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  1.    29 Sep 2015 #11
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 35
    windows 8.1

    Hi nikolod! It's great that you have worked out the problem by yourself. Actually, in Windows 10 or 8 you can also create a Recovery Drive from the Control Panel applet. Just boot your problematic PC from the Recovery Drive, and it allows you to reset/refresh any Windows 10/8 system without prompting for any password.
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  2.    29 Sep 2015 #12
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 7
    windows 10

    Well, that was my first trial - from recovery screen - reset pc- first option is to keep the docs and files. Did not work to the end for me. After system is restarted and starting to perform the reset, first ask to choose acc(in my case the admin) and password! So dead end again. If someone go to the WIN 10 safe mode and do not have the admin password, there is so far no way out, then whipping the pc. I am not an expert, but average user and there still might be a way I am not getting to...
    Anyway very confusing case, good I got backup on my really important files a side, so the whipping it out did not hurt that much.

    Thank you for your input.
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  3.    05 Apr 2016 #13
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Stuck in Safe Mode and can't login to Windows 10

    I am in the SAME safe mode hell. I can't get out of the safe mode no networking - no command prompt. I log in to my Windows 10 with a PIN password which is how my system was set up. I did not know there were other types of passwords I also needed to setup.I never had a problem logging in before and never had changed my password so when I first got the reboot and password not recognized error message I was very confused.

    I do not have a backup of my computer since I bought it in November. Shame on me. I have been stuck in this cycle for 3 weeks now and have been trying googling and trying everything I can read. I don't want to give up and have to start over from the system recovery. I had so many problems with my laptop when I got it with it crashing every 10 minutes and I had my 90 day warranty with Lenovo so I was able to change a lot of settings to get my computer to run without crashing all the time. Lots of software and hardware updates plus all my programs that I don't have the installs of anymore.

    I just can't give up as I have too much to lose. Has anyone come across a way to get out of safe mode when your admin password isn't working for Windows 10 login screen?

    I need a real smart techie to help me out with some ideas to try!

    I would be greatful for any suggestions! Thank you in advance!
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  4.    05 Apr 2016 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,141
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by Leesa View Post
    Has anyone come across a way to get out of safe mode when your admin password isn't working for Windows 10 login screen?

    I need a real smart techie to help me out with some ideas to try!
    As much as I wish I had a solution for you I must admit to being a not real smart techie as I never assign a password to the hidden Administrator account, maybe because it is Hidden on purpose, by default. A suggestion would be to find a password removal tool on the 'net that can be used to create a bootable CD then remove any passwords without Windows actually running.
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  5.    06 Apr 2016 #15
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Home

    I don't know if this will help with your situation or not but this is a guide to convert a Microsoft account to a local account. It was written for Windows 8 but I read it will work on Windows10. I have not tried this myself. This thread was posted in another forum. On page 2, posts 14 and 15 is the guide.

    Windows 8 Microsoft Account password hack.

    If you decide to try this make a backup image of your hard drive. Just in case something goes wrong. Also backup the Windows registry.

    Good luck
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