Locked Out Of PC

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Jon555 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,966
Re: Locked Out Of PC

mmditter wrote:

I have an older laptop running Windows 10, and somehow I am locked out of it. The password does not work. I got a screen to come up that said I could recover my password by sending a code to my email. Tried that but never got a code. I don’t have a recovery drive.

Any suggestions on how to get back in my computer?

Assuming it's not encrypted maybe boot a USB or DVD disk and copy off files you want?

You can get tools to make bootable USB drives (on another computer) that can access the network (or just buy a 1TB, or whatever, USB drive and copy the files to that)? Then worry about the password...

E.g. https://www.howtogeek.com/787937/how-to-make-a-bootable-windows-10-usb-drive/

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