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Disable windows login password requirement

Q: Disable windows login password requirement

Hi friends

I want to Disable windows startup login password requirement but i need that when i luck PC everytime after startup login, windows ask me password

How can i do this ?

Thanks for helps

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A: Disable windows login password requirement

Click on Start and then Control Panel.

Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link.

Click on the User Accounts link.

In the Make changes to your user account area of the User Accounts window, click the Remove your password link.

In the text box on the next screen, enter your current Windows 7 password.

Click the Remove Password button to confirm that you'd like to remove your Windows 7 password.

You can now close the User Accounts window.

Now that your Windows 7 account password has been deleted, you will no longer need to log on when your computer starts.

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when i was using XP its like i can enter nothing as a password and get to use my account from the laptop but on windows 7 and vista its like i have to set a password and it doesnt take nothing as a password even if i dont have a password !!!!
i asked some one and he used regedit to disable it but i cant contact him again :S heellllppppp !!!

A:disable remote desktop password requirement

Local Security Policy > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options
At the top of the list is "Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only"

This setting was enabled by default in Windows XP as well. So in other words you must have disabled this value on Windows XP to be able to use blank passwords from the network.

I DO NOT recommended disabling this setting.

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I dont want to type my password in every time I login to my computer. I have googled how to remove this and every post seems to say the same thing:
Launch command Prompttype netplwizlaunch the netplwiz appUncheck "User must enter username and password to use this computer"you will be prompted to confirm, with your current password.

However, this is not working for me! I am still prompted on startup for a password.

I do notice when I am in the "netplwiz" application that my username is in there twice. one time as an administrator and 1 time as a home user. I only seem to be able to highlight the administrator user and uncheck the box in step 4 above. I cant seem to highlight the other me.

Any thoughts?

A:I cant seem to remove password requirement on login

Hello xexers1, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check with the tutorial below to see if it may help any.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
Are you sure that you are not dealing with require a password at wakeup instead of at startup?

Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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I would like to be able to access my computer without signing in every time. How do I disable the sign-in requirement?

A:How do I disable the sign-in requirement for Windows 10?

Look here, I used Option One : Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums

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I removed the requirement many times and ways. But when your pc updates during the night it turns it back to asking for the requirement again. very frustrating

A:how do you stop windows 10 password requirement

njabbfan Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about wanting to login to Win10 without using a password and wanted to help.Don't know what you tried, but see if this TenForums tutorial helps:  http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3539-sign-user-account-automatically-windows-10-startup.html Good LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information. 

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how do I disable password when first starting my computer?

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Each time I turn on the computer I am prompted for my password. Is there a way to turn this off and launch directly to Windows?


A:Can I disable the login password

Change your password to nothing. Click on your user icon in the start menu then "Remove your password"

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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'm trying to install a program on Windows 10, from several years ago, and getting the error "A digitally signed driver is required." I looked up how to disable this requirement, and followed the steps.


Selecting configuration option for startup configurations, reboot

Hitting F7 once I get to the options screen


And I still get the error while trying to install the program. I tried this a few times to no avail.

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I've been all over my computer and google trying to find this answer and it angers me nobody has ever asked this question
I installed Windows 10 sometime after getting the Computer (original OS was Windows 8)
I have yet to figure out how to disable the requirement for the FN keys.

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Hi, I have a client who JUST about got nailed by the little b******s that push a fake virus page to you then give you a number to call etc etc. 
They called me JUST as they were ALSO on the phone with the scammer, and I got them to hang up before any serious damage could be done...especially to their VISA card!
However, the little buggers managed to put a start up password in Windows BEFORE you get to the users/login screen. This is where the fortunate part comes in. The client was WATCHING AND PAYING ATTENTION! (I know! How rare is that???)
The password used was 'inbound'.
So to use the computer, all you have to do is put in the password 'inbound' and you get to the login screen. 
The faker created a homegroup and a hidden homegroup admin account for himself. I got rid of the homegroup and that user, but try as I might, I can't find out where you go to get rid of that password requirement. 
Any ideas?
(Win 7 home on an Asus i5 laptop)

A:Getting rid of Win7 Startup Password requirement when you know the password!

