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password stopped working for windows login until i restarted pc


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#1 briangle

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 11:13 PM

any idea what could cause this?? it really freaked me out - i'm sure i was putting in the right password and no caps were on.

 

any help is much appreciated.

 

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 12:05 PM

Is this you user password, or a Microsoft Account password?


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Posted 08 March 2015 - 03:53 PM

Is this you user password, or a Microsoft Account password?

 

its my microsoft hotmail/user password



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Posted 08 March 2015 - 08:35 PM

One thing that could have happened might that you had switched keyboards (by pressing Ctrl + Shift at the same time) and you weren't using the same "language" for the keyboard. Hence you thought you were entering it while you were entering something else. Restarting the computer set back the default keyboard and your password worked. This is one logical situation I can think of.

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 08:40 PM

One thing that could have happened might that you had switched keyboards (by pressing Ctrl + Shift at the same time) and you weren't using the same "language" for the keyboard. Hence you thought you were entering it while you were entering something else. Restarting the computer set back the default keyboard and your password worked. This is one logical situation I can think of.

hmm, well i don't use any other languages on my pc - maybe if that is a preprogrammed function?

 

i guess i feel better, so long as no one knows of a virus or something that changes your password temporarily for some reason.

 

thanks for the help :)



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Posted 08 March 2015 - 08:41 PM

I'm not sure but depending of the keyboard language you have, the region you're in and that you set when you configure Windows on installation, it can set you 2 or 3 keyboards and not only one. I guess that you would have to verify that :)

http://www.howtogeek.com/121169/how-to-change-your-keyboard-layout-in-windows-8/

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