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Q: windows 10 password

on my windows 10 computer I was attempting to create a new user and switched users on my computer. on the log in screen it's asking for a password. it no longer accepts my finger print, password or PIN. enter password and it says wrong password but I know it's the right one. what do I need to do.

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Preferred Solution: windows 10 password

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Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password

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Our Windows 7 users are prompted when their passwords will expire in 14 Days, however They are not forced to change thier password before it expires. If the users ignore the expiration warning they can only get logged into the network after having the helpdesk
reset thier password.
Is there a way to force Windows 7 users to change thier passwords on the day it expires. Our WinXP users get the 14 day warning and are forced to change thier passwords on day 14.
I have the GPO configured to notifiy users when thier passwords will expire in 14 days
Thank you,
Glen

A:Windows 7 Expired Password - Recvd Warning prompts but not forced to change password

Hi,
 
After applying above settings, the user can change the password by default at the expire day. Please create a new domain profile and test the issue on several Windows
7 machines. Can the user be enforced to change password at expire day? If not, please refer to the following steps to collect the information for research.
 
1. On the DC, open GPMC, right-click Group Policy Results, choose Group Policy Results Wizard, follow the wizard to collect a Group Policy result for problematic
Windows 7 client.
 
2. On the Windows 7 machine where GPO failed to apply, please perform the following steps to collect log files:
 
a) Please add the specified registry key to enable group policy log (%windir%\debug\usermode\gpsvc.log), and remove or rename it to disable group policy log after
collecting data. You may need to create the Diagnostics key if it is not there.
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics
 
Type: DWORD

Value: GPSvcDebugLevel

Data: 0x30002 (hexadecimal)
 
b) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpupdate /force”.

c) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpresult /v > gpr_win7.txt”, send me gpr_win7.txt file.

d) On the problematic Win7 machine, run command “eventvwr”, then expand to Applications and service logs -> Microsoft -> windows -> groupPolicy
-> Operational. Right-click on it and ... Read more

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Hello, so I've just found an old laptop I've had hoarded with windows 8 on it. Everything on it is super outdated, and I noticed it had my account on it which was basically my Microsoft account. I tried to sign in, but it says it's incorrect. I know my
password, and I've changed it over the years, but since the laptop is so old, it wants me to put in the last password I used to sign in on it. Problem is that I had so any password changed and I cannot remember what password I used. It will not let me use
my new password, because it says it's incorrect. Any way to fix this?

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So, I installed Windows 10 last week. Yesterday I explored a bit and discovered Windows Edge, their new email/ outlook client. I attached my personal Gmail address to the service as well as my corporate address. My corporate account required me to create a new password that fit my company's security standards, which I did, but, after feeling like my company address was restricting how I use my personal home computer, I removed that address. Here's where I get fuzzy, I cannot, for the life of me remember, if I changed my password back to one that didn't conform to my company's security standards or if I left it alone. All I know is that once my computer locked later that night, I was unable to get back in. I've tried every permutation of every password, including that corporate password, I've ever used with no success.

I do not have a password reset disk nor do I have a system repair disk with which to reinstall Windows 10.

So, how screwed am I? Will I have to reinstall Windows 7, the last OS I have a disk for, and hope I can reupgrade to Windows 10?

P.S.
I did not attach my MSN email address (aka my Microsoft Account) to my computer, so resetting my password that way is a no go.
 

A:Forgot Windows 10 password, no repair or password recovery disk.

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Hi,

I recently suffered a trojan virus attach and ultimately have changed my password on my email server.

I have tried to reset it to the new password in Windows mail multiple times. It keeps reverting to the old password as the saved password, and I continually have to retype in the new password. I tried resetting the password to nothing, and rebooting, and the old password comes back again.

