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Solved Microsoft account password on lock screen


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I couldn't find this when I searched, so here goes... When I first started using Windows 10, I configured the lock screen an it asked me to choose a password for it (I have a very long one I use for all my computers). Everything was fine until I signed into my Microsoft account for the first time, and now the Microsoft account is linked to the lock screen and so is the password.

This bothers me for a few reasons:
1. Let's say my Microsoft account gets hacked (not incredibly likely, but never impossible). That would give the hacker the password to my Surface, and that disturbs me a great deal.
2. I like having the same password for my PCs
3. I have this password committed to muscle memory, so it's the one I can put in the fastest.

I don't want to get rid of the lock screen itself, just go back to the password I set for the machine. Is there a way to do this? I thought maybe there'd be some sort of registry fix, but I wouldn't know where to look.