In fact, when it comes to Windows 8 password recovery, there are many methods can be mentioned for reference. The most common one is to make use of Windows 8 password reset disk. Indeed, Windows 8 password reset disk can help you to reset your forgotten Windows 8 password safely in just a few minutes. You only need to insert the reset disk into your locked Windows 8 computer after you have inputted the wrong password, and after a lot of clicks according to the guide, your Windows 8 password will be recovered. However, to most Windows 8 users who forgot their login password, they don’t have a Windows 8 password reset disk prepared in advance. Considering to this condition, I will share with you another two methods to deal with this problem.
Method 1: Reset Windows 8 password with a reliable third-party Windows 8 password reset tool
Anmosoft Windows Password Reset is powerful Windows password reset program that works on recover Windows 8 password at high speed and in a safe manner, ensuring that all valuable data can be kept. It can reset administrator or other local accounts passwords in Windows 8, regardless of the length and complexity of the loss password. It can be used not only on Windows 8, but also other Windows systems, including Windows 7/Vista/XP/Server 2012/ Server 2008/ Server 2003/ Server 2000, etc. As it takes effects by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive, you should prepare a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive in advance.
Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Killer according to the installation wizard instructions on any available computer.
Step 2. Select your CD/DVD or USB drive, and then click “Start” to go on creating a Windows 7 password reset disk.
Step 3. After it finished the burning, click “Close”, and then insert the burned password reset CD/DVD disk or USB flash drive into your locked Windows 8 computer.
Step 4. Select your target OS, then click “Next”. Then click on the accounts that you want to reset password for.
Step 5. In seconds, your Windows 8 password is reset successfully. Take out the password reset USB drive, click “Reboot” and then log on your system without password.
Step 6. When you access to your Windows 8 successfully finally, you can create a new password.
Method 2: Reset Windows 8 password with another Windows 8 administrator account
Maybe some have ever heard that, in Windows 7/Vista/XP, users can easily and quickly reset any other user password when they log in as the administrator. In fact, this is no exception to Windows 8. So when you are worried about your lost Windows 8 password, sign in with another admin account if you have and reset the user password you've forgotten.
Step 1: Sign in Windows 8 via another administrator account.
Step 2: Input “user accounts” in the search box and find “User Accounts” and tap on it. It will pop up “User Accounts” window with all Windows 8 user accounts displayed.
Step 3: Select the user account that you want to reset password for.
Step 4: Type in your new password twice, a password hint once, and then click “Change password” button.
As for Windows forgotten password, you can reset it in the following ways:
1. Windows 8 password hints
2. Windows 8 password reset disk
3. Windows 8 password reset software from Internet, like Ophcrack and Anmosoft Windows Password Reset.
4. Safe mode to reset the password (not recommended)
It is really easy if you have reset disk or reset software. If you have no one you can also download from http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/reset-windows-8-password.html . It will show you the details for Windows 8 password recovery.
Your Windows 8 password is linked to your Outlook/Hotmail email. Change your Email password and then it will work.