Windows 10: trying to change win 10 password, code not sent

  1.    22 Mar 2016 #1

    trying to change win 10 password, code not sent


    Upgraded to Win 10 and am trying to change my password. It was set by Win 10 without telling or informing me. Luckily, after several hours trying, I discovered it was one of my ancient passwords. Got thru change process when a code was to be sent. The code was not received, window shows below even though email correct.
    Help us protect your account
    If **REMOVED** matches the email address on your account, we'll send you a code.
    Enter the code to help us verify your identity.
    Last edited by Brink; 22 Mar 2016 at 17:13. Reason: removed your email address
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.296
       22 Mar 2016 #2

    Make sure the email did not go into your junk or spam folder where you might have missed it.

    [Also note that it is not good practice to insert your actual email in the above post as you might end up getting even more spam.]
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    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Mar 2016 #3

    jalea148 said: View Post
    Upgraded to Win 10 and am trying to change my password. It was set by Win 10 without telling or informing me.
    Windows will never - I repeat: never! - set a password without telling or informing the user. It is absolutely completely impossible.

    That being said, Microsoft always sends the password reset notification messages to the email address or phone the user has given as additional security method. If you have selected an email account as security contact, that email address will receive the reset code.
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  4.    22 Mar 2016 #4

    Kari said: View Post
    Windows will never - I repeat: never! - set a password without telling or informing the user. It is absolutely completely impossible.

    That being said, Microsoft always sends the password reset notification messages to the email address or phone the user has given as additional security method. If you have selected an email account as security contact, that email address will receive the reset code.
    Well, it happened to me. I had checked junk [spam] directory. I just checked Trash was the following which I don't understand. Buffalo is the administrator. I don't us Microsoft for my mail.
    Your mailbox is at risk.

    Dear E-mail User,
    3840MB 4096MB
    Current size Maximum size
    Your Account will Expire shortly, If you would like to continue using your Email Address. Click here to re-validate.

    Upgrade is free.


    Thanks,
    Mail System Administrator

    This notification was sent to %email%; Don't want occasional updates about subscription preferences and friendly suggestions? Change what email update+ sends you.
    isp Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043
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  5.    22 Mar 2016 #5

    jalea148 said: View Post
    Well, it happened to me. I had checked junk [spam] directory. I just checked Trash was the following which I don't understand. Buffalo is the administrator. I don't us Microsoft for my mail.
    Your mailbox is at risk.

    Dear E-mail User,
    3840MB 4096MB
    Current size Maximum size
    Your Account will Expire shortly, If you would like to continue using your Email Address. Click here to re-validate.

    Upgrade is free.


    Thanks,
    Mail System Administrator

    This notification was sent to %email%; Don't want occasional updates about subscription preferences and friendly suggestions? Change what email update+ sends you.
    isp Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043
    New variation, password must be 8 characters minimum. I'm severely physically and visually disabled. Entering an 8 character pw is extremely difficult; particularly if typing is hidden. Problem is login screen is full screen and I don't see any way to make it smaller. If I could then I could access the Task Bar and copy/paste pw.
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  6.    22 Mar 2016 #6

    philc43 said: View Post
    Make sure the email did not go into your junk or spam folder where you might have missed it.

    [Also note that it is not good practice to insert your actual email in the above post as you might end up getting even more spam.]
    I agree and rarely do. I use extensions to eliminate search trackers and other defences. 75% of my spam comes from sites where I've visited and asked for info. The computer where I have my email address has been cracked more than once. And it has very strong security. I was once its director.
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