Remotely locked my windows 10 laptop, now I cant unlock it

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  1. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #11

    Hard lesson to learn!

    BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP

    The first thing you need to do is backup your current install. The best way to do this is to use Macrium Reflect Free to make an image backup to an external hard drive. If you don't have an external hard drive now is a good time to get one as regular backup should be a part of your normal process. You can get a 1TB external hard drive for $60 (less if on sale).
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  2. Posts : 17,272
    Windows 11 Pro
       #12

    glassyjuice said:
    I sent my computers to some guys I knew, they had to factory reset my pc. So rip my data
    You sent it to the wrong guys, then.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #13

    This kind of problem has appeared many times on my computer. Windows 10 does not accept the correct password, and I even checked the keyboard input environment. In desperation, I can only reinstall a clean system, but the second time on my new computer, Google told me to use a password reset disk to delete the Windows login password to ensure that the data on the computer is not deleted. That's it, it did it.
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #14

    JK145 said:
    This kind of problem has appeared many times on my computer. Windows 10 does not accept the correct password, and I even checked the keyboard input environment. In desperation, I can only reinstall a clean system, but the second time on my new computer, Google told me to use a password reset disk to delete the Windows login password to ensure that the data on the computer is not deleted. That's it, it did it.
    To be honest, don't do any clean installation on your computer unless it's a last resort. Because it is possible to unlock the Windows 10 password.
    Like this tutorial:
    4 Ways to Unlock Windows 10 Computer without Password | WinPWD
    And
    Download chntpw (Offline NT Password & Registry Editor)
    They are the 2 most effective methods I have used so far.
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  5. Posts : 1,503
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       #15

    I'm at a loss to understand why anyone would want a Microsoft account.
    It offers nothing but trouble. What's wrong with a local account?
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  6. Posts : 1,484
    Win10 Pro
       #16

    margrave55 said:
    I'm at a loss to understand why anyone would want a Microsoft account.
    It offers nothing but trouble. What's wrong with a local account?
    I have a MS account for various reasons, like for example Office 365, but all my PCs use a local account for logins.
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  7. Posts : 3,644
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #17

    I know this is solved, but just putting in some information for someone else or the next time for the OP.
    First the troubled computer has to have a stable internet connection, either WiFi or Ethernet. If your Ethernet LAN connection keeps going out, try using a different Ethernet cable or contact your ISP to have them test the lines.
    As for the incorrect password, on another internet device (ie) Smart Phone, Tablet, Laptop or Desktop computer; go to https://accounts.microsoft.com and try to login with your last known user name and password. If it fails, click the Forgot Password button and it will ask you your security questions or it will send you a text to your smart phone allowing you to change your password. Then you can type the new password into the troubled computer.
    For as to why people use a Microsoft Account, it allows you to access the Microsoft Store, Outlook.com. and allows you to have one login profile for all of your devices.
    I still prefer a Local account.
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