Windows 10 asking me for my password, even though I don’t have one?
I’m sure you’ve been there before. You just want to get some work done on your laptop when suddenly windows 10 pops up and asks for your account name and password. You try entering in a few different combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols but nothing seems to work. What do you do now?
If this has happened to you then it’s likely that someone else was using your computer without permission or the account is being used by an administrator who has changed the user name or removed passwords altogether. Either way, if you can’t remember what the account had as a password then there are still ways that we can help!
How to resolve the issue: There are a few possible solutions that you can try if windows are asking for your password and there isn’t one. The first thing we recommend doing is resetting Windows by holding down the “Shift” key while clicking on the power button in order to enter ‘charm’ mode. From here, select Troubleshoot > Reset this PC and follow any instructions it gives you. This will restart your computer with factory settings which should bypass any administrator passwords or restrictions put into place from other users who have logged onto your account without permission. If this still doesn’t work then I would suggest calling Microsoft tech support at (800) 222-3344 who may be able to assist further through remote access or with a technician coming out to inspect the computer in person.
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You know those annoying pop-ups asking you if want some new features like Cortana or turning off notifications from apps, but don’t actually have an account?
Do I need to worry about this when I actually don’t have a Windows account?
The windows that are asking for my password aren’t the same as the ones you’re talking about right?”
I’m not able to remove these pop-ups!” – how do they know which apps and features I’ve used so far or what settings there were originally before installing windows. And why does it want me to confirm the installation of some new updates with Administrator rights even though I didn’t change any setting on the administrator level? – “Is it okay if I just allow everything without changing anything, like in previous versions of windows?”
What can happen after clicking the ‘Allow’ button instead of ‘Cancel’?
I clicked the ‘Cancel’ button and then it asked for my password again.”
How can I hide these notifications from windows when they’re asking me to enter a username or password?”
What if I don’t know how to solve this issue? – How do we disable Windows Update even though it doesn’t seem like that is possible. Even on Advanced settings, there’s no option to turn off automatic updates in any way.
Why does Microsoft want access to so much of our private data?”
And what about privacy concerns with Cortana recording everything you say and sending them to Microsoft servers without your permission”
It looks like Microsoft wants too many permissions… Is there anything else I could do to stop Windows from asking for a password?
Where do I find my Microsoft account and what is it used for?”
I’d like to know how can I disable these notifications in windows.”
I don’t really want Cortana all up in me with her recordings. Maybe a way to turn off that feature would be nice.”
Does anyone else have this issue of not knowing their passwords?”
It’s hard when you’re constantly being asked by windows or your apps to type your username, password, email address every single time they need it.” “This is a huge pain if the user has forgotten their credentials.”
If people are forgetting usernames and passwords on Windows computers then there should a way to reset them
How do I get Windows not to ask for my password all the time?
I have never had windows account and it keeps asking me for one.
I would like that Microsoft stops sending emails asking what’s new in windows.” “Because they are really annoying”