Lost windows 8 password: please help me !!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by sshoppit, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. sshoppit

    sshoppit MDL Novice

    Oct 22, 2012
    3
    0
    0
    Hi at all.
    I need your help.

    I have lost my password on windows 8-64....:(:(

    I have tried to startup pc with f8 and shift-f8 to enter in safe mode, but don't function.

    What can i do ?
    Thanks at all.
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    17,637
    15,552
    340
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. Glavin

    Glavin MDL Novice

    Aug 29, 2012
    36
    61
    0
    On the Login Screen you will see an icon to shutdown, restart, etc. options on the right bottom corner, press "Shift" and click on the icon and then select "restart", you will get the recovery options. Select troubleshoot / Advanced option / Startup settings.
    Once you get into safe mode reset the password for your account.


    Hope this helps :)
     
  4. sshoppit

    sshoppit MDL Novice

    Oct 22, 2012
    3
    0
    0
    thanks for your answer, but i can't logon on windows.....:(:(
     
  5. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

    Oct 25, 2012
    397
    197
    10
    u don't have to... he is saying that u must do this where it asks for password
     
  6. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

    Aug 24, 2011
    1,779
    152
    60
    Maybe this will resolve your problem :Turn on your computer but don't let Windows to fully charge...just until Windows Logo is appearing and force turn-off.Repeat this 2 times and do not forget to repeat push the F8 from your keyboard.After these your Windows will boot in safe mode.Then you must to choose advanced method recovery....
    If these do not working you must to try connect to the Internet with other device and go to the Microsoft site and reset your password from there...Good luck.
     
  7. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

    Sep 1, 2009
    1,612
    1,406
    60
    Wonderful crash advice :worthy:
     
  8. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

    Aug 24, 2011
    1,779
    152
    60
    I resolved my problems with that method!
    I had W8RTM installed in a machine laptop without see my monitor....I was blindly install W8 and this method was unique to get my computer run in safe-mode.Once my laptop in this state i can change screen driver to MS Basic Display so Windows can see my laptop monitor..
    P.S Now the problem is reslolved due to BIOS upgrade but i swear this was my method...:worthy:
     
  9. Glavin

    Glavin MDL Novice

    Aug 29, 2012
    36
    61
    0
    You are getting the login screen right? On that screen itself you will find the icon on the right hand side bottom.
     
  10. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

    Aug 24, 2011
    1,779
    152
    60
    Understand and learned...:worthy:
     
  11. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

    Apr 8, 2008
    2,309
    1,179
    90
    Another solution to reset a lost password is using DART8.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. kbs118

    kbs118 MDL Novice

    May 30, 2013
    1
    0
    0
    Dear Glavin, I am on the phone with my friend who just got a new computer using Windows 8. She was able to set up computer for the first-run, but did not make a recovery disk. Today when she went to use her computer it asked her for a password (which she did not set up). She tried to use the password linked to the email account she initially signed up with, but that didn't work either. Of all the answers I have searched for (because she obviously can't), yours came closest to actually getting her somewhere, so you seem to know what you are talking about. However, when she went to startup settings and chose safe mode, it asked her for a password again (which she doesn't know), so your advice to "get into safe mode reset the password for your account" was not detailed enough for her to get past that point, or we are missing something. Can you be more specific as to HOW to "reset" the password (if she doesn't know it) since we seem to be going in circles. She is ready to throw her new computer out the window. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  13. f33nix

    f33nix MDL Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    153
    84
    10
    I would 2nd downloading DART8, it should be able to reset the Windows password and has many other features that can be use to recover a dying Windows 8.
    Ther should be a download link on this forum somewhere.
     
  14. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    8,730
    6,671
    270
    #17 EFA11, Oct 1, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
  15. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

    Jul 26, 2009
    1,082
    2,187
    60
    @ EFA11 your download link is dead.
     
  16. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

    Jul 26, 2009
    1,082
    2,187
    60