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How to Unlock ASUS VivoBook Windows 8 Password

June 4th, 2014 by Admin

Forgot Windows 8 password to your ASUS VivoBook? How to bypass Windows login password without resetting your laptop to factory settings? ASUS VivoBook comes with UEFI which will prevent you from booting any boot media without UEFI bootloader. In this article I’ll show you how to enable Legacy/CSM boot support in ASUS VivoBook and then unlock your forgotten Windows 8 password with a USB drive.

How to Unlock ASUS VivoBook Windows 8 Password?

First of all, you need to make a USB boot media using an alternate PC. Download the PCUnlocker program and save it to your desktop. The downloaded file is a self-extracting .zip file which contains a WinPE ISO image (pcunlocker.iso). Extract the ISO image and burn it to a USB flash drive using ISO2Disc or Rufus program.

Plug the USB boot media in your ASUS VivoBook. Power on the machine and press F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup. To enable legacy/CSM boot support, enable “Launch CSM” under the Boot tab.


Switch to the Security tab and set “Secure Boot Control” to Disabled. Press F10 to save your changes and exit BIOS.


When the laptop restarts, press ESC key to launch the boot menu. When you get the boot options, choose the USB drive as we want to reset Windows 8 password offline. After a while, the PCUnlocker program will launch and it displays all your Windows 8 user accounts.

Choose a user account and click on “Reset Password” button, it will unlock / reset your forgotten password instantly. Last but not least, disconnect your USB drive and restart your computer. Enter into the BIOS setup again and disable the “Launch CSM” option which you enabled in the step above. You can then sign into Windows 8 without a password! This is how can you unlock ASUS VivoBook easily!

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 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.