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Forgot my main password!

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    Forgot my main password!


    Okay so here's my situation.

    My husband's friend installed windows 8 onto my computer, recently the "windows is about to expire" message popped up. It was set to expire July 13. So I signed up to get Windows 10, which will be released July 29. I researched what I can do to get rid of the expiring message. So I did this.. I went to command prompt, and typed "slmgr - rearm" since then the message stopped popping up but my windows is no longer active witch will prevent me from getting Windows 10.
    Soo now here I am trying completely do a system recovery but I forgot my main password. Not the one we use to log on to the computer but the one I typed when I FIRST set it up. I don't know what to do!
    Can anyone pleassee help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hisqueen805 View Post
    Soo now here I am trying completely do a system recovery but I forgot my main password.
    How do you Reset your PC if you don't know an administrator password? -> link
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    I went to system recovery and that's where the screen popped up & asked for the password. That's a far as I got
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    Windows 10


    Click/tap on the Power button at the bottom right corner, press and hold the Shift key, and click/tap on Restart. (see screenshots below)


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    Yess i click on that section as noted above. We did figure out the password but it's not letting us to do recovery because we don't have the disk. Any suggestions?
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    Do you have a product key for Windows 8/8.1 ?

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 -> link
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    No i dont. My husband's friend installed the windows 8 onto my computer and he came find the the key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Do you have a product key for Windows 8/8.1 ?

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 -> link

    how do i do this without any type of software?
    Im sorrry for so many questions!! Im usually good at all this but I'm at a complete loss!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hisqueen805 View Post
    My husband's friend installed the windows 8 onto my computer
    Ask him to reinstall Windows 8/8.1 for you or ask for installation media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hisqueen805 View Post
    My husband's friend installed the windows 8 onto my computer
    Ask him to reinstall Windows 8/8.1 for you or ask for installation media.
    That was my first thing I tried to do. However when his house was broken into they stole his computer along with his box of software.
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