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Locked out of Windows, can't afford to factory reset

Go to solution Solved by FlpDaMattress,

Solution is just depression and sadness, everywhere I go just tells me to factory reset. 

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Had over 6 years of memes on my C. Fml. 

Long story short, I haven't actually used my password on my desktop in months and decided to update Windows. Now I'm locked out and can't afford to loose my data. Forgot password is dead for some reason. Any ideas? 

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Yes, I know I was dumb not backing up both my drives, but I don't usually keep projects on my C drive. 

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Depending on where the information was stored and whether the drive was encrypted, you can open the laptop up, pull out the drive, and hook it into a separate computer as an external or non-boot drive. From there, it's just extracting files off of it. Not sure what to do if the drive's encrypted though...

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1 minute ago, Airdragonz said:

Depending on where the information was stored and whether the drive was encrypted, you can open the laptop up, pull out the drive, and hook it into a separate computer as an external or non-boot drive. From there, it's just extracting files off of it. Not sure what to do if the drive's encrypted though...

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Just now, Airdragonz said:

Depending on where the information was stored and whether the drive was encrypted, you can open the laptop up, pull out the drive, and hook it into a separate computer as an external or non-boot drive. From there, it's just extracting files off of it. Not sure what to do if the drive's encrypted though...

It's a desktop. I won't have access to my laptop for at least another week (brought it with me when visiting family for Thanksgiving, forgot my only charger. Shipping is a bitch.)

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1 minute ago, FlpDaMattress said:

It's a desktop. I won't have access to my laptop for at least another week (brought it with me when visiting family for Thanksgiving, forgot my only charger. Shipping is a bitch.)

If you have a free drive or even USB stick lying around, you can try installing Windows or Linux onto it, booting from that free drive / USB stick, and accessing your locked drive like that

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There is a Linus video on how to hack into Windows.  Look that up.  

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Airdragonz said:

If you have a free drive or even USB stick lying around, you can try installing Windows or Linux onto it, booting from that free drive / USB stick, and accessing your locked drive like that

Don't have a bootable disc on hand/don't have any way to burn one. 

 

My suspicious lack of networking might be the source of my problem. 

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That might be the problem actually. I'm fairly certain that WIndows doesn't require Internet connection to sign in, but if the password is linked to your Microsoft account, you'll probably need some sort of Internet connection to reset it. 

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2 minutes ago, Airdragonz said:

That might be the problem actually. I'm fairly certain that WIndows doesn't require Internet connection to sign in, but if the password is linked to your Microsoft account, you'll probably need some sort of Internet connection to reset it. 

I don't think it is but I can't be certain, I don't have a usb wifi adapter or anything. Rip

 

6 minutes ago, nick name said:

There is a Linus video on how to hack into Windows.  Look that up.  

 

 

Yeah really not interested in buying anything especially since my laptop will be functional again in about a week. 

 

Why must Microsoft make things harder than they need to beeeeeeeee

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Solution is just depression and sadness, everywhere I go just tells me to factory reset. 

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Had over 6 years of memes on my C. Fml. 

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On 12/1/2018 at 3:19 AM, FlpDaMattress said:

Update: now it's just stuck doing this. Rip. 

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Are you sure the hard disk is not corrupted? 

btw the onl  thing I can think of is an USB recovery for both checking the disk and resetting the windows password 

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