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win 10 locked me out says password incorrect but it is lying

January 18, 2021 at 13:33:19
Specs: Windows 10
I cannot get in to my win 10 Dell laptop because it tells me,' incorrect password', but it is lying, I am inputting the same Password I used for 2 years now. I really hate win 10 and I really hate aving to enter a Password to get into my own machine that I paid for but the machine has shut me out.
I don't know what the Microsoft password is only the local one I created, where would I even find a Microsoft password ?? It is Really frustrating and as soon as I do get access then I will be disabling the Password function but until then I am locked out.

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#1
January 18, 2021 at 14:02:44
As I just said in another thread to someone having a
similar problem with Windows 8, I have never used a
password in Windows, so my knowledge is limited.

Were you using any other passwords at logon, such
as a BIOS password, hard drive password, or network
password? Or just the Windows password?

It sounds like you were asked for a Microsoft account
password even though you previously used only a
local password. Is that correct? Do you have a MS
account? If so, have you used it recently? Did you
set up a Microsoft account long ago that you forgot
about?

Is your computer configured to go online or connect to
a network automatically when you log on? It is possible
that you are required to change your network password
periodically, and that you failed to do so.

I expect that others will have more suggestions.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#2
January 18, 2021 at 14:26:09
Verify you don't have caps lock on. I have been down that street before.

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#3
January 18, 2021 at 18:34:35
"but it is lying"

I don't think your laptop or Windows is capable of lying. Either you're not entering the correct password or as OtheHill said, your caps lock is on.


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