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Bypass Windows 8 Password on Lenovo IdeaPad with UEFI BIOS

May 22nd, 2014 by Admin

Forgot Windows 8 password to the only account on your Lenovo IdeaPad laptop? You might find that a lot of bootable recovery utilities won’t work because of UEFI BIOS, including BartPE. In this tutorial I’ll walk you through the steps of using PCUnlocker Live CD to bypass Windows 8 password on Lenovo IdeaPad.

How to Bypass Windows 8 Password on Lenovo IdeaPad with UEFI BIOS?

  1. First of all, use another computer to download the PCUnlocker program, which comes as a self-extracting .zip file. After the file has downloaded, extract the pcunlocker.iso file from it. Burn the ISO image to a blank CD using your preferred CD burning program such as ISO2Disc.
  2. Put your newly created CD in the CD drive of your Lenovo IdeaPad laptop and powering it up. When the Lenovo logo appears, immediately press Fn + F2 to enter the BIOS setup utility. You can also enter into BIOS by pressing the Novo button when your laptop is powered off, and then select BIOS Setup.


  3. In the BIOS Setup, select the Security tab and change Secure Boot value to Disabled.


  4. Next, on the Boot tab, change the Boot Mode from UEFI to Legacy Support.


    Press Fn + F10 to save the change and exit BIOS. But the laptop will go straight to booting again, so you’ll need to shutdown or power it off.

  5. Turn on the computer again. Press Fn + F12 to access the Boot menu, or press the Novo button and select Boot Menu. On the boot menu screen, select your CD drive and press Enter.
  6. After booting the laptop from the CD, it loads the Windows PE operating system and finally opens up the PCUnlocker program. The program automatically detects the operating system installed on your hard drive, and then displays a list of Windows 8 local user accounts.

  7. Choose one of your administrator accounts and click on Reset Password button. The program will unlock your selected account and reset the password immediately. Eject the CD and restart your computer. Enter into BIOS Setup and change the BIOS Mode back to UEFI.
  8. Now you’ve successfully bypassed Windows 8 Password on Lenovo IdeaPad with UEFI BIOS, and you can log back into Windows 8 without a password! Enjoy it!

Forgot Windows 8 Password and No Reset Disk?

November 6th, 2013 by Admin

Many Windows users are familiar with password reset disk that could be used to reset a forgotten Windows password. But most of people tend to ignore the importance of creating a password reset disk in advance before losing their passwords. What to do if you forgot Windows 8 password and don’t have a password reset disk?

Fortunately, there is a rescue CD called PCUnlocker which can help you reset lost password of both local administrator and Microsoft account in Windows 8. Basically PCUnlocker is a bootable ISO image that you have to write it on a CD or USB flash drive, which contains a WinPE operating system and a password recovery tool that allow you to have access to the Windows SAM file.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to reset forgotten Windows 8 password without a reset disk:

  1. First, you need to use another computer to download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker. Extract the downloaded file locally and then burn the resulting .iso file to a CD-ROM (or USB flash drive) using ISO2Disc program.

  2. Insert the PCUnlocker Live CD into your locked Windows 8 computer and boot from it. You may have to change the computer’s boot order in the BIOS in order to boot from the CD.
  3. If you boot from the CD successfully, the computer will load the contents of the CD drive, and finally start the PCUnlocker program. This program automatically detects your Windows installation and displays all Windows local accounts which are stored in the SAM registry hive.

  4. Choose a local account and click on “Reset Password” button. The program will reset your forgotten password instantly. If you’re using a Microsoft account with your Windows 8 system, please choose the local account which is linked to your Microsoft account and then reset the password.
  5. Restart your computer and remove the PCUnlocker Live CD. You can then log back into Windows 8 successfully.

PCUnlocker is a professional Windows password recovery tools for both technicians and computer beginners. Comparing to password reset disk, it’s much more powerful and every technicians should have it into their toolkit. Just with a PCUnlocker Live CD, you can reset forgotten Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password on any computer.

How to Change Forgotten Windows 8 Password with Installation Disc

August 7th, 2013 by Admin

Forgot your Windows 8 administrator password? How to change or reset the password without any third-party software? We have previously talked about how to reset Windows 7 password with Windows installation CD. That trick also works with Windows 8. Here we’re going to walk you through the procedure to change forgotten Windows 8 password with Windows 8 installation disc.

Note: This trick is only intended for experienced users who forgot Windows 8 password. For average computer users, please use the easy-to-use software PCUnlocker to reset lost or forgotten Windows 8 password.

