bloody windows 8 password reset

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  1. Mobileman's Avatar

    Mobileman said:

    Shit bloody windows 8 password reset

    GOD I HATE WINDOWS 8

    got a friend of the familys windows 8 laptop now hes forgotten password but wants to give it to his grandaughter for uni

    i managed to change the uefi mode to csm and ahci to compatable to boot to usb as it wont see my zalman

    so have created bootable usb with hirens boot and followed this guide [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    does it work , does it bollocks

    so before i launch it out the window any other methods i can try peeps ?
     
  2. neilb's Avatar

    neilb said:

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    Never tried it on win 8 but the latest version of konboot is supposed to be able to bypass it.
     
  3. Mobileman's Avatar

    Mobileman said:

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    will give that a bash

    edit hirens is v 1 need to find 2.3 hmmm
    Last edited by Mobileman; 18th September 2014 at 11:25 PM.
     
  4. doughboy's Avatar

    doughboy said:

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    Free version of konboot afaik doesn't work with x64 only x32. I'd assume that'd include 8 too. There IS a version on torrent that works on x64(and 8 I'd assume), tested on my 64 7.
    Have 8 on another partition so will dig out and test,will let you know
     
  5. neilb's Avatar

    neilb said:

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    Not tested. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
     
  6. Mobileman's Avatar

    Mobileman said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilb View Post
    Not tested. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    thanks bud will give it a bash and report back
     
  7. doughboy's Avatar

    doughboy said:

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    Sorry for late reply.

    Any joy Mobileman?

    Got 4 versions here.

    2.0, 2.1 and 2 x 2.4


    With secureboot(UEFI) enabled in bios all for boot straight into 7x64 without need for password.

    select uefi usb boot and 2.0 & 2.1 do nothing. both 2.4 versions give a uefi error.

    With secureboot(UEFI) disabled and uefi usb boot selected, both 2.4 versions boot successfully into 8.1pro.

    Only issue would be if bios is locked and secureboot is enabled.

    If you want any or all of these versions let me know.

    EDIT:

    no version gives me an option of which drive to boot from - 7 & 8 are on different drives.

    usb boot automatically boots ssd (win7) and uefi boot automatically boots hd (win8)
     
  8. katana's Avatar

    katana said:

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    Seeing as no one else reported back I will.

    Kon boot work, not really sure why as a few times it didn't but then it did and I was in.

    Now to change the password......
     
  9. Mobileman's Avatar

    Mobileman said:

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    Yeah it did for me after 3-4 attempts of loading ??
     
  10. katana's Avatar

    katana said:

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    It took a few times. I rewiped and installed kon boot on to the USB drive. When I changed away from UEFI in the bios it would boot from the USB but not go in to windows. But then on the last go, obviously last time, booted in to windows.

    Now how to change the password.....but that will be tomorrow.
     
  11. Mobileman's Avatar

    Mobileman said:

    Default bloody windows 8 password reset

    I ended up getting it to work on cd only , still at least your sorted 👍