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Policy states no assistance can be rendered in fixing the sign-in issue.

A workaround solution:

1) You BIOS NRAM contains the product key.

2) Download WIN 10 (you should be there already).  Follow instructions to install Win 10 on a different PC.

3) Install a new 1 TB 3.5" HD.

4) Run WIN 10 installer you downloaded, skip the product key entry. You must have ethernet internet cable attached. WI-FI is a pain!

5) You can use an external USB to SATA drive enclosure to transfer ONLY data files off the old HD.

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