There must be a preference file or an ini file that I can edit. Can I do that without loosing my address book, etc.?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Daria

A:Trouble resetting password in Windows Mail to new server password

You might try clicking "Apply" before "OK" in the same window that you entered the password. (I'm guessing that since you are using Windows 7, your email program is Windows Live Mail, not Vista's Windows Mail, although the procedure would be the same anyway.)

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU J1800 @ 2.41GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3987 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -2038 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 467518 MB, Free - 431506 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KXN37
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
Don't know if I have a virus or not but when I tried to put in my password to open windows today it was already filled in with a long password, my password is only 10 letters long, and when I hit enter it would say wrong password. After trying about 5 or 6 times it finally let me type in my password. Now I'm afraid to shut off this pc thinking I may not be able to get it back on, machine is only a month old ! This is the first time this problem has happened. Just ran AVG scan and it came back as no threats. Is this just an 8.1 glitch or do I have a virus problem ? Another strange thing that happened recently just before my windows 7 died was I couldn't type my windows password into the password space, couldn't see any cursor, but if I took the pc downstairs to the main floor I finally found it worked just fine downstairs but if I took the pc back upstairs I couldn't type in a pass word again, to fix the problem I just removed the password window but the windows died right after that. but thats one for the books !!
 

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I found that once I upgraded to Windows 8.1 I had to use my Email account to Log In to my PC.
The User has to have a Windows Account (Mine is originally Hotmail - Live - Outlook).

I can not stand having the same Password and account info from my Email account the same as my PC.

I had to reinstall Windows 8 and then I was able to use a Personalized & Custom User Name & PC Password.

*This coincides with certain software I use when I install the same titles on multiple PCs. *(Serif - WebPlusX6 - I use a common User Name and file location).

***I will not tolerate having to be constricted to a Windows Account that makes me use the same password and user name for my Email Account and my PC.

*****Therefor, WINDOWS 8.1 is useless to me at this time.

P.S. I still get rapid boot times and custom features from Windows 8. *I assigned the Power Button where the old *Start button would be & pinned shortcuts to my task bar to navigate to apps I use frequently.

A:Seperate Windows Account, Email Password From PC Password

Hello Majestone, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can sign in to Windows 8 with any "local account" or "Microsoft account" you want.

You do not have to setup a "Microsoft account" when installing or setting up Windows 8.1. A trick to this would be to temporarily disconnect the internet when you get to this point to then be able to setup a "Local account" instead.

If you want a Microsoft account, then you could have two Microsoft accounts, and use one to sign in to Windows 8 with and the other for your emails.

Either way, you could easily switch to a local account afterwards.
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8
...or switch back to any Microsoft account you wanted instead.
Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Enter administration password or power on password hp 15-af114au review windows 10

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This computer was set up about a year ago with sharing enabled. It worked perfectly the entire time.
Then a few weeks ago, it started prompting for a password. I've been racking my brain out since. Unfortunately, I let too much time pass before realizing I could roll back using System Restore so now I'm screwed. My best guess is that a security update caused this problem. I unstalled all the security updates in Jan (except the .NET 4 updates which I figured aren't the cause).
Here's my setup:
Windows 7 Home Premium on 5 computers
No HomeGroup
No passwords for any computer on the network
Sharing for each computer works fine except on this desktop. The desktop can access everything else but no one can access it
Printers are shared by the desktop and are no longer accessible
Network Sharing Center: Password protected sharing: Off (Tried On also)
Let Windows/Homegroup manage: On (Tried Off also)
Firewall completely disabled on desktop
The following registry settings have also be changed to no effect (in HKLM/Control/CurrentControlSet/Lsa)
forceguest: 0
LimitBlankPasswordUse: 0
LmCompatibilityLevel: 1
everyoneincludesanonymous: 1
restrictanonymous: 0
restrictanonymoussam: 0
Passwords are not required to login
Why is this not working? This is starting to royally irritate me. I've never had this problem before, and I've never used anything but blank passwords.

A:Windows 7 stopped sharing with no password / blank password

can u delete the share, reboot and then create the share anew perhaps -- and give the share a new name too.

