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The Username or password is incorrect on Windows 7

Q: The Username or password is incorrect on Windows 7

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?

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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" -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765

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.

jcgriff2

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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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I've previously run netplwiz from the command prompt to disable the sign in process in Windows 10.
Which worked fine in build 10049 but in 10158 & 10166 I now get this error message

I don't understand how this message can appear as no password has been entered at this stage.
Pressing OK, or waiting 2 minutes results in this screen

Entering the PIN or password from the sign-in option continues the login process.
Apart from starting again from scratch, any ideas on how to correct this.

A:Username or password incorrect

I'm not sure why it does that but I could never get around it so I just leave the box checked.
I think by unchecking the box it's trying to initiate another user account or that 'built-in' one.

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So this is my issue. I work for a University and I am working on a Win7 image. After doing the image, I got this "error"

But after I press the ok, I get the window to input the username and password and everythings works ok. What could be the problem? I have searched but all I have gotten is check that your password is correct

-I

A:Username/password incorrect

Hi.

Is that the screen Windows boots to, and what are you trying to achieve by what I assume, means you're editing the image?

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Daughter's computer is set to auto login on boot.
I go to the logoff screen where it shows her user account and guest.
Click on her user account and it asks for password.
She says she has no password for her user account.
Hit enter for blank password and it tells me this is incorrect.
Ran Offline NT Password and Registry Editor and it shows the password to be blank.
If there is no password then why does it ask for one?

Ron

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Just resolved an issue with a Win7 laptop that resulted in some lost data and deletion of the Recovery partition (MBR corrupted necessitating a recovery disc to boot and repair). That said, when I attempt to gain access to the Win7 laptop from my Vista PC I get the following notification when prompted to log on:

I know for a fact that the username\password combo is correct as I have been able to access the Win7 machine via my Vista PC in the past.
What is the best way to approach this in light of the fact that I just recovered the Win7 from a problem?

Thank you in advance for any help.

-Mark

A:Incorrect Username\Password?

Try method 3 of this:

Reset User Account Password

Tom

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Some background first.
I had had a problem with my original Vista acct. I lost access to the C drive. Done by my naive fiddling around with permissions while in a shortcut to OS(C). A computer guru tried to get the drive back, but I think he felt that although he got c drive back, it didn't go well. He then set up my "real" admin account and a third regular acct. He then suggested that I transfer docs, pics, etc from the first acct into the new regular acct. This proved a little daunting to me and I was lazy about having to do all this transferring of files and folders and retweaking things again. Particularly so when the original acct got back the c drive. So, I went back to using the "fixed" original acct. There is an assigned password to this original acct, whereas there are no PWs assinged to my other regular acct or the admin acct.

Problem
When booting up, I get an "Incorrect Password." I enter the pw for the "fixed" acct and it opens. Going to Start>switch accts is no problem as the other two accts are easily opened without pws. How do I (1) Get rid of this annoyning prompt? (2) Give pws to my other two accts? I am nominally computer savvy, but working with Vista and accts and permissions has been a set back for me, so a little more explanatory detail in you helpful reply is appreicated.

A:Password/username incorrect on boot up?

The easiest way is to turn UAC off...but not recommendable.

I think you need to leave the built in Administrator alone but if you had empowered him with PW, remove it. (you can do this in safe mode).

Then let your other administrator's (the one you created) PW be the PW on the prompter. Because when you just want to surf, you must use the standard user. Use the moderator's user when you are all set to do major tweakings. This way you do not need to boot in safe mode just to access built in administrator.

But you should keep UAC on. It is good for tweaker happy users like us.

Pssst...use minmum digits on password for easier prompter compliance.

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Hi,

There are more than one user account on Windows 7 but whenever I start my computer, the first screen is "The username or password is incorrect." When I click OK, it shows only one user account and Other User.

I am able to login that user but I don't seen another user account. When I click Other User, I have to type name and password of another user account.
Please let me know...how to fix it?

Regards
Ugn10
 

A:“The username or password is incorrect.”

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Driving me nuts.


