I see the write-up on how to make a password reset disk on a USB flash memory stick. But is there a way to make a password reset disk on a CD?
WHAT I DID: 1. Inserted a blank CD in the optical drive. 2. Opened control panel and clicked "User Accounts". But in the left panel there is no option "Create a password reset disk". All I see are: Control Panel HomeManage your credentialsManage your file encryption certificatesConfigure advanced user profile propertiesChange my environment variables.
Do I HAVE TO insert a USB stick to see the password reset option? (I don't have a spare USB stick to test with)
Any way to password protect shutting down or reset computer? Or maybe "redirecting" user to lock screen? I don't want to disable shutting down in user policy or renaming shutdown.exe. Just pop-up or something to password verify these actions, system or software.
Basically as the title reads, how can I reset the password when I have two step verification turned on. I got to the website, can't access my account. Select forgot my password but when I don't have access to the two step verification email I can not fill in the UE form or use any other proofs because TWO STEP verification blocks it.
I forgot my builtin admin password and somehow my user is a standard user, i cannot do anything. Is there any way to reset admin password or to change it? I have tried some programs but no success, cannot do system restore also, everything needs administrative rights . I'm using Windows 8.1, retail version
Win 8.1 Pro x64. All of a sudden SyncBack Pro is asking me for a Windows password when I go to change the backup schedule. I thought I knew it, but it and all the variations I can think of have failed and I can't find the paper I wrote it down on at the moment. I thought I was in a local/admin account as I was in Win 8, but UA shows this as a Admin account, PW protected. That's probably why there is no "Create a Password Reset Disk" option showing on the left or anywhere on my User Accounts page (vs. Brink's tutorial). See screenshot.
My son received a new HP laptop for Christmas, it is running windows 8. He changed his windows password and doesn't remember what it is. I never got the time to make recovery disks... Is there any way to reset the password? I tried downloading some windows password unlocker on my laptop, but couldn't ever get it to boot from the usb on his laptop.
I'm on HP laptop 2000-2d27dx Windows 8.1. My login screen shows only one user account. I have to click on arrow to switch to other existing user accounts. Is there a way to display all user accounts at login screen?
I have my Windows 8.1 PC's password policy set so that a password is not required when waking from sleep/shutdown. I used to be able to wake the PC from sleep and not put in a password, and I could turn the PC on after a shutdown without having to put in a password either. Since last week, though, when I turn my PC on, it will boot to the Windows loading screen and after loading for a bit, it will jump into the login screen and immediately report a login error that the username or password is incorrect. This happens before I even get a chance to type a username or password. The fact that I have to type in the username and password is strange because I have the PC set to bypass that option.
I set up the user account using my Microsoft email account. I would like to use a different password on my desktop vs the email password. My email password since it is accessible via web is strong 16 characters long, random characters password and changed often. I would like to change the desktop password to something I can remember, still strong, but I don't change it as often since you have to get physical access to my desktop.
I assumed once I linked to the Microsoft account I could change the password on the machine without it changing my email password.
Is this not possible? I would prefer not to have to lower the security of my email account just to accommodate Windows 8. Never a problem before as my email clients stored the password.
I know that by using recimg, you can make a custom refresh image. And I hear that you cannot use it to reset Windows to factory state. is that so? if so, how do I do that?
Also, is it possible to store the recovery image in a hidden partition. hidden in the sense, the drive letter is not automatically assigned when you refresh/reset Windows, nor can you do it from Disk Management. only from diskpart. however, if i can still use reset while keeping the recovery image in a hidden folder in C: drive, that is still fine i guess.
The thing is, the recovery partition of my Dell Latitude 10 tablet is destroyed (it's Dell's fault though) and even though i can easily recover Windows as I have an iso image and can use the USB to reinstall windows like we normally do on our desktops, i want to sell the tablet and i want to make it recoverable via the recovery features in Windows 8. without the ability to recover, the value of the tablet will be pretty low. if all else fails, i will have to buy a cheap USB flash drive, make it a recovery drive and give it with the tablet. sucks!
It is fine if i have to update to Windows 8.1, if it makes it possible in Windows 8.1 even though it was not in Windows 8.
I installed Windows 8 Through my windows DVD and now want to make it so I don't need the Windows Installation Disk or any USB Recovery key. Is there any way to make a refresh AND reset partition and image.
I had occasion to employ Toshiba to remove some malware from a Toshiba Satellite laptop. Some time later I needed to uninstall an Ap and discovered there was need for a Supervisor password. I am assuming the tech set that up (why?) as I had installed considerable Aps earlier without needing a password. How can I reset the Administrator password to none required?
