Windows 10: Does relative's laptop have password

  1.    27 Feb 2018 #1

    Does relative's laptop have password


    My father just passed away. His laptop is on now but I'm afraid to turn it off because I don't now if he uses a password to turn it back on (log into Windows). It's an HP with Windows 10. How do I tell if he used a password?
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  2.    27 Feb 2018 #2

    Open Settings/Accounts/Sign-in Options. If it looks like this, there's password attached to the User under 'Your info'.
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  3. Posts : 6,425
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       27 Feb 2018 #3

    Welcome to TenForums under such sad circumstances,

    You should also look at Settings > Accounts > Your info

    This will show if the sign in is a Microsoft account or a Local account. A local account will look like this....

    How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       28 Feb 2018 #4

    If you are in any doubt at all then use the existing account to create an additional password-protected Admin-level local account. That will ensure that you can get back into the computer with access to all its existing files if you do end up restarting the computer.

    There's a useful tutorial at
    Account - Add in Windows 10

    Creating a spare password-protected Admin-level local account is always a useful precaution to take even in the absence of any problems or confusion about existing accounts.

    Do write the new account's password down somewhere secure - there is no need to consider the facility that local accounts have to create a 'Password reset disk' because that is just a glorified alternative to a piece of paper.


    Denis
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  5. Posts : 6,425
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 Feb 2018 #5

    Try3 said: View Post
    If you are in any doubt at all then use the existing account to create an additional password-protected Admin-level local account. That will ensure that you can get back into the computer with access to all its existing files if you do end up restarting the computer.

    There's a useful tutorial at
    Account - Add in Windows 10
    Don't forget to make it an administrator, a new account is created as a standard user initially.

    Change Account Type in Windows 10
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