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Q: windows 7 login password incorrect

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...

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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hello, everybody, sorry i haven't yet introduced myself but i'm in a bit of rush and will some time soon. I was working on a friend's computer that he inherited from someone else by the name of gerry. When you start up windows, it's xp professional, it displays the name Gerry for login but all you have to do is hit enter because there is no set password. however, once you're logged in, the start menu says you're logged in as co0ra, and the same thing when you check the user accounts. Even when i went to user accounts to change the name, hopefully resetting both and setting a password, i rebooted to still see the name Gerry but the new password accepted. i noticed he had tweakui installed in the add/remove programs panel but could not locate it in its usual installation location. I also didn't have the internet at my disposal so i couldn't reinstall it at the time. But i'm reasonably certain its a setting set in tweakui. Anyone have any idea how to work around this, with or without tweakui. Its an annoying and silly problem. thanks in advance. Sorry for rushed grammar.

A:Login name is incorrect

Did you try this:

Click Start -> Control Panel > User Accounts. Click the account, and then click 'Change my name'.

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Hi all. One all three of our DC's we've noticed that the last login/logout on some users, but not others, is incorrect. It can be as far back as six months ago or more! Any ideas on why this would be happening? We tested in on a couple of people that we knew had been logging in and out daily and it's not working right. Any help would be great.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I recently pulled my computer out of storage. When I go to login it asks me for my password. I forgot my password and need help trying to reset it. Please help me out if u can

A:WIndows XP login password issues

Sorry--Password workarounds are specifically covered in the forum rules...

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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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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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I installed windows 10 anniversary update Microsoft account 14393.105 when you login with picture password under your picture is your name is your email address under your name to ?

A:windows 10 picture password login ?


when you login with picture password under your picture is your name is your email address under your name to ?

Your question is not clear.
But to answer it, Picture Password is associated with the Primary User Account. If that account is your Microsoft Email account, then Picture Password will be linked with it.

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Hi all,

My girlfriend is in Thailand at the moment.
I setup a password for her account using remote assistance, but at the time her computer was set to Thai language and I did not realise when typing the password in. She said she has tried changing the language by doing <alt+shift> and typing the password I set in different languages but she said it is not working.
The only account she had setup was called "Administrator". Is this the same account that is used for Safe Mode? Or does Safe Mode have it's own hidden Administrator and the password cannot be changed unless you change it within Safe Mode?

I am so annoyed at the moment >,<,

Kind regards,

A:Windows XP Login Password Forgot

Hi Shaun,
It is not something that we can help you with.
Tech Support Guy - Site Rules

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.

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Hello,I have Power On password enabled on my P70 but not on restart. It was working fine. Once I would start the P70 on Dock from cold boot I would use once the Fingerprint authentication and it would power on the P70 and then log me to Windows 10 with no problem.Few days ago there was a Windows 10 update. After the Windows 10 latest update once I used the Fingerprint authentication, it powered on the P70 but once it came to Hello screen of Windows 10 it momentary froze and rebooted again. Once it restarted at Windows 10 before Hello screen it asked me for Fingerprint authentication and it logged me in to my Windows 10 account.I tried the cold boot several times and each time the same thing happened.I checked to see what was the latest Windows 10 update did and saw one of the items was for ?Security update for secure boot?.I then checked the Event log viewer and saw every time before the P70 rebooted from cold boot it was doing a ?bug check?.Yesterday, I installed the BIOS version 2.05 and Synaptics Metallica Touch Fingerprint Driver version 5.1.311.26. Thinking that will resolve the problem. Unfortunately, it did not. I still cannot use the Fingerprint Authentication from cold boot when my PC is on the Dock.After further experiments I realized that:1- If the P70 is NOT on Dock everything works correctly. That is, I would start the P70 from cold boot, I would use once the Fingerprint authentication and it would power on the P70 and then log me to Windows 10 with no pr... Read more

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Hi. I have two local users on a Windows 10 laptop. I want both to be able to login without a password, just select the user and login. This was possible on Windows 7, but I can't see how on Windows 10. I have run Netplwiz, but this only seems to remove the password login for one user, not both.


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Keeps re - enabling it's self
Its A HP Laptop that had HP simplepass (HP Password & Finger Print Manager) on it with bio reader. Have deleted profiles in Simplepass and uninstalled it.
Used Passwordreset to change password and then after going into cp/user accounts I have removed password.
Upon reboot Windows asks for password everytime.
2nd time I have come accross this and have no solution as yet.
Any pointers?
Regards Phil

A:Windows Login Password will not delete

Am creating new user profile - will update

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Forgot the windows login password, since we have not used this pc for a very long time, and password hint did not help us. Need help to be able to log in again. ;-) Hope you can help us! Kind regards, Vigdis R

A:Forgot windows login password

Hello @VigdisR, Please try this document : http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01927511 http://hp.dezide.com/ts/start.jsp?guide=unableloginos.net&as=true&sfs=isearch&section=ccweb    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 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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How can someone bypass the login password if they forgot it? The system administrator account that you can access in safe mode has the same password so one cannot login to it.

A:Bypassing the Windows login password?

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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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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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I installed windows 10 anniversary update Microsoft account 14393.105 when you login with picture password under your picture is your name is your email address under your name to ?

A:windows 10 picture password login ?

closing duplicate, you have answers at https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-anyone-use-picture-paasword.1177810/.



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Yeah my sister forgot the password she made for the login into windows. Its xp and thats the only administration account. Its a laptop. Is there any way around it.

A:Forget Password for Windows Login

Hi and welcome to TSF.
If you read the rules you will see that we cannot give any assistance with circumventing passwords.


Users may not post hacks, cracks, or give instruction how to pirate any type of software, or anything similar, in any forum of TSF. We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate requests.

One thing you can try is to login in Safe Mode as Administrator. If no password has been set for the Administrator account simply press return when asked for the password. It is then possible to reset passwords for other User Accounts.

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I cannot find the password for my Windows 7 laptop. Is there a way to recover it or redo it?


A:Recover Windows 7 login password


Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7

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Stupid me, I forgot my Windows 7 Administrator login password for a user's system and my Password Reset "disk" (USB stick) is not here with me right now.
Is there a quality free or inexpensive paid program that can help me retreive or reset it.
I see a million choices on Google but don't know what to trust and need ease of use.


Brad. :-)

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My sister has a Dell Demension Desktop C251 computer running Windows XP. Her 10 year old daughter put a password to log onto windows and forgot the password. There were no users on the log in screen before, when the computer booted up it went straight to the desktop. Is there anyway I could recover or reset this password? There are no other users that can be logged into to even get past the Windows User Log In screen. Thanks for any help in advance. Thanks!

-If there's any more info I need to give I will do my best to give it.

A:Forgot Windows XP Login Password


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It says my password is incorrect

A:Cannot login to windows 7. I have not changed the password

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