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Moorisheagle

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Moorisheagle It would appear "something" has hijacked my Microsoft account because I am unable to Print Screen and paste the startup page. I believe my Microsoft account is hijacked. Startup page shows my Icon, User Name, "Locked" a window - "Password" is demanded then, I am allowed access to my own PC, which was never password protected.
 
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Moorisheagle It would appear "something" has hijacked my Microsoft account because I am unable to Print Screen and paste the startup page. I believe my Microsoft account is hijacked. Startup page shows my Icon, User Name, "Locked" a window - "Password" is demanded then, I am allowed access to my own PC, which was never password protected.
Use another device and go and reset it on the portal using your recovery data.

This is why I advocate only local accounts in non-domain controlled environments. It's pretty likely you practiced poor password hygiene or hit a phishing page. Also it's why 2FA is important.
 

Moorisheagle

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What's 2FA? But my Account does'nt mention my microsoft account email address like it does on my tablet. It's just the computer name. Or am I missing something here?
 
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Are you saying that you can still login to your system if you enter your password, or the password for your account no longer works and thus you cannot even sign into the system?

Print screen doesn't work for the login screen as far as I am aware anyway.

2FA stands for "Two factor authentication", it's an addition for security with password protection by enforcing another verification method (e.g. codes to be entered, delivered via e-mail/SMS).
 

Moorisheagle

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Use another device and go and reset it on the portal using your recovery data.

This is why I advocate only local accounts in non-domain controlled environments. It's pretty likely you practiced poor password hygiene or hit a phishing page. Also it's why 2FA is important.
Thanks for your help, "Netplwiz" solved the issue, so not really a problem, but I am looking into 2FA.
 
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