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Windows 8 laptop , switch to local login

Posted on 2014-03-09
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We have an old employes windows 8 laptop. It boots to the login screen and wants a Microsoft live login. How do we switch to the login locally. We have used a password cracker to reset the local login but cannot switch to it.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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login and then create the user, login as that user, then remove the older Microsoft account user, you may want to save the files to the desktop and then copy them into the appropriate folders
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by:matthenkel
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We do not have her password , I'm trying to login as admin or a local user but cannot switch profiles
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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boot from the dvd and run sysprep /oobe or from the repair menu select reset to reset the computer to its defaults
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by:nobus
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several password recovery options are suggested in the post of BillDL :
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Q_28382775.html
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McKnife earned 500 total points
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If you use a password reset software like nordahl's disk, you can enable the local admin and reset its password and use it.
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by:matthenkel
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Thanks , I'll give these a try today and let you know. I used stellar password recovery to reset the local passwords but have no way to access them as it didn't have an enable option.
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by:nobus
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for an hotmail account i used MallPassview from nirsoft -works a charm!
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