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Password problems Yoga 2 13

I have a Yoga 2 13" that was not used for a while because I purchased another Yoga and was using it. I tried to login to the older Yoga with a password I was fairly certain was correct and recieved the message that the password was incorrect. The password hint is "default". I reset my microsoft password using another computer and that did not work.


The strange part is that I have tried a number of password guesses and most of them are incorrect, but a few guesses result in "Welcome" coming up on the screen along with the revolving circle. After about 5 seconds "incorrect password" is displayed. If I try that same guess again, I get "incorrect password" immediately.  


I do not have a reset USB. Any ideas? 

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Re: Password problems Yoga 2 13

Hi Hanger25 , 


Welcome to the Community Forums. 


From similar case article

"In most cases, if you’ve forgotten your password, and you never created a password reset disk, and you don’t have another administrator account you can log into, then there is no way to log onto your administrator account without reinstalling Windows."


Using the factory reset , this would give you a fresh out of the box restoration thus would delete any information inside. This would still be a good start for you to create a local administrator account or sign in with a microsoft account. 


Start by turning off the laptop. Use the Novo button (item3 page 11 right side ) to turn back on .

Novo menu would offer system recovery to launch One Key Recovery from initial backup to restore. 



Hope this help answer your query.

Update us how things work best for you. 



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Re: Password problems Yoga 2 13

Hi Hanger25 and welcome to the community,


Specific instructions on bypassing security passwords is not allowed on the forum.


As far as the Welcome coming up on the screen, that is normal behaviour, Windows is just analysing the password that you gave it.




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What's DOS?
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Re: Password problems Yoga 2 13

I'm still confused about how passwords are used. What is a local password versus the microsoft password? When we were using the Yoga we used the microsoft password and I thought resetting it online would work. How do you create a "local" password?  Why would the hint be "default"? I don't remember seeing that when we setup the computer.

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Re: Password problems Yoga 2 13

The local password is simply the password setup to access this particular windows installation.  When you setup a microsoft account and password, it replaces the local password and may be used on multiple windows installations that all use the same microsoft account.  There is usually a OneDrive storage area setup for the microsoft account, and it can be accessed by any windows installation accessed by that microsoft account.


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