Is the password box the same as what is shown on this page.That would be a System password that can be removed by copying the System   (Sam) Hive from the Regback folder of C:\Windows\System32\config\Regback. 
First option is to do a System Restore . Edit: It should be SAM hive. Sorry.
Second would be to use a live linux disk to rename the System Hive in C:\Windows\System32\config\ and copy the one from Regback. This would only work if the date on the System Hive in Regback is before the problem began.
Edit: There is a file on the page but I have never downloaded it or used it. I suggest you at least scan it with Virustotal if you wish to use it to disable the password box.

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Vista requires a password when one restarts the computer but not for hibernate or sleep mode. How may one set up Vista to require a password for hibernate mode?

A:Password Requirement other than Restart

Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Power Options

Link on top left - "Require a password on wakeup"

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Hello anyone/everyone,
Not sure if this is the correct forum but I'll try.
Some how I got tied into something that requires me to log in with a password when I restart my system after a shut down. The system starts with the logo of a saki bottle, white, ceramic "kitty" with one paw upraised and below is a block for a password. Dell denies requiring anyone to have a password to log on but, I'm stuck with the password requirement. I don't know how I got it but I would like not to have to enter a password.
Any help will be appreciated.

A:Dell password requirement

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I am assisting my friend who had Vista on a computer and his sod bought him a Dell with Windows 8:
1- I am unable to remove password from sign-on. There appears to be no instruction as in Win 7/Vista.
2- Picture icons when transferred show only a general icon not an icon of the pictures as in Vista.
3- My friend accidentally removed the icon for the Instructions/ for Win 8 on the Start Menu. I cannot find the file for us to revie.
4- When I try to Create a Password Reset disk, the program asks for a password reset disk disk and password to be installed? Huh.
I am not a novice. Using computers since the Apple II

A:Remove requirement for Password

have a read here
this is how i removed on a few W8 and W8.1 Pcs

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The HP software is requiring me to 1) have a sign on password & 2) change it periodically or my PC will be locked up. I do want or need this much outside control on my home PC. How can I turn this annoying requirement off? I now have 5 days before I have to change my password again!

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I've read this before and it worked, but can't seem to find it now. I have multiple users on my computer and one of the new users is asking for a password even though I've never set one. I've seen instructions to go into the programs and reset the value to 0 to change it so no passwords are required. I've tried all other ways - through setting user profiles, cmd: change userpasswords2, etc - but none of those work. I don't want passwords to be required for users. How do I reset this in the system? It required going into My Computer, Programs, etc. but I can't remember from there. HELP!

A:Changing password logon requirement

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I have windows xp, a dsl modem, & a router, which is acting as the firewall. Everytime I boot up the computer, I am prompted for a Linksys Password. How do I disable this feature? Is there a privacy setting or parental controls setting or something?

A:Router Password requirement @ bootup

Did you somehow set the router address as your home page ?

At what stage do you get the prompt?


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8077 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (77 GB Free); D: 780 GB (775 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A few days ago an on screen message said words to the effect that Windows had encountered a problem and needed to close. The system cycled through a diagnostic sequence - an attempt at repair - eventually closed down. When rebooted followed much the same sequence.

I tried using a Windows Repair Disc, which opened up several repar options, but all eventually led back to the on-screen message - Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close down.

The system was restored using an external hard drive with a copy of system image. However, when the system is booted - within seconds a box appears on screen asking for a password to be entered. When the password is entered the boot continues without a hitch and Windows 10 works as normal.

The introduction of a password could well be something that I stumbled into whilst trying to solve the initial problem - I cannot honestly recall - but I would appreciate guidance as to how to eliminate this step from the boot process.

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I have been doing allot of testing and boot tweaks lately and am hoping one of you Windows 7 Registry gurus can create a way to right click on my user icon or anywhere that will turn on and off the need to type in my password to login.

I hope this is possible and a easy tweak

Thank You Very Much !

A:Right click to toggle users password requirement

Hello Rockit,

If you like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to create on/off .reg files for this.

Log On Automatically at Startup

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My computer recently began requiring me to use password at startup. I had previously disabled.

