As we know, there are a lot of new features designed in Windows 8 to make it easier to log into Windows 8 accounts. Users are allowed to sign in with a picture-based password and four-digit personal identification number in Windows 8. These new features attract many PC users and, at the same time, bring Windows 8 a lot of disputes. It is said that the features cause Windows 8 to store passwords using encryption that can be reversed. Microsoft has also taken some measures to optimize it.
I want to say, it is undoubtedly, at least, that it’s surely helpful to reduce the possibilities for password forgetting in Windows 8. Instead of password reset Windows 8, users can change to log on with picture password or PIN code when users forget their text password. Here, I’d like to talk about a problem on Windows 8 password – what to do when it doesn’t work?
Text password doesn’t work...
Text password in Windows 8 is similar to those in previous systems. So why text password doesn’t work after you’ve enter your Windows 8 login password sometimes? Firstly, make sure you haven’t disabled the password prompt in Windows 8 when you can’t create the text password. Besides, as we all know, text password is usually made up of letters, digits or special symbols. Therefore, it is possible that you have opened the “Caps Lock” or when you enter the special symbols, you forget to press “Shift”. And also, if you’re not the administrator account, your password can be changed by the admin. Check whether your password has been changed.
Picture password doesn’t work...
There are many Windows 8 users failed to create a picture password successfully. Before you start it, you need to know it will not work if your PC is part of a domain. Picture passwords only work for workgroups. Only three gestures can be drawn on your photo as part of your picture password. In the process to create a picture password, if you realize that you’ve made some mistakes, you can press the “Start Over” button and start again. Besides, if don’t get the gestures correct five times in a row, Windows 8 will automatically switch back to the text password option.
If you get an "Enrollment Failure" error, you will then need to set the “Credential Manager” service to be “Automatic” and “started “. If you failed to log in with your picture password, check whether your account and gestures are right.
PIN code doesn’t work...
When your PIN code doesn’t work, it is possible that you’re just on the domain account. PIN authentication is disabled for domain logons by default. Actually, there is new group policy in Windows 8, which allows you to control whether a domain user can sign in by a PIN. You can set the policy by click on “Computer Configuration” -> “Administrative Templates” -> “System” -> “Logon” -> “Turn on PIN sign-in”. Besides, unlike PIN code for bank account, a PIN code in Windows 8 should be made up of exactly four digits.
Tips & suggestions
1. In Windows 8, the text password is necessary before users can create a PIN code or a picture password.
2. When all these three kinds of password are failed to work, you will have to recover your password by some Windows 8 password reset tools, just like recovery Windows 7 password. You can also use Windows 8 installation disk.