Its connecting to the remote pc and gets me to the logon screen but says username or passoword incorrect. Password IS correct. Seems the same for all my pc's on my network.

It all used to work but havent used it for a while as i sometimes use it while im at work.

Any ideas? I cant find anything on the net.

A:Remote Desktop Username or Password incorrect

If the remote destkop program is automatically trying to log in maybe it could be the wrond password.



If this is the screen that you use all the time click options so you can change the username

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I have 4 computers in my home network, 2 with Vista ultimate X32 and one XP Pro. Within my own network, I can RD into 2 of them from my Win7 X64 machine. One of the 2 Vista Ultimate machines I cannot get into. I get to the point where It asks for Username and Password, then goes to the next screen and says "Username or Password incorrect". I have searched the web and this forum. I have seen this is a common complaint but have found NO solution, and I have tired all solutions I have read about. Which includes verifying I am putting in the correct username and Password. None have worked. I am what you would call an intermediate user and understand many aspects of a networking and computers but I am now stumped with this problem. I need HELP!

A:Remote Desktop, Username or Password incorrect

Hello and welcome to the Forums, give this a look see and see if it helps at all. Post back if you are still unable to get all computers to " see " each other. Maximum PC | 5 Networking Tips and Tricks

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Dear Techguys,

I am going mad with frustration today.....

I have just upgraded from XP to windows 7 - transferring my data from my old XP laptop to my newer one that is running windows 7 - by using the "windows easy transfer" facility.

Agreed, transferring is easy aqnd all my data is there it seems. Phew!

However, one of my accounts on the old laptop (call it oldaccount for the purpose here) had a password on it (say 1234) but when I try to logto it on the new laptop for that same account it says "user name or password is incorrect"!

I thought I could get round this problem by going to administrator user and deleting the password for account "oldaccount"- yes, that does get round the prooblem and I can log in to the oldaccount - but of course I no longer have any password securtity on it!

I "thought" "oh, all I need do is now go back into the administrator account and create a password in the new laptop for that "oldaccount" - but when I then try to log into it I get the same error; "the username or password is incorrect".

Can anyone please help me to set up a password for this old user account on my new laptop?

I know from searching the web this is a problem others have encountered but sadly I haven't found anyone who has managed to crack this seemingly simple problem.

Any help gratefully appreciated.

Cheers!

mike9inch
 

A:"the username or password is incorrect" - Windows Easy Transfer

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I have two computers (laptop and desktop) both with windows 7 ultimate 64bit and I always get "the password or username is incorrect" error when remoting in to my laptop from my desktop, but not to my desktop from my laptop. I have "allowed connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop" under remote settings on both computers. Set up Remote Desktop users allowing "everyone", and checked all firewall setting with AVG and Windows firewall to make sure port 3389 it allowed, as well as disabling the firewalls altogether. But I still get the same error and yes I am absolutely certain the log on info is correct.

A:Remote desktop keeps displaying the password or username is incorrect.

Try in safe mode

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Hello,

I have a new desktop A to replace my old desktop B. B was setup to file share (full access) independent of win 7 homegroup and was seen and accessed by my laptop (work).

Now the new desktop A can be seen by my laptop. The name AVA... (from the place I purchased it) is seen in the Network directory tree but I cannot access it. Neither the name or password will be accepted. It shows:

"Enter password to: AVA...

WORK\Shawn
[password space]....

Use another account

X The user name or password is incorrect."

Originally it had a different user name (probably AVA...) that I just switched to "Shawn".

(I did not test network between A and laptop before changing the name to "Shawn" so I cannot tell you if it worked before. Never thought there'd be a problem!)

A:Username/Password incorrect for network access to new desktop

SOLVED: Laptop ONLY recognizes original user name (Valued Customer) and not new user name (of same account). Weird.

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hello 

password or username incorrect Until i disconnect the internet wire and turn on the computer again 
notice: this is workgroub computer in work office 

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I'm running Parallels on my Mac. When I went to log in to Windows yesterday I got the error message "The username or password is incorrect". This happened about two months ago and after an all day search for solutions, I fixed it. I'm locked out again and this time I can't find a solution! I haven't changed my password and have logged into Windows, without a problem, several times in the past couples of months. Please help! I'm willing to try anything!

