reset Windows Password program.

  3. Choose your Windows SAM registry hive, and then select a user account and click on Reset Password button. The program will remove the forgotten Windows user password instantly.

Restart the PC and take out the boot CD, you can then log in to Windows user account with a blank password. This trick works on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server operating system.

2 Options to Shut Down Windows 8 Quickly

December 5th, 2012 by Admin

Shut down used to be simple action from the traditional Start menu in Windows 7/Vista/XP, but in Windows 8, the Start menu is removed by Microsoft and it’s really difficult to find the option to shut down the computer. In this tutorial I’ll show you 2 options to shut down Windows 8 quickly.

Option 1: Press CTRL + ALT + DEL

The easiest, perhaps, is to simply press CTRL + ALT + DEL keyboard shortcut. This will work from anywhere in Windows 8, including the Start screen, any Metro-style app, or the desktop. When you do this, a full-screen experience appears, with Lock, Switch User, Sign Out, and Task Manager options. But if you click that Power icon in the bottom right, you’ll see a menu with power management options: Sleep, Shut down, and Restart.

Option 2: Open the Right Hand Windows 8 Charm

To shut down Windows 8 you can also use the Power option under Settings from the right hand Windows 8 charm. Follow the steps to shut down Windows 8:

  1. Open the right hand Windows 8 charm by moving your mouse to either the top right or bottom right corner of your screen/monitor.
  2. Click on Settings option within the Windows 8 Charm.
  3. Click on Power.

  4. Click on Shut down.