I bought a new Inspiron with Win 8 a couple days ago. I was setting it up today and put in a my user name and password. I tried connecting to a network share and it wasn't working. I realized that I had my Windows user name spelled wrong. I went and changed the name then tried again and it still wouldn't work. I rebooted to see if it would work. When I got to the login screen the corrected name was there but it would not accept my password. I thought maybe I'd not entered the password I thought I did and tried several variations and could not get it to work.
I did not create a password recovery disk. I did not burn the Dell system recovery disks. I literally set up Windows for the first time, tried connecting to network shares, rebooted and now cannot get into the computer. I am stumped. I cannot seem to find the way to get to the Windows recovery after rebooting. I read about how I could get to safe mode from there but I can't find it. I reboot, hit shift+F8 and can get into some Dell hardware diagnostics utility and if I exit I can hit F12 and get some boot options none of which seem to do me any good.
I have no problem with reinstalling Windows but I don't have a recovery disk. I'm about this close to returning it to the store. What do I do?
I have recently found a Windows Easy Transfer file on a USB Stick. It was created by Christmas time, it is before the computer (Hard Drive) broke. So, I luckily found this on USB Stick in one of my drawers from last Christmas.
Now I am currently have a new tower PC which it has Windows 8.1 in it and it works fine. Just that my old tower has been upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 (trial) for a while from October 2013.
But, I can't remember what the password was - so I am struggling to know what the password was. I am just worried that I cannot reset the password on the Windows Easy Transfer, it has all of my lovely photos and videos and also my work documents. The thing is that I cannot get access to the old PC, because it is gone. But, I have got my stuff in my Windows Easy Transfer file - just that I can't remember the password.
Is there a way to get to my password out by doing something?
"If you want to see my System Specs (this PC), you click it below on the left"
So I have forgot my password for Firefox and entered my email to have them send me a reset link and it has not came and has been quiet some time. Is this usual and is there another way to change the password?
I like to discuss a problem of mine with my Laptop which is pre loaded with Windows 8 pro 64 bit OS.Unfortunately I forgot the password of my login id as i have created while i first started the Laptop. Now I want to unlock that. I tried a lot but failed to do so. I have not created any password reset USB for that.
I have over 600 GB on my HDD from games, media, and files. I bought a 250GB SSD to boot my OS off of and put some selected programs on. Even after deselecting all my media files, there is still too much on my HDD for the included Samsung clone client to proceed. I just want to use my new SSD as a boot drive for the OS and for several programs while retaining all my other files on my existing HDD.
Is there a way to reset a microsoft account?Several times I have formatted and reinstalled and each time when it asks whether I want to use the settings already assigned to my profile or not...and selecting No...it still seems to be bring things over like the wallpaper etc.
So to be clear, fresh install....during final stages, it asks to create a login or sign in using a microsoft account which is what I do. When I do this, it asks whether I want to use the settings already on the profile...I say no I want to set it up as a new PC and yet still wallpaper comes back (Sony vaio wallpaper)
I'm just thinking if the wallpaper comes back..what else does? So I want to know whether there is a way (apart from closing the account and recreating it) to reset the profile so nothing is attached to it.
I'm setting up a stolen laptop tracking software and want to leave a standard/non-admin user account open for a potential thief. The software requires someone to log in and connect to the internet in order to start tracking. So if I only have my personal admin account password protected, I will be out of luck. The problem is that while logged in as a standard user I am able to access recovery options. From there I can use advance startup and proceed to reset my pc. If a thief logs in and resets my pc right away, I will have no way of tracking them. I have windows 8.1 standard and have not been able to find any way from restricting access to the recovery options.
Family safety is not working on either of my daughter's laptops. I have spent hours trying to rectify the problem and My last conversation concluded with the problem is endemic to windows 8. I have tried numerous solutions and have followed the tutorials to the letter and all the settings appear as they should be according to the instructions. Can this be fixed or is it a problem within windows 8???
I mistakenly deleted the contents of a user's account folder and was unable to replace the sub-folders manually or by pasting empty ones from another account. If I try to use the account to save files, I just get an error message saying that the folder xxx or file path doesn't exist, depending on where I am trying to save them. This is not just a long filename error and I am afraid that I have caused problems for the user that would affect any Windows 8 account he opens in future, because of Microsoft syncing.
I deleted my main windows user account and ever since ive been working tirelessly to try and fix the problem. Every time I boot up it automatically takes me to a temporary profile with the same name as the previous one that i deleted and because its a temp profile i cant access most things, and believe me I've tried everything (system restore, hidden admin) but nothing will work and i just want to create a new user and forget that one, is this possible or will i have to reset my pc?
I need my computer to recover from a power failure so I have it set-up as always on, which requires no password, but I would like to take advantage SkyDrive which requires a Microsoft account password.
Is there a way to boot a computer that is set-up as always on with Microsoft account password set?