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Forgot System Password

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by bozkay, Apr 27, 2015.

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  1. bozkay

    bozkay Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    I purchased an Asus computer from Amazon a few months ago. I opened it and took a look - then closed it and didn't look at it for the past 3 months. Now when I try and access the OS, I cannot recall the password. I guess I set it up when I first started the computer.

    I don't have a 'password hint' link appearing below the password box.
    I'm happy to reinstall windows 8 - as there is nothing on this PC.
    However, I didn't get any disk with the PC, so unsure how I can reinstall.

    Help appreciated.

    Best wishes,
    Boz
     
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  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Windows 8 normally asks for your Microsoft account details ( Hotmail or windows live or outlook.com) as the log in details for the computer
    It takes a lot of steps to bypass that and use a local account so try your Microsoft account details before thinking of resetting the computer
     
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