Windows 10: unable to change win10 pro password Solved

  1.    28 Sep 2016 #1

    unable to change win10 pro password


    I set up my local user password on my new PC but tried to change it in Settings but clicked on the Change tab nothing happened just got a quick hourglass timer icon. This is so frustrating such a simple thing made difficult by MS
    Please advise
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  2. Posts : 20,786
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       28 Sep 2016 #2

    Hello Sandude, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if you may be able to use one of the options in the tutorial below to change the password of your local account.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    28 Sep 2016 #3

    I tried all that to no avail however it seems I was logging into a MS account which I was unaware of so I managed to switch to a local account and now I can change user name/password. Talk about being hi-jacked !
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  4. Posts : 20,786
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       28 Sep 2016 #4

    I'm glad you got it sorted.

    It sounds like you may have signed in to the Store (or some app) with your Microsoft account, and missed checking the option to only sign in to the app instead of switching to a Microsoft account.
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