Locked out of new install

  1. bobland's Avatar
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    Windows 7 sp1
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    Locked out of new install


    I did an upgrade from W7 yesterday. Put the computer to sleep overnight. This morning it wants some password. I have no idea what it wants as I did not explicitly set one. How do I get into the system? Do I have to reinstall W7 then do an upgrade again? I never set any passwords on W7 as all of my passwords are in Keepass.

    Any help appreciated. (I'm on my wife's computer)
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  2. bobland's Avatar
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 sp1
    Thread Starter
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    bobland said:
    I did an upgrade from W7 yesterday. Put the computer to sleep overnight. This morning it wants some password. I have no idea what it wants as I did not explicitly set one. How do I get into the system? Do I have to reinstall W7 then do an upgrade again? I never set any passwords on W7 as all of my passwords are in Keepass.

    Any help appreciated. (I'm on my wife's computer)
    SOLVED
    I ended up at a MS site that asked if I forgot my password. In a few steps, it got set and now I'm back in. Obviously, I need to learn a lot more about W10.
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  3. Posts : 14
    windows 7 pro
       #3

    Microsoft account is a new sign-in option introduced since Windows 8. It might be something new to you.
    Hang out in this forum and you'll learn more about Windows 10.
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  4. bobland's Avatar
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 sp1
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       #4

    I don't like passwords and avoid them whenever possible. I didn't know my account would be locked. Fortunately, it was an easy fix, tho not an easy to find fix.
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