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Discus and support forgot my windows 10 password in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I am locked out of my laptop. Any advice?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JamesMillercolorado, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. forgot my windows 10 password


    I am locked out of my laptop. Any advice?

    :)
     
    JamesMillercolorado, Oct 24, 2018
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    hat Win User

    Forgot Windows 10 password...

    So I fired up my laptop in order to use it to flash a router without mucking around with the rest of my networking... and I forgot the password to log in. Is there anything I can do short of reinstalling windows, or downloading a Linux LiveCD? (If I do have to download something, I'd prefer the file size to be as small as possible, because of evil data caps)
     
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    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    • Are you using Microsoft account or local account for logging in the computer?
    I suggest you to follow steps from the below article “What to do if you forget your Windows password” and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-do-forget-windows-password#1TC=windows-10

    You may also refer to the below article.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/account-reset-password-forgot-faq

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Oct 24, 2018
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    forgot my windows 10 password

    Forgot Windows 10 password...

    For future reference, there have been reports that this was patched out several weeks back. I found an alternative method doing some registry diving.
    http://winaero.com/blog/reset-windows-10-password-without-using-third-party-tools/
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 24, 2018
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