A:Locked out of Windows - "username or password is incorrect"

this will work .. Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

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I had update ready to be installed after  I installed them I rebooted my PC ( window 7) then i wanted to open a folder this message keep coming up everytime i want to do something   the server process could not be started because the configured
identity is incorrect
 Check the username and password.

and another message come up when i start my PC saying windows could not conect to window server...

please advise if you have any solution....

may thanks

ps : if in any way I could go back and restor from before i made the update please let me know how....

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Hey Guys
Im stuck on the following Problem. Hope you can help me, as i searched and tried for hours now.
So i have an XP SP3 Client and i want to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 Server via the Builtin Remote Desktop Protocoll. The Connection works, but i would like to send the Credentials, so i dont have to log on every time i open the RDP-Connection.
I save the credentials like this: DomainName\Username and of course Password.
No when i open the connection i get the error Message: "Username or Password incorrect". But this is impossible. When i hit Ok and then Type exactly the same password im am able to log on the server. The Domain-Name and the Username get transfered
correctly.
I tried to change registry entrys, Group policies, change the RDP file. So far nothing worked out :( im a little desperate at the moment. Would like to solve this problem before the weekend beginns!
I hope someone here can help.. If i forgot some important Informations, please tell me.
I would appreciate your help a lot!

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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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Good Lord, I really didn't know the best title for this problem. Erm... let's see...

I have a problem with my girlfriends laptop, where she can't install any MSI files, due to a "The file cannot be opened" error, or something to that effect.

After looking in the Permissions settings for the MSI file in question, I noticed something in the Security tab, under User Names.

Where it's supposed to say Miss Ghoul (STEPHANIE-PC\Miss Ghoul), it actually says...
Miss Ghoul (STEPHANIE-PC\")...

There are " where Miss Ghoul should be.

I tried for ages to find out how to change this, but because she's running Windows 7 Home Premium, I have no Group Policy editor (if it even helps to have it).

Is there any way to force change the " to say what it's supposed to say? And could this have an efect on her ability to install MSI files?

Thanks for any help you can provided. Bear in mind she lives in Florida, and I live in the UK, so I have to help her out via LogMeIn. Basically, I can't test any methods straightaway, not until she is awake.

A:Incorrect Username Displayed...?

Take Ownership Shortcut
Using this tutorial add Take ownership option to your context menu and then use that option on that particular msi file.
Please report back the result.

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Well.. I've done it now!!! ( again)

I've recently ( thru the help of an experienced friend and after being attacked by some Trojan? ) re-installed XP Home. Things have been running smoothly even tho' it all looks different and not all files were backed up !

I had to clic the 'login' icon everytime I did something and came back to the desktop so we changed a couple settings in the Display:

I "restarted" last night and now a small window showed up saying I have to enter a username and password for Windows? When/did I during "re-install" have to establish a username and password for Windows??? Was that during the time just before I nodded off?

Regardless.. I can't make use of my "business" computer and it's costing me - none of my 'business' contacts have the email address to this computer.. Help!?

Thanks...

T Edwin

A:Windows username and password

I believe the only password it asks for during the install process is the Administrator account, which is not normally shown on regular log in. If you have a second account that you are using for this computer then, something or someone has set a password on it.

However, I cannot tell you how too bypass the password as that would be a security risk.

But I do believe if you contact a moderator, and send them a link too this topic, they may be able too help you. (I'd do it myself but I am not sure if I'd get in trouble or not. )

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How do I turn off windows 7 from going to the switch user screen - I only have one user and it keeps going back to that screen where you select the user you want - but I only have one user.
 

A:Turn off windows 7 from asking for username and password

Check out this page:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/377-log-automatically-startup.html
Remember, if you do that, any visitor to your home can access your PC just by hitting the power button.
 

