in windows 8.1 how to format hard drive when i can't get past the login page. it won't accept the microsoft account password Tags: Hard Drives Format Laptops Windows 8 Login Microsoft Last response: June 18, 2014 6:04 AM in Laptop Tech Support Share ron musial May 19, 2014 10:05:20 AM my computer won't accept the Microsoft account password even after I changed it several times per instructions. it remains on the login page. how can I format the drive and then reinstall the operating system from my disc More about : windows format hard drive past login page accept microsoft account password Reply to ron musial mbarnes86 a b D Laptop a b * Windows 8 May 19, 2014 10:38:13 AM Hi If you have a bootable windows 8 DVD or USB stick Boot from it It will offer various options for repair or re installation including format or re install over top of existing windows You will loose all data on c: If you contact a computer repair professional they can re set the windows login password for you You will lose any encrypted files if you do this We are not allowed to help you bypass passwords in this forum Regards Mike Barnes Reply to mbarnes86 m 0 l David Sigmund June 18, 2014 1:06:05 AM I've used this method to remove the password on a windows 7 computer, it's possible that this would also work for windows 8 UPDATE: It looks like I forgot to add the link or for some reason its not listed anymore. Here it is. http://www.wikihow.com/Reset-Your-Windows-7-Password-Wi... Reply to David Sigmund m 0 l Related resources in windows 8.1 how to format hard drive when i can't get past the login page. it won't accept the microsoft account password - Forum How do I fully format my laptop hard drive windows 8.1 without bootable disk - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ron musial June 18, 2014 5:45:19 AM thanks Reply to ron musial m 0 l mageluandder June 18, 2014 6:04:29 AM good info, it's possible that this would also work.thanks you Reply to mageluandder m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Read discussions in other Laptop Tech Support categories Windows Configuration !