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Hello, I need help, I can't login to my Windows 8 computer, I forgot the password, is there any way that can reset the password?

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Cannot get past login window.  Need to reset laptop but can't get anywhere.  Thank you. I am on the Windows 7 Professional page.

A:Forgot windows password. Cannot get in to reset password. ...

Dear Customer, Welcome to HP Support Forum and we are glad to assist you. It looks like you're not sure of the Windows Login Password for your Notebook.We will surely assist you with this. Please find the explanation as shown below for this scenario:If you've forgotten your Windows password and you're on a domain, you should contact your system administrator to reset your password. If you're not on a domain, you can reset your password by using a password reset disk or by using an administrator account. If you forget the administrator password and don't have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't be able to reset the password. If there are no other user accounts on the computer, you won't be able to log on to Windows and will need to re-install Windows. Note: Please reply to this post and let us know if you have setup any Security Questions during the Product Registration  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R K

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I have a user that has a Windows XP laptop that travels. She connects to our office via PPTP. She has two different passwords. One for the domain and one for the firewall VPN connection. If she gets on the internet and connects to the VPN it connects fine. Shortly after however, she gets locked out in Active Directory. When she re-boots and logs back in the only password that will work is her VPN password. It stays that way until she connects directly to the domain, either from our corporate office or one of our remote offices. The problem that this causes is when she is in outlook, outlook keeps trying to use the password she got into the computer with, which is the VPN password, and it fails enough times to lock her out. I know that I can match the two passwords to be the same but when her domain password expires we would have to change the firewall one as well. We're trying to avoid this and I'm expecting this to happen with more people. Any ideas?
 

A:PPTP password replaces the Windows password

Can the firewall be set to use Windows authentication? RADIUS may work, but if you don't already have a server for that, you would need one.
 

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HI,
Can someone explain to me how you go about syncronising the Windows 98 password with a network password, for when dialling in remotely to access corporate Network
 

A:Syncronising windows Password with Network Password?

Are you referring to your win98 windows logon pass, like at system startup?
-Z
 

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My sister has passed away & Ive been copying her pictures off of her laptop for the family & I havent finished. It logged off last night & now its asking for password & no one knows the password.. Im almost positive there is a way to go around this password but I cant seem to figure it out on my own! Please Help ASAP THANX

A:how do i bypass the windows password without password recove...

log into safe mode and log into the administrator account.  If there's no password, then it will just let you right in, or else press [enter] without typing anything in the password field and it'll log on. change the password in control panel. reboot.

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Can't log in windows 7 even with the right password and been reset the password in admin user account built-in windows 7.

The problem started when restarted the computer with 2 user accounts active by using switch user account in windows 7.After computer restarted I can't log in to my old admin account that I created first time setup my computer lucky I have my windows 7 built-in admin account active from there I have reset a new password of my old admin account and no luck can't log in.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Can't log in windows 7 even with the right password and been reset the password in ad

I recommend posting here:
Windows 7 Help Forums
since it's not a Vista problem.

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Hello there

So I'm experiencing strange BitLocker behaviour. I have this PC at work. Clean Windows 8 x64 installation, 3 HDD (AHCI), no SSD.

After I set up BitLocker to encrypt "C" partition, it gave me pop-up window, that I should restart PC to test the BitLocker loader. So I clicked Yes. And after few seconds I got this:

JPG IMAGE - http://www.eightforums.com/attachments/f1/f2/22871d1370880908t-very-strange-bitlocker-enter-password-startup-screen-5jkippr.jpg

Mind, I'm still ABLE TO type password (i can't see sh** though), after I hit enter Windows IS booting, but it's really weird to see above picture instead of:


My GFX is OK, I tested it with games, benchmarks etc.
BitLocker simply cannot, for whatever reason, use my video card properly and displays those weird lines. After all - it hasn't loaded the whole Windows yet. Than again, it IS a bit strange, as Windows installers tend to work fine.


