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Kudos0

help! i forgot my Windows 8 admin password

Well I have forgotten my Windows 8 local password not MS account and I can't get into my computer. I used to use another computer but had saved many coursework files a while ago and now need them urgently for exams. 

I want a "free" method to reset my windows 8 password, any suggestion?

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Re: help! i forgot my Windows 8 admin password

Hi Cindyharkey,

Welcome to the Norton Community Forums!

Please see this article "Locked out? Get back into Windows 8 by resetting your password"

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2358680/locked-out-get-back-into-windows-8-by-resetting-your-password.html

I hope it helps.

Windows 7 HP SP1 32-bit | Chrome 65.0.3325.146 | NS 22.12.1.15
Kudos0

Re: help! i forgot my Windows 8 admin password

Rainbow_2:

Hi Cindyharkey,

Welcome to the Norton Community Forums!

Please see this article "Locked out? Get back into Windows 8 by resetting your password"

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2358680/locked-out-get-back-into-windows-8-by-resetting-your-password.html

I hope it helps.

thanks, but it seems it only works for MS online account, i need to reset my local admin password.

Kudos0

Re: help! i forgot my Windows 8 admin password

Why not make a password reset disk? You can create one with USB drive and use it to reset the forgotten password. It is quite convenient in such cases.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: help! i forgot my Windows 8 admin password

thanks, but it seems it only works for MS online account, i need to reset my local admin password.

 Did you scroll down to the section for Removing the Password for a LOCAL account?

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: help! i forgot my Windows 8 admin password

socroup:
Why not make a password reset disk? You can create one with USB drive and use it to reset the forgotten password. It is quite convenient in such cases.

what password reset disk can you recommend? I tried Ophcrack to reset my windows password, but not succeed, it keeps saying "not found table". 

Kudos0

Re: help! i forgot my Windows 8 admin password

You can download "<removed>. If you have no luck with <removed>, you can use a Windows installation disc or Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to reset your local password:

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