However, you may sometimes encounter Windows 11 will not accept the correct login password after updating the system. This post from MiniTool helps you get rid of the annoying issue. Now, keep on your reading.

Many Windows 11 users have reported that Windows 11 will not accept the correct login password with the “PIN IS INCORRECT” or “PASSWORD IS INCORRECT” message. This issue usually happens after updating Windows.

Windows 11 login won't accept my password. I tried rebooting in safe mode and I encountered the same issue. I tried my password multiple times, doesn't work, reboot a few times, try again, reboot, try again and then it just works. No apparent reason for it to not work.Microsoft

How to remove the issue? Before you start the following methods, you should check your Microsoft account password. If it is correct, continue to proceed.

Fix 1: Turn on Airplane Mode

According to Microsoft’s official forum, turning on Airplane Mode is useful for the “cannot log in to Windows 11 with the correct password” issue. Follow the guide below:

1. Select the Network icon on the lock screen and select Airplane mode.

turn on Airplane mode

2. Restart your PC and try the same password again. If the problem persists, continue to the next step.

Fix 2: Use the on-screen keyboard

Now, you can use the on-screen keyboard to fix the “Windows 11 password not working after update” ISSUE.

1. Click the Easy of Access button on the lock screen.

2. Turn on the On-screen keyboard option and type the password.

use the on-screen keyboard

Fix 3: Use a Password Reset Disk

If you have forgotten your password and have created the password reset disk, it’s time to use it to reset your local account password. Here are the steps.

1. Insert the password reset disk into your computer.

2. In the login screen, click Reset password and click Next in the pop-up window,

3. Choose the drive on which the password reset disk is located and click Next.

4. You will get the following interface. You need to input a new password and a new password hint which will replace the old ones. Then, click Next.

Fix 4: Try a system restore

If you have created a system restore point, you can try restoring your PC to a previous state when you were able to log in. Here is how to do that:

1. On the Windows 11 lock screen, click the Power button. Then, click the Restart option and press the Shift key at the same time.

2. After restarting, choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Settings and click System Restore.

3. Follow the on-screen steps to finish the task.

Fix 5: Reset Windows 11 Without Password

If you don’t have a password reset disk or system restore point, you can follow the below steps to reset Windows 11 without a password.

1. On the Windows 11 login screen, click the Power button. Then, click the Restart option and press the Shift key at the same time.

2. On the Choose an option page, then choose the Troubleshoot option.

3. On the Troubleshoot page, click the Reset this PC option.

4. On the Reset this PC page, there are two options – Keep my files and Remove everything. Here, you need to choose Remove everything since you don’t have your admin password. Otherwise, if you choose Keep my files, you still have to enter your Windows 11 admin password after resetting.

5. Next, choose Cloud download or Local reinstall based on your needs.

choose Cloud download or Local reinstall

6. Then, you need to choose Just remove my files or Full clean the drive.

7. Finally, click Reset.

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After fixing the “Windows 11 will not accept correct login password” issue, you had better back up your system or important files regularly since system issues always happen. With the backup image, you can restore your lost files or get back to the previous normal system state. To do that, you can try the free backup software – MiniTool ShadowMaker, which supports backing up files, disks, and systems on Windows 11/10/8/7.

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Final Words

In conclusion, this article has demonstrated reliable solutions to the “Windows 11 will not accept my correct login password” issue. If you need to do that, try these ways.

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