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Incorrect password on Windows 10 login screen.

Q: Incorrect password on Windows 10 login screen.

My parents are having an issue logging on to their computer. It seems that my mother miss-typed her microsoft email address when she activated it. Now she has a login in screen that asks for a password for the miss-typed account address. She cannot get past this screen since she does not know the password. Does anyone know how to change the email account on the login screen so that she can attempt to login in to her computer?

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A: Incorrect password on Windows 10 login screen.

Originally Posted by honus03

My parents are having an issue logging on to their computer. It seems that my mother miss-typed her microsoft email address when she activated it. Now she has a login in screen that asks for a password for the miss-typed account address. She cannot get past this screen since she does not know the password. Does anyone know how to change the email account on the login screen so that she can attempt to login in to her computer?

Hi honus03 and welcome to Tenforums.

I think you should be able to enable the Hidden Administrator Account using option #4 here:
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Once in, create the correct account, delete the incorrect account, and then re-hide the Hidden Administrator Account.

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Wife was nagging me to remove the password at Windows7 startup because it was too long, so I followed the instructions online (unclicked the box to require password at login) and it came up with a box (I don't think was mentioned in the instructions I was following) that told me to enter, and confirm the password. I left them blank since I didn't want a new password.
Now when I startup it still asks me for a password (usename it gives is HomeGroupUser$) and when I try my old password it doesn't work, and when I try leaving it blank and pressing enter it still doesn't work.
So I can't login...

A:windows 7 login password incorrect

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Hey guys,

I have seen similar threads in some places, but none of them seemed to have exactly the same problem I have been having. Anyway, I have an Alienware M17x with Windows 7 installed. Yesterday, Windows stopped accepting my login credentials and kept giving the error "the username or password is incorrect". I never did change my password, and no one else has access to my laptop. My password was about to expire, but it never prompted me to enter a new password ever. I have tried pretty much everything that I could find/think of.

1) There are no other accounts on the system other than the one that is locked out.

2) I tried rebooting in safe mode, but it ultimately takes me back to the login screen with a different screen resolution.

3) I have tried repairing using the Windows 7 disk. That didn't work either.

4) I tried going to the command prompt and displaying user accounts that are present on the system( using "net user"). It shows me an Administrator account and Guest account. So I took a chance and changed the administrator password, but it didn't accept it on the login screen.

5) I have tried System restore to the previous day.

6) I have tried setting the BIOS date back one day. It's set back to the original date now.

I don't really want to buy a password breaker software yet, because I have a feeling it is not about the password, just some software glitch.

Any help is highly appreciated

A:Windows 7 Login: username or password is incorrect

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Unless you created a Password Reset Disc, I'm not sure there's anything you can do other than try a search on Google.

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I previously routinely logged into my daughters computer (running Vista Business X64 behind the firewall at her university's network) via TS Web Access.She upgraded the system to Windows 7 Ultimate to solve a video card issue and now the Remote Desktop login fails.  I can get to the machine through the gateway but it gives the "The username or password in incorrect message" on every attempt.I can have someone log using Remote Desktop from the internal network just fine using the absolute same username/password.I have had her check all of the remote settings multiple times (I have seached this one extensively).  Can anyone suggest what the problem may be and a solution.  Or even a method to diagnose would be helpful.This is a critical issue for me since she is near clueless.

A:The username or password is incorrect when attempting login to remote computer running Windows 7 Ultimate via TS Web Access

I found my own answer to this issue after I got acces to the machine physically and was able to view the security logs for the failed login attempts.  For some reason windows seven required that I use the entire computer name \\computer name\account name\ to get to the machine whereas Vista did not require full name.  Problem solved as long as I use the full name convention for the computer as expectedf behind the ts gateway.  Also don't pass the ts gateway credentials on to the remote computer as this causes it to want to log on with those creditials at the machine.    

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Since a couple of hours ago I cannot get past the log in screen on Windows 10. It loads up the screen then before I can type anything it comes up with the incorrect password screen. When I click ok it doesn't do anything and the screen won't go away leaving me unable to log in to my account. I was hoping someone here knows of a fix to help me.
Thank you for anyone that can help.


A:Cannot get past incorrect password screen on Windows 10

Possibly a problem with your keyboard or mouse/touchpad.

