Is it a hassle to type in the password each time you log in to your Windows 8.1 system? If that is so, you can avoid this by choosing to remove password in Windows 8.1. You can also reset Windows 8.1 password in the event that you have forgotten it.
Read on to learn about the four best methods on how to remove/reset password from Windows 8.1.
Netplwiz is an incredibly useful tool that manages user accounts in both Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 and. Follow these four steps if you want to use it to delete the Administrator password in Windows 8 (this is the easiest method for you if you want to know how to remove password from Windows 8.1!):
Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard (alternately, you can press on “Start” in the screen’s left corner and then press “Run”) to open up the command prompt. In the box, type in the word “netplwiz,” and then press “Ok.”
As soon as you press “Ok,” the dialog box User Accounts will open up. Tap on the Users tab (adjacent to Advanced tab). Next, uncheck the checkbox “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.” After this step, to save the changes you have made, press on the “Apply” button ( as illustrated in the picture below)
The dialogue box Automatically sign-in opens after you click “Apply” (in the previous step). Next, enter the existing password you use to log in to your Windows 8.1 or Windows 8. Next, to confirm, click on “Ok.”
At this point, you should have disabled your password from Windows 8.1. The next time you log in, you will be able to automatically access your desktop by bypassing the Windows 8.1 log-on screen. In other words, you will not have to enter the password!
To verify whether you have successfully been able to remove password Windows 8.1 or not, you can restart your computer. If successful, you can see the “Welcome” screen after your computer restarts and sign in automatically without typing in any password.
Another quick method to remove password Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 is by using a shortcut key. This method entails two simple steps:
Log in to your Windows 8.1. Next, click “Ctrl + Alt + Del” on your keyboard and then tap on “Change a password” from the options available (as shown below).
After tapping on “Change a password,” a dialogue box will open up. Type in your current password in the relevant box and be sure to leave the fields “New password” and “Confirm password” blank (Do not put anything in these fields). After clicking “Ok” to apply changes, you will have successfully removed your previous password from your Windows 8.1 account.
Now, there is no need for you to put in a password every time you log in to your account. When you log in, you can proceed straight to your desktop!
Courtesy to Windows Password Recovery, you can easily recover and reset Windows 8.1 password you have forgotten in just a few minutes! How convenient is that?
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As mentioned above, with the help of Windows Password Recovery, you can recover passwords for all user accounts and Windows. Its key standout features include:
3 Simple Steps for Windows 8.1 Password Recovery
The following steps will show you how to make use of Windows Password Recovery to create a Windows 8.1 Password Reset Disk and reset your forgotten Windows 8.1 password.
Step 1: Creation of Password Reset Disk
After installing software in another accessible computer first, run the program and select USB Device. Alternately, select CD/DVD if you want to proceed with the creation of a CD/DVD password disk (shown in the picture below).
Next, plug in your USB Flash Disk and tap on the button that says “Begin Burning” button (as visible in the screenshot below) for the creation of Windows 8.1 Password Reset Disk.
After successfully creating a password reset disk, the next steps in Windows 8.1 admin password reset involves booting your locked desktop or laptop with the help of this password reset disk.
Step 2: Booting the locked Desktop or Laptop from password reset disk
Booting from USB password reset disk
Insert your password reset disk USB into your locked desktop or laptop’s port, and then restart or start your computer system. As soon as the vendor logo of your desktop/laptop manufacturer pops up, repeatedly click on the BOOT Menu Key until the Boot Menu comes up. Next, select the USB flash drive you want to boot from.
As you can see in the screenshot above, “UEFI: USB Disk Pro” and “USB Disk Pro” are the two available options. Regardless of which one you select, you can boot your locked computer system successfully using the password reset disk USB that you created.
Various computer manufacturers have different ways to boot from a USB drive.
For example, to boot your DELL laptop device from the USB password reset disk (press the ESC key if you have a DELL desktop), put in the USB password reset disk in your DELL laptop. Next, start your laptop and repeatedly click on the F12 key when the official DELL logo appears (as illustrated below). This will display the boot menu. Select the USB flash drive and select “Enter” for booting from USB disk.
Booting from DVD/CD Password Reset Disk
Insert the DVD/CD password reset disk in your locked desktop or laptop, and restart or start your locked computer system. As soon as the vendor logo of your desktop/laptop manufacturer pops up, repeatedly click on the BOOT Menu Key until the Boot Menu comes up. Next, select the USB flash drive you want to boot from.
Step 3: Resetting Windows 8.1 Forgotten Password
When the Windows Password Recovery begins to run, select a user account and tap on the button that says “Reset Password” (as illustrated in the screenshot below) to remove your Windows 8.1 password. Next, press the “Reboot” button to restart your desktop or laptop. You can log in to your Windows 8.1 without password after restarting your computer system.
Bear in mind that if your particular Windows system is Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003, the program will create a password by default and set the said password to select users.
To create a new account, all you need to do is press the button saying “Add User” to add a new account and proceed by clicking the “Reboot” option and restart your laptop or desktop. Now you are successfully override Windows password for your locked desktop or laptop.
If you are using your Microsoft account as the credentials for your Windows 8.1, you can reset, remove, or change Windows 8.1 password very easily. If you want to change your Microsoft account password, you can reset it by observing these steps:
Using your phone number, current password, Skype ID, or email address with which you registered your account, sign in to the dashboard of your Microsoft Account. If you have forgotten your current password, you can click on “Forgot my password” and observe the following steps.
Across the Account home page, click on “Security” from the navigation
Tap on “Change my password” on the Security basics page
You will be able to see the form for “Verify your identity” with options like an email address or phone number that you selected to verify your account (this is the security information you would have put in when you made the account). Pick the option where you would like to receive your unique code and then enter the verification information (email address attached to the account or your phone number) in the relevant box on the page. Click on “Send code” when you are finished.
When you click on “Send code,” you will receive an automated code on your phone number or email address (whichever verification option you chose earlier). Enter this code on the verification page and click on “Verify.”
Enter your current password on the “change your password” page, and then put in your new password. If you want to remove your password, simply leave the new password field blank. Click on “Save” once you have finished.
The aforementioned four methods are, without a doubt, the best ways to remove or reset your password from your Windows 8.1.
However, if, for some reason, you do not want to use any of these methods on how to remove password from Windows 8.1 or for Windows 8.1 admin password reset, you can opt for repairing/reinstalling your Windows 8.1 system or resetting it to factory settings. Bear in mind though that taking this route would remove all the drives and apps you have installed on your system!Free Trial Buy Now