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Locked out of Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Locked out of Windows 8


    Hello all, I recently sold a PC and the guy returned it and I don't know his email password to login and haven't been able to get a hold of him.

    The PC didn't come with a Win 8 disk and I wouldn't really want to go that rout either. I wouldn't mind doing a straight up factory image restore, but would have to log into the PC to be able to that, I think.

    Any advice or help will be greatly, greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Guysakar,

    If this is for the same Acer m5-481pt-6644 from your previous thread, then the link below at Acer will help show you how to do a factory restore of Windows 8 at boot.

    Restoring the operating system

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Windows Offline Password Recovery, it's worked since NT:

    Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

    I used it to remove a Locked Out password and set a new one, you have to put it onto a Bootable CD or Flash Drive.

    Oh Yah, it will probably only work for a LOCAL account, not a MS account.

    And I don't know how 8.1 affects this script.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thank you very much Brink. That was exactly what I needed.


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Guysakar,

    If this is for the same Acer m5-481pt-6644 from your previous thread, then the link below at Acer will help show you how to do a factory restore of Windows 8 at boot.

    Restoring the operating system

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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