Windows 10: Locked out of a Windows Desktop Machine and dont remember security questions

Discus and support Locked out of a Windows Desktop Machine and dont remember security questions in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; Hi, I have forgotten my windows PC machine password I do remember the pin # though. It is not allowing me to enter the pin. Just giving me the option... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by HamoodKhan, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Locked out of a Windows Desktop Machine and dont remember security questions


    Hi,


    I have forgotten my windows PC machine password I do remember the pin # though. It is not allowing me to enter the pin. Just giving me the option to sign in through password. Which I don't remember. I want to reset it, but i can't rememer my 3 security questions. My query: can I find these security questions on my microsoft account which Ican access through my laptop?


    Kind Regards

    Hamood

    :)
     
    HamoodKhan, Sep 27, 2020
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  2. L Lance Win User

    Can't remember password for Windows 10 and cannot answer security questions correctly. Locked out.

    Can't remember password for Windows 10 and cannot answer security questions correctly. Locked out.
     
    L Lance, Sep 27, 2020
    #2
  3. MohanC Win User
    windows 10 deleted my desktop files

    Step 1 - I upgraded to Win 10 and lost all my files on Desktop.

    Step 2 - Found the files in Network - USers- Desktop

    copied all files again to desktop.

    Step 3- Restarted my machine again and lost desktop files again.

    Step 4 - As suggested did the following as listed below but dont find my files.

    • Press “Windows + E”, open This PC/Computer
    • Open Local Disc C, open Windows.old
    • Click on Users, select your User name
    • Go to desktop folder
    Cant find my files. Why is Win 10 deleted files again and again from Desktop ?.
     
    MohanC, Sep 27, 2020
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  4. DaveToms Win User

    Locked out of a Windows Desktop Machine and dont remember security questions

    Broken security by bypassing lock screen on restart

    Question:

    Why does Windows bypass the lock screen when it restarts after a Windows update? I consider this a security design flaw. If a maintenance crew came by my home while I'm at work to do some home renovation upgrades but they left the
    front door unlocked when they finished, when I got home I'd wonder what on Earth they were thinking. I hope I've just missed a setting somewhere to disable this.

    Three things I accept:

    1. Locking my computer to protect my privacy.

    2. Windows restarting after an update.

    3. Windows automatically updating, which is frustrating but acceptable.

    But I don't accept Windows bypassing the lock screen after an update.

    Precondition:

    Windows 10 is set up to require a password at sign in, both on startup and on the lock screen.

    Steps to reproduce:

    Step 1: Lock the computer.

    Step 2: Leave the room.

    Step 3: Wait for Windows to perform an automatic system update.

    Step 4: Windows restarts automatically.

    Problem 1: Windows bypasses the lock screen, instead signing in and showing the desktop.

    Problem 2: Come home and book a doctor's appointment to deal with the stress of seeing my computer unlocked.

    It's my first post in the community so suggestions about posting etiquette are welcome.
     
    DaveToms, Sep 27, 2020
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