To properly use a Windows 8.1/8, Windows RT or Windows Phone device, you need to prepare a Microsoft account to login. If you created a login password but customized it as automatic login, you are very likely to forget the password after a period of time.
The reasons why you want to remove Windows 8.1/8 Microsoft password are various, maybe you forgot it or your account was hacked. This post tells how to remove Microsoft account password on Windows 8, laptop or tablet.
Part 1: Check if you use Microsoft account to login Windows 8.1/8
A Microsoft account is an email address which is associated with @hotmail.com, @outlook.com, @live.com or other domain email address, just like Windows Live ID. Benefits of Using a Microsoft Account are that we can get apps from the Windows Store, back up all our important data and files using free cloud storage, and so on. Details on how to check:
1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings. (If you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
2. Tap or click Accounts, and then tap or click your account.
Part 2: Remove Windows 8.1/8 Microsoft account password
If you login to Windows 8.1/8 with Microsoft account, this part can help you. If not, go to Part 3
It is easy to remove Microsoft account password, you need to go to the online website of Microsoft account password reset (https://account.live.com/password/reset) to complete the form. You can do this on another computer or Windows phone, tablet.
You need to be verified your identity by email or phone number. Type the email or phone number and click “Next”, follow the instructions.
Some people say I don’t remember neither email address or phone number. How to deal with it? You can fill out the form including account info. If your information checks out, you can create a new password
Part 3: Remove Windows 8.1/8 local account password
If you login to Windows 8.1/8 with a local account and forgot password, this part can help you. Here we use a third-party program – Advanced Windows Password Recovery Tool (click here to download), which can easily help you remove Windows 8.1/8 password.
Step 1. Launch Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate on an accessible computer and choose the device (USB or CD/DVD), click “Burn” button. It won’t take long time to finish it. You can’t pop the USB or CD/DVD until the program alerts “Successfully burning”
Step 2. Change BOIS setting to let your computer boot from USB (CD/DVD). You need to plug it into locked computer after making bootable device, reboot the locked computer to disable UEFI secure boot and set computer boot from USB drive or CD/DVD ROM.
Step 3. Reset Windows 8.1/8 local password. After a while, Windows Password Recovery Tool appears on the computer screen. Select the Windows system type and the account whose password you want to reset, and click “Reset Password” to proceed. Click “Reboot” to restart your computer, now you can login to Windows 8.1/8 without password This is a useful guide, and you can share this with your friends who need to reset Windows 8.1/8 password.