1.    20 Jun 2016 #1


    When I loaded Windows 10, I did something so that Windows would open without me having to put in a password. That's been working fine (except that I don't remember what I did.)

    Now for the problem. I Signed Out of my computer, and when I went to start working again, it asked me for my password. Well, I haven't a clue and it told me to use my Microsoft password. I did, and it didn't like it.

    The question is: How can I retrieve my password OR NEVER have to use a password?

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  2.    21 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Are you signed into a local account or your Microsoft account?

    Have you tried just leaving the password blank?
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  3.    21 Jun 2016 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Are you signed into a local account or your Microsoft account?

    Have you tried just leaving the password blank?

    I don't know how to answer that definitively. I think I'm logged into my local account. I never use my MS account except when I have to - don't do it deliberately. That's why I"m upset at MS for MAKINg me use a password when I don't want to. I figure that if they steal my computer, they'll steal most everything anyway. {/rant}, sorry.
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