How to Change Forgotten Windows 8 Password with Installation Disc?

  1. Boot your Windows 8 computer from Windows 8 installation disc. Once the message “Press any key to boot from CD…..” appears, press the Enter key to continue.
  2. As soon as you get to the Windows Setup screen, press the SHIFT + F10 key combination to bring up the Command Prompt.


  3. Type the following command (replace “d:” with the correct drive letter if Windows is not located on D:):
    copy d:\windows\system32\sethc.exe d:\
    This creates a copy of sethc.exe to restore later.
  4. Type this command to replace sethc.exe with cmd.exe:
    copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe


  5. Now close the Command Prompt, and cancel the Windows Setup application. Eject Windows 8 installation disc and reboot your computer.


  6. When you reach to the Windows 8 login screen. Press the SHIFT key 5 times in a row, the Command Prompt will then open.
  7. Enter the following command to change your forgotten Windows 8 password:
    net user 123456


    Replace with your account’s name, and change the password 123456 with whatever you want.

  8. Congratulation! Now exit the Command Prompt and you can then log on your Windows 8 system with your new password.


Remember to copy the c:\sethc.exe file back to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe to restore the original sethc.exe file. This trick works with Windows 8, Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows 8.1.

How to Unlock HP Pavilion g7 Laptop After Forgetting Windows 8 Password

July 4th, 2013 by Admin

I have purchased a HP Pavilion g7 laptop which comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. I changed the administrator password a week ago and now have totally forgotten the password. Now I can’t access anything from my computer. Is there a way to bypass the password screen or reset the password?

Forgot Windows 8 password on your HP Pavilion g7 laptop? How can I unlock your HP laptop without restoring it to factory settings? Well you have come to the right place! In this tutorial we’ll walk you through how to unlock HP Pavilion g7 laptop using a PCUnlocker boot CD, in case your Windows 8 password is lost or forgotten. With PCUnlocker boot CD you can reset your Windows 8 password and get right into your HP laptop.

How to Unlock HP Pavilion g7 Laptop After Forgetting Windows 8 Password?

Because you’ve been locked out of your HP Pavilion g7 laptop, you can’t install any software on it. To reset your lost password, you need to create a PCUnlocker boot CD on another PC you have access to. Next you have to turn off the Secure Boot option in BIOS in order to get your HP Pavilion g7 to boot from the CD. After booting from the CD it enables you to reset lost Windows 8 admin/user password easily! This guide can be divided into 3 steps:

Part 1: Create A PCUnlocker Boot CD

Download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker on your computer. After you’ve downloaded it, unzipped it and you’ll find the pcunlocker.iso file. Burn this ISO image to a blank CD (or USB flash drive) using ISO2Disc.

Part 2: Turn Off the Secure Boot Option in BIOS

Secure Boot is enabled by default on computers that were manufactured with Windows 8. In order to boot from a CD/DVD, you need to disable the Secure Boot option. Follow these steps to disable Secure Boot on HP Pavilion g7 laptop:

  1. Turn on your HP laptop. Immediately press the Esc key repeatedly, about once every second, until the Startup Menu opens.


  2. Press F10 to enter BIOS Setup. Next use the right arrow key to choose the System Configuration menu, use the down arrow key to select Boot Options, then press Enter.


  3. Use the down arrow key to select Secure Boot and press Enter key, then use the down arrow key to modify the setting to Disabled. Save your changes and exit.


Part 3: Unlock HP Windows 8 Password

  1. Insert the PCUnlocker boot CD into your HP Pavilion g7 laptop. Turn on the laptop and press Esc key to bring up the Startup Menu again. This time you need to press F9 to select Boot Device Options. On the next screen, choose the Internal CD/DVD-ROM Drive in order to boot from CD. If you use a PCUnlocker USB drive, you need to choose the “Patriot Memory” option instead.
  2. After booting from the CD, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program after a while. PCUnlocker will automatically analyze your Windows 8 SAM registry hive and then display a list of local user accounts on your HP Pavilion g7 laptop.

  3. Choose a user account and then click on Reset Password button. The program will reset its password and unlock the user account if it is already disabled, locked out or expired. Click on Restart to reboot the machine and take out the PCUnlocker boot CD. After that you can log back into your Windows 8 system without a password!


Using PCUnlocker boot CD you can also reset lost Windows 8 password on other models of HP laptop, desktop and tablet PCs, including HP ENVY Sleekbook, HP Spectre XT Ultrabook and HP ElitePad 900 G1 Tablet.

