Windows 10: Forgotten password

Discus and support Forgotten password in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; We have forgotten the password to our PC. When it was set up, I believe the computer guy may have used his own answers to the security questions. Is... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by scottpuddephatt, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Forgotten password


    We have forgotten the password to our PC. When it was set up, I believe the computer guy may have used his own answers to the security questions.

    Is there another way to get this computer open or reset a password without taking it into Best Buy?


    thanks

    :)
     
    scottpuddephatt, Jun 27, 2020
    #1
  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, Jun 27, 2020
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    Hi,

    "What to do if you forget your Windows 8/8.1 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. For more info, go to the

      Reset your password
      webpage.
    • If you're using a local account, use your password hint as a reminder.
    If you've tried these suggestions and still can't sign in:

    • If you have Windows 8.1, you'll need to reinstall Windows.
    • If you have Windows RT 8.1, you'll need to contact your PC manufacturer.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Microsoft forbids any assistance being given in these Forums to help you bypass or "crack" lost or forgotten Passwords.

    Here is the Microsoft Information outlining that Policy:

    Keeping Passwords Secure- Microsoft Policy on Getting Around Passwords

    ________________________________________

    Microsoft policy about lost or forgotten passwords

    Technical support policy for lost or forgotten passwords - Microsoft 365 Security

    Cheers.
     
    Bill Smithers, Jun 27, 2020
    #3
  4. Forgotten password

    Forgotten admin password

    "What to do if you forget your Windows 8/8.1 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. For more info, go to the

      Reset your password
      webpage.

    • If you're using a local account, use your password hint as a reminder.
    If you've tried these suggestions and still can't sign in:

    • If you have Windows 8.1, you'll need to reinstall Windows.

    • If you have Windows RT 8.1, you'll need to contact your PC manufacturer.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Microsoft forbids any assistance being given in these Forums to help you bypass or "crack" lost or forgotten Passwords.

    Here is the Microsoft Information outlining that Policy:

    Keeping Passwords Secure- Microsoft Policy on Getting Around Passwords

    ________________________________________

    Microsoft policy about lost or forgotten passwords

    Technical support policy for lost or forgotten passwords - Microsoft 365 Security

    Cheers.
     
    Bill Smithers, Jun 27, 2020
    #4
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