How to recover user password in Windows 10

Windows 10 provides a password recovery system in case you lost or forgot your password. It is possible, restore access to your user, whether it’s local or created with a Microsoft account. This guide covers both.

Restore a local account in Windows 10

A local account is an account that is not linked to a Microsoft profile. The usual login method is the alphanumeric password. If you lost your password, start the recovery process by clicking Reset password (Reset Password) click

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During user creation, Windows asks you to answer a few personal questions. The answers are used to verify that it is really you who want to recover the password. Enter the desired data and click on the arrow in the last text field.

Enter answers to questionsEnter answers to questions

If you answered correctly, Windows 10 will allow you to enter a new password.

Create a new password to access WindowsCreate a new password to access Windows

Then log in to your profile with your new password.

Recover your password in Windows 10 using your Microsoft account

If you signed in to Windows with your Microsoft account, the access method is your PIN. If you the link I forgot my PIN (I forgot my PIN) used, the PIN will be reset.

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Enter your password in the pop-up window. Remember that in this case you will need to enter your Microsoft account password.

Enter your Microsoft account passwordEnter your Microsoft account password

To verify your identity, Microsoft will send you a code via email or text message.

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If the company has successfully verified your identity, the following window will appear. Use the button Continueto create a new PIN.

Proceed with changing the PIN numberProceed with changing the PIN number

In the text box, enter the new numbering.

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Use them to log into Windows 10 from now on.

I couldn’t recover my password in Windows: what can I do?

Maybe you don’t remember the answers to the questions or you don’t have access to your Microsoft account for some reason. In this case, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Check that you have a copy of your information. If you use a cloud system, your data is safe there.
  2. Are your important documents stored on your local hard drive? Then use a Linux distribution that does not require installation, such as B. Linux Mint and copy your data to an external drive.
  3. Use the Windows recovery menu or a bootable USB stick to format your computer and set up your system from scratch.

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