It needs to contain special characters such as @#$%^&
It must be at least 8 characters long.
It must not have any common words such as 123, password, your birth date, your login name and any words that can be found in the dictionary.
a variation of capitalization and small letters
That is only the beginning. To really make it secure and hard for others to guess, you will need to change your password every few months. Some of you may find it a chore to come up with new passwords every month. Here is what you can do:
Instead of appending the site name to the end, you can now append it to the front, in the middle or even split the site name out into few parts. For example:
Moreover, you can also used the following rules to replace the regular characters with special characters. You can form your own rule.
Replace all the ‘a’ with @
Replace all the ‘s’ with $
Repalce any space with %
Replace any ‘o’ with 0
Replace any ‘i’ with !
In this case, the simple term Damien Oh becomes D@m!en%Oh. You can also change the replacement characters such as @ for ~ and whatsoever. You can also do a complete changeover of your salt term to come up with a totally different Windows 8 password.
However, if you forgot Windows 8 password accidently, no be panic, here is helpful posts for you to recover it in detail.