Friday, 26 September 2014

2 Easy Options to Reset Forgotten Dell Windows 8 Password

“I forgot my Dell laptop password. It runs on Windows 8. What can I do? ” Many Dell users ask the similar questions on the Internet.  So what on earth can we do to deal with the Windows 8 password forgotten problems on Dell? Here I am honored to share 2 easy options to reset forgotten Dell Windows 8 password with those who need help in this case. forgot dell windows 8 password

Option 1: Reset Windows 8 Password( on Dell with a previous created password reset disk

If you have created a Windows 8 password reset disk in advance then you can continue with this option. If not please turn to Option 2. Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Start the locked Windows 8 computer and login with a wrong password

when you type in a wrong password, you will see a message “the password is incorrect” will pop up, hit OK to try again, and then you will see “password hint” and “Reset password” links under the login box.

Step 2: Reset the forgotten password with your password reset disk

Insert the password reset disk to your Dell computer and hit the “Reset password” link, then the Password Reset Wizard window will come out. Fill in the blank form in the following picture to create a new account. Thus you can reset the forgotten password and use the new account to login.

follow the wizard to reset the password

Option 2: Take Use of Windows Password to Reset Dell Windows 8 Password

Windows Password Key is an easy-to-use tool designed for resetting Windows local account or domain passwords on Windows 8. Passwords can be reset in 3 minutes, no matter how long and complicated your Windows 8 password is. Besides password recovery function, it can also change any local admin/user/domain admin password, and create a new administrator account via CD/DVD or USB drive. It also works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000 and etc. Detailed steps to use it are as follows:

Step 1: Create a Windows 8 password reset disk

Firstly download and run the program in a computer you have access to, and then insert a blank CD, DVD or USB flash drive to the computer. After that according to the wizard burn a Windows 8 password reset disk with the CD/DVD/USB flash drive.

Step 2: Insert the password reset disk to your locked Dell computer and reset the forgotten Windows 8 password

Power on the computer and press “F2” (or other keys) to get into bios mode. Then set the computer boot from the inserted disk. After loading files, Windows Password Key will show all your Windows 8 user accounts. Select the target account to reset the password.

Step 3: Reboot the computer

Click reboot button to re-start the computer. Remove the password reset disk when the computer reboots. Now you can logon your computer with the new password.

If you forgot Windows 8 password on Dell and want to reset it with ease then these 2 options are shortcuts to help you regain access to your locked Dell computer. Hope to help you with this post.

Friday, 5 September 2014

WiFi “Limited Connection” or “No Internet Access”? 9 Solutions You Need to Know

Question 1: I need help because I have tried a lot of tricks but still can’t connect to WiFi at all. I have been connected to my modem before but now all I see is limited connectivity which doesn’t allow me to connect to the internet. What can I do?

Question 2: I recently ordered a new Lenovo laptop online. I got the y510p. My problem is when I connect to the WiFi it says limited connection. I have tried many "fixes" online but none have worked. I really need help. Does anyone know how to fix this?

WiFi “limited connection”
WiFi “limited connection”

After installing Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, users frequently get into the trouble WiFi “limited connection” or “no Internet access”. There are various reasons for that. According to the most common causes I summarize 10 solutions to cope with the trouble. Hope to help you well:

Solution 1: Examine whether your modem, adapter, router and access points are turned on and connected correctly.

  1. Make sure the modem, adapter and router are connected correctly and the lights are on.
  2. Re-seat all the cables and power cords.
  3. Start the computer and open the Windows Desktop. On the Windows desktop, click the Network Connection icon, then click the name of the network and click connect.
If you can connect to the network and to the Internet, you are done. If not, please turn to the following solutions.

