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Suddenly can't access my user account?


Virusfist

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I have the Windows 8 Developer Preview OS on my computer. Last time I restarted my computer I couldn't log back in to my primary user account. The email was correct and I typed the same password as I always use but it kept saying the email or password was incorrect. And to be clear I absolutely know I'm using the right password. It seems like the password changed itself somehow. Basically now I can't access that account and am having to use a secondary user account that doesn't have much on it. Can anyone help me gain access to my main user account? Or change the password somehow? I've tried about everything I can find on Google and nothing seems to work. Thank you
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

tcman50

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#2
charms > settings > change pc settings> users :)
 

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    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)
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    Home Built
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    Intel I5 3570K overclocked to 4.2ghz
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    Asus P8Z77-V LX
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    Cosrair DDR3-1600 (4 x 4gb)
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    CoolMax 700watt
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    Cosiar R400 Carbide series
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    Cool Master H212
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    Dell
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#3
charms > settings > change pc settings> users :)
may try it but if the second user he is using now is not admin.... where are you from, I ask because some have different keyboard language setting and if your keyboard is not set in the same language as the one you create your password, well it can make a difference.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
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    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
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    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
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    Rampage IV Extreme
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    Gskill 4x4 GB
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    4 x HD 7970
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    onboard
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    2560*1600
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    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
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    Corsair AX 1200
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    TT Mozart TX
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    Water Cooled
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    Logitech G-15
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    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

Virusfist

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Ya I've been unable to change the password from the account I'm on. The only options I can find are "Set up parental controls, change the account type, delete the account, & manage another account." I use my laptop keyboard and an external usb keyboard but I'm in the United States and haven't ever used a different language.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8