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Windows 8.1 Password Reset When Forgot It

Forgot or lost Windows 8.1 password? How can you reset forgotten Windows 8.1 password effectively? If you have no idea, just look at article and video below and follow the appropriate part according to what password you have forgotten, Windows 8 login user password or administrator password.

  1. Part 1: Reset Windows 8.1 Forgotten User Login Password
  2. Part 2: Reset Windows 8.1 Lost Administrator Password

Part 1: Reset Windows 8.1 Login Password When Forgot

After forgot Windows 8.1 login password, you still have choice to login Windows 8.1 with other administrator. With admin privileges, you can change Windows 8.1 login password in Control Panel or with command prompt.

Method 1: Change or remove Windows 8.1 password through Control Panel

1. Press Windows + X to open the Power User Tasks Menus and then open Control Panel.

2. Click on User Accounts > Manage another account. If you are prompted by User Account Control, click "Yes" to go on.

3. Select a password protected login user that you want to reset password in Windows 8.1. And click "Change the password" option.

change windows 8.1 user password

4. Type in a new password twice for the user account.

With completing above successfully, you could reset forgotten Windows 8.1 login password.

Method 2: Reset or Remove Windows 8.1 Password with Command Prompt

1. Press Win + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin).
2. Type command "net user UserName NewPassword" and press Enter to reset login user password.

reset windows 8.1 password with command prompt

3. Close the command prompt and finish windows 8.1 password reset/remove with command.

Note: Besides the above two ways to reset Windows 8.1 login password, you could also reset Windows 8.1 password in Local Users and Groups. However, all of them require admin privileges to Windows 8.1 computer. If you have no available administrator, or if the Windows 8 login user is administrator account, how can you do that? You would need to reset Windows 8.1 administrator password just like the Part 2.

Part 2: Reset Windows 8.1 Admin Password When Lost

This part just tells users how they can use effective Windows Password Genius for Windows 8.1 administrator password reset. You can follow the video above to do or follow detailed descriptions below.

Note: If you have created password reset disk for this administrator, now you can reset Windows 8.1 admin password directly with reset disk on locked Windows 8.1 computer.

Way 1: Windows 8.1 Admin Password Reset with Windows Password Genius Advanced

Windows Password Genius Advanced has ability of Windows password reset for all Windows operational systems. Before resetting Windows 8.1 password with this tool, you should burn it into a bootable removal device, such as USB flash drive or CD/DVD-ROM. Then when your locked windows 8.1 computer starts from the removal device, Windows Password Genius Advanced program could run on it and reload all Windows users you can reset password.

Step 1: Burn Windows Password Genius advanced into removal device.

Insert bootable USB/CD/DVD-ROM into available Windows computer and run Windows Password Genius Advanced on it. After choosing the inserted device and clicking Begin burning button, you could burn the password recovery program into the removal media successfully.

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Step 2: Reset Windows 8.1 admin password with Windows Password Genius advanced.

1. Plug removal media into Windows 8.1 computer and set computer boot from it.

2. When Windows Password Genius Advanced program runs in WinPE environment on locked Windows 8.1 computer, select Windows system Windows 8.1 and administrator account, then click Reset Password button. Instantly, forgotten administrator password would be reset to blank. In addition, you can create new administrator by "Add User" option.

3. Reboot Windows 8.1 computer with administrator.

Tap Reboot button and exit removal device from locked computer instantly to make Windows 8.1 restart from hard drive. On Windows 8.1 logon screen, select the administrator you just reset password with Windows Password Genius Advanced. And click "Sign in" button to access computer without password. This is the best result after you forgot Windows 8.1 administrator password.

Way 2: Reset Windows 8.1 Admin Password with Password Genius Advanced

Password Genius Advanced is similar to Windows Password Genius Advanced, because both of them could reset Windows 8.1 admin password like the way 1. However, it is also different from Windows Password Genius. Besides reset Windows password, Password Genius also could recover password for Office, PDF and archives file too. If you have a habit of encrypting document in daily life or work and usually forgot password, Password Genius would be a better choice for you than Windows Password Genius.

Now let's just see the difference of burning password recovery program into writable USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM.

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The next steps would be the same to windows 8.1 password reset with Windows Password Genius Advanced.

Tips: The above article just introduce how to reset Windows 8.1 forgotten admin password with isunshare windows password recovery tool. Actually, Windows Password Genius Advanced used above also could reset Windows 8.1 microsoft account password.

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