What if you forgot Windows 8 administrator password? It is a very common situation to forget the password that has been set as the mind is forgetful. There are some Linux Live CDs that could be used to recover a lost password, but not every person who uses Windows is tech savvy. In this tutorial we'll show you the easiest way to reset lost Windows 8 administrator password using a bootable Windows PE bootdisk.
WindowsUnlocker is a Windows PE Live disk that runs directly from a CD or USB drive (no installation required) and is specially designed for cracking Windows password. Using this Live disk you can reset or blank out Windows 8 administrator password instantly, which means it doesn't matter how long or complicated it is.
How to Reset Lost Windows 8 Administrator Password?
If you don't have a WindowsUnlocker Live disk, you need to create one firstly. Download the zipped ISO image file of WindowsUnlocker on a PC you have access to, then burn the ISO image to a blank CD or USB drive using ISO2Disc.
After the WindowsUnlocker Live disk is created, reboot your locked Windows 8 PC and access the BIOS menu by pressing ESC, F2, F10, F12 or other system defined key. Head over to Boot menu and set CD/DVD or Removable Drive as first boot option. Once boot priority is changed, save the changes and reboot the system.
Now the computer will boot from WindowsUnlocker Live disk. After a while, you'll see the WindowsUnlocker program itself, which automatically searches your Windows 8 SAM registry file and locates all Windows 8 user accounts existing on your computer.
Choose the administrator account and then click on "Reset Password" button. The program will remove / reset your lost Windows 8 administrator password, as well as unlocking the administrator account in case it is disabled, locked out or expired.
Remove the WindowsUnlocker Live disk and restart your computer. When booting to the Windows 8 logon screen, simply click on the Administrator icon and the system will let you to login without requiring a password!