When your Windows 10 login password fails, you need a recovery drive

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#Windows10 #RecoveryWhen your Windows 10 login password fails, you need a recovery drive : The Windows 10 login password went amiss for Albert Pye and about a dozen others who wrote to me saying they couldn’t log into their PCs. In every instance they had not touched their computer nor changed anything, yet all of a sudden their password or PIN was incorrect.

Microsoft hasn’t acknowledged it specifically in its update log, so that makes me think it’s a strange brew of circumstance and hardware/software malfunction, perhaps some problem with the installation of an update. These workarounds could help you.

First, try using the on-screen keyboard to enter your password or PIN, as I’ve read that could work when your regular input devices don’t. Click the Ease of Access icon (it looks like a sort of clock with a dotted circle) in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

If that doesn’t work, one reader successfully “fixed” this problem by using Windows System Restore to go back in time to when the previous password or PIN worked. Because you can’t log into Windows, you’ll need to access System Restore via a recovery disk.

The Windows 10 installation disk can double as a recovery disk.

The Windows 10 installation disk can double as a recovery disk.

This simple process can be done on any Windows 10 computer and used with any other Windows 10 computer of the same flavor (32-bit or 64-bit). The easiest way to find this feature is to type create a recovery drive into the search bar in the taskbar.