Locked out of Windows 10 [Closed]

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Hello
, A few months ago, when I went to windows 10 upgrade....There was a question asking me to fill in may e-mail address, deleted by moderator.com. As soon as I pushed enter, I realized I should have put deleted by moderator.com. I later found out that windows sends key information to the originally entered email address. I seem to be in a catch 22. I was just searching for someplace to ask this question......to ask the question in a forum....you have to have the key sent to you in the originally entered email address.....calling it a typo doesn't work either. I can't get into the yahoo address because technically........there is no password, and I'm the owner.......by typo As I see it, I'm locked out of windows 10 things because of a typo......


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Hello

How nice!:-)

Windows 10 has nothing to do with Yahoo or Gmail but with Windows Account live.

You probably created a Windows 10, account live user id and password.

This page should help you to recover your password.

http://account.live.com/...
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Thank you for your reply...it's really a confusing situation so I'll take the replies one at a time......first of all, There is no password to recover. I accidently put in an email address that did not exist, so there's no way I can see to activate it. I was going to use an email I hadn't used in a long time on "gmail", but accidently typed in Yahoo.....Yahoo seems to be windows favorite.....
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If there is no password to recover, what do you mean by being locked out of Windows 10?

"Yahoo seems to be windows favorite..." in the contrary, Outlook.com is.
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A lot of apps require a password when applying.....they want to send the password to my Yahoo address...hence I have no access to the apps...When I made the error, I didn't think it would matter, but all the little rejections because I can't supply the password....because there is no access to that original email address to retrieve the app password.
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Thank you for your suggestion......I can't reinstall windows 10......I think I would have to buy it on disc, so too much of an expense in this my retirement years. I tried a re-install, but because I already used that option....I would then have to buy a disc.
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Hi,

It's possible to change the Windows 10 password. For the apps, perhaps if you reinstall Windows you can change the app passwords.

Good luck
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I can't change the password....because there is no password. Yahoo was a typo....But it would not be accepted as a typo.....It seems in Windows train of thought....if you have an email address.................................then it has to have a password. They won't look at it as a Typo...because it's all spelled correctly? Y-A-H-O-O.....

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