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The password on my computer is connected to my Microsoft account and changing my password hasn't gotten me into my computer either time. Please help!

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Not sure what you mean. Your microsoft account is distinct from your computer's password. Changing your microsoft account would affect your computer's password how please?
Sorry if I seem ignorant but I haven't come across this before

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I assume you are using windows system:
Here is an excellent resource.
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If you still cannot get into your system then I recommend reinstalling you OS for your product key I think either contact the point of purchase or Microsoft support.
Thanks.

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How do I change my Microsoft password?


Click Start Menu write administrative tools in empty space and you will see it on the top click it and then open Computer Management go to Local User's and Groups, select Users and right click to change / set the password. you will be prompted once to proceed read and click it. 987c15eb-a156-4bf2-9223-63a95cdbc186.jpg

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Understanding windows account lockups


Common Causes for Account Lockouts

This section describes some of the common causes for account lockouts The common troubleshooting steps and resolutions for account lockouts are also described in this section.

To avoid false lockouts, check each computer on which a lockout occurred for the following behaviors:

* Programs: Many programs cache credentials or keep active threads that retain the credentials after a user changes their password.

* Service accounts: Service account passwords are cached by the service control manager on member computers that use the account as well as domain controllers. If you reset the password for a service account and you do not reset the password in the service control manager, account lockouts for the service account occur. This is because the computers that use this account typically retry logon authentication by using the previous password. To determine whether this is occurring, look for a pattern in the Netlogon log files and in the event log files on member computers. You can then configure the service control manager to use the new password and avoid future account lockouts.

* Bad Password Threshold is set too low: This is one of the most common misconfiguration issues. Many companies set the Bad Password Threshold registry value to a value lower than the default value of 10. If you set this value too low, false lockouts occur when programs automatically retry passwords that are not valid. Microsoft recommends that you leave this value at its default value of 10. For more information, see "Choosing Account Lockout Settings for Your Deployment" in this document.

* User logging on to multiple computers: A user may log onto multiple computers at one time. Programs that are running on those computers may access network resources with the user credentials of that user who is currently logged on. If the user changes their password on one of the computers, programs that are running on the other computers may continue to use the original password. Because those programs authenticate when they request access to network resources, the old password continues to be used and the users account becomes locked out. To ensure that this behavior does not occur, users should log off of all computers, change the password from a single location, and then log off and back on.

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Computers running Windows XP or a member of the Windows Server 2003 family automatically detect when the users password has changed and prompt the user to lock and unlock the computer to obtain the current password. No logon and logoff is required for users using these computers.

* Stored user names and passwords retain redundant credentials: If any of the saved credentials are the same as the logon credential, you should delete those credentials. The credentials are redundant because Windows tries the logon credentials when explicit credentials are not found. To delete logon credentials, use the Stored User Names and Passwords tool. For more information about Stored User Names and Passwords, see online help in Windows XP and the Windows Server 2003 family.

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Computers that are running Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium Edition do not have a Stored User Names and Passwords file. Instead, you should delete the user's .pwl file. This file is named Username.pwl, where Username is the user's logon name. The file is stored in the Systemroot folder.

* Scheduled tasks: Scheduled processes may be configured to using credentials that have expired.

* Persistent drive mappings: Persistent drives may have been established with credentials that subsequently expired. If the user types explicit credentials when they try to connect to a share, the credential is not persistent unless it is explicitly saved by Stored User Names and Passwords. Every time that the user logs off the network, logs on to the network, or restarts the computer, the authentication attempt fails when Windows attempts to restore the connection because there are no stored credentials. To avoid this behavior, configure net use so that is does not make persistent connections. To do this, at a command prompt, type net use /persistent:no. Alternately, to ensure current credentials are used for persistent drives, disconnect and reconnect the persistent drive.

* Active Directory replication: User properties must replicate between domain controllers to ensure that account lockout information is processed properly. You should verify that proper Active Directory replication is occurring.

* Disconnected Terminal Server sessions: Disconnected Terminal Server sessions may be running a process that accesses network resources with outdated authentication information. A disconnected session can have the same effect as a user with multiple interactive logons and cause account lockout by using the outdated credentials. The only difference between a disconnected session and a user who is logged onto multiple computers is that the source of the lockout comes from a single computer that is running Terminal Services.

