Windows Recovery Environment password

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  1. Posts : 450
    Windows 10 Home
       #11

    If you have a Microsoft account, it may have been asking for the password associated with that. One of my Windows 10 computers does this, even though it is not set up to use a password at startup.

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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #12

    @dangnad2, sent you a PM with idea of something to try.
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  3. Posts : 47
    Windows 10 Home v1903
    Thread Starter
       #13

    WinRE password to spunk.funk


    One last shot at it. spunk.funk, where are you. You have satisfactorily answered my questions in the past. Here it is as brief as I can make it:

    When executed from a HDD, Windows Recovery Environment requires a password. I have never entered a password in any situation on Windows 10. How do I ascertain the password to make WinRE work without an external recovery drive?
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  4. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
       #14

    set a new password for the account in question and try again.
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  5. Posts : 47
    Windows 10 Home v1903
    Thread Starter
       #15

    xaccell, that sounds like the worst possible thing you could do. What do you mean "for the account"? What account? If you had only read my original posting you would see that I want no passwords for any account.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #16

    dangnad2 said:
    xaccell, that sounds like the worst possible thing you could do. What do you mean "for the account"? What account? If you had only read my original posting you would see that I want no passwords for any account.

    You could try temporarily giving an admin account a password and see if it makes a difference (it didn't for me). You can always set it back to a blank password afterwards.

    You could also try creating a new local account and make it an administrator, that was one thing I didn't try. Apart form anything else, it's always a good idea to have more than one admin account in case you get locked out of your main one.
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  7. Posts : 47
    Windows 10 Home v1903
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Bree, we've strayed away from my original posting. We should be talking about the password that Windows Recovery Environment requires. My Windows 10 password is not in question. I do not have one and do not want one. Besides, the "hidden" Administrative account does not need a password.
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  8. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
       #18

    dangnad2 said:
    Bree, we've strayed away from my original posting. We should be talking about the password that Windows Recovery Environment requires. My Windows 10 password is not in question. I do not have one and do not want one. Besides, the "hidden" Administrative account does not need a password.
    there are no default passwords for any account in Windows. If there is one, you set it up. You can try what we have recommended you as part of a basic 101 troubleshooting process. From there on, we can see how to proceed.
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #19

    dangnad2 said:
    Bree, we've strayed away from my original posting. We should be talking about the password that Windows Recovery Environment requires. My Windows 10 password is not in question....

    No, we haven't drifted. The Windows recovery environment requires an account and password from the system you are trying to repair. It needs an admin account and it checks the registry of the installed Windows to verify if the password you gave it is correct.

    There is no other 'special' password just for WinRE, the only passwords it uses are those of the accounts on your system.
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  10. Posts : 358
    Windows 10
       #20

    From the boot medium, disable the WinRE.
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