Any thoughts people?

Kind Regards

Bart

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My son's HP laptop was giving him a strange message that he must pay $300 to the FBI and then would go to a black screen. I guessed that he had gotten a virus. A few days later I tried to get into safe mode to do a system restore, but all 3 options of safe mode take me to the windows login screen, and his password no longer works. Also, in looking for answers, I found others who were having the pc hang while loading classpnp. I did notice that this is also occurring just before it goes to the windows login screen.

Many of the suggestions I have found for fixing errors require you to either be logged in or in safe mode, which is not possible. My son's father bought him the laptop, so I don't know if there was ever an installation disk. I believe it came with windows 7 pre-installed. It was purchased new about a year ago. My son does not want me to wipe the hard drive or do anything to lose his music, games, etc., but I don't know if that is possible

At first I thought I just needed to know how to reset the windows password, but at this point, I think the problem is beyond my capability to figure out on my own.

Has anyone else heard of a similar issue and how to repair it with or without losing all of the data?
 

A:Windows 7 problems: cannot enter safe mode, windows password does not work

Hello,

Funnily enough I have just finished repairing a computer with this issue. What I did was a fresh install of windows 7. With the recovery disk.

Do you have the model number please?
 

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Whenever a user changes their Windows password, the next time they open their mail, it prompts them for user name & password. It appears that the user's password changes the Windows Mail password, thus causing Windows Mail to prompt for it because the newly saved password doesn't work. I can't find any help on this anywhere. Any ideas how to unlink this?

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I discovered that there is a problem to connect to Windows Live from within windows mail. The password I used worked fine to connect to Windows Live from within Explorer but login didn't succeed from within windows mail.

After I changed my password to a simpler one within Windows Live it is possible to connect from windows mail with that password to.

I didn't look further to discover what was giving the problems. My old password had a length of 16 characters and included @#%^ characters.

A:Password not recognized connecting to windows live from windows mail

Problem would be clearer with correct terminology:
Windows Mail is the email client which came with Windows Vista.
Windows Live Mail is an email client that you download with Windows Live Essentials.
"Windows Live" is too general to tell what you're referring to.

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When I try to connect to a Windows 2000 computer (SERVER) over my network from my Windows 7 computer (LAUREL-PC), I have an issue in that a dialog box comes up called Enter Network Password, and when I do enter the password and username for my windows 2000 computer into the dialog box, it doesn't work, and it says incorrect username or password!

I think it has to do something with the fact that when I try and login, it shows the username as

LAUREL-PC\Connor

when it should probably be

SERVER\Connor

because I am logging in with the username from the computer called SERVER, not LAUREL-PC! There isn't even an account called Connor on LAUREL-PC.

How do i make it change the domain or computer name to SERVER when I am logging on, or is there some other problem. I tried to make it so that you don't have to enter a network password to access shares on my SERVER computer, but that didn't work. Is there anyway to disable this dialog box?


Thanks!!!

PLEASE REPLY .
 

A:Windows 7 connecting to Windows 2000 - network password problem

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I know my password and have a copy of my recovery key for my hard drive.  I ran into an issue with my computer and had the computer store install a fresh copy of windows 10.  I had Windows 10 prior (Not sure if same version of 10).   My
Password and my Recovery Keys are not working for the drive. 

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Well there are 2 PC in my LAN:

NB
Notebook
WiFi connection to my router NETGEAR DGN2200v3
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

DSK
Desktop
Cabled connection to my router NETGEAR DGN2200V3
Windows XP Home Edition 32bit SP3
If from DSK I try to access NB shared folders through network, everything is fine.
If from NB I try to access DSK shared folders through network, the following window appears:

The strange thing is that this problem seems to occur randomly! Sometimes it occurs, sometimes not (during the same session of usage of NB). This is annoying because usually I need to work with NB on files which are stored in DSK through local network, so if I need to apply a change to a file, sometimes I won't have a chance to do that.