Solution 2: Reset power to router and modem

After working for a long time, your router or modem may crash temporarily. In this case you need to reset power to your router and modem. Please follow the steps below:
  • Unplug the power to the wireless router and to the cable or DSL modem and wait at least 30 seconds before continuing.
  • Reconnect the power to the modem and allow it to re-establish a connection to the ISP. If the modem has indicator lights, wait until the lights indicate a connection. (If using a separate wireless router, reconnect the power to the router and allow it to re-establish the connections to the modem and other components)
  • After the modem and router have finished making connections, check whether your computer can connect to WiFi and have access to the Internet. If not, please refer to the following solutions.

Solution 3: Re-configuring the wireless network

  • Get into” Network and Sharing Center” from control panel and then click “Set up a new connection or network”.
  • In the “Choose a connection option” window, select “Manually connect to a wireless network”, and click “Next”.
  • Type the required wireless network information, and then click “Next” and “close”.
  • From the Windows desktop, click the Network Connection icon  in the notification area, and then click the name of the network. Click "Connect". Enter the network password (or security key) for the selected wireless network, and then click “Next”.
Then your computer is supposed to connect to the newly created network and can surf the internet. If not, please resort to the following solutions.

Solution 4: Moving your computer closer to the router and avoid the influence of solid objects and electrical appliances

As is known to us, a wireless network router has a limited broadcast range. The further the computer is from the router, the weaker the broadcast signal. And also Solid objects such as walls, metal furniture, and electrical appliances might interfere with the signal and decrease the usable range. Thus you can move your computer closer to the router and prevent your computer form solid objects and electrical appliances.

Solution 5: Connect the computer directly to the network router with an Ethernet cable

To determine if the connection problem lies with the router settings or with the wireless signal you can follow this way. Detailed steps are as follows:
  • Insert an Ethernet cable from one of the available ports on the router to the network port on the computer.
  • Wait for one minute, and then check the Network Connection icon in the notification area on the Windows desktop.
    • If the icon has an X in the lower corner, the connection is not working. Right-click the icon, and then click Troubleshoot problems. Windows Network Diagnostics checks for problems. If Window Network Diagnostics is not able to fix the issue, the router is not working properly. Refer to Solution 6: Resetting and reconfiguring the router
    • If the icon does not have an X in the lower corner, the connection is working. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the computer, and manually setup a new connection to the wireless network.

Solution 6: Resetting and reconfiguring the router

In case that your router is hacked and the information is changed is changed by others. This way will work. Refer to the instructions below:
  • Enter the default IP addresses for the router into the URL address field on the browser. The following list provides default IP addresses for several routers.
  • After the home page for the router displays, type a password to perform configuration tasks. (See the User Guide for model specific information)
  • When you have administrator access to the router, change the router's default name, sometimes it is called an SSID, a name that is different from other routers in your area.
  • Set up Wi-Fi protected access (WPA) or wireless encryption (WEP) to prevent other computers from connecting to your home network.
  • Enter a network access password, sometimes called a passphrase. Make sure to pick a password that is easy to remember, such as a phone number that you dial often or a phrase that is familiar.
After you finish the process you may have access to the Internet with the reconfigured information. If not please consult for the solutions below.

Solution 7: Updating the router firmware

Outdated firmware may prevent the router from accessing the Internet or certain Web pages. Log into the home page for the router and update the router's firmware. Consult the User Guide that come with your manual for information on how to perform a firmware update.

Solution 8: Installing updated wireless LAN driver and Bios

If no network connection icon is displayed within 15 to 30 seconds after enabling the wireless network, or if a Windows Device not Found error message displays, the software driver might be missing or corrupt. To fix this, download and install the latest drivers and BIOS from the Internet. You must know the exact model number or product number for your computer. Be sure to select the correct operating system.

Solution 9: Restoring your Windows 8 system to a previous state

If the computer was able to connect to the wireless network in the past, but now cannot connect, perform a “Microsoft System Restore”. Make your computer return to the previous state.

