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How to Fix It When You’re Locked Out of Windows 10 (2023)

How to Fix It When You're Locked Out of Windows 10 (2023)

How to Fix It When You’re Locked Out of Windows 10 (2023)

How to Fix It When You’re Locked Out of Windows 10 (2023)

Do want to fix your windows when you are locked? then this article is for you

This article is about when windows lock and how to fix them


There are several ways to fix a locked Windows 10 account. Methods vary depending on how you set up your account, but one of the following fixes should work.

  1. Reset your Microsoft account’s password. Windows 10 heavily encourages users to sign in with a Microsoft account instead of a local account. Resetting your Microsoft account password will also change the password you use to log in to Windows 10.

    Resetting is the only method that works if you’re locked out of a Windows 10 account linked to a Microsoft account. The remaining methods work only with local accounts. Not sure which you have? Learn the difference between a local account and a Microsoft account in Windows.

  2. Click the Reset Password option found below the password field. This option will appear for local Windows 10 accounts after entering the password incorrectly once. Windows 10 will ask a series of security questions that you set up when you created the account. You’ll be able to change the password if you answer the questions correctly.

    How to Fix It When You’re Locked Out of Windows 10 (2023)
  3. Have a Windows administrator reset the password. This option uses the User Accounts section of the Windows Control Panel to reset an account password. It’s only available if you are currently logged in with a Windows account with administrator privileges, and it can’t change the password of a Microsoft account.

  4. Use a Password Reset Disk. You can create this disk with the Forgotten Password Wizard and then use it to log in. However, this only works if you set it up before being locked out.

  5. Reinstall Windows 10. This solution isn’t ideal, but it’s your only option should the others fail. A clean reinstall of Windows 10 will remove all existing accounts. It will also delete most existing data, so do this only as a last resort.


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