Just got my nephew an HP Windows 8.1 laptop and either he can't remember the password that he just created or something is messed up. Is there a way to reset the password or do a hard reset if you can't even get logged in? Thanks.

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  1. You want an offline registry editor.
  2. Because of the existence of the above, stick to simple passwords you won't forget. Anything more than the name of your cat is just being fancy and silly.
  3. If he is encrypting, beware. Remember the password.
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  1. You want an offline registry editor.
  2. Because of the existence of the above, stick to simple passwords you won't forget. Anything more than the name of your cat is just being fancy and silly.
  3. If he is encrypting, beware. Remember the password.

An offlien registry editor? Is that something that I download, burn onto a disk and reboot the laptop with the disk inserted.

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