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Microsoft new Pin number RRS feed

  • Question

  • They recently made an update to my Windows 10 PC and to my surprised I could not sign in anymore unless I change the Password to a Pin number. Why was this necessary? I made the change reluctantly with no choice available thinking it may affect access to my computer. Please advice.
    Monday, June 11, 2018 3:02 PM

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  • If you can't login with password, what does it prompt?

    If you login with Microsoft account. you can reset password from here:

    https://account.live.com/password/reset

    If you login with a local account, you can also reset the password. If you can login with other administrator account, you can login with them and go to lusrmgr.msc to reset password.

    If you don't have other administrator account , you can enable hidden administrator account.

    Boot in Safe Mode and type the command to activate a hidden administrator account.

    net user administrator /active:yes


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    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:47 AM
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:23 AM