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Windows 8 stuck in safe mode - no password

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 stuck in safe mode - no password


    I have a PC that was being used at my business. I do not know the password, the former employee doesn't know it and wasn't able to reset it. I do not have the recovery disc. I found a program that will help me resolve this but my PC is in safe mode and I don't know how to get out of it without being able to login into Windows. Please help!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,500
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wyatt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You should be able to use one of the options in the tutorial below to start Windows in normal mode again.

    Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    The problem is I can't log in as an administrator, I don't know the password. I'm trying to use ophcrack to reset the password but because the computer is in safe mode it will not let me boot up from a CD.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,500
    64-bit Windows 10


    You should be able to boot from a Windows 10 installation USB to perform a clean install.
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