Although I know this sort of request probably isn't exactly what stackoverflow is for, I am desperately seeking help. One of my best friends recently passed away and his parents asked me if I knew a way to acces his laptop. The contents of his laptop (foto's etc) would be a slight comfort in their grief.
The laptop has a Windows 8 operating system and his account is linked to his @live account. I already checked with Microsoft, but their policy states that they are not allowed to arrange some sort of password reset for the next of kin.
I already did some prior research and came across some sort of portable usb linux client that had a program that tried a brute force attack. This however was unsuccesful.
I sincerely hope one of you is able to provide me with some information on how to proceed with this problem.