With the nine solutions most people are supposed to solve their WiFi “limited connection” or “no Internet access problems. If the solutions above don’t work for you don’t hesitate to contact the manufacturer for support.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Top 4 Options to Unlock Forgotten Windows 8 Login Password

After a shining interface of a new system, which is fairly different from any previous system, appears to us. Most of us have bought Windows 8 computers or have updated their computers from Windows 7 to Windows 8. For the sake of numerous of hackers it’s essential for us to set a strong password to protect our computer data. Meanwhile, some precautionary measures should also be taken in case that the password we have created on Windows 8 is forgotten or lost. However, all the Windows 8 users don’t know and remember to take these preventive measures. If you are a green hand with Windows 8, there are still 4 common options for you to unlock forgotten Windows 8 login password.
top 4 options to unlock windows 8 login password

Option 1: Unlock Windows 8 Password with Another Accessible Administrator Account.

Please click the links below according to the following sequence.
Windows 8 Control Panel>> User Accounts and Family Safety>> User Accounts>> Manage another account>> ...user you would like to change>> Change password
Enter a new password in both the first and second text boxes and then click "Change password" button. Password change operation then will be completed successfully.

Option 2: Use a Previous Created Windows 8 Password Reset Disk.

Step 1: Click “Reset password” after it says Windows 8 password incorrect.
Step 2: After the password reset wizard appears, insert your password reset disk and click "Next".
Step 4: Select the drive where the password reset disk is located.
Step 5: Type in your new password and password hint then click "Next"

Option 3: Unlock forgotten Windows 8 Login Password  with Your Microsoft Account Password Online.

Windows 8 gives you an option to sign up for a Microsoft account. If you have forgotten your Windows 8 password, you can unlock your Microsoft Account password online on any accessible computer or device, including your smart phone.

Note: If you login with something other than an email address, like your name or some other handle, then you're using a local account and this method won't work.

Option 4: Take Use of Windows 8 Password Unlocker-Windows Password Key.

Windows Password Key is a professional Windows 8 password unlocker. It is able to unlock computer passwords for local administrator and local user accounts and support all computer brands, such as HP, Dell, Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba, Asus, Samsung, Sony and so on. Here’s how to unlock Windows 8 password with this software:
1. Download Windows Password Key in another accessible computer;
2. Run the downloaded file to install Windows Password Key;
3. Burn a boot-able CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive with Windows Password Key;
4. Unlock Windows 8 password with the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive.

Have you got some advice after reading the top 4 options to unlock Windows 8 login password? As far as I’m concerned, a password reset disk is the easiest way to unlock a forgotten Windows 8 password. But what to do if you don’t have created a reset disk in advance. Hey! Take it easy. Windows Password Key is just intended to solve your problem.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Lost Your Windows 8 PC Password? Three Ways can Solve Your problem!

Because of Win 8 has many advantages over Win 7 more and more customers turn to Win 8.But in order to protect the data in computers, users have to set up some fairly complex passwords. When they come back after a long trip only to find that they lost the password. It’s frustrated that they can't log in though they tried many times. Now I will introduce three ways to deal with their trouble.

Method 1: Crack Windows 8 password with picture password or PIN.

Customers who use Windows 8 can create a picture password or PIN besides traditional text passwords. Thus even if you forgot your windows 8 text passwords, you can log on to your PC with the picture password or pin. Detailed steps are as follows:

Step 1: Start your locked PC and select the targeted user account.

Step 2: Choose picture password or PIN to access Windows 8

Step 3: Change your user password in “Control Panel”.

This method requires that you have created a picture password or pin before forgetting your text password .If not, you can’t log in.

Method 2: Reset Your Windows 8 Password with Password Reset Disk

Step 1: Start your computer and log Windows 8. When typing an incorrect password, you will be reminded. Insert your password reset disk in the PC and then click “Reset password”.

Step 2: When the Password Reset Wizard appears, click “Next” to continue.

Step 3: Select your target disk and click “Next”.

Step 4: Input a new password and type the password hint (optional), click “Next”.

Step 5: Click “Finish”, and you can log in with the new password.

