Windows 10: Forgotten password to open my computer

Discus and support Forgotten password to open my computer in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I bought a new computer yesterday. Today, I turned it on and can't for the life of me, remember the password. I have tried every password I would or... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by gbpackerschic, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Forgotten password to open my computer


    I bought a new computer yesterday. Today, I turned it on and can't for the life of me, remember the password. I have tried every password I would or could have used...nothing. I used an old email address hotmail.comfrom yrs ago for the account, that I rarely, if ever use.. Went thru Microsoft and I had to answer a bunch of questions, like recent emails I sent, to which I have no clue. They want to send me a link to my phone....but I don't have that number anymore, and unfortunately. I can't get into it to change the number to my new one, because I had already filled out a request to glreset my password. Which could take 30 days. Is there another way to do this??

    :)
     
    gbpackerschic, Apr 30, 2020
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  2. Jacee Win User

    FORGOTTEN PASSWORD To gain access to Laptop

    This is an old thread, but you could try the steps done here: Forgotten Password!!
     
    Jacee, Apr 30, 2020
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    How to reset Windwos 8 Password?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-do-forget-windows-password#1TC=windows-8

    • If you've forgotten your Windows password, there are several ways to retrieve or reset it:
      • If your PC is on a domain, your system administrator must reset your password.
      • If you're using a Microsoft account, you can reset your password online. ...
      • If you're using a local account, use your password hint as a reminder.
     
    P4-630, Apr 30, 2020
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  4. Forgotten password to open my computer

    forgotten user password

    Do you use a Microsoft Account to login to your computer? If so, you can reset it online. If not, your options locally are limited to doing things like a factory reset (so your computer is "good as new" and you can pick a new password that you want to
    use).

    Here's a listing of all your options to reset a forgotten Windows Password.
     
    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Apr 30, 2020
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