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I have tried searching all vista posts and cannot find anything close to what I need. My Vista computer shows the login screen with the user and when I type in the password I get :User name or password is incorrect. I wrote down the password and type it in exactly but vista gives me the same message every time. I do not have a password reset disk.

A:Vista Login:user Name Or Password Is Incorrect

are you sure you don't have caps lock on or a stuck key?

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Hello MS community! I was curious as to 1. whether or not anyone has had this issue, and 2. if anyone knows how to address this problem:
Ever since I've had Win 8-8.1 installed on my new laptops, I always get the same bug- that is, a false notification of my password being incorrect upon login attempt #1. On my 2nd login attempt, (pressing 'enter', clearing the notification) I can always
login. This has always happened after about 4-10x of flawless logins on a fresh OS installation and it stays permanent as a bug afterwards.

I mostly stayed quiet because it was just a minor nuisance for me, but I'm curious if this is a known bug and if there's a solution (because we all chase the flawless execution of an OS). For reference, I use a local user account to sign in, but have also
had this issue when I used an MS account in the past.

Being as I've had Win 8 and Win 8.1 installed on my past 3 laptops, which all had the same issue- I
highly doubt this is an isolated event. I know for some people they can't even login when presented with this message, but this small hiccup in the OS is rather persistent. I really just want to get some community advice/wisdom on this matter.

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windows 10 HP Pavilion 15- n259Tx ( Can't type Password in login screen)

I am facing this issue that I can't type Password in login screen in windows 10.

When I press key to enter password nothing happened. Password field is blank, it is not detecting keystrokes.

I ran chkdsk /f and /r , no issue found. I ran through safe mode and then i was able to enter password. But when I again tried to login normally I couldn't enter password.

Later I did factory reset by pressing f11 key (using HP recovery manager) which wiped everything and from windows 10 it got restored to original windows 8.

So now in windows 8 during first login I entered password and it worked.

I restarted my system and Woah same problem again. I couldn't enter password.


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My wife's computer (running Windows 10) stops at the login screen and asks her to put in her password. Since she is the only one using the computer and is the administrator of that computer, how can I not require it to ask for a login password at bootup? Not sure how to navigate to the place that would let me not require this.

A:Stop Windows 10 from asking for password at login screen

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Hey all....
Started up my computer yesterday morning and when it got to the windows login screen, i could click on my user to type my password in and then when i tried to type my password in none of the keys were working, the only keys that were working were the buttons G13,G14,G15,G16,G17,G18. (but i have know idea what they are typing) I have a Logitech g15 Keyboard, all the lights come on, i can go into bios and use every key just fine, can turn numlock, scrolllock and caps lock on and off untill it displays the windows loading screen, then the keyboard kinda freezes and i can no longer turn them on or off -_- , Ive tried everything, 3 diff keyboards, including a non usb one.

Tried my other harddrive, Same Issues..
Running winxp sp2

-_- thx in advance if u can help..

A:Cant type in password at windows xp login screen

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit runing on my Acer Desktop PC. Often when I switch on my PC the machine boots to the login screen. I enter my password and get the spinning icon, My PC hangs like this untill I power off. When I reboot the PC loads normaly.I can start in safe mode.
Thanks for any help

A:Windows 7 Hangs after putting in password on login screen

What happens when you boot to safemode directly after logging in? Does it goes straight to windows? Have you tried creating a new account and check the difference? Download Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

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I'm trying to create a secure setup on my new Windows 8 laptop. Not worrying about the NSA, just want to keep a serious thief away from my data. I know 100% security is impossible. I'm planning to swap out my mechanical hard with with an SSD with 256-bit hardware encryption which requires a password on boot. So my data will be quite secure on boot. But if a thief were to get my laptop with the lid closed it will be in sleep mode (I won't shut down and reboot each time).
When coming out of sleep, Windows 8 is at the login screen. There are many free and paid software that run from a USB stick or CD/DVD that can retreive or reset a Windows 8 password. I'm wondering if a thief can run or load a program from a USB stick or DVD/CD from the Windows 8 login screen to get my Windows 8 password, whereby they could then log on and grab my data. This could be done if Windows 8 allows access to the CMD prompt from the login screen.

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My PC stuck at the login screen without user password prompt in safe mode.

I've tried the solutions as follows, however, none of them are success :

Use the Windows 10 installation media to log into the "Troubleshoot Mode" and "Startup Repair".

