Windows 10: Forgotten password

Discus and support Forgotten password in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello.My laptop updated and now instead of just asking for my usual password to get started it is asking for my Microsoft password. And then extra info... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by claireMak, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. claireMak Win User

    Forgotten password


    Hello.My laptop updated and now instead of just asking for my usual password to get started it is asking for my Microsoft password. And then extra info to verify. But it is an old Microsoft account and I havent needed to put a password in for years. Even the phone number is old so Microsoft can't send me a code. I tried going to Microsoft online and changing password but of course I couldn't give them enough info to verify me. I can't remember any details about this account because i haven't used it for at least 5 years. I use the microsoft account linked to my phone. I've been rejected twice

    :)
     
    claireMak, Aug 2, 2021
    #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, Aug 2, 2021
    #2
  3. Forgotten password

    Hi,

    "What to do if you forget your Windows 8/8.1 password"

    Change or reset your Windows password

    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, Aug 2, 2021
    #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, Aug 2, 2021
    #4
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