I went to NETPLWIZ as suggested elsewhere (Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup)

However, there is no box to uncheck that says "Users must enter username and password to use this computer." (see attachment)

What am I missing? I have also checked the Password Requirement on Wakeup in the Power settings and that shows "No" and the "Ctrl-Alt-Del" option is also not in place.


A:Unable to remove password requirement at Startup

Hello PreacherMan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Is your PC on a domain?

If so, then this can only be done in Registry Editor using the method in the second post at the link below instead.

windows 7 auto login without the "Users must enter a user name and" - Microsoft Community

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In "Power Options/System Settings" I've set/checked
"Don't require a password."

Yet after it is awaken with a mouse move or keyboard
click it takes me to the Log-On Screen where I once
again have to enter my password.

An aside...I am using Office 365 and my MS Account is
one of those [email protected] So it may
disable that option even if set/checked.

Any help?


A:Password requirement upon awakening the computer....problem

Hello Windunce,

You might check to see if you may have password protection from screen saver enabled causing this.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,

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Hi all
My daughter gave me her old Vista computer and it requires me to enter a password when booting, I have the password and can enter it no problems but I don't want to have to enter it every time I turn the computer on, I want to be able to turn it on and come back later when it's booted and ready to go the same as I have always done on my XP machines. So is there a way of removing the requirement to enter the password? I have the existing password and full admin rights so I can change anything needed to remove the password requirement.
Thanks in advance for all help received.

A:How do I change the requirement to enter the password when booting the computer?

Logon Automatically

Press WinKey+R or click on Start then Run, enter control userpasswords2 and press Enter or click OK.Check the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then click Apply. If it's already checked, skip to step 3.Select the user you want to be automatically logged on by clicking on it.Uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then click Apply.
When you do this another window will open with the userid you selected showing (you can enter a different one if the wrong one is showing). Enter the password if there is one, leave blank otherwise. Click OK and you're done. Next boot, the userid you selected should be automatically logged on.

Or, since you don't care about passwords, just remove the password from Control Panel, User Accounts.

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I am still trying to get this laptop straightened out and have a new issue. I can't seem to disable the Dell Pre-Windows Login. I have gone through the steps I found online. The settings show it as disabled, yet when I restart it still has me log in again. Even then when I go straight to the settings it gives me the option to enable and shows it as disabled. Is there another way to stop this feature?

Dell Latitude E6420
Intel i7
64-bit Windows 7 Professional

A:Can't Disable Dell Pre-Windows Login


So that we don't reinvent the wheel, can you please tell us what you have already tried that did or did not work (perhaps with the URLs to those resources)?


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I have only one user account, and it does not require a password. However, I always have to click my username on the windows welcome screen in order to log in.

I fixed this problem on my other PC ages ago, but don't remember how! It's quite a nuisance, could someone tell me how to get the PC to just log straight into my account? Thanks!

A:How do I disable the Windows login Screen?

control userpasswords2 from Start / Run command. Highlight your account and uncheck the box at the top.

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I convinced a friend to go for Windows 7 and now I have got all his little problems to solve. The last one I am stuck with is that when he boots up (All specs exactly the same as mine, same machine) he is presented with a Windows Live sign in assistant screen. He does not have any Windows Live progs except Windows Live Mail and w are trying to either disable or delete the said screen. The 'Live sign in assistant' has been uninstalled from the control panel but the screen still appears every time he boots up. ou need to hit the close button to get rid of it. All we have left under orgrams is Windows Live Essentials and Upload tools. How can we get rid of the sign in screen and keep Live Mail. Will uninstalling Essentials do it. It's the only option I can think of but am worried about loosing Live mail. This time I need help please!!!

A:Disable Login for Windows Live Messenger


Click on the Windows Live Messenger window and hit the Alt key. Then you will see the menu bar at the top, right below the title bar. Click on "Tools", and from the Tools menu, click on Options.

Then a window titled "Options" pops up. On the left side is a list of options to set. Click "Sign In"

Uncheck "Automatically run ......"
Uncheck "Allow automatic sign in ...."

Now, it won't automatically start up and try to sign you in.

