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How to Reset Windows 8 Password Easily

Forget your Windows 8 password?

Take it easy, it is never to be the end of the world and there are many easy ways to help you unlock Windows 8 account. You can also remove Windows 8 password or reset it with the new one. In fact, many of us get used to set the password to protect computer information and ignore the question that one day we will forget the password in such a busy workday. Today, we will discuss effective options on how to reset Windows 8 password.

Steps to Reset Windows 8 Password

Firstly, it is necessary to know your account is Microsoft account or the local account. For Microsoft account, it is quicker and easier to reset the password compared to a local account. For the local account, we always take advantage of third-party tools to remove or reset the passwords. Therefore, your options completely depend on which account you own for Windows 8.

Reset password of Windows 8 Microsoft Account Online

Microsoft Account - Forgot Password

If your Windows 8 login account is Microsoft account, you need to reset its password with Microsoft online service. Just go to Microsoft account password reset page: https://account.live.com/password/reset and reset the password step by step with your related information. It is easier and you just need to confirm your email or cell phone number. After a while, you will be led to create a new password for your Microsoft account. And you can log in to your Windows 8 computer with the new password and start working.

Reset password of Windows 8 account with a third-party tool

Actually, there is a third-party Windows 8 password reset tool that helps to reset Windows 8 password in spite of that you used Microsoft account or local account to lock the computer. iSunshare Windows Password Genius is one such software that helps to reset Windows passwords without data loss.

What is iSunshare Windows Password Genius?

iSunshare Windows Password Genius is the Windows password reset tool developed by iSunshare Software Co. Ltd—a company that is known for various kinds of password recovery tools and data recovery tools. Despite the tons of password recovery tools available in the market, iSunshare stays the safest and the one with the highest recovery speed in the industry. Its Windows 8 password reset tool can not only help reset the password of Windows Microsoft account and local account but also enable you to create a new administrative account with a password for Windows 8 system login.

iSunshare Windows Password Genius comes with a very intuitive interface and is very easy to use. The one who has the basic knowledge of computers can put the software into service because of its minimalistic design and straightforward options. Also, iSunshare provides Android and Mac versions for users to create the Windows password reset tools when they have no available Windows PC alongside.

Also read: How to Reset Windows 10 Password

Moreover, iSunshare simplifies the Windows password reset process, which constitutes of choosing the media type, burning the password reset disk, boot the locked computer with reset disk and finally reset Windows password. It is super easy and quick to create the password reset disk with this software.

The free Windows password reset tool supports users to experience the password reset process, however, it is not allowed to change the account password in the free version. But you can have a test of the software’s functions. In addition to the free version, iSunshare offers 4 different plans at affordable prices. The prices for various plans of Android and Mac versions are the same as Windows Password Genius for Windows PC.

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Here we will see how quick and easy it is to reset Windows 8 password with iSunshare Windows Password Genius.

How to reset Windows 8 Password with iSunshare Windows Password Genius

Step 1: Download the Software
iSunShare Windows Password Genius

First of all, check whether there is an accessible computer beside you. If the answer is yes, you can freely choose the Windows Password Genius (or Windows Password Genius for Mac) plan to download. Otherwise, you can find a rooted Android phone to download the software ( iSunshare Windows Password Genius for Android, also called iSunshare WPGenius).

Step 2: Create the password reset disk
Option 1: Create a password reset disk on Windows PC
Windows Password Genius - Choose Media Type

Run iSunshare Windows Password Genius on an available Windows PC regardless that it is in Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Plug-in the USB device and choose USB device to burn the password reset disk. When you get the successful pop-up window, you succeed in burning the Windows Password Genius in the USB.

Option 2: Create a password reset disk with Mac computer
Windows Password Genius Mac Burn

Run Windows Password Genius for Mac and you will see the following interface. Connect a USB device with a Mac computer and then click “Begin burning” to make the password reset disk.

Option 3: Create a password reset disk via Android phone

Firstly, you need a rooted Android phone and a USB flash drive. Then, grant root permission from WPGenius and run root management tool, such as SuperSu and Kingo, to authorize root permission to the. Thirdly, launch WPGenius and insert USB flash drive to an Android device with OTG cable and burn the password reset disk.

WP Genius Burn Successful
Step 3: Boot the locked Windows 8 computer from the USB device

You should insert the USB device into the locked computer and restart it. When you see the vendor logo, keep pressing the Boot Menu Key until the Boot Menu displays. And then choose to boot the locked computer from USB flash drive.

Step 4: Reset Windows 8 forgotten password
Option 1: Reset Windows 8 password for your account
Windows Password Genius - Select Password Reset

When you successfully launch the locked computer and come to the iSunshare Windows Password Genius password reset interface, you will need to confirm the windows and your account. It is easy to reset the password by clicking the “Reset Password” button and entering the new password. If you want to remove Windows 8 password, just let the password blank. iSunshare Windows Password Genius allows you to reset password both Microsoft account and local account in the same way.

Option 2: Add a new administrative user account with a password
Windows Password Genius - Password Reset

iSunshare allows you to add a new user account to unlock the Windows 8 system. You can click the “Add User” button and set your account and password. With this account and password, you can log in to Windows 8 computer smoothly.

Step 5: Reboot the locked computer

Click the “Reboot” button and you will get the Windows 8 computer rebooted and enter the new password to access it easily.

Tips: keep your new password in mind. If you are worried about forgetting the Windows 8 password again, you can get the bootable USB flash device with you all the time. It can be used repeatedly for a lifetime to help you reset your Windows password.

Also read: How to Reset Windows 7 Password


So these are the easy helping guides on how to reset Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows 10 passwords. By using iSunshare Windows Password Genius, you can reset the password of Microsoft account as well as local account for Windows 8 system computers, including Dell, Acer, Lenovo, Asus, Toshiba, HP and etc. We hope that you all can unlock the computer successfully when you forget its access password.

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Mehul Boricha
Mehul Boricha is the founder of Tech Arrival & Astute Links. He is a computer and smartphone geek from Junagadh, Gujarat, India. He is a Computer Engineer by Education & an Entrepreneur by Passion. Apart from technology geek, he is an audiophile & loves to connect with people.

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