"System Restore" in "Troubleshoot Mode" isn't work for me as Kaspersky IS is installed and it prevents the "System Restore" process.

Use the Windows 10 installation media, to try "Upgrade" the windows. It fails also as Windows 10 already exist.

It's grateful if anyone can help to fix it.

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I have this very strange problem with my newly installed Windows 8.1 laptop, which is joined to the domain. When the logon screen appears I'm not able to log on with my credentials, the domain\username as shown are correct, but when I give my credentials
I get the error "The password is incorrect. Try again". 
I am certain that the credentials are just fine, if I choose the option sign in with different user and I use the same domain account with the same credentials it will log on into my account.
I tried to remote the computer form the domain and rejoin the computer again, but no luck. Does anyone has a solution for this? 

A:Can't login to domain account "The password is incorrect. Try again", but credentials are correct

When I choose different user and login with my account, it will logon normally. When I restart my computer it will show the last logged in account, so when I give my credentials I get the error again; "The password is incorrect. Try again".

What do you mean "choose different user and login with my account"? Do you mean logon to the account in another PC or just click "another user"?
Have you tried to logon to the domain account in another pc, then change the password, then test this issue again.
Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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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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We have a single domain environment with Windows 7 64bit clients. Some of our users have to "CLICK INTO THE PASSWORD FIELD" after they hit ctrl-alt-delete when they login.

Is there a way to save users the step of having to click into the Password Field before they enter their password?

(The devil's in the details.)

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Windows 7 Domain Login Screen - Automatically Select Password Field

Hitting the tab key also switches to the password field.

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After I configured to start up the Windows 10 with the safe mode as following method for uninstalling a software, it does not prompt to enter a password at login screen anymore.

It was working fine until now.

I have tried following but no luck.
Pressed Windows icon + r to launch a run command - No responsePressed the space, enter, and any other buttons to launch a password prompt - No response. *It seemed to accept a keyboard entry. i.e. Caps lock worksTried to start up the Windows 10 using F8 safe mode (I know it does not work for Windows 10 but I tried anyway)Switched the Microsoft account by selecting lower left corner account options - It did switched the account but no password prompt.

As I can not login to the Windows, I am using my second PC to create the post. Please help.

A:No password prompt at login screen. Can not login.

Have you reset System Configuration to normal boot (remove the check from safe mode)?

Try pressing the Ctrl key and just type your password blind - there was a bug in the Preview builds, but I haven't seen it since then.

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Hello, I'm having an issue with logging back in after I hibernate the system. It goes to the login page where I enter in my password. The problem is everytime I type in my password, it tells me that I've typed the wrong password. I try to "switch user" and login from there (not sure what the difference is), and that doesn't work either.

I always end up having to restart the computer. Then when it gets to the login page, I type in the exact password that I tried to type before, and it works. It's only right after I hibernate that the password stops working.

Any idea whats going on?

Thank you in advance!

A:Login "Incorrect Password"

Several have started to have this problem. For now you may want to stop using hibernate.
Make a password reset CD
Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista

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I am recently getting a "Incorrect Password" message when trying to login. I am administrator with a password. My husband (standard user with password) is having the same problem. In addition, a box with "Ease of Access" options pops up while I am in the middle of typing my password. This problem does not happen with my husband. The only way we can log in is to do so as our daughter first (She has no password), then "switch user." At this point, it will finally let us log in. Thanks for any ideas.

A:Login "Password Incorrect"

Is that a laptop or pc?

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All of the user accounts on my windows 7 pc are locked out.
I havent changed any passwords.

The last thing i remember doing was browsing computers on our
home networks, and having to enter a username and password
to access my wifes pc.

Now whenever i try to log in to my pc i get the error
"user name or password is incorrect"

I know the user name and password are fine, as if I access my pc
from my wifes PC i can get access with the same user name and password
which is being rejected when i log into the PC itself - also if i deliberately
enter an incorrect password while connecting from the remote PC it correctly
rejects this.

Im guessing something went wrong when I entered the user name /pass
to access my wifes pc ( These are the same as another user/pass on my pc )
or I have a virus.

Ive tried booting into safe mode, the first time i did this it let me in ,
I changed the password and thought the problem was solved ( did not make
a password reset disk ;-( )
However i later tried logging in with one of the other accounts - and got the error again.