Hope this helps


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I upgraded to Windows 7 RC yesterday, but now that I finished upgrading, I can't login through Asus Security Protect Manager. It gives a 'server error' when I try and login through the fingerprint recognition or password.

However, I was able to login through Safe Mode in Windows 7. Does anyone know how I can bypass the Asus Security or disable it? I can't uninstall it through Safe Mode.

Also, there's no System Restore point I can roll back to. Thanks.

A:Security Program Prevents Windows 7 Login. Must Disable

ummm.... i dont have any experience with FPreaders.... but i am going to take an educated guess and say that this is in the bios settings maybe. You can access your bios usually by hitting Delete during p.o.s.t check (where it displays your cpu, memory, etc). Navigate around somewhere there in the bios and look for settings related to the FP recognition... may be around the same place the "boot up" password is located... or integrated peripheals is another spot. Make sure you hit F10 to save any changes.

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I'd like to totally disable my Windows 8 password. I'm surprised there is even a password on the account because I thought it was already disabled.
Somehow, though, there appears to be another password on the account. For instance, when I restart Windows 8 I am prompted for a password. This computer just sits on my desk all day, in a pretty secure building; there is no threat of it being stolen.

A:How to Disable Windows 8 Password?

Hello Ryan,

If this is a work PC, then I would be more concerned about someone using your PC while signed in to your account. Anything they do on it would reflect on you since it was your account.

You could set Windows 8 to automatically sign in to your account at startup. See the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial below for other areas to help as well.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

Hope this helps,

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Hello all,

I was wondering if it is possible to disable the W7 log in password. I looked around the forum but did not see a solution.

Will appreciate any help.


A:Disable Windows 7 log in password



In User Accounts.

Delete Password.

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I am helping out my neighbor. He has Windows 2000. He wants to be able to log in to Windows without a password. He knows the password now and can log in. Is there a way to do away with the password requirement?

A:Disable Windows 2000 password

This link should help.

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my hp laptop is not responding to my password and i can't start windows. i need to disable the password or try to get into dos to format my hard drive to start over. my os is win 2000 pro and its a windows password - thanks

A:disable windows password or start up in dos

The password is stored in the bios, the only way to remove it is to remove the cmos battery for a few minutes, then go in and reset the bios.

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anyone know of a way of disabling the save password feature in the windows VPN client? like permenantly grey it out or something... i saw a regedit for it here http://www.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lis...4-08/0057.html but it didnt work :S

any ideas??

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My PC is fitted with a SATA drive & recently the bios lost the ability to recognize the drive when booting to windows this has happened once before).
Recovered the operating system OK now.
Previously I had a password logon to win XP.
Now I have a "old disk structure" pre reinstall BUT as I password protected the old disc / "my documents" I do not have permission to view these areas of the disc.
There are many files I would like to recover from "my docs" if possible.
I know the password used BUT my computer now will have a different identity to before.
Is there any way to recover these files or unlock the password protection on them to view ??
I have plenty of disk space so the old files should not overwritten.
I have tried software called File recovery from PC tools research without much success.

Can anyone help please ??
Many thanks

A:Windows XP Password Login

Welcome to TSG....

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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My father in law died suddenly a few days ago, and we need some very important information from his laptop, we havent tried anything yet cause we are scared we can lose the information. I hope somebody can help. thanks a lot.

A:Cant login windows xp. no password

Try Safe Mode. A lot of times that password is null (blank).

Otherwise, we cannot help with passwords. We can help with other methods to recover data.

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Hello all,

I was wondering does the windows login password give you more security in the aspect of just who can access your PC from your PC or does it give even more? Like give you more security from the net to?


A:Windows Login Password?

Hello swaMprUnner.

Having a password on all the administrator accounts is always good. I recommend that you don't use an unpassworded admin account for everyday surfing. If you don't want to type in a password everyday, I suggest you create a limited access account without a password. However, it may get frustrating having to log on to the admin account to make system changes.

Some malware will be able to access an unpassworded admin account and do uh... bad things.

Just my opinion anyways.

