“I locked out of Windows 8 forgot password, and now i cannot get in to my Windows 8. I need to get in to my windows and replay email to my customer immediately. I have try to use many password software recover my windows 8 administrator password, but none of them works. All of them cannot detect my Windows system. My computer is Toshiba.” – from Jerry.
If you are locked out of Windows 8, what do you do to unlock my computer? You can try the solutions below:
Option 1. Check whether you can access computer with another administrator account.
If you still have another user account which has administrator privilege and you can login your computer with it, you can follow the instructions below to reset a new Windows 8 password for the locked user:
Step 1 Login the locked computer with the workable user.
Step 2 Start ->In search box, type in: cmd.exe, right click CMD.exe, then choose “Run as administrator”.
Step 3 In command prompt, type in: Net user <user name> <new password>, and then press Enter to execute the command. The user has been set a new password successfully after get the message “The command completed successfully”.
Option 2. Check whether you can unlock the locked computer with windows 8 password reset disk.
If you have created a password reset disk before you forgot Windows 8 password and locked out of Windows 8, you can use it to unlock your computer instantly. Step as below:
Step 1: Start your windows 8 to the log on screen.
Step 2: Attempt to login with a wrong password, and you will get the message “The user name or password is incorrect”. Close that message, and then click “Reset Password…”, a password unlock wizard starts.
Step: 3 When password unlock wizard starts, insert USB password reset disk to computer, and follow the wizard to reset a new password to the locked user step by step.
Option 3. Recover the locked windows 8 computer with password software.
If the methods above do not work for you, I recommend you use third party password software to recover the lost Windows 8 password, which can save on your time and keep your data safe. If you have no idea which software is right for you, I recommend you Windows Password Key 8.0 which can help you recover windows 8/7/vista/xp/2000/2003/2008/2012 quickly and easily.
Guide to unlock windows 8 password with Windows Password Key 8.0 software:
1. Download and install Windows Password Key 8.0 to a accessible computer.
2. Start Windows Password Key 8.0, insert USB/CD/DVD disk, and then click “Begin Burning” to create a windows 8 reset disk.
3. Set the locked computer to boot from USB flash drive or CD/DVD device.
4. Insert windows 8 reset disk to the locked computer, and reboot the locked computer.
5. When Windows Password Key 8.0 runs, choose the locked user which you have forgotten password for, and click “Reset” to set a new password to it.
6. Reboot computer and login with new password.