Trying to reset forgotten password windows 8. Bios / eufi questions
Posted on 2013-10-28
Trying to reset password for a friend. I am used to booting in Linux and changing utilman with cmd to reset it at command line but this is win 8 and I never touch ed it before
It's a dell Inspiron one also
Got into bios set it to boot off usb turned off secure boot control ( right? Seems with that on it won't boot from usb stick to puppy Linux). There was a spot for legacy /eufi boot and I set it to legacy, and disabled hard drive boot
Got it to boot but didn't see hard drive. Went back into bios, changed some boot settings and now it seems to want to boot from hard drive and is doing a restore?
Any advice on what to use to boot off of to get to change utilman/ cmd, get system to boot off usb and not corrupt hard drive? What should secure boot be set to etc