Method 3: Windows 8 password recovery Tool- Windows Password Key

Step 1:Download a free demo version of Windows Password Key on any PC you have access to.

Step 2:Run the downloaded file to install Windows Password Key .

Step 3:Burn a boot-able CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive with Windows Password Key.

Step 4: Recover Windows 8 Password with the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive on your locked PC.

If you don't have other accounts and haven’t created a reset disk in advance, you’d better to choose the third way to crack your password. If you have any questions about using Windows password key, you can visit the following website:

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update: What Windows 8 should have been from the start

Microsoft officials confirmed on April 2 what those of us who keep tabs on Windows operating-system leaks have known for a while: The Windows 8.1 Update, which the company is beginning to roll out starting today, makes Windows 8 a lot more usable for those of us who rely on mice and keyboards.

On April 2, during the first day of the company's Build 2014 show, officials showed off the latest update for Windows 8.1, known officially as "Windows 8.1 Update." As leaks and tipsters have made plain in recent months, the 8.1 Update adds new capabilities, such as easier access to the taskbar with pinnable apps; inclusion of new, context-sensitive menus by right clicking on apps; and the ability to more easily close and navigate across Desktop and Metro-Style apps.

Regardless of any rumors you may have read, the Metro Start Screen isn't going away. On PCs and other devices that are more likely to be used with keyboards and mice, Windows 8.1 Update will boot to the Desktop screen, rather than the Metro/tiled screen. On touch tablets, the Metro/tiled screen will still be the default boot-up screen, as it is currently with Windows 8.1. The bottom line: OEMs will be able to decide which "power profiles" make sense for which devices (slates, desktops, workstations, mobile devices) with the Windows 8.1 Update, but users will be able to override most of these new default settings.

Also, as sources indicated previously, Microsoft has managed to compress Windows 8.1 Update and improve its memory-management so that it will work better on cheaper, smaller devices. Those of us with devices already running Windows 8/8.1 won't get this smaller OS; it's for new devices only.

I've been using the final Windows 8.1 Update bits (the RTM bits provided to me by Microsoft) for the past week or so on my new Acer Aspire S7 laptop. While I still feel as though Microsoft offers too many different ways of performing the same task in Windows 8/8.1, I'm more at home with the Update installed. My usual workflow feels less interrupted by Windows 8 than it did without the Update. With the 8.1 Update installed, Windows 8 feels more familiar, sensible and useful to me. Moving between Metro and Desktop is finally starting to feel less jarring.

You say recanting; they say refining
Microsoft officials maintain they aren't simply renouncing the company's original directions because of less-than-stellar public acceptance of the Windows 8 OS. The Windows team is continuing to listen to customer feedback and are "steadily refining the set of features in both first-party apps and the operating system itself," in the words of Director of Communications Chris Flores.

Microsoft execs say that on touch-enabled devices, Windows 8 has the highest customer-satisfaction scores than any version of Windows ever. So why make the kinds of changes that Windows 8.1 and then the Windows 8.1 Update are delivering?

There are a lot of customers out there with a lot of muscle memory as to how they've learned to interact with Windows, execs say. Microsoft is trying to strike a balance between big/bold and familiar without alienating the millions of users who rely heavily on mice and keyboards. Microsoft's official stance is the company needed to make sure touch was in a good place" before shoring up the OS for mice and keyboards.

It's tough to make pizza for more than a billion, Microsoft officials are fond of saying. I'm just glad with Windows 8 Update I am finally getting my slice with pineapple but no ham.

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

How to Reset Windows 8/8.1 Forgotten Password on Acer Laptop?

How do I reset Windows 8/8.1 admin password for Acer computer if I forgot password It does not seem to work with using safe mode to change password.

