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#1 GCNgamer128

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 06:50 PM

I recently gave one of my work laptops to an employee to use a a job over the last few weeks, so I deactivated my Windows Live and created a local account.  I for the life of me can not remember the password, I did a little bit of Googling and I keep seeing paid softwares on how to get it fixed.  The unit doesn't require a password to boot up so the device is still usable.

 

Is there anyway that I can remove, reset, or retrieve the password without a paid software?



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 05:34 AM

As I recall, when you try to login to your Microsoft account, there will be instructions on how to reset your password.

 

Here's where to start:  https://account.live.com/password/reset


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