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Bypass Windows 8/8.1 Password on Toshiba Satellite Laptop

June 23rd, 2014 by Admin

Lost Windows 8 admin password to your Toshiba Satellite laptop? You can use some bootable utilities like BartPE to reset your lost Windows password, but such disks are Windows XP based operating systems which can be used to unlock only Windows 7, Vista and XP (not including Windows 8 and 8.1).

The reason behind this is, most of Windows 8/8.1 laptop is configured in UEFI mode (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface). The UEFI mode does not allow to boot legacy OS like Windows XP, DOS etc. So to reset Windows 8/8.1 password, the conventional method does not work.

Luckily, the latest version of PCUnlocker came out that can boot in UEFI mode. This article will introduce how to make a PCUnlocker Live USB and then use it to bypass Windows 8/8.1 password on Toshiba Satellite laptop.

Create A PCUnlocker Live USB

If you can’t boot into your Toshiba Satellite Laptop, you’ll need to borrow one from a friend to make your own PCUnlocker Live USB drive, but other than that, all you really need is a USB flash drive. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download the PCUnlocker Enterprise and save it on your spare computer. Please note both the Standard and Pro editions don’t support UEFI booting. The downloaded file is a self-extracting .zip file which contains a UEFI bootable ISO image: pcunlocker.iso. Extract the ISO image file from it.
  2. Burn the ISO image file to your USB flash drive using the freeware ISO2Disc or Rufus. Make sure you choose the “GPT” or “GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer” option while burning the USB drive. If you don’t have a USB drive at hand, you can use a blank CD to make a PCUnlocker Live disc.

  3. Once your USB drive has finished burning, insert it into your Toshiba Satellite laptop.

Bypass Toshiba Satellite Windows 8/8.1 Laptop Password

Now that you’ve successfully created a PCUnlocker Live USB drive. It’s time to boot into the USB drive and bypass Windows 8/8.1 password. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Turn on your Toshiba Satellite laptop. As soon as the Toshiba logo appears, press F12 to get into Boot Menu. Using the arrow keys to select the DVD option and press Enter. In some Toshiba notebooks or laptops, in order to access the Boot Menu you might need to press the ESC key or the “C” key as you boot.
  2. Once you’ve booted into the PCUnlocker Live USB, you’ll be presented with the screen of PCUnlocker. This program automatically locates the SAM database file for your installed Windows operating system, and shows you a list of local user accounts.

  3. Choose your administrator account and click on “Reset Password” button. The program will remove your forgotten Windows 8/8.1 password quickly! If you’re using a Microsoft account as your computer’s login, make sure you choose the associated local account and the program will unlock your Microsoft account password locally.
  4. When it’s done, reboot your system and you can log back into your Windows 8/8.1 account. Besides bypassing Windows 8 password, you can also use PCUnlocker Live USB drive to reset Windows 7, Vista and XP passwords on your Toshiba Satellite laptops.

How to Reset Lost Windows 8 Password for UEFI-based Toshiba Computer

June 6th, 2013 by Admin

Recently I got a UEFI-based Toshiba Satellite laptop which comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. But I have forgotten the administrator password and can’t log in. How can I recover or reset the password without re-installing the operating system?

Forgot Windows 8 password on your Toshiba laptop? How to unlock a UEFI-based Toshiba computer if you lost the administrator password? UEFI is intended to replace the traditional BIOS and nearly all Toshiba computers that come with Windows 8 pre-installed are shipped with UEFI. The problem is that most password cracking boot CDs are not compatible with UFEI so it’s difficult to get them to reset/recover your forgotten password. Luckily, there is a quick fix for this compatibility issue. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through how to reset lost Windows 8 password for UEFI-base Toshiba computer.

How to Reset Lost Windows 8 Password for UEFI-based Toshiba Computer?

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 on 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 Toshiba computer. Power on the system and while the TOSHIBA logo appears, press F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup Menu. Select Security tab and set the Secure Boot to Disabled. Select Advanced tab and go to System Configuration. Change the Boot Mode option from UEFI Boot to CSM Boot. Press F10 key to save and exit.


Note: On some Toshiba computer, you may need to choose the Boot tab, then enable the Launch CSM option and disable the Fast Boot option, or disable the UEFI Boot option. Then switch to the Security tab, set Secure Boot Control to Disabled.

When the computer restarts, quickly press ESC or 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 8 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 8 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 to reboot your machine and remove the CD/USB drive. You can then log back into your Windows 8 Toshiba computer without a password!