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Reset Forgotten Windows 8 Password on Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

August 30th, 2015 by Admin

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 was loaded with a 32-bit version of Windows 8.1, and if you’ve forgotten the login password, you can reset it with PCUnlocker. But this tablet can boot in native UEFI mode only, so you need to use 32-bit version of PCUnlocker Enterprise which supports UEFI boot. Let’s see how to create a UEFI bootable USB drive with PCUnlocker and then reset lost Windows 8 password on Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2.

Part 1: Create A PCUnlocker Live USB

As this tablet doesn’t come with a CD drive, you have to use a USB thumb drive (with at least 1GB of space) instead. Follow the steps below to create a PCUnlocker Live USB from another computer:

  1. Download the 32-bit version of PCUnlocker Enterprise and save it to your desktop. Unzip it and you’ll get a CD image: pcunlocker.iso.
  2. Download and install the free USB creator software – ISO2Disc, which allows you to make a bootable USB drive from a ISO image.
  3. Launch the ISO2Disc program. Click on Browse button and locate the pcunlocker.iso file. Next click on “Burn to USB Flash Drive” and select your attached USB thumb drive.
  4. Select “GPT (required for UEFI boot)” from the Partition Style list. Click on Start Burn to begin creating a PCUnlocker Live USB drive.

Part 2: Reset Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Password

As the tablet doesn’t have a full-size USB port, you have to use a micro USB on-the-go (USB OTG) adapter to connect your USB thumb drive to the micro USB port on the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2. Once connected, you can proceed to reset your forgotten Windows 8 password:

  1. When your tablet is turned off, press and hold the volume rocker up button, and press and hold the Power button at the same time.


  2. This will turn on the tablet and take you to the Novo Menu. Now you can release both the volume rocker and the Power button.


  3. Select the Boot Menu and hit Enter. From the next screen, choose the USB thumb drive as the boot media.
  4. Once booted to the PCUnlocker program, you’ll see a list of Windows accounts displayed on your screen. Choose a user account and click on “Reset Password” button, it will unlock & reset your forgotten Windows 8 password offline.

  5. Disconnect your USB drive and reboot the tablet. You can now login to Windows without typing a password!

Reset Windows 8.1 Password on Lenovo G410/G500/G510/G710 Laptop

October 21st, 2014 by Admin

If you forgot Windows 8.1 password on your Lenovo laptop, it’s no big deal to reset the password with the tool PCUnlocker. This step-by-step guide shows you how to reset lost Windows 8.1 password on Lenovo G series laptops, such as Lenovo G410/G500/G510/G710. PCUnlocker can run from either a boot CD or a USB stick, but I’ll use a CD in this guide.

How to Reset Windows 8.1 Password on Lenovo G410/G500/G510/G710 Laptop?

First, use an alternate PC to download the PCUnlocker software. Unzip the downloaded file and you’ll get a disc image named pcunlocker.iso. Burn the ISO file to a blank CD (or USB stick) with the freeware ISO2Disc.

Insert the burned CD to your locked Lenovo laptop. Before getting the laptop to boot from CD, you need to make some changes with the BIOS configurations. When your laptop is powered off, press the Novo button to turn it on.


When the Novo Button Menu screen appears, select BIOS Setup.

In the BIOS, go to the Exit tab. Set OS Optimized Defaults as Other OS, then Load Default Setting and save. Turn off the machine and then use the Novo button to enter BIOS Setup again.


Go to the Boot tab, change Boot Mode from UEFI to Legacy Support, and set Boot Priority as Legacy First. Save your changes and exit.


Turn off your computer and then press the Novo button again. When the Novo Button Menu is displayed, select Boot Menu. Next choose your CD/DVD drive and press Enter to boot from it.

Your computer will load the contents of the CD drive. When it is finished you will be presented with the PCUnlocker program, which lists your Windows 8.1 user accounts.

Choose the user name for which you want to reset the password, and click on Reset Password button to clear the password.

Congrats! You just reset your Windows 8.1 password. Reboot and take out the CD, and then change the Boot Mode back to UEFI. After that you can log on with a blank password for a local account, or log on with the new password Password123 if you use a Microsoft account as your login method.