Some minutes ago I configured DSK and NB so that the account for both has the same username and password.

When on NB I try to access DSK shared folders, the window I posted above appears, I fill the data but neither this time I have granted access...

This is what happens:
- I reset NB WiFi connection
- Using NB I try to access DSK shared folders --> everything is ok
- About 5 minutes passes
- Using NB I try to access DSK shared folders --> the authentication window appears, I fill the username and password fields but they won't be recognized

I need to work on DSK files directly from NB through my local network, so it is very annoying to reset my WiFi connection every 5 minutes... Just I don't know what the solution to this prob... Read more

A:Solved: [Problem] - Windows 7 ask for password if I access a Windows XP computer

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I have a Dell laptop, where I changed the password back in February. Just to be clear, the password screen I am referring to is the screen, which follows the black screen with the Dell logo, that is colored and has a square image (which can be replaced by the admin) next to the spot to input the admin password to unlock windows/the computer. I was able to successfully login to the computer with the new password several times after the change. Unfortunately around the same time I created the new password, a person I trusted (at the time) knew the new password when I changed it. Shortly thereafter, the situation with that person turned badly and we cut ties with her. We suspect (because it happened right before that person left), she changed the password out of spite. Since then we have been unable to gain access to that laptop. The laptop runs on Windows 8 (or 8.1, not entirely sure) operating system. We have an Asus that has an option to recover (or reset) the password through various means (an email code, phone text message code, etc), as a safe-guard. However, the Dell only has the option to reset the password by inserting a flash drive. We tried this and did not have any luck. I am desperate to gain access to the Dell laptop as it has valuable photos and important documents on it. Please, PLEASE, help me with this.

A:Windows Admin Password is Unrecognized and Unable to Access Windows

I should also mention, we do not have the Windows installation cd. We have four mischievous children and there is no telling what happened to that disk.

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I may have accidently deleted my user password while trying to change my password. I have a usb password reset but when i try and use it Windows  says , " File type unknow , windows does not recognize this file type." The only thing they
recommend is to go to the web for help. I also have an Administrator account . Can i change my user account password with my Administrator account without using my password reset ? Also what good is a password reset if windows can't  open it up. Can you
recommend any Microsoft or safe third party downloads to open the "psw' file? I would greatly appreciate a reply. Thank you.

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Well there are 2 PC in my LAN:NBNotebook
WiFi connection to my router NETGEAR DGN2200v3
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

DSKDesktop
Cabled connection to my router NETGEAR DGN2200V3
Windows XP Home Edition 32bit SP3


If from DSK I try to access NB shared folders through network, everything is fine.
If from NB I try to access DSK shared folders through network, the following window appears:



The strange thing is that this problem seems to occur randomly! Sometimes it occurs, sometimes not (during the same session of usage of NB). This is annoying because usually I need to work with NB on files which are stored in DSK through local network, so if I need to apply a change to a file, sometimes I won't have a chance to do that.

Some minutes ago I configured DSK and NB so that the account for both has the same username and password.

When on NB I try to access DSK shared folders, the window I posted above appears, I fill the data but neither this time I have granted access...

This is what happens:
- I reset NB WiFi connection
- Using NB I try to access DSK shared folders --> everything is ok
- About 5 minutes passes
- Using NB I try to access DSK shared folders --> the authentication window appears, I fill the username and password fields but they won't be recognized

I need to work on DSK files directly from NB through my local network, so it is very annoying to reset my WiFi connection every 5 minutes... Just I don't know what the solution to this probl... Read more

A:[Problem] - Windows 7 ask for password if I access a Windows XP comput

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I had found a site that showed me how to remove the login password request from my windows 8 laptop. I don't remember what site I got this information from but now I'm concerned this will affect my windows 10 installation somehow.

