If left unchecked, Windows itself could fail to boot, making a factory reset necessary. Kate Li TechNet Community Support As far as I know, f8 does not work in windows 8. Tap on Start button on the bottom left corner or your Surface Pro 3 screen. Actually, there is more than one solution when forgot password for login to Surface running Windows 8. If Windows asks for a recovery key, you can simply select Skip this drive present at the bottom of the screen.
And here will show you the way to reset password on Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8. Otherwise, you have to learn how to factory reset Surface without logging in with other options. Even though time to time, it is always advisable to create it manually now and then, especially if you are making some changes to your system. I then restarted the computer and upon reboot, the administrator account was an option. It will now ask you to enter a new password for your account. Shut down your Microsoft Surface Pro device. Now the password was removed and show it's blank.
One user reports that he was able to do a clean install of W10 by starting setup from within W8. As soon as the Surface logo appears, release the Volume-Down button. Now you are able to login with the new password and get access to Microsoft Surface Laptop as usual by using one of the above methods. The average time is 1. Press and hold volume down key while you press and release the power button. Do not install these updates. When Windows updates are all done and Update 3 is installed go back and restore hidden updates and install the Office Updates.
It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. If you sign in Surface laptop with Microsoft account, you can easily reset the password by Microsoft official webpage whenever you forget it. When would we like to hard reset Surface? Method 1: Factory reset surface within Windows Windows 8 Step 1: Swipe in from the right edge of the screen to displays the Charms menu, tap Settings. Even as an user who don't have much knowledge about computer staff can do it successfully. Hold the volume-down - rocker. Windows 10 Step 1-6 is the same as Windows 8. Fully clean the drive takes hours.
Next, press and release the power button. This varies in different computers. Unfortunately, the Command Prompt asks for a password! Make your selection, then follow the on-screen instructions. Restore Surface Pro from a System Restore Point A is a saved state of your system files. Step 8: Once done, you will be offered a screen to enter your product key. You would see a surface logo, then release the volume down button.
Otherwise, tap on Just Remove My Files. Sign in your surface with another administrator account and then change the forgotten password. Note: If you just want to access the computer only, then use the add user function. Fortunately, every Windows system comes with certain problem-solving mechanisms which can be a lifesaver at times. Hold the Shift Key, and select Restart while still holding the key down. Upon looking online there was a neat little password reset hack for Windows 8 1.
Allow the device enough time to complete the process. To reset your Surface without logging in, please try the following: 1. I have disk full problem and problem remains after all files on C removed. He also somehow signed it up with a bogus gmail address. Make your selection, then follow the on-screen instructions.
The specific user guide is like this: 1. Now follow the below description to factory reset locked Surface. My son has changed the Windows 8 administrator password on my dell laptop and he cannot remember the password now. There are three versions of this program: personal, professional or advanced. This is the quickest option, but if the issue stems from your personal files, it may not correct the problem. Surface will boot into the recovery environment, just select your language and keyboard layout.
Hi I'am cleaning this thread, 3 spams erased. Usually their is the standard admin account, and the user account used on the computer. How to Reset Surface Forgotten Password for Windows 8. This would be a disaster if you had important data on the drive. Step 8: Select the target operating system to reset. Step 1: From the Windows sign-in screen, hit the Power icon. Press Restart Your surface should boot to a light blue screen with some options on it.