Now im completely locked out. Even when I boot into safe mode I cant get past
the login screen, and just get the "user name or password incorrect" error.

has anybody seen this problem before ?

A:user name or password incorrect error atlogin screen but fine remotely

You can try going to Start, and type run and press enter. Then type "control userpasswords2" without quotes. Check and then uncheck the box "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.". Then select the user you want to automatically log in and either type the correct password, or leave it blank if it has none. The incorrect password may be entered in there. It's worth a try, anyway.

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Hi there

I bought myself a new PC last week:

Asustek motherboard
AMD Athlon 5600+
Sapphire Radeon 4670HD
2 gig ram
320g hard drive
Windows XP Pro

Anyway, everything has been working perfectly until today. I was checking facebook or something on the net, when randomly the windows XP login screen came up. I click on my user name and now it asks for a password. I never had a password to begin with so I have no idea what to type. I am 100% sure there was no password before. So then I restarted the computer and it took me to the login screen again, still asking for a password. Oh, and my virus definitions are completely up to date as I have an ADSL connection and my NOD32 virus program updates itsself automatically as new updates come in.

Would really appreciate some help, I seriously don't want to format my new PC already.

A:Random login screen in XP, asking for a password when there is no password

Can you boot into safemode, log in as administrator, and reset your user password from there?

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Hello SF. first of all, sorry if my english is not perfect.
Now here is my problem: since yesterday, i just can't open a session. When i try to log in, Windows says that the username or the passeword is not correct.
I've tried many things that i've seen on the web but still the same.
Now i just want to erase or reset password.
Or every thing can make me use my computer.
Many thanks in advance!!!

A:Windows password incorrect...

There is Tutorial that should help. Try this Password Reset == You can also try a System Restore at Boot which is Option Two. You would do the System Restore to a date before you had the problem. Good Luck

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L505 with Windows 7. I don't know how it happened but my computer suddenly restarted and came up with Kiosk and Other User as the users. My account is no where in sight. I have no passwords set up but just hitting enter to bypass doesn't work. How do I get my account back and get back into my computer?

A:The Username or password is incorrect on Windows 7

Hi -

Boot into recovery with your Windows 7 DVD or via the HDD recovery partition and run "Windows System Restore" -


If that does not work, you will need to reinstall Windows 7 as I cannot provide further help related to security issues, per TSF Rules.

I must now close this thread.

Good Luck to you.



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When I try to log in on windows 7 it keeps telling me password is incorrect, but I know it?s the right one .When I log in via safe mode it accepts the password with no problem
I have changed the password a few times but when I reboot it says wrong password
So I need to start safe mode etc. again can anyone help regarding this


A:windows 7 it keeps telling me password is incorrect

This might be of some help. Read through these.
User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

User Account Password - Change from WinRE

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Hi All i installed windows 8 preview and after setting up my account with my hotmail account it keeps regetting my password...of course I know my passowrd as i use it everyday... is windows 8 preview setup right or am I doing something wrong... I am using my hotmail password...(I made a local account (called backup) just in case this would happen)

A:[SOLVED] windows 8 password incorrect...

i have the same problem intermittently with it

i just re enter till it accepts it

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I have a domain joined Surface Pro 2 running 8.1 Pro.
The following GPO settings are in place:

* Assign a default domain for logon

* Do not display last logged on user

* Disable logging in with Microsoft accounts - uses the following registry setting - MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\NoConnectedUser - Value = 3

The end goal is for the machine to boot to the login screen that just displays empty user name and password fields
The problem at the moment is that instead of doing that, the client boots to a screen where the only option is to click on "Other user". Only then does the login screen I want, where they enter their username and password in full, actually appear.
These Surface Pro 2's are to be used by small children, and have the "Other User" screen appear is confusing for them, as well as being very annoying for me. It's completely unnecessary.
I've searched all over the 'net looking for an easy way to get the client to boot straight to the standard domain joined log in screen, but every time it just boots to this "Other User" screen that has to be clicked on in order to get the correct
login screen to come up.
Is there any way I can get this to boot straight to the login screen I want? 

