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Stuck in safe mode forgot the new password w 8.1

  1. #1

    Tacoma, WA
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1x64, 8 x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Stuck in safe mode forgot the new password w 8.1

    Help got some weird download that I could not get rid of and somehow stuck the thing in safe mode without networking hell.You really get used to that damn 4 digit sign in. Have not used password since finally got 8.1 to install. Can get into other accounts but anything I do requires admin password which they made me change.
    Looking for any ideas..


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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Even if you are stuck in safe mode you can choose a restore point to go back to.


    Do a refresh or restore.
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  3. #3

    Tacoma, WA
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1x64, 8 x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    No Password for Administrator No Restore

    You can get to restore on a different account but it reverts to the main password. They did not talk about password reset disc so I knew nothing about it until now. I have usedvariations of the same password for since 1985 and now I had to change it because windows would not accept it.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 55
    windows 8.1 pro

    restore or use Linux live cd and delete the file you downloaded and try it that way.

    [If i have helped in anyway click that thanks button.]
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  5. #5

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Download Hiren's Boot CD from my link below, burn it and boot to it, there is a Password Recovery program you can use. It says it is for Windows XP through 7 but it works for 8.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    Same problem here, a friends notebook stuck in safe mode at the password log in, pin wont work and no idea what the password was. Can't boot from a flash drive, it doesn't recognize it in safe mode, can't access bios since I can't get past log in. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
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Stuck in safe mode forgot the new password w 8.1

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