I have a Samsung ultrabook and it doesn’t have anywhere to put CD’s and it’s telling me on “forget password” that I need a disk. I have a removable flash drive but it won’t except it forgot.
To create a boot password reset USB disk for Windows 8, all you need is the Windows password recovery utility – Windows Password Unlocker. This tool allows you to use a PC or Mac to burn a boot password reset disk in seconds to bypass Windows password.
Burn a boot password reset USB disk using PC
After download and installation of Windows version of Windows Password Unlocker Professional, insert a USB flash drive in the computer, launch the installed Windows password reset tool and it will detect the USB drive automatically. At that time, you can click Burn USB button and a Windows-PE based boot password reset disk will be created a few seconds later.
Reset Windows 8 password using boot disk
Insert the burned boot password reset USB disk in the locked Samsung ultrabook, and configure its BIOS to boot from USB. After that, it will open Windows Password Unlocker in Windows PE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) as follows:
Here you can select the user account you forgot password for and then click Reset button. The password of the selected user account will be removed instantly. Next you can click Reboot button to restart your computer from hard drive (remove the boot disk to make sure it will boot from hard drive rather than boot usb disk.). Once the Windows logon screen appears, log into the user account you’ve reset password for without password.
Tips and Tricks
- 1. If you sign in Windows 8 using a Microsoft account rather than a local account, you should go to the Microsoft account sign-in webpage to reset its password if you cannot remember it.
- 2. Windows Password Unlocker has 3 different versions: Standard, Professional and Enterprise. The Professional edition is highly suggested to reset local password for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP.
- 3. Each edition of Windows Password Unlocker has a Mac version. So if you cannot find another Pc to boot a password reset disk. You can use a Mac instead.
- 4. Windows 8 allows you to create password reset disk using its built-in feature in advance to avoid any trouble caused by lost password.