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#1 DopeyLoka694

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 02:19 PM

Startup Key password
My comp is locked like wtf huh

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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 02:43 PM

You have to enter your password.


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 05:30 PM

DopeyLoka694,  :welcome: to Bleeping Computer Forums! :)

 

By chance, did you install Windows 10 using the express settings, where one needs to use a Microsoft Account? If so, then you can use your password for your Microsoft email account associated with the computer, or if have forgotten that also & have a cell phone (or 2nd email address) registered with Microsoft, you can be sent an unlock code for your account. That's the password you'll log into Outlook with (preferably on another device), using that code as the password, then change yours to whatever you want. 

 

Then you can log into the computer, provided it was setup with a MS Account. :)

 

You may also want to check by the password, there's two options to login, with a password, or PIN, if you've selected the latter. 

 

All of this is why, should you be able to login, to create a password reset disk ASAP after getting into Windows, no putting it off, if you have a blank CD or DVD (doesn't matter which), just do it. Then you'll always have access to your computer. Those with Local accounts needs this more than anyone. And no, one cannot burn a password reset disk on another's computer to use on another, the media is tied to the device & has been this way for some years, going back to at least Windows 7. 

 

Since I have no proof that the computer is truly yours, I'll leave you with the above & legit advice, that's all I can offer. :)

 

Good Luck & please let us know if any of the above assisted you with regaining access to your computer. We'll be delighted as you to know if you get in using any of the above methods. :thumbsup:

 

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