Windows 10: Password Problem-can't log on to computer-windows 10

  1.    08 Jan 2017 #1

    Password Problem-can't log on to computer-windows 10


    I recently purchased an HP computer with windows 10 installed. I got onto the looked around and set up email and customized a couple of things before shutting it down. Now when I restart the computer I get taken to a screen asking for my password (it also shows my MS outlook address). I didn't realize I picked a sign in address and don't know the password. I went in to setup screen and chose default setting in the security tab and I now get the message 'Can't log in to device right now. Go to account.live.com to fix problem or try last password used on this device' I'm stuck. Any suggestions?
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  2.    08 Jan 2017 #2

    How could you set up email without knowing the password?
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  3.    08 Jan 2017 #3

    jmb6954 said: View Post
    I recently purchased an HP computer with windows 10 installed. I got onto the looked around and set up email and customized a couple of things before shutting it down. Now when I restart the computer I get taken to a screen asking for my password (it also shows my MS outlook address). I didn't realize I picked a sign in address and don't know the password. I went in to setup screen and chose default setting in the security tab and I now get the message 'Can't log in to device right now. Go to account.live.com to fix problem or try last password used on this device' I'm stuck. Any suggestions?
    I am sure you are genuine but it is against forum policy to advise how to get around passwords (as we have no way of knowing if the request is legitimate - ie is person asking trying to crack into somebody else's pc). Please do not be offended by this - the intent is to protect a person's data.

    However, we can say that you could always clean install the OS (since that really is public knowledge) and start again.
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