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How to Use Mac to Reset Forgotten Windows 8 Password?

Elva Chrys

Apr 08,2013 01:57 / Posted by to Windows Tips
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Forgot Windows 8 local password can be a big bow for you if you don’t create a password reset disk in advance. Even so, not to worry about it as there’re several other easy ways to bypass a forgotten Windows 8 password. And here it will show you to remove this forgotten Windows password by taking advantage of your Mac.


1. Windows Password Unlocker for Mac

Windows Password Unlocker for Mac is stand-out one that lets you easily and securely reset forgotten Windows 8 password in about 5 minutes with nearly 100% success rate guaranteed. Besides Windows 8, this password reset tool can also reset forgotten login password to Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000.

2. A Mac for burning boot Windows 8 password reset disk.

3. A blank CD/DVD to make the reset disk with.

4. Your Windows 8 PC that you forgot password for.

Get Started

Go to and download Windows Password Unlocker for Mac on your Mac. Please note this Windows password reset tool comes in the form of ISO image file.

Burn ISO Image to CD/DVD on Mac

After downloading the Windows Password Unlocker for Mac iso image file, you can now burn it to CD or DVD on your Mac. This job can be easily done with the help of the useful Disk Utility built into OS X, which allows you to burn disk images to disc on Mac. No extra software will be required.

Launch Disk Utility by clicking Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility. Insert your blank CD or DVD, and then drag and drop the Windows Password Unlocker for Mac iso file to the left pane in the Disk Utility window. Next select the target ISO image file, and click Burn button. A dialog box confirming the destination will appear, click Burn button to start burning the selected ISO file to your CD/DVD. After burning successfully, remove your CD/DVD out of Mac.

Note: You can regard the burned CD/DVD as a Windows password reset disk. Keep it in a safe place and take it out whenever you need to reset forgotten Windows password.

Reset Forgotten Windows 8 Password

Since the Windows password reset disk is burned successfully on Mac, you can now use the disc to reset your forgotten Windows 8 password.

Insert the burned CD/DVD into the Windows 8 based machine that you want to reset password of, turn on or restart your computer and set BIOS to boot from CD/DVD. Once the computer boots from the CD/DVD, it will load the miniature operating system (Windows PE) and launch Windows Password Unlocker for Mac with all the user accounts existing in your Windows 8 displayed (see screenshot below).

reset windows 8 password

Now simply select the target Windows 8 user account and click Reset button to clear its password. The password will be removed instantly. After that, click Reboot button to restart. Remove the inserted burned CD/DVD during restarting. When the Windows login screen appears, select the user account you've just reset password of and log into it without password. That's all. It's very easy.


  • 1. Windows Password Unlocker for Mac is shareware. The trial version is only for evaluation purpose. It can only display all the user accounts on your computer under Windows PE, but not reset the passwords of the user accounts.
  • 2. Windows Password Unlocker for Mac has 3 editions with different limitations. So please have a look at the difference of the 3 editions before purchase.

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