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HOW TO RESET WINDOWS 8
PASSWORD
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http://www.top-password.com
There are many reasons why you might want to reset
lost Windows 8 password. You might have been
given a laptop without a p...
With PCUnlocker you can solve all of the password
forgotten problems above. PCUnlocker is a handy
boot disk that can remov...
STEP 1: CREATE A BOOT CD
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 Use an alternate PC to download the PCUnlocker ISO
image from www.top-password.com. The file you
downloaded is a zip fil...
STEP 2: CHANGE BOOT ORDER
This procedure uses the boot CD you have just
created, for it to work you need to make sure the
...
If you have changed the boot order and the CD still
won't boot up your computer, please check if the
UEFI Boot Mode and th...
STEP 3: RESET WINDOWS 8 PASSWORD
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 Boot your Windows 8 machine from the CD you just
burned.
 When you see the PCUnlocker program, choose a local
account a...
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Forgot Windows 8 password and can't log on your computer? In this guide we’ll show you how to use PCUnlocker to reset forgotten Windows 8 password for your local account or Microsoft account.

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  1. 1. HOW TO RESET WINDOWS 8 PASSWORD 1 http://www.top-password.com
  2. 2. There are many reasons why you might want to reset lost Windows 8 password. You might have been given a laptop without a password, or someone has changed a user password and that person is not available. Or you simply have forgotten your password. In Windows 8 you can set up 4 sign-in options: local account, Pin code, Picture password and Microsoft Account. If you’ve forgotten either Pin code or Picture password, you can always switch to log on with local account or Microsoft account. After logging in, you can set a new Pin code or Picture password. 2 http://www.top-password.com
  3. 3. With PCUnlocker you can solve all of the password forgotten problems above. PCUnlocker is a handy boot disk that can remove lost local administrator password, and change Microsoft account password in Windows 8. In this guide we’ll show you how to use PCUnlocker to reset forgotten Windows 8 password for your local account or Microsoft account. The procedure can be divided into 3 steps. 3 http://www.top-password.com
  4. 4. STEP 1: CREATE A BOOT CD 4
  5. 5.  Use an alternate PC to download the PCUnlocker ISO image from www.top-password.com. The file you downloaded is a zip file that contains the disk image, you will need to extract the image from the zip file (i.e. drag it to your desktop).  Download ImgBurn and install, launch the program. Select the ‘Write image file to disc’ option.  Within ImgBurn, click the browse option and navigate to the disk image you just extracted. Click Open.  Select the burn to disc icon (Note: This will be greyed out, until there is a blank CD in the drive). The image is very small, it will not take long to burn. 5 http://www.top-password.com
  6. 6. STEP 2: CHANGE BOOT ORDER This procedure uses the boot CD you have just created, for it to work you need to make sure the machine will attempt to boot to its CD/DVD Drive before it boots to its hard drive. (Or it will simply boot into Windows again). This change in 'Boot Order' is carried out in the machines BIOS. When you turn on the machine watch for a message that looks like Press {key} to enter Setup. Typically Esc, Del, F1, F2, F12, or F9. When in the BIOS locate the boot order and move the CD/DVD Drive to the top of the list. 6 http://www.top-password.com
  7. 7. If you have changed the boot order and the CD still won't boot up your computer, please check if the UEFI Boot Mode and the Secure Boot options are enabled in BIOS. You need to switch the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy and disable the Secure Boot option by following this guide: How to Set PC to Boot with Legacy BIOS Mode Instead of UEFI Mode. 7 http://www.top-password.com
  8. 8. STEP 3: RESET WINDOWS 8 PASSWORD 8
  9. 9.  Boot your Windows 8 machine from the CD you just burned.  When you see the PCUnlocker program, choose a local account and click on ‘Reset Password’ button.  It will remove your local account password instantly.  Remove the CD and restart your computer. You can then log in to your Windows 8 local user account without a password. If you need to reset a lost Microsoft account password, please choose the local account that is linked to your Microsoft account. PCUnlocker will assign to a new password for your Microsoft account. The new password could be used to sign into Windows 8 so you can regain access to your computer. 9 http://www.top-password.com
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