Most of our Acer PC, laptop or notebook users often meet this problem, forgot Acer password. There are many reasons for losing Acer password. If you don’t pick up a good way, it could ruin your days completely. Here I will share some tips for Acer password reset( solutions with you and hope you get the final answer to unlock Acer password( including reset Acer Aspire password).
Method 1: Resetting Acer Windows 8/8.1 Password with Windows Password Reset Disk

A Acer password reset disk is really helpful when you realize you have lost Acer password. Insert the password reset disk to your drive then follow these steps.

1. If you enter the wrong password when you attempt to log on, Windows displays a message that the password is incorrect. Click OK to close the message.
2. Click Reset password, and then insert Windows password reset disk (or other removable media).
3. Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.
4. Log on with the new password. If you forget your password again, you can use the same password reset disk. You don't need to make a new one.

Note: this method require you create a password reset disk before you have lost that account password. If you don’t have a password reset disk, it won’t help much to reset the password.

Method 2: Resetting Acer Windows 8/8.1 Password with another Administrator Account

1. Start your computer, Log on to another administrator account or account which has administration privilege you will use to reset Acer password.
2. Open Local Users and Groups by clicking the Start button, typing lusrmgr.msc into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER.‌ Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3. Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
4. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
5. Type and confirm the new password.

Method 3: Resetting Acer Windows 8/8.1 Password with Windows Password Key (the efficient way)

If you have neither another Windows 8/8.1 administrator account nor Windows password reset disk, you’d better DIY a Windows password reset CD to reset Windows password. Just following steps, it is easy and best way to reset Acer password.

1. Log in any available computer which allows you to download (official download website is: Then install it on that PC.
2. Prepare a bootable CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive and insert it to that computer, run Windows Password Key and burn the ISO image file to disk.
3. Turn to your locked Acer computer insert the newly created CD/USB flash drive to it.Start the Acer computer and press'F2'or'Delete'to enter your BIOS setup to change your bios setup, so that it can boot from CD/DVD or USB device. And then press F10 to save the changes.
4. Restart your Acer computer, now you can see Windows Password Key is initializing, follow the instructions to reset Acer password to blank without knowing the current password.

This method is quite easy, even a computer newbie can do it. Within 5 minutes you can enter your Acer computer to enjoy your playing or studying.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Windows 8.1 Brings 5 Key Changes for Enterprise and Business Users

Not only focused on top-level changes for consumers, the release of Windows 8.1 also alterations aimed more squarely at business users. Here I would like to share five key changes on Win 8.1 for you!

Change 1: Locked-down screens

It is a change to the way apps are added to and moved around the start screen. This is one of the biggest features on the release of Windows 8.1. In this way, it is not easy for us messing up Start screen tiles. Moreover, By letting you long-press or right-click on the tile, Windows 8.1 brings up a Customize icon you use to make alterations.
Does it a helpful improvement? Of course, it should be. But the ability to create a pre-defined layout of tiles and then apply that across multiple machines is more significant for business users. Well, you can export it as an XML file using a PowerShell command, and then apply that to specific user profiles if you have created a master layout.

Change 2: Tethering

You are able to ether Windows devices to a mobile phone on Windows 8.1 even there is no Wi-Fi around. Well, it is known to all that Wi-Fi is not as cheap as all over the world. So all of us want to be able to use mobile broadband to connect. In this way, we have simplified the way to tether. Though the performance is often poor with more than 8, it supports up to 10 connections.

Change 3: Miracast and NFC support

It is more easier to connect devices to external displays as indows 8.1 supports for the wireless MiraCast standard. The performance lag makes you fell unlikely that you had used it for everyday connection. However, it is a potentially useful option for conference rooms. In additional, Windows 8.1 also built-in support for NFC pairing to enterprise printers.

Change 4: In-app VPNs

Though VPNs remain one of the most common ways to protect corporate data, implementation is often fiddly. So in Windows 8.1, it built in the ability for app writers to go and build in a VPN directly into the system and build it in directly to their apps. Of course, not having a system-wide VPN, the app writer can go and do that.