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Hello, I have been using windows mail for nearly a year now, gone to check my emails tonight and it is now requesting a username and password? I have tried everything i can think of but it wont accept anything.

Could anybody help?
 

A:Windows Mail username and password

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i have an acer and was having problems so i took it back to factory settings, now i cant get into computer at all it starts up then a window for windows xp pro is there and it has username as vendor and asking for password have no idea what has happened, rang acer but they want me to send it in to be looked at, at a charge, they gave me some things to do, it has INSYDE SOFTWARE ON IT and the settings they gave me was for PHOENIX. i get into safe mode then it just keeps taking me back to the win xp window asking for password.

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My son loaded some apps using his XBOX id and now whenever I start up or reboot my PC it wants the XBOX login in information and then list my son's XBOX id as user. There is no other user listed when I boot the system. How to I get rid of his XBOX id and just go back to the generic boot up (no user name and no request for password)

A:Windows 10 want XBOX username and password to log on PC

Hello mikebilak,

It looks to me as if you have been converted to a Microsoft account login. As your son found an account is required to download apps but you should not need to use the account for normal login.

You can convert the account back to a local account by following this tutorial:
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

You may also need to use this tutorial to get back to automatically signing in with no username or password being required:
Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

Hope this helps.

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Hi, Im Confused as to what my windows security username and password will be. I have a small screen pop up frequently when I am accessing my Emails and I'm failing to receive all emails because I'm Unaware of what the username and password ill be. I have tried the general user=admin pass=admin but nothing seems to be working!
PLEASE HELP!

Thanks
- Gab
 

A:Windows security username and password

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I decided to try to fix an older computer. My mom used to play those flash games and clicked on every ad, eventually leading to a virus. The computer would boot into safe mode but wouldn't boot regularly without blue screening. After some troubleshooting to resolve the issue I decided to reinstall Windows 7. I did a clean install and ran into the issue where after the initial reboot during the installation process it brought up the login screen. Seeing as this computer has never had a user name or log in I was puzzled. I read some forums and it recommended to try to reinstall again, which I did with the same result. I am beyond frustrated and confused. I'm going on hour 10 of dealing with this computer and thinking that a hammer would serve it better.

Its a custom built computer running Windows 7 Premium 32 bit.

I know there is going to be that inevitable person that asks: well did you try to put in a user name or password? The answer is yes, I did. I've left it blank and used every combination that I can think of, nothing works. I can't get past this screen no matter what I try and rebooting does not help. It WILL NOT let me go into safe mode.

Please help!

Additional info: The Windows 7 disk is a valid disk bought from the store many years ago (2010-ish). I have the registration key and the packaging and everything, this is not a copy or pirated version.

A:Windows 7: clean install asking for username and password

Hello and welcome Heather sorry for the wait but sounds to me you should have either cleaned that drive up somehow or installed a new one preferably an SSD.

Noe just how old is the installation media because they do reckon they have a bit of a shelf life .
But all is not lost you can either clean that drive and borrow a DVVD fro say a friend sand use this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 in it you will see you can extract the version youneed for example Home Premium by using the ei.cfg removal (read this - Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 Disc ) tool because the DVD's contain all versions of Windows BUT you must only extract and use the original version with the activation code on the machine sticker. For example Home Premium 32bit etc etc


PS sorry missed the year of the DVD but all the same make sure it has Service Pack 1 on it (SP1) if not it is a lot of downloading to get it and you cannot be without it.
If you get into strife then Greg is the master of this

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get emails late-can send emails-sit in outbox for hours. Pop up box keeps coming asking for username/pass.-then this:
Account: 'pop.att.yahoo.com', Server: 'pop.att.yahoo.com', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR invalid command', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC91
ISP doesn't support Microsoft. I have Vista / IE9 / Avant anti-virus. Email set up as "remember my credentials." Never had this problem - no new programs-ran scan-clean. tried un-installing/re-installing acct.-tried power shut off. Any ideas? Thanks!

A:Windows mail username password pop up box loop

Double-check all your email account servers information and the password.

