Windows 10: Computer refuses signon with unknown password

Discus and support Computer refuses signon with unknown password in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Our computer has mysteriously acquired an unknown password and refuses any signon. We have purposely omitted any signon password (hit return at prompt)... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by FREDDEL, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. FREDDEL Win User

    Computer refuses signon with unknown password


    Our computer has mysteriously acquired an unknown password and refuses any signon. We have purposely omitted any signon password (hit return at prompt) because our computers are secure. So the spontaneous injection of a password is problematical. We have tried most recently internally used passwords for applications (starting with the most recent) but nothing works. Short of calling Microsoft does anyone have a suggestion?

    We have not originated an account with MS or created any hierarchy of accounts. One user and one signon in an isolated environment.

    :)
     
    FREDDEL, Mar 16, 2016
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  2. Change password on windows 10

    Changing PC signon passwords seems impossible. There appears much confusion - and I am confused - between an account password and a PC signon password. Microsoft does not seem to understand the difference that many of the users posting here seem to have.
     
    AndyMacnoon, Mar 16, 2016
    #2
  3. Unable to sign into the account as the pasword does not accept.

    how do u change the windows 10 password local account if u switch to local asks for a password and then u cannot signon

    Original title:i cannot signon to windows 10 on start page due to password dont work i set it up for like a local account and now the password i picked dont work
     
    smileyface4, Mar 16, 2016
    #3
  4. simrick Win User

    Computer refuses signon with unknown password

    Hi Freddel and welcome to Tenforums.

    That's odd. You don't have any Microsoft account which someone may have signed in to, changing the computer's local account to an MS account? (of course, this would also change the username you see at login.)

    If you have System Restore turned on, you could try restoring to a point in time before this happened.

    If no restore points exist, you could turn on the hidden administrator account, and remove the password from your user account that way. Since you can't get into your account, you'd need to accomplish this using Option #4 in the tutorial.
     
    simrick, Mar 16, 2016
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