How to Reset Lost Windows 8 Password for ThinkPad Laptop with UEFI BIOS

March 11th, 2013 by Admin

Hi! I have a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed, I forgot my password for the administrator account because I haven’t used it in so long, now I can’t log in. How can I reset or bypass the password?

Nowadays most ThinkPad laptops are shipped with Windows 8 pre-installed, and the traditional PC BIOS is replaced by UEFI. It can become a big issue if you forgot or lost Windows 8 password on a ThinkPad Laptop. There are many password cracking tricks and tools out there that can be used to unlock Windows password, but they don’t work any longer when you use it on ThinkPad laptop with UEFI BIOS. So here I’ll explain the steps of resetting lost Windows 8 password for ThinkPad laptop with UEFI BIOS.

How to Reset Lost Windows 8 Password for ThinkPad Laptop with UEFI BIOS?

Password Recovery Bundle can reset lost Windows 8 password with the help of bootable media such as CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive, which can be easily created using the app itself. To get started, you’ll need another PC for downloading and installing the app in order to create the bootable disk.

Once downloaded and installed, click the “Windows Password” button to open the bootdisk creating window. Choose your target device (CD/DVD or USB flash drive) and click on “Start Burn” button to start creating the Windows password reset bootdisk for you. Once done, click the OK button and unplug the USB device or remove the CD/DVD.

Now insert the bootable CD/CD or USB drive into your locked ThinkPad laptop. Power on the machine and enter into BIOS. Navigate to the Startup tab. Change the UEFI/Legacy Boot option from UEFI to Both, and set the UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority option to Legacy First. Press F10 to save your changes.

When the computer restarts, quickly press F12 key repeatedly until you see the Boot Menu. Choose the CD or USB drive you’ve created from the Boot Menu. Sit back and let the system load some required files that are necessary to complete the password reset operation.

Once you are presented with the Reset Windows Password window, choose your Windows SAM registry file from the drop-down menu. This comes useful in case you’re running a dual boot machine. Once selected, the program will display a list of user accounts for your Windows installation.

Choose the user account that needs a password rest, and click on “Reset Password” button. It will blank your Windows 8 password instantly. It’s simple as that! Now click Restart button and reboot your machine.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully unlocked a Windows 8 Thinkpad laptop with UEFI BIOS.

How to Hack Windows 8 Password without Data Loss

March 8th, 2013 by Admin

Forgot Windows 8 administrator password? How to regain access to your locked computer? At that time the only solution that comes into our mind is to reformat the hard drive, and reinstall windows. This is not the answer you will get here, I work in a software company and resetting Windows passwords is a task we do everyday, so today I will share with you how to hack Windows 8 password without data loss – the easy way. let’s proceed.

How to Hack Windows 8 Password without Data Loss?

Reset Windows Password utility is one of the more effective password hack tools that runs on a Live CD, and it can be used to hack almost any Windows password, including Windows 8 local/Microsoft account password.

  1. To get started, purchase the Reset Windows Password utility and download it onto your current computer. Unzip the download file and you’ll get the ResetWindowsPwd.iso file which contains the password hacking tool.
  2. Next, you need to turn that ISO file into a CD. All you need to do is get a CD/DVD burning program such as BurnCDCC or ImgBurn, which allows you to burn an ISO image to CD or DVD easily! If your computer doesn’t come with a CD/DVD burner, you can use the ISO2Disc program to burn a Windows password reset USB from that ISO image.
  3. Take the CD you just created to the computer you want to hack. Insert the CD into the CD drive and turn on the computer. Normally, the BIOS screen tells you the keyboard key you need to press to change the boot order, watch for that message! On most computers the BIOS key is Del, F9 or F12 but yours might be different, so watch out for that on the boot-up menu.
  4. Once you boot from the CD, it will load the miniature operating system and open the Reset Windows Password utility. This program automatically detect all Windows installations on your computer, and shows a list of user accounts existing in your Windows SAM registry hive.
  5. Choose the user account which you want to hack and click on “Reset Password” button. It will blank your Windows 8 password immediately just as there is no password set on that user account. Remove the CD from the CD drive and restart the computer, you can then log into that user account with an empty password. Done!

So, in this way you can hack the password of any Windows 8 account at times when you forget it so that you don’t need to re-install your OS for any reason. I hope this helps.

Forgot Admin Password for Your Dell PC with Windows 8 Pre-installed in UEFI Boot Mode

January 17th, 2013 by Admin

I just bought my eleven year old daughter a Dell laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. She changed the admin password, but didn’t write the new password down, and can’t remember what she changed it to. I have tried many Windows password reset bootdisk and can’t get it to boot up the laptop. How to recover or reset the forgotten password?

