Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Unlock Windows 8 ASUS Laptop If Forgot the Admin Password?

Forgot the admin password on your Windows 8 Asus laptop and don't have a reset disk? If you've lost your Windows 8 password, you won't be able to log in. Here's how to unlock Windows 8 Asus laptop password with a CD.

  1. Download and install Password Recovery Bundle on another computer with Internet access. Launch the program and click the Windows Password button, and you'll get the interface as follow.
    Create a Windows Password Reset Disk
  2. Place a blank CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer, then click the Refresh button and select the device you just plug in. Click the Start Burn button to begin the burning process. A bootable password reset disk will be ready in a few minutes.
  3. Now go back to your Asus PC, and insert the Windows password reset disk you just made.
  4. Turn on the computer. When the Asus splash screen is displayed, a boot menu prompt may be displayed for a few seconds near the bottom of the screen, indicating that a key (F2 or Del, for example) can be pressed to enter into BIOS Setup.
  5. After entering into BIOS, select CD/DVD as the first boot device. If your computer comes with UEFI BIOS, you also need to Set Windows 8 PC to Boot with Legacy BIOS Mode Instead of UEFI Mode.
  6. Once booting from the CD, it begins loading the Windows PE OS and you'll reach the main window of PCUnlocker program in minutes.
    Reset Windows Password
  7. Choose the administrator account and click the Reset Password button. This will unlock and reset lost Asus password instantly.
  8. Click the Restart button to reboot your Asus computer, you'll be able to login to Windows 8 administrator account with a blank password.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

How to Crack Windows 8 Picture Password and Pin Code Instantly

In this tutorial we'll show you how to crack Windows 8 picture password and pin code, without brute-forcing them. Both Pin code and Picture Password are authentication methods based on a local user account. During setting up a Pin code or Picture Password, you'll be prompted to enter the traditional text-based password. The problem is that Windows 8 will then store your Pin code / Picture password as well as the original text password in plain text.

Windows 8 Sign-in Options

Mimikatz is a free open-source tool to recover this plain-text password, it saves you time and power needed to brute force a 16 character NT/LM password during pen-testing or tech work. Follow this tutorial and you can recover Windows 8 Pin code and Picture Password in no time.

Note: Mimikatz needs admin privileges to work properly. If you couldn't log on to Windows 8 as administrator, you can reset the forgotten local administrator password or Microsoft account password with PCUnlocker Live CD/USB drive.

How to Recover Windows 8 Picture Password and Pin Code?


  1. Download the Mimikatz tool ( from Benjamin Delpy’s blog. Decompress the zip file and you'll then find that the tool has both 32-bit and 64-bit versions – make sure you pick the correct version.
  2. Right-click on the Mimikatz.exe file and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
  3. You'll be provided with an interactive prompt that allows you to perform a number of different commands. Firstly we'll need to enable debug mode with the privilege::debug command:
  4. Next run the token::elevate command to elevate your privilege to NT Authority\SYSTEM.
  5. Execute the following command and it will quickly extract all types of plain-text passwords from Windows Vault, including Pin code, Picture Password and traditional text password.
    Recover Windows 8 Pin Code and Picture Password
If you use a Microsoft account to log on to Windows 8 and then switch to a Picture Password or a Pin, the Mimikatz tool will be able to dump your Microsoft account password as well. This is the first critical security flaw in Windows 8/8.1 that has already been discovered.