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  1.    31 May 2018 #10

    Brink said: View Post
    Without the questions, there would be no way to verify if it's you when resetting the password on the sign-in screen, so they just made it a requirement.

    It's basically the local account's version of the Microsoft account's two-step verification.

    However, if you don't use a password for the local account, you won't have any questions.

    But why not give the user the option to disable Option Five? Why force it on users? Some people (like myself) don't want there to be an easy (and arguably not secure) way to do a password reset.
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       31 May 2018 #11

    That would be a good idea to send feedback to Microsoft about to hopefully get added.

    Send Feedback to Microsoft in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    10 Jun 2018 #12

    According to an answer on SuperUser.com, there is a way to create a password-protected local account in 1803 and disable Option Five as a way to reset the password.

    https://superuser.com/questions/1318...10-pro/1319008
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       11 Jun 2018 #13

    It appears they are suggesting not to bypass the questions, but to just enter some simple answer to the question instead.

    The only way that I know of to now have to answer the questions is to not have a password for the local account. Of course, that isn't very secure.
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  5.    17 Sep 2018 #14

    Ground Sloth said: View Post
    According to an answer on SuperUser.com, there is a way to create a password-protected local account in 1803 and disable Option Five as a way to reset the password.

    https://superuser.com/questions/1318...10-pro/1319008
    What's the Option Five ? using other user accounts to login Windows computer or pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del and select “Change a password” ?
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       17 Sep 2018 #15

    @haskery,

    It would be Option Five on the first page for resetting the password of a local account on the sign-in screen using your security questions.

    The tutorial below will show you how to disable security questions for local accounts, but it's not available until build 18237.

    Enable or Disable Security Questions for Local Accounts in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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