Windows 10: trying to change win 10 password, code not sent

Discus and support trying to change win 10 password, code not sent in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Upgraded to Win 10 and am trying to change my password. It was set by Win 10 without telling or informing me. Luckily, after several hours trying, I... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by jalea148, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. jalea148 Win User

    trying to change win 10 password, code not sent


    Upgraded to Win 10 and am trying to change my password. It was set by Win 10 without telling or informing me. Luckily, after several hours trying, I discovered it was one of my ancient passwords. Got thru change process when a code was to be sent. The code was not received, window shows below even though email correct.
    Help us protect your account
    If **REMOVED** matches the email address on your account, we'll send you a code.
    Enter the code to help us verify your identity.

    :)
     
    jalea148, Mar 22, 2016
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  2. Microsoft Account won't accept any password after Windows 10 upgrade

    Original Title[password & admin password]

    when i upgraded to win 10 had admin password issues tried all known ones this will become a problem as can't change anything, Now have lost access to my microsoft account won't accept any passwor d try to reset can't get a code sent as says system not working
    seem to be logged in as local account with pin no

    cant make a rescue disk as need admin permission ?
     
    MalcolmFraser68, Mar 22, 2016
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  3. Security account code not being sent

    Hi

    I try to change my windows live password.

    For that I Microsoft asks me to enter a verification code.

    The registered email address is fully functional.

    Microsoft does not sent the security code e-mail.

    There's no mail, also not in my junkmail box or anywhere else.

    Why is it so difficult to change my password?

    Why refuses microsoft to send the verification code e-mail?

    How can I change my password and get a verification code?
     
    Maartende Haas, Mar 22, 2016
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  4. philc43 Win User

    trying to change win 10 password, code not sent

    Make sure the email did not go into your junk or spam folder where you might have missed it.

    [Also note that it is not good practice to insert your actual email in the above post as you might end up getting even more spam.]
     
    philc43, Mar 22, 2016
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  5. Kari Win User
    Windows will never - I repeat: never! - set a password without telling or informing the user. It is absolutely completely impossible.

    That being said, Microsoft always sends the password reset notification messages to the email address or phone the user has given as additional security method. If you have selected an email account as security contact, that email address will receive the reset code.
     
  6. jalea148 Win User
    Well, it happened to me. I had checked junk [spam] directory. I just checked Trash was the following which I don't understand. Buffalo is the administrator. I don't us Microsoft for my mail.
    Your mailbox is at risk.

    Dear E-mail User,
    3840MB 4096MB Current size Maximum size Your Account will Expire shortly, If you would like to continue using your Email Address. Click here to re-validate.

    Upgrade is free.

    Thanks,
    Mail System Administrator

    This notification was sent to %email%; Don't want occasional updates about subscription preferences and friendly suggestions? Change what email update+ sends you.
    isp Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043
     
    jalea148, Mar 22, 2016
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  7. jalea148 Win User
    New variation, password must be 8 characters minimum. I'm severely physically and visually disabled. Entering an 8 character pw is extremely difficult; particularly if typing is hidden. Problem is login screen is full screen and I don't see any way to make it smaller. If I could then I could access the Task Bar and copy/paste pw.
     
    jalea148, Mar 22, 2016
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  8. jalea148 Win User

    trying to change win 10 password, code not sent

    I agree and rarely do. I use extensions to eliminate search trackers and other defences. 75% of my spam comes from sites where I've visited and asked for info. The computer where I have my email address has been cracked more than once. And it has very strong security. I was once its director.
     
    jalea148, Apr 5, 2018
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