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Today when my father went to open his windows mail account, the program opened. It asked him for a username and password, and it has never done this before. According to him he does not know of any such passwords exsistence. However, I believe he might not realize there is one (I mean, there has to be..... I do not see how there could not be). Either way he does not know what this password is, and cannot access the account. Because of this he cannot send or recieve e-mail, and is quite agitated because of it.

I tried to got in and access tools, and from there see if the the box which says you need a password for account authentication was ticked. It was not, so at this point, I have no idea what I should do.

Our anti-virus software has not picked up on anything, so I don't think it is infected with anything. I've been told there is a chance the software itself could be causing the problem. I do not know if this is true-- my parents have only ever used this e-mail, and everything has always been fine up to this point.

Does anyone have any tips?

A:Windows Live Mail asking for username & password

Originally Posted by Brennub


Today when my father went to open his windows mail account, the program opened. It asked him for a username and password, and it has never done this before. According to him he does not know of any such passwords exsistence. However, I believe he might not realize there is one (I mean, there has to be..... I do not see how there could not be). Either way he does not know what this password is, and cannot access the account. Because of this he cannot send or recieve e-mail, and is quite agitated because of it.

I tried to got in and access tools, and from there see if the the box which says you need a password for account authentication was ticked. It was not, so at this point, I have no idea what I should do.

Our anti-virus software has not picked up on anything, so I don't think it is infected with anything. I've been told there is a chance the software itself could be causing the problem. I do not know if this is true-- my parents have only ever used this e-mail, and everything has always been fine up to this point.

Does anyone have any tips?



Not that it would make any difference to you problem, please note that on your Title field, you wrote Windows Live Mail, while on your message body, you wrote Windows Mail.

I think it is not the virus, but your anti-virus program causing the problem.
Would you try just temporarily disable your AV ( anti-virus ) program and see if you still face the same issue.

t-4-2

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Hi,
I provide IT support for a community college and we are having trouble accessing our website portal. Though, it has started with one employee and has gradually progress into
5 or 6 since Monday of this week. For example this is our website (company.com). We have a website portal (my.company.com) for our employees that allows them to access it from on and offsite campus. When,
employees try to access the website portal. A “Windows Security” box pops up for credentials for authentication. That is normal, BUT recently employees have been experiencing the “Windows Security” box with
no username and password.  It reads “The server my.company.com at STAFF requires a username and password.” I’ve tried every “Internet option” settings with no luck. All
workstations are running Windows 7 pro with IE 8.  FYI, we have no issues with Firefox. I need some guidance and HELP! It will be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows Security box not displaying username and password.

Hi,
That’s problem might be related with Windows Credential Manager.
Please follow these steps below to add windows credentials on your PC:
1 Click “Start”
2 Input “Credential Manager” in Search box and click it
3 In “Store credentials for automatic logon”, click “Add a Windows credential”
4 Input your internet or network address in blank, also input user name and password
5 Click “OK”
 
Thus, when user login your website, the username and password will appear.

Furhtermore, you can try to reset IE for test.
 
Hope it helps.
 
Regards,
Leo   HuangPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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On my new Sony Vaio, I can only send messages by entering my Vista user name & password. I know there must be a security setting I need to change, but I can't find it!

Help will Really be appreciated!
 

A:Solved: Windows Mail/UserName & password

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HELP!

Windows 2000 usually displays the username and password when i want to log on, and i just click OK and go to the desktop. However, upon turning it on today nothing appears, i press enter and it says to enter a username and password, Cancel is greyed out and there is no 'X' button.

I can't for the life of me find the username and/or password and have no rememberance as to the username or password in my head (never needed to remember it).

Is there anyway i can get round it? BIOS changes? password hackers? I really am looking for anything that might work.
Yours in despiration

Steve
 

A:Lost username and password in windows 2000

Try administrator for the username.
 

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I have recently set up a Win 8.1 notebook and from a cold boot Win comes up with a confusion by showing part of my email address as user (a hangover from a MS account) but, after saying that the username is incorrect, then allows me to enter my local account / network creds.

