Windows 10: Trouble signing into Windows 10 - Forgot password

  1.    16 Nov 2015 #1

    Trouble signing into Windows 10 - Forgot password

    I am having trouble signing into Windows 10. A few days ago I noticed the system was running slow so I did a reset of Windows 10. When everything was ready to setup again, I set up my user account with my usual password, however, when asked if I wanted to link to my Microsoft Account, I said "do it later". I cannot reset password from Microsoft account because it is not linked. When trying to sign in from the Welcome page, I type in every variation of my password to no avail. I have tried rebooting in safe mode but Windows 10 will not allow unless you type in your password. I have even tried doing a reset from account settings (ESC when restarting) and it STILL asked me for my password. I am frustrated and now I feel like my computer is a thousand dollar paperweight. Any help would be appreciated!
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  2.    17 Nov 2015 #2

    Hi katieH84! There are many third-party Live CDs that can be used to recover or remove a forgotten password in Windows:
    How to Recover Passwords for Windows PCs Using Ophcrack Null Byte
    Reset Lost Windows 10 Password for Local Microsoft Account
    If you search on google, you'll find out more other password cracking methods and tools. Good luck!
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