I updated a major revision to W10.
It seemed to take forever and timed out a few times(requiring reboot and bypassing Linux default boot[manual process so I just left in running in my absence]).
When finally completed I was greeted with the usual opening sequence.
Part of that sequence involved a 'pictorial pass test'.
All went well until I completed the clicks on the picture test.
It was defaulting to the correct 'user'(me).
However my personalization file was not accessible or whatever.
So while floundering around attempting to get past this, I somehow changed from picture test to password test. Since my feeble memory said I had NOT defined a password(null entry) I assumed that would provide an alternate door.
NOPE!!!! So I next changed to a different 'user'(one I defined way back when I first got this computer).
Well that brought me to my present 'condition.
First, what must I do to change user from that active to another that has been defined.
Lastly is there a way to access the password for a defined user(regedit etc.?)
Almost all that I have stored is inaccessible(programs as well as data files) are not accessible to my current user persona.
I have to assume there IS a back door somewhere somehow.
I cannot do most of my daily stuff since it is all in the directory(folder) structure below the now inaccessible username.
Command.com is not allowed to make any changes to the file system below that user sub directory either.
Like the thread title says, HELP!!!
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