With Regards,
The Panda

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I am wondering how one could get around the password that comes up when you log into Windows. I know you can get around it by booting in safe mode and logging on as the admin. But say the admin account is password protected too, how could one get around the passwords and log into Windows XP home?

A:How to get around Windows XP login password?

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Somebody decided that they were going to steal my laptop and try to upgrade program from Windows 7 to some kind of vers.of 8 and set the laptop up under their name and email acct.Now I can't get back in the computer and the individual took my reinstall CD and password reset disk,which I was unable to recover.How can I reset device back to its original state without disk?

A:Windows login password

Hello, Please read this post :http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/I-forgot-my-password-can-HP-help...    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,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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My nephew has just changed the password on his laptop for his Windows Login, but must have spelt it incorrectly, because now he can't get back in. It was the administrator account too so can't bypass and change the user.

Is there any work around that will let him recover or change his password so he can get back in?

A:Windows Login Password

sorry but we can not give help on password problem, he will have to try to remember it. here are the rules http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ork&page=rules

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How do I disable password on lock screen for windows 10?

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An uncle of mine gave me a Dell Latitude D360 Laptop. I'm not able to use the laptop because he has forgotten the password. He hasn't used it in over a year, so he has no records of the password. It's the administrator account so there is no way for me to get in. Is there anyone who can help me with this problem I am having???/

A:Windows Login Password Forgotten!!!

Sorry to report that the site rules prohibit any kind of lost or forgotten password help.

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My computer in my office, that runs windows xp pro, for some reason it started to ask for a password. I would like to know if there is some way to remove the login because i don't know what it is. I tried to go in through safe mode but again it asked me to log in. I have no clue how to get into this computer. Can someone help?

A:Remove password for windows xp login

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Is it possible to find out xp login password once we login windows. I mean suppose as an admin I put login password and enter windows desktop. Now is there any way to find out where this password is stored and, how can it be revealed as characters? thanks.

A:How to reveal windows login password


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Hi, and thanks for help.

I have a computer here whose owner changed the password at login (it's of form [email protected]) and now has no idea what it is.

Should be a simple fix, but he also has no idea what the login password to [email protected] is, and it doesn't look to be recoverable. Might be recoverable by filling out a form and waiting a month or so. But certainly not easily.

How can I get him back into his computer?

Thanks for the help,


A:Windows 10 - Lost Login Password

Hello S, and welcome to Ten Forums.

The user has a Microsoft account, and can use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below reset his password at Microsoft online.

Password of User Account - Reset in Windows 10

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My sister changed the password on her laptop on her user accounts and she completely forgot the password... She claims she didnt change anything, but thats not the problem..
The problem is that we cant login anymore. Guest Account is OFF.
I tried to access with the Administrator Account and it wouldnt let me due to account restriction

What should I do

A:Forgotten Windows XP Login Password

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The login password was mistakenly changed, and cannot be remembered. There is no password recovery disk. Please I need help on what to do.

A:forgot windows login password

Hi @ohzed-osigwe,Welcome to the HP Forums! I have read you are having issues with your HP 14-r022tu Notebook and issues with your Login password. Have you tried a System Restore?  F11 at the very starting of Windows. Here is a link that has helped others.  Please let me know how this goes.  Click the Thumbs up to give me a Kudos high five, just to say thanks for trying.  Thanks.

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hey folks i have forgotten my windows 7 password. but i can login as i use finger scanner to login. so is there a way to remove that forgotten password?

A:Forgot my windows 7 password but can login

Hello gsbharaj,

Since you can log in, you could enable the built-in Administrator, log in to it, then use OPTION TWO below to change or remove the password for the user account that you forgot the password to.

User Account Password - Change

Hope this helps,

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SOLVED!!! (read thread for solution if interested)
For whatever reason I do not have a login screen to choose my user icon and enter a password to then proceed to the Windows 7 GUI. When I cold boot my PC, my system just boots up Windows. That is not a good thing for security. I can not figure out how to get back a login screen during a cold boot. Any help appreciated. Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit service pack 1.

A:How do i add windows login/password during boot?

I am the only user on my PC and do not have a password. It just goes to the Win 7 screen. If you add a password to your account, you should get a logon screen. Password - Create for a User Account

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