Windows 8 - can't login without internet connection

On my windows 8 machine, I lost my internet connection.  My son accidentally destroyed the external wireless card.

Now I can't get back in to windows...at all.  There seems to be no F8 to safe mode.  I can't change my password and use it because I'm not on the internet.  I have a new wireless card, but it's no good until i'm on.

It's saying to use the "last password used on this pc"

No clue what to do???
patriotpacerAsked:
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aadihConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Okay.  Try a wired connection.

Also take a look in the event manager, especially security events.
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aadihCommented:
After Windows 8 fails to start two times in a row, it will automatically get into the recovery console and you could get into the safe mode.  Otherwise start from the recovery CD or USB.

You need not be connected to Internet to logon into Windows.
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patriotpacerAuthor Commented:
Not sure i understand.  It will start fine.  Just wont accept the password.  It says its offline.
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n2fcConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You probably have it set to log in to your Microsoft account... We always recommend to either set up a local account that self-validates as the ONLY account, or if people insist, at least set up an ADDITIONAL local account that self-validates without requiring connectivity.

After you get this resolved, you might consider adding a local account for future use!
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McKnifeCommented:
Hi.

What would definitely work is to take a bootable CD from here http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ and activate=unlock the account "administrator" - walkthrough: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ . After rebooting, you could login with that account and do changes to your accounts password.
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patriotpacerAuthor Commented:
Thx for the info.  

I'll try them late today.
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patriotpacerAuthor Commented:
I appreciate all the responses.  I will look to create a local account from here on out.

Had to end up unhooking the desktop and taking all downstairs to go a wired connection.
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