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Password changed by itself?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Password changed by itself?


    Last night did some browsing and as usual left the laptop running. Long time ago I changed power settings so it doesn't lock after a period of non use or if lid closed. When I woke up found it was in a lock screen. Assumed some Windows update caused it to reboot so tried to log in. To my surprise it doesn't accept the password I have been using since i bought it 6 months ago. It returns a message "Password is incorrect. Try again".

    I am 100% sure of the password and that I didn't change it. Have not been in the user settings since I set it up after purchase.

    Does anyone know what happened and how to fix this?

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  2. #2


    Hi there. Welcome to 8 Forums.

    Is the caps lock on?
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  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Are you logging in with a Windows Live account, or as a Local user?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    caps lock is the first I checked.

    local user
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  5. #5


    Posts : 21
    windows 8.1


    Num lock?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    No it was not num lock either. checked all the obvious user issues like that.

    Problem solved anyway even though I will never know what caused it. Couldn't figure out the reason or the password and after spending almost half a day messing around with it I simply gave up and reinstalled the system and apps. I am always ready for that solution so not a big issue.
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