We all have a Windows PC at our home as well as in our offices. Nowadays people have a lot of options when it comes to an operating system but they choose to have Windows as their Operating System. Most of the organisations use this Operating System because it has Microsoft Office. From Windows XP to Windows 11, it has proved its worth among the users. No doubt due to its reliability and affordability it is highly recommended by the users. Along with several functions it has one of the best security features also. Its security features avoid the strangers from signing in on our Windows PC. But sometimes unfortunately it happens when the sign in option gets locked/blocked by several attempts for security reasons on Windows 10.
In this particular blog will have a discussion on this sign in option has been locked for security reasons Windows 10. Windows 10 has wonderful security features that it locked the PC if it finds an unauthorized access or logins. But sometimes it gets lock by the user itself, if they enter the wrong credentials multiple times. When you enter wrong credentials multiple times, the Windows takes it as a security threat and gets locked. If your Windows have locked and you are looking for a solution then keep reading the tutorial.
The sign-in option do not get locked by one or two attempts. You must know that Windows have an in-built feature that is Account Lockout Threshold Policy. According to this policy, if a user enters wrong credentials a number of times the PC gets locked.
But don’t worry you can get rid of the issue if you are stuck with the above issue through another accounts if you have forgotten the login credentials.
Recommended solutions for this sign in option has been locked for security reasons Windows 10
Reset Your Microsoft account’s Password
It is highly recommended to use a Microsoft account in place of a local account. If one’s reset the Microsoft account it will also modify the password used for log in to Windows 10.
Points to be Remember
You do not have another option except re-setting if you are locked out of Windows 10 account which is linked with Microsoft account.
Reset Your Local account Password
If you have a local Windows 10 account then you can click on Reset Password option found below password field. After that Windows will ask you some security questions that have been set by you while creating the account. You can only change the password if the answers match with your previous answers.
Windows Administrator reset the Password
You can use the option only when you are presently logged in with Windows account with administrator privileges and it will change the password of Microsoft account. The option will use User Accounts Section of Windows Control Panel to reset an account Password.
Password Reset Disk
You can unlock the sign in option by creating the above disk by using the forgotten Password Wizard and then you can use it for login. But keep in mind it is only worthy when you set it before getting locked.
Reinstall Windows 10
Re-installing of Windows 10 can resolve the issue of this sign in option has been locked for security reasons Windows 10. But you should know the consequences of re-installing the Windows it will delete all your existing accounts as well as your data too. So it is highly recommended to avoid this method unless until you do not have another options.
That’s all! My work is done here. And I have tried my best to provide you all the essential info for getting rid of the situation and now it’s your turn to follow the above instructions and resolve your problem.
I really hope that the above troubleshooting methods will surely help you out in dealing the problem.
Apart from this, it is highly recommended to scan your system with a PC Repair Tool (especially who has been suffering from regular fluctuations in their system performance). This tool will enhance your system performance and will fix the minor and major malfunctioning of the computer in few clicks.
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