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Forgot Windows 8 Administrator Password on Surface Pro

By | Jul 2, 2013

Forgot Windows 8 administrator password on your Surface Pro? It can cause huge amount of headaches because Windows 8 PCs use a new technology called UEFI Secure Boot that only supports UEFI compatible boot devices. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to reset Windows 8 administrator password on Surface Pro in case your password is lost or forgotten.

How to Reset Windows 8 Administrator Password on Surface Pro?

Download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker on an alternate PC you have access to. Unzipping the download file and you’ll find a bootable ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso. We have to burn this ISO image to your USB flash drive.

Download and install ISO2Disc on your computer, and then start ISO2Disc program. Click on Browse button to select the ISO image file of PCUnlocker, then choose your USB drive and select GPT from the partition style drop-down box. Click on Burn. A UEFI bootable password reset USB drive will be created immediately.

After creating a UEFI bootable USB drive, boot your Microsoft Surface Pro tablet from it. Just hold down the volume-down (-) button as you press the Power button. Once you see the Surface logo, release volume button and now it will boot from your USB drive.

The computer will load the 64-bit UEFI capable operating system inside the USB drive. After a while, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program open up, which shows you a list of user accounts existing on your Windows 8 Surface Pro.

Select the administrator account and then click on Reset Password button. It will unlock / reset your Windows 8 administrator password in no time. Unplug the USB drive and restart the Surface Pro, you can then log back into Windows 8 administrator account without a password! So this is how can you reset forgotten Windows 8 password on Surface Pro.

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