Can’t remember your Windows 8 administrator password and get locked of your Dell computer? How to reset a lost password on Dell laptop with UEFI BIOS? All new Windows 8 machines manufactured by Dell, HP, Microsoft, etc. will always ship with UEFI BIOS. UEFI is meant as a replacement for the legacy BIOS present in all Windows computers we used before. As a result, most Live CDs will fail to boot off UEFI-enabled computer.

In this tutorial we’ll explain the procedure of resetting forgotten administrator password on a Dell PC which comes with a Windows 8 pre-installed. Just create a Windows password reset CD or USB drive and you can then use it to remove Windows 8 password easily. Here I’ll use a Kingston USB flash drive to demonstrate the password recovery procedure on a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop computer.

Step 1: Create a Bootable Windows Password Reset USB Drive

First, downloaded the Zip archive of Reset Windows Password utility on to an alternative PC which you have full access. Right-click on the download file and then choose Extract All from the context menu. After extracting, you’ll find the ResetWindowsPwd.iso file. Just copy this file to a CD or USB and it won’t work! You need to burn it to USB flash drive using ISO2Disc tool.

Step 2: Boot Your Dell PC from Windows Password Reset USB Drive

If Windows 8 came pre-installed on your computer, it almost certainly boots in UEFI mode. To get your computer to boot from Windows password reset bootdisk, you’ll need to switch the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy and then disable the Secure Boot option.

Insert the Windows password reset USB drive into your Dell PC. Power on the computer and press the F12 key to bring up the Boot Menu when you see the initial screen displaying the BIOS provider information. If using other models of Dell computer, try to press F2 or Del key instead of the F12 key.

Use the arrow key to choose the BIOS Setup option. Under BIOS Setup Utility, move to the Boot tab and disable the Secure Boot Control option.

Next navigate down to the Boot Mode option. Press Enter key to switch the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy. Press F10 to save your changes.

Once your computer restarts, press F12 to bring up the Boot Menu again. This time you’ll see your USB flash drive show up in the boot list.

Just choose the USB flash drive and press Enter. The computer will boot off the USB flash drive immediately.

Step 3: Reset Forgotten Windows 8 Administrator Password

After you’ve booted from the Windows password reset USB drive, the Reset Windows Password program will launch automatically. The program will also display a list of user accounts existing in your Windows SAM registry hive. If you’re using a dual/multi-boot computer, just select the one for your Windows 8 installation.

Next choose the administrator account and click Reset Password button. It will remove/unlock your forgotten administrator password immediately. Restart your Dell computer and remember to go back into the BIOS and switch the boot mode back to UEFI, then your computer will boot normally from Windows 8 and you can log in to the administrator account with a blank password. It’s that simple.

How to Remove Windows 8 Password When You are Locked Out

January 2nd, 2013 by Admin

I got a brand new Windows 8 machine, installed the operating system, created one account and forgot its password. What can I do? I already tried to remember passwords and tried all candidates with all possible combinations but no luck. Is there any way to remove the password without re-installing Windows 8?

Forgot Windows 8 account password and you are locked out of your computer? Getting into a password-protected computer can be a lot easier than you think. You don’t even have to be computer savvy! In this tutorial we’ll show you how to remove Windows 8 password with a CD or USB drive in case you lost or forgot the login password.

How to Remove Windows 8 Password When You are Locked Out?

First, you need an alternative computer with CD burner and a blank CD in order to make a bootable Windows 8 password reset disk. To do that download the Reset Windows Password utility, unzip the download file and you’ll get an ISO image: ResetWindowsPwd.iso. Burn the ISO image to a CD using your favorite CD burning software. If you don’t have a CD burner, let’s say you have a netbook PC, then you can do a Windows 8 password reset USB instead.

After you have created a bootable Windows 8 password reset disk or USB as mentioned above, go and boot the Windows 8 PC you want to reset its password with this reset disk or USB. Once the PC starts to boot, it will load the operating system inside the password reset disk and launch the Reset Windows Password program.

Choose a user account and then click on Reset Password button. It will remove your forgotten Windows 8 password and unlock the user account immediately.

Now take out the password reset disk and restart the computer. You can then log in to Windows 8 without being asked to enter a password. No need to worry about data loss when you forgot Windows 8 password or you are locked out. Just follow the instructions above carefully you can remove Windows 8 password quickly and easily.