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How to gain access to windows 10 machine with no win 10 repair disk and when there is no local user account - Only Microsoft account.

Posted on 2016-09-08
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Hello,

I have a laptop of a fired employee who used his microsoft account to log into the laptop. There is no local account so the regular tricks like this wont work:

http://www.hackcave.net/2015/10/hack-windows-10-login-password-in-2.html

Anyone have any ideas how to reset or discover his password?

I also have no windows 10 repair disk to reset his password that way.

Thank you in advance for your input!
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by:McKnife
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Use the pogostick bootdisk. It can unlock the local admin account (which is there by default) and blank its password.
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What data do you need to access on the disk?  Have you considered removing the disk and fitting it as a slave to a desktop PC?  Should work ok unless you have disk encryption set, such as BitLocker.
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McKnife

When i use net user it only displayed this:

Administrator    John Doe
Guest

I believe this means the user has used his microsoft account and tied it to the Administrator user account. So When i perform this trick:

http://www.hackcave.net/2015/10/hack-windows-10-login-password-in-2.html

it will not change the Administrator password or if i wanted to log on as the guest there is no way to change the user to guest to see if that will work. I am assuming that is disabled anyways....

Any other ideas?
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OK so i found, purchased and downloaded this software which seemed to do the trick quite nicely and only 20 bucks!:


http://www.isumsoft.com/windows-password-refixer/

I purchased and used the personal edition and that helped me with my windows 10 home installation. I hope it worked on win 10 pro.

Thanks for your help!
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"I believe this means the user has used his microsoft account and tied it to the Administrator user account" - no, that's no so. The Microsoft account is a cloud account, it is no local account but it belongs to the microsoft domain. My advice would have succeeded.
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It worked!
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