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Paper Tape
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Forgot windows 10 password - how do i reinstall?

Hi,

I just bought a thinkpad before christmas and seem to have forgotten my password. I have not begain moving files or anything from my old computer so the mchine is pretty much the way it was when it got delivered. I have been looking around the internet and it looks like the only way option i have is to re-install windows. I dont have a microsoft accout and my password is local.

My question is:

1- since my computer came preinstalled with wondows 10, where do i get a copy of the software to reinstall?

2- How would i actually go about doing it?

3 - once i install, willi be pompted for a product key and if so where do i get one from? I am assuming lenovo

 

thank you all for the help

satha 

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Re: Forgot windows 10 password - how do i reinstall?

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If it came preinstalled, the key is in the BIOS.  You can download from Microsoft and install.  It will activate automatically.

 

You will need a USB stick.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/

 



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What's DOS?
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Re: Forgot windows 10 password - how do i reinstall?

Thanks for help, I will be know
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What's DOS?
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Re: Forgot windows 10 password - how do i reinstall?

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ricfhk wrote:

If it came preinstalled, the key is in the BIOS.  You can download from Microsoft and install.  It will activate automatically.

 

You will need a USB stick.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/resst-windows-10/

 


how can access to my BIOS so that i can boot from USB stick?  

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