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  1. Posts : 47
    Windows 10 Home v1903
    Thread Starter
       #21

    For Bree:
    >There is no other 'special' password just for WinRE, the only passwords it uses are those of the accounts on your system.

    I have only one account, it is a local account, and it doesn't need a password. How can I test your assertion about WinRE without making any BIOS or system changes?
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #22

    dangnad2 said:
    I have only one account, it is a local account, and it doesn't need a password. How can I test your assertion about WinRE without making any BIOS or system changes?

    It's not an 'assertion', it's a fact. Brink says so in his tutorial...
    If users boot to advanced startup from within Windows and select a Windows RE tool, they must provide the user name and password of an administrator account on the local PC. This doesn't apply to the Reset your PC feature.
    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

    ...and so does Microsoft.

    Microsoft said:
    When working with WinRE, be aware of these security considerations:

    • If users open the Boot options menu from Windows and select a WinRE tool, they must provide the user name and password of a local user account with administrator rights.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #23

    So, what account name are you giving when you boot into WinRE?

    Did you get/read my PM?
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  4. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
       #24

    Ztruker said:
    So, what account name are you giving when you boot into WinRE?

    Did you get/read my PM?
    Yeah, he never provided that info...

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    dangnad2 said:
    For Bree:
    >There is no other 'special' password just for WinRE, the only passwords it uses are those of the accounts on your system.

    I have only one account, it is a local account, and it doesn't need a password. How can I test your assertion about WinRE without making any BIOS or system changes?
    BIOS doesn´t have anything to do with this. You have to pay attention to the name of the account the WRE is asking you the password for. It´s probably no the same account you use to log in to Windows regularly. But if it is and it doesn´t take your non existant password, you should just put TEMPORARILY a password on it and see if it what happens.
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  5. Posts : 47
    Windows 10 Home v1903
    Thread Starter
       #25

    You guys talkin bout me!

    Ztruker: You are not paying attention to the thread I started. I do not and have never "booted up' WinRE. There's no reason to do so unless you cannot boot up into Windows. On a Dell computer WinRE comes up automatically if your computer cannot boot up into Windows. Yes I saw your PM, will study. Seems that you can recover your password with special external drive software. Thanks.

    xaccell Of all the people on this thread you have helped me the least. You didn't read my original post. When one can't boot up into Windows the BIOS has everything to do with it if you can't get into WinRE. Please tell me how one "pays attention" to an account. WinRE pops up on a Dell computer if one cannot boot up into Windows. It is for recovery. There's no account involved.

    Well, I posted on tenforums because I wanted people smarter than me to answer. Not one of you knows why WinRE needs a password. All of you are guessing.

    Thank you Bree for the reading assignment. In 4-5 days I will be smarter than all of you about WinRE. I posted here because I thought someone would know. Good-bye all, I'll figure it out myself.
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  6. FreeBooter's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #26

    dangnad2 said:
    You guys talkin bout me!

    Ztruker: You are not paying attention to the thread I started. I do not and have never "booted up' WinRE. There's no reason to do so unless you cannot boot up into Windows. On a Dell computer WinRE comes up automatically if your computer cannot boot up into Windows. Yes I saw your PM, will study. Seems that you can recover your password with special external drive software. Thanks.

    xaccell Of all the people on this thread you have helped me the least. You didn't read my original post. When one can't boot up into Windows the BIOS has everything to do with it if you can't get into WinRE. Please tell me how one "pays attention" to an account. WinRE pops up on a Dell computer if one cannot boot up into Windows. It is for recovery. There's no account involved.

    Well, I posted on tenforums because I wanted people smarter than me to answer. Not one of you knows why WinRE needs a password. All of you are guessing.

    Thank you Bree for the reading assignment. In 4-5 days I will be smarter than all of you about WinRE. I posted here because I thought someone would know. Good-bye all, I'll figure it out myself.
    You are funny i stop helping you soon as i found out you don't want help.
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #27

    dangnad2 said:
    Not one of you knows why WinRE needs a password. All of you are guessing.

    I have shown you the Microsoft documentation that clearly states that WinRE uses the names and passwords of your system's accounts.

    I have shown you one example from personal experience that confirms a fault can exist where WinRE is unable to verify the password from your system's database and will not let you in.

    Thank you Bree for the reading assignment. In 4-5 days I will be smarter than all of you about WinRE....

    Not if you think you know better than Microsoft documentation. You have refused to accept the facts as clearly stated by Microsoft.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
       #28

    Thread now closed since OP is being abusive.
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