I decided that, since the machine could go on the road from time to time, I would reintroduce the need for username and password. I would like to tidy up this mixed-up situation by having to enter my local account details and not have this 'error' message from dear old MS pop up. Having part of my email address appear on bootup is hardly helpful in terms of security.

This is not a major issue, but I would be very grateful for advice as to how to clear this up.

A:Windows 8.1 username/password mixup on bootup

Hey,

Here is how to switch to an MS account... just follow it and do the reverse: Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

If that doesn't work, you could try renaming your account: User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

If that doesn't work, it may require you to create a new account and then delete the old. This can be an arduous process depending on what you have on your computer, and what you'd need to transfer over. hope this helps

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Hi! I am in dire help! I just applied to college and i am trying to acess their website to log on and get started going to school. When i go to log onto the site windows security pops up and asks me for my username and password but i dont know either one of these and i really need to acess this site! How do i find out what they are so i can get on the site???? Thanks!

Cody Bishop

A:How to find my windows security username and password?

Ask the owner of the computer.

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I have same question in below as Member braneli asked before, I don't know if he solved or not? But I can not find an answer and fix it right now, is there anybody can help me? Thanks in advance! braneli
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Windows 7 new install - asks for username/password problem
Trying to install Windows 7 ultimate over Vista and now that it has run through quite a bit of it's install, it restarted and is asking me to login. I have no idea what the login would be, as I've never had one on this computer before.

Please help!! thank you!

I've tried everything I can think of. Even my own personal logins that I've used over the past couple of years.

My screen looks like this.
When I goto choose safemode, it's asks me to choose between Windows Setup & Windows Vista. So it's still not finished installing.Attached Thumbnails
 

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We have users on windows 7.  Most of the users are using outlook 2007.   We are on exchange 2007 on windows server 2008 Enterprise and the server resides on our office.  Anybody have any ideas how to figure out why the following happens?
A user will log into their computer just fine.  They launch outlook just fine and are working on the computer for hours.  All of a sudden outlook will prompt them for their username and password.  They can put their username and password in
and continue to work, but it may happen again within a few hours.  I have noticed if we do a ipconfig/ release/renew it has corrected the problem for the rest of the day.  It is so far only about 15 users/pcs who have seen this issue.  We have
replaced a user's pc to see if it fixes the issue, but the issue occured on the new pc as well.

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Hi. I've got some driver problems so I decided to reinstall the same windows [Win 7]. While installing, The system restarted and showed up the Win 7 wallpaper asking for username and password. From what ? Also i didn't configured username/password before this. Tried the old username/pass but it says "This domain cannot be connected, blah blah blah...". What should I do ? Google Images screenshot below.

A:Asking for username/password while installing Windows 7 Home Premium

Try booting in safe mode and then try following the instructions from this tutorial:
Log On with User Name and Password

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Windows Mail constantly asks for verification of my Username, and Password; And note the following error message:

Account: 'POP.west.cox.net', Server: 'POP.west.cox.net', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR a user name MUST be entered', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC91

I have Windows Vista. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows Mail constantly asks for Username, and Password

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Hey everyone, i have had a virus that totally locks me out of the desktop. Therefore i go to advanced boot options and click repair computer and now a window popped up saying"system Recovery options".. i have a few usernames (5, however one says Mcx1 )and i dont have a password? any ways to recover this without using the desktop?? SOS

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Trying to install Windows 7 ultimate over Vista and now that it has run through quite a bit of it's install, it restarted and is asking me to login. I have no idea what the login would be, as I've never had one on this computer before.

Please help!! thank you!
 

A:Windows 7 new install - asks for username/password problem

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Windows 7 - Remote desktop keeps displaying the password or username is incorrect.

