Windows 10 W10 password prob.

Mar 17, 2017
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I have an old Lenovo Thinkpad x200 that is running w10.
For some reason it would not boot up one day.
I tried various things to get the laptop to boot that required the windows password to be entered.
I entered the password but was told the password was incorrect.
The password had been bypassed anyway previously using netplwiz.
I had cloned the that hdd and i fitted the cloned hdd and it booted up ok.
My question is, the first hdd rejected the login password that i had and was sure was correct as i had it written down.
Is there some way you can access what the password is?


Feb 23, 2002
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That's very strange and I can't even imagine what the problem could be if the password didn't work, but it worked on a cloned drive. I'm glad you've got a fix in place though.

I don't think there is a practical way to view passwords like that in Windows 10, as they've massively overhauled credential management.

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