In the past, if you used Windows with a local account instead of a Microsoft account, you had better not lose your password. Microsoft offered several password recovery options for those with Windows accounts, but local users had a problem. (You can click here to learn about how a local account works.)

Fortunately, now Windows 10 offers those same options for those who prefer to use a local account. Start by typing Sign-in options in your search box and clicking on the results.

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Or click on the Settings icon. Then choose Accounts followed by Sign-in options.

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Scroll down to Password. Click on Update local security questions. You will only see this option if you’re logged in with a local account.

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You’ll then be able to add three security questions that can help you get back into your PC if you ever lose the password. Once you’ve chosen them, click on Finish.

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