Can anyone help with this please? I'm not planning a clean install as I have too many files to back up.

A:Removed password on windows 8, will it affect windows 10 install?

Since you can't remember how you removed the password, we can't tell you what affect it will have on the Windows 10 upgrade. What I would do if it were my computer:

Create a new LOCAL user account:
User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

make sure to change the new local user account to administrator type. Make sure to log on to the new local user account. Then do the upgrade to Windows 10. That way you will ensure that you have an account you can log in to on Windows 10, and if your usual account stays active the way that you want it to, you can just delete the new local user account you created.

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Hi E1, I have forgotten my admin password for Windows and now I need to use system recovery to re-install Windows however there is no product key and I did not make any recovery disks.Is this a way that Microsoft can force us to pay them more money for a new one? Havent they got enough money already?

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I'm trying to copy across files and settings from my old pc (XP Professional Edition) to my new Windows 7 PC, using Easy Transfer. I have tried twice so far, and each time, when I reach the end of the process, I get a message that says ?Type the password for your old computer?, and ?Protected content was recently transferred to this computer. Type the password for your user account on the old computer listed below to update the content protection on your new account.?

When I input my password from my user account on the old machine, I get a message ?The password is incorrect.? However, I am certain that the password is correct.

The only option I have to continue is to press cancel. When I do that, I have no access to any folders or files in My Documents.

I also the program settings have not been transferred (Or at least do not seem to be acknowledged by the various programs).

Thanks for helping

A:Windows Easy Transfer; XP to Windows 7; Password Problem

You should use a USB disk to transfer file and do not use any passwords in the process.If you are transferring over a network cable, make sure you are logged on in both computers.Have a look : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3179/migrat...nd-a-usb-drive/

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Hello,

Does anyone know how to either change, remove, or disable the Windows password on a Windows 2000 Professional Operating system ?

I was given this from a company that went out of business, but unfortunately I do not have a password to get into it....and one was not supplied !!!!

If anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated !!!

Thanks in advance

Jim
 

A:Windows 2000 Pro Windows Password Bypass Problem

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I had found a site that showed me how to remove the login password request from my windows 8 laptop. I don't remember what site I got this information from but now I'm concerned this will affect my windows 10 installation somehow.

Can anyone help with this please? I'm not planning a clean install as I have too many files to back up.

A:Removed password on windows 8, will it affect windows 10 install?

Since you can't remember how you removed the password, we can't tell you what affect it will have on the Windows 10 upgrade. What I would do if it were my computer:

Create a new LOCAL user account:
User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

make sure to change the new local user account to administrator type. Make sure to log on to the new local user account. Then do the upgrade to Windows 10. That way you will ensure that you have an account you can log in to on Windows 10, and if your usual account stays active the way that you want it to, you can just delete the new local user account you created.

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Hi,

My company have two computers: A & B. In computer A, I want to access computer B and I use command: control userpasswords to enter windows credentials. Then I click to add windows credentials and type address network, user & pass of computer
B. But when I restart, I cannot access computer B. I must type it again. 

I try to use: \\computerB and tick on remember my credentials but it not work.

What would I do?

Best,

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Windows Update has changed my password, and now I can't open windows. This is really strange. I only did a regular shut down after installing updates, and when I restarted several hours later I am locked out.

Help. please.

A:Windows Update resets Windows password

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ibytoohi


Windows Update has changed my password, and now I can't open windows. This is really strange. I only did a regular shut down after installing updates, and when I restarted several hours later I am locked out.

Help. please.


Enable the hidden Administrator account and use it to revert the password. I assume you have tried "blank" passwords, etc?

Ken

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Not sure if this is question is allowed on this web site or not, but I will ask & see what response I get. I don't want to get kicked off here, so please, if it is against the Tech Guy rules, please just let me know & I will withdraw my inquiry.

I just got a new computer & on my old pc I want to find my password files that Windows saves for me. I have no idea where they might be stored. I am running Windows XP.

