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I cannot remember my Windows 8 logon password

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    I cannot remember my Windows 8 logon password


    I cannot remember my Windows 8 logon password a I did not create a password recovery disc

    Is there any way I can recover my password or will I need to reinstall Windows 8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterW View Post
    I cannot remember my Windows 8 logon password a I did not create a password recovery disc

    Is there any way I can recover my password or will I need to reinstall Windows 8?
    Hi there
    When you installed windows 8 weren't you prompted to set up a password hint. I'm sure I was even installing W8 Enterprise.

    Otherwise Tough "Female accoutrements". You'll have to re-install --unless you can logon as another user such as administrator and re-set the password.

    (Actually re-installing will be a good lesson so you will in future remember things like passwords -- also a base W8 install doesn't take long at all on even quite modest hardware).

    Next time also you can activate the hidden administrator account -- it's not enabled by default though so this time I suspect you really will have to re-install.

    How can I enable the Administrator account in Windows 8?

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    There are ways but we can't discuses them here. It's against forum rules. For all we know said PC could be stolen or one that someone else doesn't want you using. It's not my intension to call you a thief, I'm just trying to explain why we can't help you bypass the password.
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    Here's a tip. If you don't make a password disc, there's a very special other alternative. It's commonly called a piece of paper and a pencil. To get fancy buy "paste-it's". They're little squares with a sticky back. You paste them on your computer.

    Here are some deep secrets about Windows 8 that only the Savant's know:

    * Win 8 has a feature that allows booting up WITHOUT the password. It's automatic log on.

    * Win 8 has a feature that allows logging on with a 4 digit pin number.

    * Win 8 has a feature that allows logging on with a picture.
    Last edited by wetibbe; 03 Mar 2013 at 08:28.
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WalterW View Post
    I cannot remember my Windows 8 logon password a I did not create a password recovery disc

    Is there any way I can recover my password or will I need to reinstall Windows 8?


    Hi there
    When you installed windows 8 weren't you prompted to set up a password hint. I'm sure I was even installing W8 Enterprise.

    Otherwise Tough "Female accoutrements". You'll have to re-install --unless you can logon as another user such as administrator and re-set the password.

    (Actually re-installing will be a good lesson so you will in future remember things like passwords -- also a base W8 install doesn't take long at all on even quite modest hardware).

    Next time also you can activate the hidden administrator account -- it's not enabled by default though so this time I suspect you really will have to re-install.

    How can I enable the Administrator account in Windows 8?

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I was but ignored it that is why I was embarrassed.


    I tried all the password possibilities and finally got the correct on, I have now logged into Windows 8 and created a password hint and a password recovery disk.
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    Hooray, we're happy for you ! Good show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wetibbe View Post
    Here's a tip. If you don't make a password disc, there's a very special other alternative. It's commonly called a piece of paper and a pencil. To get fancy buy "paste-it's". They're little squares with a sticky back. You paste them on your computer.

    Here are some deep secrets about Windows 8 that only the Savant's know:

    * Win 8 has a feature that allows booting up WITHOUT the password. It's automatic log on.
    Booting up Without password would be the best for me. Now I have set a pessword how do I change it for no password?
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    The auto logon still uses a password, it just enters it for you.
    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    If you want no password I believe all you have to do is go to change password and leave the new password field blank.
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    Windows 8


    Thank you, that is one less password to remember.
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