Windows 10: Account password suddenly changed ?

Discus and support Account password suddenly changed ? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Today my password suddenly changed to an unknown one. I wasn't able to login with my usual password. I DID NOT have capslock on, neither was I using... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by CatLord69, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. CatLord69 Win User

    Account password suddenly changed ?

    Today my password suddenly changed to an unknown one. I wasn't able to login with my usual password. I DID NOT have capslock on, neither was I using incorrect keys. I inserted my password multiple times really carefully. I also checked what keyboard layout was I using, it was the usual one. After many unsuccessful attemps I inserted my PIN and reset my password online.

    Weird thing is, as I'm using dual-boot, that my password changed also in my second operating system, which is Linux Mint. I have no clue, what caused it.

    My suggestions:

    - SSD error ? I have my notebook for about 3 years now.

    - Malware ? Even though my system is supposed to be clear ran scans, using Avast. I ran malware scans and found a PUP program, which I remember using in february 2020, but it wasn't installed properly.

    What could've caused the issue ?

    Thank you for your answers

    CatLord69, Oct 1, 2020

  2. account password change


    Thank you for posting your response.

    Before we proceed, I would like you to provide the information stated below:

    1. Which version of Windows 10 is currently installed in your computer?

    2. Are you using a Microsoft Account to log into your computer?

    To open System Properties and check the version of Windows, follow the steps below:

    1. Open Run Command (Windows button+R).

    2. In the dialog box type control system and hit enter.

    If you are using a Microsoft Account to log into your system and you are unable to change the password, then I would suggest that you sign in online and change your password. Follow the steps below to do so.

    • 1. Click on the link below to open the Microsoft site, and then select
      Security & privacy.
    Microsoft account | Sign In or Create Your Account Today – Microsoft

    • Select Change password.

    • Enter your current password, then the new password you want, then enter the new password again.

    • Select Save.
    Hope this information helps.
    Vanessa Sohtun, Oct 1, 2020
  3. Yaqub K Win User
    Local Account password changed to Online Account Password


    I suggest you to follow the steps on how to switch from Microsoft account to Local account:

    • Click on search in taskbar and type account.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Now, under Your account, click on Sign in with Local account instead.
    • Enter your Microsoft account password for confirmation and then follow the screen instruction.
    • Enter User name credentials for your the Local account and click OK.
    • Now, login to Local account.
    Hope it helps.
    Yaqub K, Oct 1, 2020
  4. Account password suddenly changed ?

    Changing Account Password


    In order for us to assist you in a better way, kindly answer the below questions:

    • Are you referring to Microsoft account or Local account?
    • If it's a Microsoft account, did you follow the steps provided in this

    We look forward to your reply.
    Michelle Vil, Oct 1, 2020

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