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Passwod reset on a Windows 8 computer

I am trying to gain access to a windows 8 computer for a client after their employee left. I have tried all the tools I know of to gain access to the SAM to remove the password, but I can't see the Windows partition because to boot my tools they use legacy and Windows 8 uses UEFI.
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Brad GrouxCommented:
If it is a domain-joined machine you can simply log in as a different user, than add that user to the local admin group which will allow you to view the profile data of the original employee.

If it is not a domain-joined machine, you could also login utilizing a different Microsoft account (@Live, @Hotmail, @MSN, @Outlook, etc.).
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awawadaCommented:
Or Passware will help you.
http://www.lostpassword.com/windows.htm
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lahma35Author Commented:
Will the passware option work with the demo version?
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awawadaCommented:
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_8/Q_28505760.html

From this company, but not free although you get a lot of tools including the password reset tool.

 Super easy to use and create a bootable thumb drive with the utilities on the USB drive...boots into a Windows GUI.

Main Company website:
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Utility Tools that include the password reset:
http://www.boot-disk.com/

password reset tool:
http://www.boot-disk.com/password_changer.htm
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McKnifeCommented:
Tried http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ ? I suppose it can deal with uefi.
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Rob GCommented:
KonBoot will do it..
Works on Windows 2k - 8.1
Works on Server hardware as well, and allows you to build in the RAID controller drivers.. so you can really use it on any PC or server.
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McKnifeCommented:
"...so you can really use it on any PC or server" - not on a single of mine, they are all encrypted ;)

@lahma35 - how are things?
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Rob GCommented:
LOL.. If they are all encrypted.. Time to reformat..
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lahma35Author Commented:
I ended up buying PCUNCLOCKERPRO and that worked with ease.
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lahma35Author Commented:
The solution provided by others was not what I decided to do.
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