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  1.    09 Oct 2016 #1
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    restarted win 10 pro - can't log in - know password


    restarted win 10 pro - can't log in - know password . what can I do . thanks
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  2.    09 Oct 2016 #2
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    I get to the welcome screen but no luck entering my password ....
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  3.    09 Oct 2016 #3
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    OK - some progress - I can log in to windows with the admin profile . Went into control userpasswords2 and it says I can;t change the password for my username ? ideas . Please
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  4.    09 Oct 2016 #4
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    looks like windows is not using my profile . Anyway to point windows 10 pro back to my correct profile ?
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  5.    09 Oct 2016 #5
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    I do see my profile on the drive . With Win 7 , I knew what to do .... lol ....
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  6.    09 Oct 2016 #6
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    Do you have a backup you can use? If you have it turned on a System Restore might work. If that doesn't work maybe you could copy your data from your old user account and make a new user account and install the data from your old user account.
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  7.    09 Oct 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Do you have a backup you can use? If you have it turned on a System Restore might work. If that doesn't work maybe you could copy your data from your old user account and make a new user account and install the data from your old user account.
    Really weird stuff ... My password that I have used forever changed to my microsoft password . And my username changed from Total to my microsoft e-mail .. Logged in with those credentials and all is back .. Bloody weird ehh ,,,
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  8.    09 Oct 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Total View Post
    Really weird stuff ... My password that I have used forever changed to my microsoft password . And my username changed from Total to my microsoft e-mail .. Logged in with those credentials and all is back ..
    No, not that weird really. It's all to easy to accidentally switch from a local account to a Microsoft account without intending to. Microsoft would prefer you to use a Microsoft account, so make it (too) easy to switch you to one if you ever use it from within your local account. It's easy enough to change back...

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    09 Oct 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    No, not that weird really. It's all to easy to accidentally switch from a local account to a Microsoft account without intending to. Microsoft would prefer you to use a Microsoft account, so make it (too) easy to switch you to one if you ever use it from within your local account. It's easy enough to change back...

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    How would that get changed ? I'm the only user on this computer ..
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  10.    09 Oct 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Total View Post
    How would that get changed ? I'm the only user on this computer ..
    All to easily, I'm afraid...

    Recently, however, we discovered a super annoying way that your local user account is automatically and without your permission converted into a Microsoft account: when you first log into the Windows Store on your new Windows 10 PC your local user account (say “Bill”) gets switched over seamlessly to whatever email address you use for the Windows Store (say “bill@whythehellwouldyoudothismicrosoft.com”).
    http://www.howtogeek.com/230543/how-...re-hijacks-it/
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