An acquaintance of mine just bought a new laptop today. On Windows 7, he has been used to using the character generated by Ctrl-Backspace(ASCII 127) in his password. In fact, his password was simply 3 times this character, because he figured it would be hard to guess.
So he boots up his new laptop that has Windows 8 on it, and uses the same password when creating a user account. This works fine here. However, when he tries to log on, the Ctrl-Backspace combination does not work. Neither does using alt+numpad to enter the keycode.
So now he is simply unable to log on to his brand new computer, and there was no windows 8 disk accompanying it so he would be able to reset/reinstall.
Is there anything he can do? Or does he have to take it back to the retailer?
Thanks in advance.
PS: This is obviously a bug — where does one file bugs for Windows 8?