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Old June 11th, 2023, 01:19 AM
Dimension5100 Dimension5100 is offline
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Exclamation locked out of account, dont know if local account or microsoft / windows account

I recently bought a laptop after 7 years using my built one.
Today I am trying to force windows to STOP using the password to log in so I just boot up and hit enter or something and have my computer available.. Well I changed passwords, saved it in a notepad, like I always do, and now I cannot remember the password, cannot reset the local account... I am not sure if its a local account or a local windows account (it is rather annoying to be forced to use a microsoft /windows password on your own computer, I dont get it) I

watched one video on youtube (even if its 3 years old,) to reset an account and hesitant to do what he says because I dont want to lose my files AT ALL... (im at the part to where I am making a windows 10 installation media, and its downloading, but with my internet being so bad it will probably take 9 hours. (yes its that bad)

Ive read you can hold Shift and restart to get into troubleshooting, Ive tried that, cant do anything because it still asking for the password that I DONT KNOW what it is....
is there some way to completely reset the "ACCOUNT" or simply make a new one so I can go find the password I saved, login and delete it on the admin account?.... Fairly certain it is a local admin account.
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Old July 6th, 2023, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Dimension5100 View Post
I recently bought a laptop after 7 years using my built one.
Today I am trying to force windows to STOP using the password to log in so I just boot up and hit enter or something and have my computer available.. Well I changed passwords, saved it in a notepad, like I always do, and now I cannot remember the password, cannot reset the local account... I am not sure if its a local account or a local windows account (it is rather annoying to be forced to use a microsoft /windows password on your own computer, I dont get it) I

watched one video on youtube (even if its 3 years old,) to reset an account and hesitant to do what he says because I dont want to lose my files AT ALL... (im at the part to where I am making a windows 10 installation media, and its downloading, but with my internet being so bad it will probably take 9 hours. (yes its that bad pizza tower)

Ive read you can hold Shift and restart to get into troubleshooting, Ive tried that, cant do anything because it still asking for the password that I DONT KNOW what it is....
is there some way to completely reset the "ACCOUNT" or simply make a new one so I can go find the password I saved, login and delete it on the admin account?.... Fairly certain it is a local admin account.
Your account may have been locked because of behaviour that may have violated the Terms of Use, as evidenced by the notification you saw while attempting to sign in. For Windows, you may either sign back in using a security question or reset your local account password. If you employ a different PIN, see PIN sign-in issues.
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Old July 7th, 2023, 01:40 AM
Dimension5100 Dimension5100 is offline
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youre kinda of late there....... I didnt violate anything... I forgot my password and despite what I tried, it would not let me sign in... I finally found a program that reset the local account in the boot menu / bios.. ive been using this computer for over a month now.. mod can lock and delete the thread...
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