Windows 10: Whats the point of password hint when its not displayed anyway?

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  1. Whats the point of password hint when its not displayed anyway?


    Whats the point of password hint when its not displayed anyway?

    :)
     
    MichaelFaraday2, May 5, 2020
    #1

  2. Password Hints

    Hi Pav,

    You can create a password hint by creating or changing your password from the
    Control Panel
    's User Account option or from the
    Settings
    .

    These steps are from the Control Panel:

    • Type Control Panel from the Cortana search field, then click
      Control Panel from the results.
    • Select Change account type under User Accounts.
    • Choose the user you want to set the password with.
    • Create or change the password, then type the password hint just below the password fields.
    • Click the Create password button if you're creating the password for the first time, or the
      Change password button if you're only changing your password.

    If you already have tried these steps, can you share with us what gone wrong? If you're receiving an error message when trying to create a password hint, let us know the exact error message as well.

    Here's creating a password hint steps from the Settings:

    • Press the Windows + I keys from the keyboard to launch
      Settings.
    • Select Accounts, then Sign-in options from the left pane.
    • Click the Add button if you still don't have a password, or the
      Change button under the Change your account password pane.
    • Input your password or new password in the fields, then the password hint below.
    • Click Next, then Finish.

    We'll be waiting for your response.

    Regards.

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    Michelle Her, May 5, 2020
    #2
  3. Roan T Win User
    Changing Password Hint in Windows 10

    Hi,





    To change your password hint, you can follow the steps below:




    • Click
      Start.

    • Type Control Panel on the
      Search bar and click it from the result.

    • Click
      Change account type underUser
      Accounts.

    • Select the user you would like to change password hint.

    • Change the password hint for that user.



    Feel free to contact us if you need further help.
     
    Roan T, May 5, 2020
    #3
  4. Whats the point of password hint when its not displayed anyway?

    How to set password hint on sign up?

    Hi Anthony,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you would like to place a password hint for Windows 10 sign in. We will assist you to resolve the issue.

    To assist you better, I would like to know whether you are able to sign in to the account presently. Which account are you using to sign in to the computer? Is it a local account or Microsoft account?

    If you are able to sign in to the account, I suggest you to refer to the steps provided below and check if it helps to resolve the issue.
    (If the account is local account with Administrator privileges)

    • Press Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
    • Click Change account type underUser Accounts.
    • Click on the user account you would like to create a password hint.
    • Create or change password hint for the user.
    If your current user has already been password protected, you will see a
    Change the password link on the left-side pane. Click the link. On the next pane type your current password, a new password, and a password hint, and then click
    Change password button.

    If you are using Microsoft account and if you forget the password:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/account-reset-password-forgot-faq

    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, May 5, 2020
    #4
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