Tried to bypass password, wiped my computer

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password reset gone wrong
So, I was trying to recover some photos from an old laptop but I had forgotten the password. The username on the laptop was attached to an old email that I haven't used in years, I couldn't answer the security questions to log into the old email either! So, I googled how to log in without a password. 
Unfortunately this video did NOT specify that this would COMPLETELY WIPE MY LAPTOP OF ALL PREVIOUS INFORMATION
So, now I have access to the computer but it has nothing on it. Will I be able to recover those photos ever again? The video was by Barry Mccreight called "Bypass or reset password windows 8 or 10 no download free"
Please help me! There are photos I will NEVER be able to get back if I can't restore this laptop.


Software/Hardware used:
windows 8 or 10 gateway laptop

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You might get them back with a 3rd party data recovery application as long as you have not made to many changes or ran anything else on that computer. You may have to try and find one you can run from a USB thumb drive due to the fact that loading any new software to the hard drive itself may overwrite the recoverable photo data. 

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  • Subhendu Sen

    Which is gone means almost not possible to get back your photos. There are some third party tools that claim they can recover deleted photos/ files, but the result is not fully satisfied. You can download and try, but be cautious about malicious software.

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  • TheRealRaven
    Password often result in data wipes. If they didn't, passwords wouldn't be nearly as useful. And in general, data wipes wouldn't be useful if recovery was easy.

    There are various freeware hard disk recovery tools that can recover "deleted" files as long as the disk space wasn't overwritten. I've used them for a couple past problems to good effect, e.g., after a re-partitioning that was done in error
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