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Forgot password windows 8.1:can access with my fingerprint

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Forgot password windows 8.1:can access with my fingerprint


    Basically, I had reasons to make really weird passwords because someone know my habits in creating password. For the last 4 months or so I've been using my fingerprint to access my computer.

    Now, I want to use Safe Mode for a few things and find that I've totally forgotten the password I made for this (the finger print software is disabled for safe mode of course). I have my recovery disk for my laptop Toahiba p850-488 but I think I can't use it because I didn't back up my data. So now I'm without a password.

    Is there any way I can change or disable my password without knowing the current password, given that I can still access my computer normally using my fingerprint?

    If not, is there at least a work-around so I can access Safe Mode? Perhaps some way to use fingerprint to access safe mode?


    Thank you

    - Dana



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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dana, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It depends on if your account is a "local account" or a "Microsoft account". Here are some options below for now.

    Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

    Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you for the information but I can't access my computer anymore because I totally forget my password. I used to access it with fingerprint software before I switched to safe mode. This mode requires password and does not use fingerprint software.

    my device is toahiba p850-488 and comes with a built in fingerprint software.

    is there any work around to access the safe mode using fingerprint? Or is there a way to change the password?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Is your account a local or Microsoft account?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Yes it is local account
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  6. #6


    Boot it in regular mode use your fingerprint to logon.

    Go to the Control Panel and Users and change your user password to "blank".

    Reboot in Safe Mode.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Download Hiren's boot CD and reset your password with it.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pcgeek11 View Post
    Boot it in regular mode use your fingerprint to logon.

    Go to the Control Panel and Users and change your user password to "blank".

    Reboot in Safe Mode.
    How to boot in regular mode again even I don't have the access, I have windows 8.1?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by softwaremaniac View Post
    Download Hiren's boot CD and reset your password with it.
    Does it work with a password of windows 8.1? I have been told that Hiren boot CD just work on older windows version.

    Also Do you have a website that shows the steps?

    Thanks,
    Dana
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    I have done it more than once.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2xyAJ1xWeM
    Skip the step with BIOS if it's already configured to boot from CD.
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