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Can you all recommend a free win8 or win8.1 recovery tool.  (that works)
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by:McKnife
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You did not write what password you would like to recover, so let's assume you mean your own or the administrator password. johan's guidance is applicable here. Also, there's this bootdisk http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ which offers everything you need for free and on that site there are howtos, too.
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Password recovery tools on Windows 8,x depend on which method you have used to secure the system.  If you have linked the password to a Microsoft account (using an email account) then you need to reset that rather than the local account on your PC - go to the Microsoft Reset page using the email address you use for securing your Win8 system and follow the instructions there.  If you are only using a local account to lock the machine then the tool McKnife is suggesting should work perfectly but if you are using a Microsoft Account password and reset the local password with this tool you will, at least temporarily, make accessing the system more difficult.
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by:nobus
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what password do you mean?  Bios, windows logon?
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by:McKnife
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MASQ, even with MS-accounts in use, the disk can still enable the local admin and blank its password and we can use it to logon with.
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Thanks McKnife, I must have royally screwed up something earlier :)  Had a 8.1 system with a "lost" Windows Account password to reset about 3 months back, got it to boot from the Pogo CD and although reset everything like usual on the admin account got nowhere on reboot, changed the email account password and was straight back in - Grrr! Technology sometimes  ..  :D
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by:rjef
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i am using ntpassword and it says it does not see my drive.  When i turn euif off it won't boot from cd or usb and when i turn it on it will boot in ntpassword but ntpassword says it can not mount the drive.
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Very unusual. Could be that that mini Linux does not have a suitable driver, but that's rarely seen. Please quote the exact error message.
If that does not work out, use http://www.gvrachliotis.net/2013/10/how-to-reset-user-password-in-windows.html from johan's comment.
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i will give you the exact message when i get home but 1st it says the drive is in hibernation and if i want to force it out.  i say yes then it says can not mount drive or something like that.
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by:nobus
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what was the initial problem?
it sttarts looking like disk problems now
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How did you resolve it?
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