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Windows 8 password

I have a laptop with Windows 8 that the user does not know the password for.      The only way to retrieve it is the a password key from a USB and the user does not have the USB.    

Is there a way to get pass this and get into the computer?
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Unfortunately, I am unable to use these options because I can not boot from CD or from USB.     I can not change the options in the setup.
If you can't boot to another device, idk  why to fell you.
I would try this on a clone of the drive, first, but can you install the drive into another machine (as the only hard drive) that you can boot from the CD?
Since the CD has it's own OS, the program should at least see it {refer to section 1 of the Walkthrough}.
Also, I would just try for a Removal, not a Change. Set the new Password with Windows, once you get in.

here's the links:

Walkthought
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/walkthrough.html

FAQ, it might help:
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
look here how to access the bios on a win8 system :  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-access-the-bios-on-a-windows-8-computer/
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Thank you for your help.     I was able to get into the Bios and change the boot mode from UEFI to normal mode and the use the USB option to remove the password!