So, can anyone tell me where I might find where windows stores them on my pc, so I can find the file & print out all my saved passwords before I change over???

Thanks ---
 

A:Windows XP & Windows 2000 Password Locations

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Last night I attempted to change my Windows 7 password and now I can't get past the password screen. Does anyone know of a good Windows 7 password recovery program. I Googled "Lost Windows Password," and of there are a lot programs available but I don't know which ones are any good. Thanks in advance.
 

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As stated in the subject line I can't connect my Windows 7 Pro system to a Windows 10 Home system via the network without a password being required. Strangely, I can connect from the Windows 7 Pro system to two other Windows 7 Home Premium systems on the same network without a password being required. Also, all these systems (including the Windows 10 Home system) can connect to the Windows 7 Pro system without any password being required. Does any one have any suggestions on how I can eliminate the requirement for a password to access the Windows 10 Home system from the Windows 7 Pro system? The Windows 10 Home system version number is 1511, build 10586.0.

A:Windows 7 Pro can't connect to Windows 10 Home without a password

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Hi There all.
I have windows 7 home premium and with Microsoft office 2010 paid for version
Thought that I would do a bit of googeling regarding passwords etc.And came across that there is a password method built into the Microsoft office.
So went and looked into it and did a password for a word document,Now my question according to Microsoft its a very secure setup encryption,Can anyone give any thoughts on this Please.
Many Thanks.

A:Windows password

The only thing I can think of is don't loose the password.
Write it down and keep it in a safe place.

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problem. downloaded windows 10 to laptop. screen asks for password. entered password. does not work. tried using finger id. windows 10 did not install/activate finger id program . any suggestions

A:Windows 10 password

Due to Forum Rules, we cannot assist you with Password circumvention.
Right click the Windows 10 install Setup.exe and choose to Run As Administrator, even if you are an Administrator.
If you still have problems, leave the password field blank. Other then that, if you logged in as an administer user, you can change your password by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL.

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I just wanted to thank you all for your help. So far so good, message does not pop up to change password.

I went to the link you sent Zllio for pcmag. My password setting was set to change every 40 days and I changed it to 0. I also have never change password checked.

Once again, thank you all for your input. Greatly appreciated

Kiwi

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How can I eliminate entering the password every time I want to use my computer?

Thanks.

A:Windows 8.1 Password log in

Can I sign in to Windows without a password? - Windows Help

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I have forgotten my password for the startup in windows 7. Can I get help without software?
 

A:Password windows 7

From the Rules page...

Bypassing Passwords
Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
 

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I have an older Acer Laptop that I haven't used for several years. When you try to boot, it has a dropdown asking for the password. As for as I can remember, it never had a password. How can I fix this even if it had one and I just don't remember. Can anyone help me? BTW, I don't remember the OS either. Forgive me for all the I don't remember stuff, but I am fixing to be 75 years old.
 

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Recently a family member of mine bought an old laptop. It is only a pentium 133mhz, but it will suffice for what they need. Well here is the problem:

We are not sure any user or password for the computer, and unable to attain access to the computer. The floppy drive and cdrom seem to be bad, as they won't read when booting. The bios seems not to recognize the cdrom at all. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

If anyone knows a way to reset the administrator password in Windows NT please email me..
 

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Dear Sir

My Windows-xp Administrator Password Not In My Miad(delete In My Maind) So Plz Why Me Open My Windows-xp.
 

A:Windows Password

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So my I need help with removing a windows CE password off a wp8650 smart book I purchased used for my son. I've tried to connect it to my laptop using USB cable to attempt to download a new operating system but my laptop will not even recognize the device . in addition, there is a reset button on the bottom of smart book but it doesn't do ne thing but power the device off ....please help
 

A:windows CE password

As per the forum rules we do not assist with password removal. Link to the forum rules: https://forums.techguy.org/help/rules/
 

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