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When Windows 10 login password fails [you need a recovery drive]

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    First, try using the on-screen keyboard to enter your password or PIN, as I’ve read that could work when your regular input devices don't. Click the Ease of Access icon (it looks like a sort of clock with a dotted circle) in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

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    If that doesn’t work, one reader successfully “fixed” this problem by using Windows System Restore to go back in time to when the previous password or PIN worked.

    Because you can’t log into Windows, you’ll need to access System Restore via a recovery disk. This simple process can be done on any Windows 10 computer and used with any other Windows 10 computer of the same flavor (32-bit or 64-bit). The easiest way to find this feature is to type create a recovery drive into the search bar in the taskbar.

    Note you’ll need to sacrifice the contents of a USB key ranging in size between 8GB and 16GB.


    If you don’t have a recovery drive, you could download the Windows 10 installation files.Once you’ve created a bootable Windows 10 installation disk, boot from it and then press Next at the first screen you see (after you select your language). The next screen asks whether you want to I nstall Windows , or Repair your computer . Select the latter.

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    On the next screen select Troubleshoot , then you'll have access to two handy tools; System Restore and Go back to previous build on the next page. Since you might not be certain which update hosed things I recommend using System Restore just to be safe. Click on it, then select your OS, and you’ll have access to System Restore.

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    Source : PCworld
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    good article. allsoftwaredownload provides you windows 10 all versions for free.

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    good article. allsoftwaredownload.com provides you windows 10 all versions for free.

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    Helpful tips

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