Windows 8 Password recovery

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by assbutt, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. assbutt

    assbutt Guest

    #1 assbutt, Jan 1, 2014
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    I am a complete idiot. Help me please!
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    call MS for pro-help. As a genuine Surface owner, they will be most happy to get your machine running again :D
     
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  3. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    surface tablets have RT edition AFAIK, there's not much about it since you or the oem don't install it on a hard drive
    like desktops and laptops, my android phone screwed and decided to wipe everything after logging on my google account and
    first sync it brought all the stuff back.
    Don't know if you're using it with a hotmail or ms account in that case the same info (contacts all that)
    should be available going with a desktop browser to live mail like i find it on gmail.

    Cheers,
     
  4. Tito

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  5. eydee

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    Also it's unlikely to be able to read the password of an MS account. Factory reset could be more helpful.
     
  6. oldsh_t

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    OK got it:eek:
     
  7. oldsh_t

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    His post did say he has the password in a txt file on the desktop. If he were able to use Hiren’s BootCD he would be able to Read/open/save that txt file. We are not talking about some hidden encrypted file here, just a plain old txt file.
     
  8. Aninvitedsoul

    Aninvitedsoul MDL Senior Member

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    Ya go for Linux.done .Plz feedback.
     
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  9. Tito

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    If its Pro, then just disable Secure Boot & boot from any PE (like Hiren's) & grab the txt file.
     
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  10. eydee

    eydee Guest

    A live linux image will also help then.
     
  11. peterglay

    peterglay MDL Novice

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    Please try the free Linux program chntpw (chntpw.com), which is part of Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. It could be used to reset / blank a lost Windows password.