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Hello I'm having trouble with my computer. When I turn it on the first thing it goes to is this screen asking for the administration password of login password. Its some 8 digit number thing. After 3 tries it says 54453233. Anybody know what this is and how to move past it

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A:Hp dv7 help. Login password screen

@Chhhaseyyy69? Enter    41531815 Regards, DP-K

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Hi all,

When I close down the screen on my laptop (I guess it hibernates? Whatever the default is), then open it again, the login screen comes up. Sometimes it won?t let me put in my password. As if the keyboard isn?t working. The only key it picks up is the space bar (ie when I hit the space bar the hidden characters come up in the password panel). So I have to restart and then it works. It never happens when I start it from being shut down totally.

Can anyone help?


A:Login screen wont let me put in password

You probably have some kind of "Auto-Login" turned on, and the password was wrong. You can change it to regfular login like this:

Turn on automatic logon

pull up a CMD prompt and tupe

control userpasswords2 and hit ENTER.

Place a checkmark in the box, then reboot. Then enter your password when it asks.

If you use a 3rd party software like Yamicsoft Windows 8 Manager - There is an Auto Login feature in there which saves the password, however, it does not work well if you are using an MS account to login.

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after transferring files from Samsung R530, 32-bit machine to HP Pavilion dv7, i5, 64-bit, using Windows Easy Transfer (both machines running Windows 7) via Belkin F5U279ea cable, all seemed normal

on restart, entered password recently created and used successfully, whereupon received 'incorrect password' message and am now locked out
what can I do?

since it is new there are no data to be preserved, so happy to go back to how it was before I made the transfer, but would need to know to do this

would also like to know what might have happened in the transfer process to nullify my password

any help gratefully accepted

A:Incorrect Password, on restart after using Windows Easy Transfer

I have always understood the Easy Transfer was meant to transfer your personal files and settings to a new computer. I don't think it would change your password, but I have never actually tried it.

Are you using the same user name and the same password as the original?

Why does your title say you are getting a Blue Screen? Did the Windows 7 install go OK, or did the system come with Windows 7 installed?

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dude, i need a way to get past my login screen. my lap top is royally screwd so i will have more questions...lol

A:how do i get past my login screen without my password

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So I was messing around with registry stuff in safe mode. I then restarted and my login screen text is replaced with boxes and rectangle font.. I can't even login when I put up the right password! halp!

A:login password screen broken

Also yes I have seen http://www.askvg.com/fix-unknown-characters-or-vertical-rectangles-are-showing-in-place-of-metro-icons-in-windows-8-start-screen-and-login-screen/ but because I can't login it won't work for me. Help!

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good day to all!

can anyone please help me with my problem. there are many users in my pc. the problem is the windows xp login screen suddenly vanished. it just happen, i dont know what went wrong. how can i resolve this problem? thanks

A:missing password login screen xp

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows 7. I switched it on this morning, got the usual login screen but without the welcome noise. I can't enter my password, the key strokes I'm entering just don't register on the screen. I've switched off and switched back on and no joy. I've gone to Safe Mode and just get the same problem, I can't type my password, the flashing cursor doesn't move in the password box. I've pressed F8 and tried to load the last good configuration but just get the same problem.
Please can anyone out there give me some advice, it would be much appreciated.

A:Can't type password on my login screen

Quote: Originally Posted by TheGingerPrince

I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows 7. I switched it on this morning, got the usual login screen but without the welcome noise. I can't enter my password, the key strokes I'm entering just don't register on the screen. I've switched off and switched back on and no joy. I've gone to Safe Mode and just get the same problem, I can't type my password, the flashing cursor doesn't move in the password box. I've pressed F8 and tried to load the last good configuration but just get the same problem.
Please can anyone out there give me some advice, it would be much appreciated.

Welcome to the forums:

Based on what you have said, it looks like your keyboard is not sending the keystrokes to the system.

Have you tried to get into your bios to see if the keyboard works there?
Usually it is f1 f2 f10 or the Esc or Del key to go into bios when you first turn the machine on.

Let us know.
Also, you might want to fill in your system specifications so that others can see your model number and such for helping you.


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Sent a machine to my brother in the UK and sent the passwords written down on a sheet of paper. I kept all of the Live and other passwords bar the welcome screen login one which I thought I had but...

Now is there anyway of retrieving it?

A:Login screen password lost

John, I've had good results with this utility:

Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

And this article gives some step by step instructions on how to use it.

I've lost the password to my Windows Administrator account, how do I get it back?

And here are some other alternatives ... but I don't think you'll need them.

