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I have a Window 8 laptop and I have been unable to start up windows because the password I have been putting in has been rejected and a message came up to change my password even though I have been using this p/word for some time sucesfully.
When I click on change password I am told that I must use an USB
when I do so and I am told the files are on that disk drive. I presume that I should have made a disk and then transferred the file to that USB.  Can you help me by telling me me how to make a disk, or how else I can reset md password,  Any help will be greaatly appricated.
Regards and thanks Jack Moroni

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Hello Jack

You failed to mention whether or not you are using the microsoft account password or a local account password, therefore I will direct you in two places..

The first is in the case of a local account password, there is a hack that can fix this since you didn't create the backup. Take a look at the following website:  http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-pick/windows-8-password-reset-trick-requires-n

From the words of Microsoft themselves, if you have used the microsoft account or not, here is what they have to say:

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows-8/forgot-windows-password

I do hope you can get in without the need to reinstall windows but if you do, thankfully it is done much faster with windows 8.

Sincerest regards

Mike Dacre
http://tpsconsulting.com
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As I have been volunteering in the 'windows' category since the inception of AllExperts, which has now moved to numerous windows categories. I will therefore be happy to answer any Windows 7,8 and 10 based question. What can't I answer? Not much, as this is the main reason I volunteered here, because I am hopeful the questions I can not answer will allow me to investigate the problem so that I can answer it. The TIPS and SOFTWARE support through my website at http://tpsconsulting.com can also be of some help.

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