1.    24 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    The password is incorrect


    Ok so i jsut dod the netplwiz thing on my mum's computer and now i can't log in at all - gives the error as OP or this one: "the password is incorrect. Make sure you're using the password for your microsoft account " with a link to reset. Will resetting oassword through that link work? Is there anybother work around? What a complete mess microsoft!!
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  2.    24 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello awiklendt,

    That error means that you just entered your password incorrectly in netplwiz.

    You should be able to click on OK in the error message, then sign in with your correct password. After you are signed in, go back to netplwiz, and start over entering your correct password to stop this.

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  3.    25 Jan 2016 #3
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    Thanks for your speedy reply Brink. But that's just it- I've tried a dozen times to login with the correct password and it just won't accept it.

    Something else i noticed is on the first reboot it gave me the option of three different logins: mum's, mum's with an email address, and one called "local". Trying to log in to any one of these with the correct password gave an error.

    On subsequent reboots, there is only the account for mum with an email address (which is the one she was using). It still does not accept the correct password.

    Why would netplwiz even accept an incorrect password? I though it was confirmation to turn off password requirement, but i guess it is confirmation of which password to use in order to bypass the login screen? No way i could have got that wrong twice (and even: not twice the same way!).
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  4.    25 Jan 2016 #4
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    SON-OF-A... never mind. It turns out i did in fact use the wrong password. All good now and working as expected.

    What use on earth is a wrong password being accepted in netplwiz????
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  5.    25 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by awiklendt View Post
    SON-OF-A... never mind. It turns out i did in fact use the wrong password. All good now and working as expected.

    What use on earth is a wrong password being accepted in netplwiz????
    There's no way for netplwiz to verify your password that's on your MS account.
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  6.    25 Jan 2016 #6
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    I'm glad to hear you got it sorted awiklendt.

    Netplwiz is independent, and only uses the password you enter whether it's correct or not. This was done by design so that no one could use it as a method to eventually figure out someone's password.
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