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From Windows 10 to 8 and forgot password

by Taunora / August 9, 2015 10:33 AM PDT

I was having too many problems with Windows 10, internet discontinuing, slow, apps not working, so I uninstalled 10 and went back to 8, but now I can't remember my password for 8. I have heard that you have to have the password you originally had. . I do show my name on my screen and my e-mail address under it. I do not have a disc or a recovery cd. No matter how many times I try passwords I could remember, but are wrong it doesn't prompt me to change it. Can anyone help please?

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You could try NTPASSWD.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / August 9, 2015 11:10 AM PDT

I'm unaware that you have the same password.
Dafydd.

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We have a forum topic specific to that issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 9, 2015 6:11 PM PDT
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Recover access with Install DVD
by B_Elwell / September 25, 2015 10:54 PM PDT

You're using a Microsoft account (Windows Live email address) as your machine's login. Most password tools (such as Offline NT Password & Registry Editor) don't support Microsoft account. The following tricks should work for your case:

Option 1: Boot your PC from Windows 10 install DVD, then replace utilman.exe and create a local admin account, so you can log in to the system:
http://www.chntpw.com/reset-forgotten-windows-10-password/

Option 2: Reset your email password from Microsoft's online password reset page or use a password bypass tool:
http://www.top-password.com/knowledge/reset-windows-10-microsoft-account-password.html

Good luck!

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