7 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools

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i have shared my music folder on os x 10.8.2 via smb for windows, i have been able to connect to it using windows 7 up until now, when windows 7 keeps rejecting my username and password for my mac, every time i enter my mac username and password windows 7 says network password incorrect, so i tried my sister's credentials, same thing "Network password incorrect" what's going on?

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Hey guys i want to remove password from win 7 login screen but i dont want to completely delete the password itself,i mean i want the comp to lock when i press win+L,is there anyway to do this?,thanks in advance.

A:Help needed to remove password from win 7 login screen.

I think you will have to remove the password. Is it a desktop or a laptop ?

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You can change the lock/boot screen on Win7 by adding the following key:

Add a DWord value to that key of OEMBackground = 1.

Finally, create a JPG < 250k of the correct size for your default resolution named backgroundDefault.jpg and place it in:


Now when you lock or boot you will have a customized image.

Have not tried it my self but saw it somewhere, i dont know if this has been posted but im sure a lot of people would be interested.

A:changing image of password/ login screen

Tutorial here - Log On Screen - Change

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When I turn the laptop on the login screen is white and I can see wifi and battery life display in bottom left corner as well as grey silhouette of default user avatar, password in green and a blue "next" arrow for password confirmation, but NOTHING else. I also forgot the password and need to recover it. 

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SO i just installed Win 8 and am dual booting WIn 7. When goint into 8, I get the username and password screen. I disabled using this video to guide me....
Windows 8 Review How to Disable Logon Screen - YouTube

It seemed to have worked, because the next time I rebooted it went into metro screen right away. However, this morning after waking the PC up from a hibernatation, I was greeted with the login screen again....

Is there something I need to do to disable it again?

A:Disable Login/Password screen after hibernate?

Under Power Options uncheck prompt for password after resume...

Password - Require on Wakeup - Windows 7 Forums

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I have two machines that I've installed Windows 7 Professional 32-bit on and I'm having the same problem on both. When I turn on my computer it goes to the login welcome screen and stops. I have to click on my picture for it to continue logging into the desktop. I have no password and only one admin account set up on either one. I tried setting up the auto login using netplwiz in the search bar but it doesn't do anything. I set up a password and set up the autologin and it didn't work on either machine. So now I'm back to no password and in need of help. Anyone got any ideas?

A:Login Screen Appears with no password and one account

Log On Automatically at Startup

Run or Search

de-select option


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Hi Ladies and Gents,

As the title says, I'm unable to login at the password prompt screen on my Vista operating system. The Password box still has a flashing cursor though so it's not a complete screen freeze, but i'm unable to move the mouse finger scroller, and the keyboard wont work at all. Tried keying every single button.

I'll try and give as much information as i can here.

I am using a laptop (fujitsu siemens amilo), and im not using the keyboard or mouse through any usb connection. Nothing is connected to the usb ports.

I didn't install or uninstall any hardware or software yesterday before i shut down my laptop. However, i do remember shutting down whilst an external hard drive was still plugged in via usb, but I would be surprised if this caused the problem.

The keyboard does work before the laptop is booted to the login screen. I restarted the laptop and tapped F8, and it brought me to the advanced boot option screen. I have various options, but i didnt want to play around with all of them until i get some advice from you guys.

I did however try the options Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and Start Windows with last known good configuration. But all four of these options still all require me to enter a password at the login screen, so these options are useless.

I tried Enable Boot Logging option, didn't seem to solve anything.

I tried the Repair Your Computer option. It asked me to select a keyboard layout, i c... Read more

A:Unable to Login at Password Screen using Vista


The solution - just incase anyone else has this problem in the future -

It turned out it was the Touchpad drivers that had an error.

I had a spare USB mouse lying around, so I plugged this in, and this was working. On the password screen, I clicked on the ease of access button, which brought up the onscreen keyboard, which allowed me to type in my password and login.

I then checked my devices in the control panel, and a little yellow exclamation symbol was displayed next to the keyboard and mouse. I went onto my manufactor website (fujitsu siemens), downloaded the Touchpad driver, re-installed the laptop, and everything is perfect.

Hope this information helps somebody else in the future.

Keep up the great work on this great website.


Found myself again Richard.

