Re: Windows 10 password question

chris judge

Yes but unfortunately this guy is deceased so it’s a bit late to pass this advice on to him. I always give my clients these suggestions. If only they’d pay heed to my suggestions.


Chris Judge

JAWS Certified, 2020


From: <> On Behalf Of Jerry Hogan
Sent: November 26, 2020 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: [win10] Windows 10 password question


Like Joseph said, it is wise to give your password to someone you trust in case of emergency, it is important to give your password to someone else for emergency, my wife have my password.  Good luck.



From: <> On Behalf Of Jason White via
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [win10] Windows 10 password question


Brian’s advice is correct, with one qualification: if BitLocker encryption was used on the drive, then you won’t be able to read it on another machine without the encryption key.


From: <>
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 11:11
To: <win10@...>
Subject: Re: [win10] Windows 10 password question


              No.  Their best bet will be to pull the system drive from the machine and connect it to another as an external drive  After they go through the dance of getting access to the file and folder hierarchy after it's connected, they can access anything on the drive

              This is a good chance to remind people that in this cyber age, if we're doing what we should to protect ourselves with passwords, PINs, etc., that having something in place to pass that information on to either our executor(s) or other loved one(s) upon our passing needs to be in place.  I've had this happen with some of my clients, too.  It makes the process of taking care of affairs that need to be taken care of much more difficult if you don't have that information.


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
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