I understand this sounds incredibly shady, but I'm hoping someone can help me out.
I have a Windows 8 laptop from a family member who recently passed away. I would like to be able to login to this computer to get some information on things that need to be taken care of.
The laptop has only one user, which is a Microsoft account (hotmail) not a local account.
When trying to boot into safe mode, only that account is available, no local admin. When trying to boot to a command prompt, Windows 8 first requires I login to the only account, the aforementioned Microsoft account.
It's been a long time since I've had to do something like this so I'm out of the loop. On an older PC I'd throw in Hiren's boot disk and use one of the password utilities to just blank the password. I imagine things are very different with having a "cloud account" or whatever the heck Microsoft is calling it.
Can anyone assist?