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More Ways of Windows 8.1 Password Reset After Forgotten It

Forgot or lost your Windows 8/8.1 password? It is said that every day there are so many people forgetting the computer password, so that people’s concern is how to reset password. As Windows 8.1 is the new version of operating system with more features, there are more ways to reset Windows 8.1 password if forgot it, whether local user login password, administrator password or Microsoft account password.

Whether using disk or Windows 8.1 password reset without disk, following explain how to reset password for Windows 8.1 from 3 parts:

Part 1: Reset forgotten Windows 8.1 local user login password

If you forgot your local user login password instead of administrator password for Windows 8.1, resetting password is a pretty straightforward matter. That is changing or removing the local user login password as administrator.

Method 1: Change password in Computer Management

Step 1: Log on to Windows 8.1 as administrator.

Step 2: Open the Computer Management. (Press Win + X and select Computer Management.)

Step 3: Expand the "Local User and Groups" folder and click "Users" folder.

Set Password

Step 4: Right click on the password forgotten local user account. And click Set Password.

By this way you can reset your Windows 8.1 password to a new one but you will lose some data in this local user account.

Method 2: Reset password with Command Prompt

Similarly, log on to Windows 8.1 as admin. Press Win + X and select Command Prompt (Admin) to bring out Command Prompt window. On the Window, run the command net user <Username> <New Password>.

Run Net User command

When it displays The command completed successfully you have reset your Windows 8.1 user login password to a new one. For example, I have reset the password for account Ting to abc.

Part 2: Reset forgotten Windows 8.1 Microsoft account password.

It is one of Windows 8/8.1 new features that you can use Microsoft account to sign in. You just need to reset Microsoft account password in Windows 8/8.1 online if forgot it.

Reset Microsoft Account password

Tips: You can’t reset Microsoft account password as administrator.

Part 3: Reset forgotten Windows 8.1 administrator password.

It seems a little tricky if you forgot Windows 8.1 administrator password. Actually, it is not at all. It is also very simple to reset Windows 8.1 admin password with the following 2 methods.

Method 1: Reset Windows 8.1 password with disk.

A password reset disk is way above our heads, but the premise is that you have ever created such a reset disk for your admin account on Windows 8.1 before forgetting or losing its password. If you didn’t, skip this method and refer to the second method - reset Windows 8.1 password without disk.

Step 1: When you sign in to Windows 8.1 as administrator with a wrong password, it displays an error message saying “The password is incorrect. Try again.” Click OK to close the message so you are back to the logon screen.

Step 2: Now there are a Reset password link below the sign-in box. Click on the link. And insert your created reset disk into your computer.

Reset Password link

Step 3: Follow the Password Reset Wizard to reset your admin password to a new one or blank.

Password Reset Wizard

After password reset is finished, you can sign in to your Windows 8 admin account with the new password or without password.

In addtion to a password reset disk, an installation disk(system setup disk) also can be used to reset Windows 8.1/8 password. If you have an system installation disk (setup disk), refer to Windows 8.1/8 password reset with installation disk.

Method 2: Windows 8.1 password reset without disk.

Forgot Windows 8.1/8 administrator password having no disk? Never mind. Use the special password recovery tool – Windows Password Refixer to quickly reset Windows 8.1 admin password.

Step 1: Create a bootable disk.

1. Download and install Windows Password Refixer on another computer.

2. insert a USB device or CD/DVD flash drive into that computer with Windows Password Refixer installed.

3. Run Windows Password Refixer. And follow its instruction to burn this tool into the USB/CD/DVD drive.

Burn this tool to USB or CD

It means you have successfully created a bootable disk when you see Burning Successfully.

Burning Successfully

Step 2: Boot locked Windows 8.1 computer from the bootable disk.

1. Insert the bootable USB device or CD/DVD flash drive into your locked Windows 8.1 computer.

2. Start or restart the computer and enter its BIOS setup utility to set it to boot from USB or CD/DVD. See How to boot your computer from USB drive.

Step 3: Reset Windows 8.1 administrator password.

After your computer boots from the bootable disk, Windows PE will be loaded and then Windows Password Refixer interface will display. On the screen, click your Windows 8.1 system, click the password forgotten admin account, then click Reset Password button. Then the admin password will be reset to blank, or can say removing password.

Select Windows 8.1 user and click on Reset Password button

Finally, click Reboot button and take out the bootable USB device or CD/DVD. Your Windows 8.1 computer will start normally and you can directly sign in to your administrator account without typing password.