* Service accounts: By default, most computer services are configured to start in the security context of the Local System account. However, you can manually configure a service to use a specific user account and password. If you configure a service to start with a specific user account and that accounts password is changed, the service logon property must be updated with the new password or that service may lock out the account.

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You can use the System Information tool to create a list of services and the accounts that were used to start them. To start the System Information tool, click Start, click Run, type winmsd, and then click OK.

Other Potential Issues

Some additional considerations regarding account lockout are described in the following sections.
Account Lockout for Remote Connections

The account lockout feature that is discussed in this paper is independent of the account lockout feature for remote connections, such as in the Routing and Remote Access service and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). These services and programs may provide their own unrelated account lockout features.
Internet Information Services

By default, IIS uses a token-caching mechanism that locally caches user account authentication information. If lockouts are limited to users who try to gain access to Exchange mailboxes through Outlook Web Access and IIS, you can resolve the lockout by resetting the IIS token cache. For more information, see "Mailbox Access via OWA Depends on IIS Token Cache" in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
MSN Messenger and Microsoft Outlook

If a user changes their domain password through Microsoft Outlook and the computer is running MSN Messenger, the client may become locked out.

In this case, since the user has multiple devices connected to the exchange at given time , if he changes the password without disconnecting the other deivices. The account would get locked. You can inform him disconnect all the devices from the exchange except for one machine to change the paswword and then reconnect other devices with new creditentials.


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on May 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do I change my password


To add a new user open Control Panel and under User Accounts and Family Safety click on Add or remove user accounts.

Sep 10, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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This isn't a failing hard disk. All I want to do is change my old password for my gmail, to a new. My computer was fixed today. Please do not mess me up.


To change your Google Account password, go to the change your password page.
Or you can follow the steps listed below:
  1. Sign in to your Google account. If you've forgotten your password, type your username on the trouble signing in page to reset your password.
  2. Go to the Google Accounts security tab.
  3. In the Password box, click Change password.
Remember that changing your Google Account password changes it for all Google products you use, like Gmail and YouTube, so be sure to use your new password the next time you sign in.
I got this from the help which is accessed from clicking on the 'cogwheel' symbol near the top right of my gmail page. I assume that my google password is the same as that for my gmail

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There is a password on a computer it has xp how do i get by it so i can change the password


Is it your Own Computer? If yes then follow this steps but remember this steps only works of there is a password in User account but not in Administrator account.
Turn on the Computer, the place where it will ask the password there you Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE all together two times, you shuld press those key very fast, i mean once if you press those key then there shold not be time gape when you press next time.
After doing that successfully then it'll show you a small window where it'll ask you user name and password, in place of user name just type Administrator and leave the password place blank and hit the enter. if there is no pass word in your administrator account then it should open up and you can go to control panel--user accounts--chose the user account which has the password and select remove password. Restart the computer and this time it'll not ask you for password.

IF there is a password in Administrator account then you need to find some password removing tools.

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I marked the keep me logged in on this computer button at a public place


If your account hasn't already been compromised then log into your Facebook account and change your password immediately.
If you can return to this public place then I would ask the administrator to clear all temporary files and internet cache on that computer to prevent your account from being compromised further.
Either way change your Facebook password immediately.

Nov 03, 2011 | Facebook Social Network

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I hav a acer aspire 5920 laptop I cnt get n to it cause my brother hasn't used it and he doesn't remember the password I want to restore it bac to factory condition but the cd drive doesn't...


Hello.

I would suggest accessing your account and then changing the password.

There is a hidden Administrator account that is created when your operating system is installed. Access that account and then reset your password.

1. Boot your computer and press F8 repeatedly
2. Access Safe Mode
3. Key in "Administrator" in Username, with no password.
4. Go to Control Panel, then User Accounts
5. Select the account you want to reset the password
6. Change the password

Hope this helps

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My facebook account has been hacked. I can't get on. Am very computer illiterate...Help me please. Am disabled and chronic poain. This is my outlet to deal with the pain....Help Please


Your only hope will be to click the "Forgot my password" button at the login. If the person who hacked the account hasn't changed the email address associated with it, you should get an email either with the password or with the ability to reset the password. It is strongly recommended that if this works, you change your account password to something stronger.

Jul 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Every next day, while starting client computer first time in the morning, it is unable to connect through domain login. Asks username and password. But restarting pc two three times, connecting...


this problm of windows or hardware problm u checkout the any computer repaing center they solve tour problm
u change the powersupply , ram, tight karo processor or fan ko .
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