I'm using a tablet with windows 7 and I was able to access the admin profile from it but when I try to access the profile I need to access it gives me an error: The user name and password is incorrect. The prolfile im trying to access has a password and I added everyone as the allowed users. Both the tablet and profile are running on windows 7. I was also messing with the router firewall settings but I reverted that. Any Ideas why its that specific profile and not the others. I also tried it on a different computer and it worked fine

A:Windows 7 - Remote desktop keeps displaying the password or username i

I found this solution on another website. it fixed my own problem. try it.
Not sure if you've managed to resolve this or not, but I had a similar problem which is now resolved. Here is my scenario: - the username on Win7 target is changed (allegedly - and you know why I say allegedly later) by choosing "change your account name" through clicking on user picture in start menu or "user accounts" in control panel. - you try logging in to win7 remotely (from server 2k3 in my case) using the new uname/password and it fails: incorrect uname/passw. - another pc in the network (xp in my case) is able to login using the new uname. If you're in similar situation, then the reason is that changing the username as said above didn't actually change the username and seems to only set a full name for the same username. to change the actual username, you need to run "netplwiz " (start menu, then just type netplwiz and enter) which shows a different looking "user accounts" window similar to "control userpasswords2" in older versions of windows. You need to have all "user account" windows closed before running this. Then select your current username, then click on properties and change the "User Name" to the new value. Notice the full name being reported as what you were expecting to be the new username.

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I was able to set-up a POP3 mail account through Microsoft, but when I go to sign into my email account, I receive this message (the username and password is incorrect) I was successful in entering the server information. I am just stuck on the user name and password, and this account is being created for business purposes. I hope someone can please help me with the matter.
 

A:Windows Live POP3 Username/Password Issue

whats your email address - just the last bit after the @
Whe you setup POP3 - what client program are you using ?
 

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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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The site would not accept my title. The title should be: Windows Security Popup not Prompting for Username/Password.

Hi,

I seem to be having an issue with one of our end user's logging into a website ( Freddie Mac's Loan Prospector - Your Home for More Loans.) This started happening whenever I swapped out the user's old XP pc for a new W7 pc. Whenever they click on the link to log into the web page they get a message saying "The server loanprospector.com at "Freddie Mac Secure Domain" requires a username and password." but there are no text boxes for the user to input a username/password.
The W7 machine that replaced the XP computer was imaged using Acronis (not sure if it has anything to do with it or not.) and I did try to log into the website via a different W7 machine that was imaged. Some of the machines would prompt for a username/password but others would not.

I have tried adding the website to the trusted sites, disabled a/v, turned off UAC settings, turned off pop-up blocker but nothing seems to be working. I called Freddie Mac and spoke with them but they flat out told me to call Microsoft about the issue. I was hoping you guys could provide some input before I tried dealing with Microsoft. Any help/suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Security Popup not Prompting for Username/Password.

Hi, could be from the image seeing an old mac address in ARP cache , best way is to delete cache, windows will build a new fresh one. Open a cmd as admin, go to start search and type:-cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:-

netsh interface ip delete arpcache (press enter) should say OK, no need to restart, try now.

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I am having trouble sharing files between Windows 8 and Windows XP; workgroup name is the same on both pcs; I can see both pcs on each pc (the other and itself). I can access the Windows XP files in Windows 8 under network or by typing it \\thecomputername

However, I have a few problems.

1) In Windows 8, when I right click on a file and choose Share With, the other pc is not there, and if I also choose the submenu of specifc people, typing in \\thecomputername does nothing

1b) Selecting a File and then going to the Charms bar and choosing Share, does not show my other pc there

2) On the Windows XP computer, I can't access the Windows 8 computer via the workgroup. i.e. \\win8comp because I am being asked for a username and password. What do I put there? On the Windows 8 computer under advanced sharing settings for All Networks, Under Password Protected sharing, I chose the option of Turn off password protected sharing, but this doesn't seem to make a difference. I am still asked for a username and password on the Windows XP computer.
 

A:Solved: Sharing Problems between Windows 8 and XP; Share With; Username & Password in

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I am trying to subscribe to a webcal but every time it asks me for a username/password. I do not have those details - please help
see screen shot below

A:Subscribe to Webcal asks for Windows Security username/password

Hello,

Ask the organiser of the webcal. They will be able to tell you those details.

Dave

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