windows 10 no password

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by snofte, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. snofte

    snofte MDL Junior Member

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    Upgrading for frient from 8.1 to 10. Picture accepted as password.
    Suddenly after some upgrades, win 10 asks for a WRITTEN password !
    And no picture shown !
    Phone to MS recommends reinstall 8.1, then upgrade to 10 again.
    Is this really neccessary ?
    Tried op Crack, detects user, but cannot find password.
    Any advise?
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Certainly not, but it is clear that for some reason your Windows has forgotten nothing. Probably it would be wise to do a new clean installation.
    NB! Be sure not to store the settings, only personal files.
     
  3. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Have you any restore points, how about trying a refresh first and redo the pic password.
     
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  4. snofte

    snofte MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for suggestions, but managed so solve in the meantime.
    Downloaded (on other pc) Trinity rescue kit, burned, booted cd.
    Selected password reset, and selected clear password.
    Bingo it worked !
    Tried first ophcrack but this does not seeme to support win 10
     
  5. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Glad that worked, just wondering if you tried to boot from a win ISO and it didn't work with restore, then people can just tell others not to try booting from it.
     
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  6. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    why did you not see if netplwiz would allow the same and boot to install media why make something easy so hard
     
  7. snofte

    snofte MDL Junior Member

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    This friend did not have a win install dvd, laptop came with preinstalled win 8.1.
    So booting a win dvd was not tried, and I did not myself have such a dvd at hand.
    Laptop was totally un-accessible after the partially finished win 10 upgrade.
    (booted win 10, and then stuck asking for password). Only after I managed to
    clear the password with trinity, did the upgrade proceed with a long process
    with messages to wait and be patient.
     
  8. BJ0RN

    BJ0RN MDL HTTP-uploader

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    General advice would be remove password before update.

    Also, heia norge. :rolleyes::D:D

     
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  9. snofte

    snofte MDL Junior Member

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    More trouble with this laptop:
    1. win 10 finally working ok as explained above.
    2. Choosing Shutdown, and it shuts down ok.
    3. Pressing power button again for startup
    screen is yellow and displays text "hibernation"
    Nothing else. Tried several buttons, none seem
    to get it out of hibernation.

    Is there some button-combination to get it out of
    hibernation ? Laptop is Lenovo G710
     
  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    #10 pisthai, Sep 2, 2015
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    Try to start Windows in Safe Mode and after done that, use to change the settings in Power Option.

    To go into Safe Mode, do the following:

    Open the system screen and chose Advanced options, click on Startup Settings and chose your option.


    • Press Restart.
    • After Windows 10 reboots, you can choose which boot options you want enabled.
    • To get into Safe Mode, you have three different options.
    • To enable Safe Mode press the F4 key on your keyboard,
    • to enable Safe Mode with Networking press F5
    • to enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt press F6.
    • let Windows start completely

    After done that, open the Contol Panel and go into Power Options where you could change the Settings

    Hope that helps.
     
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  11. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Remove battery, wait 30 sec, put the battery back on and it should work.
    Then you have to install Lenovo's power manager program and disable hibernation from there.
     
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