Windows 8

Setting up a windows 8 Lenovo laptop for my wife today. She forgot the password and now we are recovering the machine. There was never an option to setup the USB recovery setup when we created the password. Weird because she used the same password she always used and it had her hint in there. This reminds me of the fact that passwords are useless because I just recovered the whole machine on reboot. There could’ve been an email reset because the password itself is not that secure so why bother? I think security is so far behind in terms of evolution. Will someone just put the retina scanners or voice recognition on here and lets be done with it? Enjoy!


About SQLGator

Florida Gator and Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server DBA who dabbles with VMWare, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on December 1, 2012, in Troubleshooting. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Bitlocker. If you lose that password and don’t have it backed up, your only recourse is flatten and reload.

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