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More than ever, passwords are a part of our lives, the key to our digital identity. It is no exception to Windows 8 users. Microsoft has claimed that Windows 8 is the most secure operation system ever since. Actually, we can easily find in this new system a lot of security improvements including the password protection in Windows 8.
The problem with password protection
As always, password protection can be useful to protect others from peeping at your system without your permissions. However, the development of advanced password hacking technologies is also remarkable, including phishing, keylogging, guessing and cracking. As a result, if you really care about the system security, you have to create a powerful password for your system. You need to make it complicated and long. The problem is that, since we have so many accounts and passwords to remember, how can we remember clearly these passwords all the time? And once users forget the password, they may have to deal with the problem of Windows 8 recovery password. Luckily, in Windows 8, it seems that the situation can be improved because of some new features in this system.
Windows 8 password features
In Windows 8, just like in previous systems, users can set up multiple user accounts and then make password for each account. This kind of password, so-called “text password”, is often combined of uppercase/lowercase letters, base digits and special symbols. We have to admit that it is not only familiar to Windows users as well as password hackers. Except for the text password, there are three more authentication methods in Windows 8, picture password, PIN code and Microsoft account.
Picture password: Windows 8 users are allowed to select a picture randomly and then design a sequence of gestures on the image. When the user needs to log in via the picture password, he only needs to draw exactly the same gestures on the image.
Microsoft account: A Microsoft account (Windows Live ID) is the email address and password you use to sign in to any Microsoft related account including Outlook.com, Hotmail, Xbox, MSN, etc. You can use the Microsoft account to log in your Windows 8 and, at the same time, take advantage of all the services connected to this account in Windows 8.
PIN code: Similar to the PIN we use for bank account, a PIN code in Windows 8 is made up of four digits. It is useful if your normal login password is too complicated to type on the virtual keyboard in a tablet.
Other features to help better password protect Windows 8
Sync Passwords: Windows 8 allows users to sync account data via Windows Live to trusted PCs, making unique and complex passwords a more practical option. You then needn’t to reenter all your passwords when you use multiple computers. It is then possible that you just need to remember the login password.
Store Accounts: Windows 8 allows users to save the login name and password for websites, similar to most web browsers. Not only IE, but other web browsers and software can take advantage of it, therefore, to remember the login password can be a much easier thing.
By the way, Windows 8 also allows users to create password reset disk, which will be helpful for resetting Windows password when you happen to forget it. And also, it’s pretty easy for users to find some password reset programs.
Forgetting your Windows administrator login password. With no way to get into the system, you can’t even perform basic maintenance, let alone a thorough tune-up. Formatting is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. (Plus, guess who’s going to have to help reinstall all the programs lost after a wipe?) But all hope is not lost. There are a few ways to actually retrieve a lost Windows account password. Read on, and we’ll show you the light.
The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account “Administrator” and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account password then try this:
Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it’ll show Classic Login box. Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts”.
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
There are a lot of Windows password revealers and crackers available.
Windows password recovery tool:
but I’ve found that Windows Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password.
You can use the ISO to burn a boot CD. Follow these instructions:
1. Download ISO file from http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com Windows Password Recovery Tool
2. Burn to a CD using a CD burning tool such as Nero or Roxio or MagicISO
3. Insert CD into drive and reboot.
4. You may have to select an option in the BIOS to get the computer to boot from the CD.
Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.
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