Change 5: Windows 8.1 Industry Edition

It is really desirable to create a system which only runs a single app especially in retail and education environments. (For example, emonstrating a product or running an entertainment system on a plane.) Here comes Windows 8.1 Industry Edition, which can be locked down to run a single app and more tightly configured to prevent unexpected usage as well.

Feeling good? If you find any other key changes on Windows 8.1, please don’t hesitate to share with us!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Windows 8.1 Update Said to Arrive When XP Ends

April 8 is the day support for XP ends. Though it may be cold comfort for XP users, it may also be the day that Microsoft updates Windows 8.1.

Early April is shaping up to be a watershed of sorts for Windows users. At the same time that support for Windows XP is ending, the Windows 8.1 update is arriving to the general public, according to Neowin, citing a tweet from Supersite for Windows.

That date was also suggested earlier this month.

And April 8 is also the day for Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday," when it releases updates and fixes for a variety of Windows products.
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But getting back to the Windows 8.1 update. A week before April 8, on April 2, MSDN users may be able to get the update, according to the same report.

Microsoft Vice President Joe Belfiore said at Mobile World Congress this week that the company wants to "make things better" for users without touchscreens.

Those changes may include new right-clickable context-sensitive menus, the ability to pin Metro apps to the Desktop task bar, and adding dedicated search and power buttons to the Start screen, as described earlier this month by ZDNet.

Meanwhile, the countdown for the end of support for XP continues. "There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system," as Microsoft has made amply clear.

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Saturday, 1 February 2014

How to Reset HP Forgotten Windows 8/8.1 Administrator or User Password?

Forgot Windows 8/8.1 Password to HP laptop? As a loyal user of HP, while enjoying the great build, excellent matte display, etc of the HP laptop, you may be also troubled the problem of forgetting Win 8/8.1 password to login your notebook. If you happen to have this problem, look no further; here we list 3 common solutions to forgotten Windows 8 password reset on HP Laptop.

Solution 1: Reset Windows 8/8.1 Password for HP Laptop with Administrative Privileges

The easiest way to reset forgotten Windows 8/8.1 password for HP laptop is using another account with administrative privileges.
Requirements: Another account with administrative privileges on your HP Envy computer.

Login your laptop with the account having administrative privileges.
Go to Local Users and Groups and choose Users.
Right click the account needed to reset password, and then select Set Password.

Solution 2: Windows 8/8.1 Password Reset in HP with Password Reset Disk

Password reset disk is a commonly used way to reset HP password laptop and any other laptop brands as well.

Requirements: A previous Win 8/8.1 password reset disk for your HP laptop

Note: Don’t have created a windows 8/8.1 password reset disk in advance, turn to Windows Password Reset we mentioned in tips 3 for help.
Click on "Reset password …" link and insert your Password Rest Disk when prompted.
Select the drive containing the password reset key file, and click "Next".
Type a new password twice and enter a hint to help you remember the password.
Click "Next" to accept the choices, then click "Finish" to close the Wizard.Password with Windows Password Reset

There is a situation that you don’t have create a password reset disk in advance or have other account with administrative privilege, now you can use Windows Password Reset (also called Windows Password Key) to create a password disk and recover HP Envy password.

1. An alternate computer you can use to make a password removal CD/USB drive.
2. A blank CD or USB flash drive.

Click through to learn how easily it is to reset your forgotten HP password:

Step 1: Download, install Windows Password Reset on an workable computer. Insert a CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Launch this software and click “Burn” to burn a password reset disk.
Step 2: Plug in the newly burned disk to your locked HP computer. Set BIOS to make this computer to boot from CD/DVD or USB. It will reboot.
Step 3: After it fully loads, Windows password Reset appears. Follow the steps to reset HP laptop password.

Now you may have a clear idea about how to reset Windows 8/8.1 password on HP laptop: Windows administrator account, Windows password reset disk and Windows Password Reset. The first two only apply to some situations but Windows Password Reset works under any situations and for all HP models.