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i have trawled the Internet and cannot find a solution to my fickle problem.
its not a very big problem, but more of an annoyance really. so if you can
help me rid this annoyance, PLEASE help! thank you!
on my computer, i am running windows xp home edition, sp2 with only 1 user
account. i prefer the newer windows xp login screen (where you click the user
to get in) rather than type in the user name and i have the single account

here's my problem:
up until recently, while at this login screen, i would not be required to
click on my profile in order to activate the blinking character for password
entry. if i wanted to log in, i simply turned on the computer and when it was
ready, i would simply enter the password because the box would be active.
now however, my computer has decided that i have to move the mouse over to
my profile space and click on it to activate. i know its not very much to
have to move the mouse, but i tend to use only keyboard commands to navigate
myself around windows due to its speed advantages. i cant for the world of me
think why this has happened, and i would love if i could restore this setting
if possible because its really bugging me!

any help or comments are greatly appreciated!


A:Automatic activation of login screen password box

Give this a try. Windows XP: SnapTo: Move Pointer to the Default Button in a Dialog Box

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Hello all,
I have a Windows 8 laptop. I went into netplwiz and unchecked "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". When I restart the PC it still asks me for a password. Is there another place to turn this off as well? Does anyone know why it still asks me for a password? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a nice day.

A:Disabled login screen but still asked for a password

Hello lumpkch, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Try again. You may have just entered the password incorrectly the first time by mistake.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

In addition, double check to see if these may apply as well.

How to Enable or Disable Password Protection on Wakeup in Windows 8How to Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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I have been using Win7 for a couple of months now. With the exception of Explorer, I have been generally very happy with the OS.

Just today, something strange happened with my screen saver login screen. I searched for a while, but was not able to find anything - quite possibly because I was not using the right search terms.

Up until now, whenever I come back to my PC after a while, the login screen would show and I can type in my password immediately and log in. I am the only user on this PC. The only other account is administrator.

Starting today, for some reason, I now have to use the mouse to click on the password entry box BEFORE I type for the password to register. If I do not click on the box, the cursor in the box blinks like it has focus, but my typing is not registered.

In the overall scheme of things, this is not a big deal. But I am curious why this happened and how it might be reverted back to the way it was before.

Back in the days of XP, this happened to me AFTER I installed .NET. Apparently .NET installation creates a phantom user account. In which case, I have to select my account to login. The fix for the XP situation was to delete the .NET account. As mentioned before, I am the only user on this Windows 7 PC. Looking in Users and Accounts, I do not see any phantom users.

I have just run a scan with AVG Free which reported no problems.

Thanks again for your help.

A:Login screen - password autofocus question

Use a simple system restore and you will be good to go. Sounds like small corruption. Make a thorough antivirus scan plus a malwarebytes scan. If negative forget about it.


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I'm writing this for my neighbor. She has Windows XP. Her problem is when she tries to log on to her pc, it won't let her go any farther than her password. It keeps taking her back to the password screen over and over. We know for sure that she is entering the correct one. Sometimes after she enters her password, the diagnostics will run then it takes her back to reenter her password, over and over again. Also, the previous owner password protected the BIOS but we don't know where she is now to get the password from her. Does anyone know how to solve these problems?.........Thanks........ ~~~~~Dee

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Hey there, new here and need some help. Here's what happened:

I opened internet explorer and typed in a google search and hit enter and it popped up a new instance of iexplorer instead of just searching in the current window as usual. Then, links I clicked on opened new windows which is not the usual setting. When I clicked in the middle of text on a web page it would highlight everything. Strange little things like that.

So, I clicked start > Turn Off > Restart and nothing happened; it just went back to the desktop. Pushed the Windows key and it wouldn't open the start menu. Finally I had to do a hard shut-off.

I waited a minute and booted the computer back up when it stopped at the login/password screen as usual. I typed the password and hit the Enter key and it just deleted the password and stayed on the page. So, I retyped it and clicked with the mouse on the green arrow button with the same result. Laptop built in mouse button did the same thing. Eventually it just froze entirely and I could not even type in the password box. Also, the little help icon on this screen would not bring anything up; it's like all the keys got remapped to different functions.

The only recent updates were the automatic Windows updates upon shutdown earlier today and the comp worked fine after booting up after that the first time.

Any thoughts?

I'm on a Dell laptop with XP Home.


EDIT: I hard shut down the comp again and let it sit for about 15 min. Booted... Read more

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