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Forgetting Your Windows 8 Password Is Not The End of World

No one likes trouble, but sometimes trouble is inevitable, just like forgetting your Windows password. This article tells you how to unlock your computer if you meet this problem.

No one likes trouble. However, the trouble is that, sometimes trouble is inevitable, just like forgetting your Windows password.

I'm frequently asked such questions as "How could I unlock my computer if I forgot Windows password?" or "Would I always have to reinstall my Windows operation system if I forgot Windows 8 password?"

If, unluckily you happen to forget the Windows password which you set a few days ago, and yours is the only Windows administrator account, do not panic. Losing your Windows password is not the end of the world. Look at the following options:

A. The Windows operation system provides password hints to users and allows those who can remember their passwords with the help of the hint to retrieve their passwords and log on the relevant account. Maybe you could remember the password if you get to view the password hint. You can only create a password hint if your computer is of a local user. And always remember to change your created password on a regular basis.

B. It also helps to use a password reset disk to create a new password. Preferably, this password reset disk should be created along with your password. Creating a Windows password reset disk can be really handy and very convenient for resetting the lost password.

C. In case that option A or B doesn't work, you might like to try one of the password recovery tools listed below. They are the top seven free Windows password recovery programs available for download on the Internet: Ophcrack, Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, PC Login Now, Kon-Boot, Cain & Abel, LCP, John The Ripper. Among these tools, Ophcrack works by actually "recovering" the password while other tools by "deleting" the password and allowing users to get access to the computer account without a password before setting their own password afterwards. They usually support Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 8. They are effective and above all, they are FREE.

D. Or, if "a free meal" does not interest you, here is a list of premium Windows password recovery software: Active Password Changer Professional, Windows Password Reset and Login Recovery. They are the three most popular Windows password recovery tools which will charge users for regaining access to their lost password. They are called "premium" because using such software incurs a certain fee, but they're not necessarily better than those free ones. So if you have tried and been unsuccessful with the free password recovery tools, maybe you could try your luck with "premium" ones. Likewise, they usually support Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 8.

E. Okay, now you have tried all of the options recommended above and nothing works. Then my ultimate recommendation is: reinstalling your operation system or getting a new computer.

What you should really remember is this: always be helpful and remember your Windows password well. Always be proactive and keep a Windows password reset disk at hand. Save for a rainy day and forgetting your Windows password is not a crisis.

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Walker Stewart, an article writer in software and other IT fields.

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