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Windows 8 login password

by kelray85 / January 2, 2014 3:03 AM PST

I got my wife a computer for Christmas that has Windows 8 64-bit on it and every time we turn it on it asked for her password before it will boot up. We would like it if the computer would boot up without ever having to put in the password. She is the only one using it we have no other accounts set up on it. I know with past versions of Windows I have installed TweakUI and use that to login automatically. That is where the problem is, I cannot find a version of TweakUI that is free that will work on it. I am hoping somebody on here can offer some suggestions on how to fix my problem. Thank you very much in advance for any suggestions you might have.

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You'd probably have better luck
by Jimmy Greystone / January 2, 2014 11:34 AM PST

You'd probably have better luck posting future issues over on the Windows 8 forum, as opposed to this, the Windows 7 forum.

TweakUI basically got off the Windows train at XP and while you can get it to work on later versions of Windows, it wouldn't be the brightest of ideas and it doesn't appear to work on Windows 8 period.

Anyway, the first two hits I got on Google from "Windows 8 automatic login" were the following, both of which should describe how to do this. Just beware that this is a rather large security risk and you should probably both stop and really think this over before rushing to implement it. Also make absolutely sure you enter the password in correctly when setting this up or you're going to have a not so fun time trying to fix it.

Again, take the weekend to really think this over. If you have kids or frequent house guests, this might not be such a great idea. Stop and consider all the implications of any random person being able to come along and only needing to turn the unit on to gain full access to anything contained on it. If you still go ahead with it, at least you'll do so having considered that you might be opening pandora's box.

Regardless of what you decide, make sure to create a second administrator level account for the system. Windows has a nasty habit of corrupting profiles on people from time to time and an emergency admin account can save you a whole lot of time and effort trying to fix things.

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how to reset Windows 8 login password
by Choris-9 / August 26, 2014 8:54 PM PDT

I have summarize 4 methods to reset Windows login password for you:

<div><span id="INSERTION_MARKER">Way 1: Use Previously-created Password Reset Disk

<span>Step 1: Insert the password reset disk into the locked Windows 8 computer.
<span>Step 2: At the Welcome screen, click the link "Reset password".
<span>Step 3: When the "Password Reset Wizard" appears, click "Next".
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 4: Select the drive where the password reset disk is located.
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 5: Type in your new password and password hint then click "Next".
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">

<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Way 2: Login Windows 8 with Picture Password or PIN to Login in Locked PC
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">

<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 1: On the sign-in screen, click "Sign-in options".
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 2: Select the picture icon to use the picture password, the keypad icon for your PIN.
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">

<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Note: This way just allows you to login your computer. You can't reset your forgotten password since the current password is required if you need to do so.
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">

<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Way 3: Have another Administrator Changed Your Forgotten Windows 8 Admin Password
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">

<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 1: Open the Windows 8 Control Panel.
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 2: Click on the "User Accounts and Family Safety" link and then "User Accounts".
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 3: Click on "Manage another account".
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 4: Click on the "...user you would like to change" the password for.
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 5: Click on "Change the password".
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 6: Enter a new password in both the first and second text boxes.
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 7: In the last text box, you're asked to Type a password hint. This is not required.
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Step 8: click the "Change password" button to save the password change.
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<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Way 4: Use Versatile Windows Password Key to Reset password in Windows 8
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">

<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">1. Download Windows Password Key, install and launch it on another available PC. Insert a USB flash drive into it. Click "Burn".
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">2. Insert the newly created USB drive to the locked Windows 8 computer. Set USB drive as the first boot device in BIOS setup. This computer will reboot.
<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">3. Reset Windows 8 password with the burned USB on your locked PC.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2014 1:33 AM PDT

That way you'll avoid posting polluted content.

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