Updated: March 22, 2023
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by Henry Miller
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Locked out of Microsoft account on my other computer

Hello, thank you for contacting Howly! I am here to help you today!
May I know your first name, please?

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Nice to meet you, *****
Could you please specify the account you are talking about?

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My Microsoft account is locked out on another computer


Did you forget the password?

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I changed from operating system 11 back to 10 the other day and choose the wrong keybosrd and was trying to get back to the US one. When I typed in change password, it wanted my 3 security answers, I could not get them right

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So the account is blocked now?

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It has been working ok for the last 3 days, but I had to sign in on DVR keyboard then switch to US keyboard.
Yes account is blocked now on that computer

What does happen when you try to log in there on that computer?

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It is in another room, but I think it says account is blocked

Could you check that for me?

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Ok, I just turned it on, and it wants my password

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Do you know it?

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when I put it in it says not right and do I want to change.

Can you reset it?

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When I changed over I did not realize I was on the wrong US keyboard when I entered it

I see, are you able to reset it now?

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I have been signing in with the wrong one and then changing to US one and all was good. This morning I wanted to fix that. That is when problem started. It said wrong password, and did I want to change it. I said yes, then it asked my 3 security questions and they were wrong. Tried everything I could, but still wrong and it locked me out
will go try to reset again. hold on

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Try these steps:

  1. Visit the Microsoft password recovery page - 
  2. Enter the email address you used to create your Microsoft account and click Next.
  3. Select which option to send the verification code to a backup email address or phone number and click Next.
  4. Depending on the contact method you chose, retype the first part of the email address or the last four digits of the phone number hinted at in the previous window.
  5. Select "Get code".
  6. Paste or type the code you received and select Next. On the next page, you will be offered to create a new password. Type your new password and select Next.
    If you no longer have access to any of the verification options shown, you won't be able to reset your password this way.
    Instead, visit the following page directly and fill out the form: 


    This form is used as a last resort, with the required information varying depending on how the account was set up. After submitting the necessary information, you should receive a reply within 24 hours from Microsoft.
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On this compter?

 On that other.

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I can't get anywhere on that computer. When I try to sign in to get on it wants my password on either keyboard setting at the bottom right corner. When I put it in, says wrong, do I want to reset, when I do it wants my 3 security questions, says one or more wrong

Is your computer locked?

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It is not showing that now, just says my answer are arong

I am sorry for the situation, but I am ready to help you with this issue.

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one moment
Do you see, 'I forgot my PIN' option on the screen?

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I see nothing, but wanting my password

If you don't see, I forgot my PIN select Sign-in options and then select "Enter your password". You will then be able to enter your local password or a Microsoft account password, depending on which type of account you've created during the setup process.
Let me know when you are done.

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When I turn it on it comes up with Date and picture, the I click enter and it goes to password page

Select Sign-in options and then select "Enter your password". You will then be able to enter your local password or a Microsoft account password, depending on which type of account you've created during the setup process.

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Ok I did not try my microsoft password, will go try

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OK success!!!! It finally told me that Cap lock was on and when I did that it worked with my password! How can I change it to wok with the rightkeyboard?

After you're signed in, select Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options >Windows Hello PIN or PIN (Windows Hello) > I forgot my PIN and then follow the instructions to change it.

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Also how can I change my security questions?

In Windows 10, go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Click the option for Password. Then click Update your security questions.

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 Thanks, writing this all down and will come back here it it doesn't work.
crossing my fingers
I think I will be OK, but may have to deal with wrong keyboad forever!

I think so too, *****:)

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It comes up with DVR keyboard, I sign in then change it to US keyboard. Will I have to reinstall Windows again to fix it?

No, you can go to the keyboard settings and change it later

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Have a good day, thanks again

Glad to be of service

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