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Cannot login to Windows 10 with correct password

Q: Cannot login to Windows 10 with correct password

I can't remember fully now but I was having a problem with setting up a schedule in Macrium Reflect, it kept failing to accept my Win 10 password. I went to 'netplwiz' thinking I could just login without a password but then after I rebooted I could only get to the win 10 login screen, the one after the pretty picture. It seems there is a scheduling problem with Reflect after the anniversary update and I haven't been able to use it since.

I reset my Windows password but that fails as well so it seems to me that I somehow need to get back into 'netplwiz' again in order to remove the tick 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' but I don't know how to get to it! I found this very complicated to understand as it seems to worded back to front, but I was told to add the tick in order NOT to have to log in!

As I downloaded the update and installed it I don't have an ISO, but assuming there is an ISO (anniversary build) can I create one on this spare laptop and use it on the one I can't get into ? That's assuming it will help me to overcome the login problem?

Thanks for any assistance.

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After multiple Hibernation events: windows login fails to recognize correct password

After repeatedly hibernating the computer for about a week or 2, it will eventually refuse to recognize legitimate password and fail to login, yielding "did you forget your password" message.

IF I shut down the computer (thus losing all open windows) and reboot, the password works fine. I have repeatedly changed passwords, but this does not help.

Windows XP Hibernate feature has never worked properly and that is why Windows defaults with this feature off and hidden from newbies. I love the concept but have always found it to be buggy on every machine it has been on. Periodic shutdown and restart is needed to flush memory, but this is the first time I have seen this particular issue.

It seems to occur when Hibernation fails to stay off and the computer immediately re-awakens when hibernate shutdown is complete. In other words, unit will not stay in Hibernation but cycles back on, unless power cord is pulled. When power is returned, computer may immediately boot up.

This problem began on a newly assembled computer with fresh XP SP2 install. (AMD dual core 6000; 2GB RAM; Asus M2N-E motherboard). All updates done, including XP's problem with dealing with 1GB of RAM and more.

Internet usage is safe and clean on main sites only. I Use AVAST antivirus, Spybot, Ad-Aware. I used a SmitfraudFix as I thought I had an infection.

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A:After multiple Hibernation events: windows login fails to recognize correct password

Gee, I am disapointed that no one was able to suggest something here. I did my part by helping others, so what's the prob?

Because this involves immediate rebooting of the computer(hardware?) AND a software issue of not recognizing password, I am leaning to CPU issue. I have seen some weird issues in past that were CPU. I do not have a tester CPU; I do have anothe MB and may try that.

Hey wizzards, What do you think?

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I have a Windows 10 laptop that will not let me login. I type in the password and it says to reset it through my Microsoft account. I can log into my Microsoft account with the same password just fine. I tried restoring it to a previous point restore point and it asks for the password to proceed. I use the same password and it lets me do a restore point back but that did not make a difference. I booted into command prompt which requires the password as well and net user does not show any accounts. I created a new account with the net user commands and rebooted and it does not give me an option to change to the other account in the lower left like it usually does.

It is the strangest thing because Windows knows the username and password because it asks for it for all the advanced startup options but will not let me log into the machine. Does anyone have any other ideas before I backup data and reset the machine?

A:Can't Login but I know the password is correct

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Hello ,
I have been using Paltalk for many years without issues, but suddenly I am unable to log in using the correct password.
This only happens with a paid account , other "black" nicknames work perfectly.
I can also log in to my Paltalk profile page & change password , get confirmation email  but same song & dance..
>> login problems , check password and spelling "
Also , no log in problems with my desktop computer.. only happens  with laptop.
I have asked for help  @ Paltalk, but they are clueless , followed all their tips , reinstalled program several times , scanned for viruses etc..
I am at total loss and out of ideas..would appreciate any help tips.........
Thanks in advance...

A:Correct password login issues

I used to face same problem but I just uninstalled it and then again installed it. That worked for me.

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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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Moved and cannot open windows with correct password. How can I correct?

A:Windows will not accept correct password

Sorry but we can not help you with passwords. You'll need to try and remember it.

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Hi all,

I got a problem I can't seem to fix. I checked online for help to no avail.

Here's my problem:

I boot my Dell (windows 7 Professional) and when the welcome screen appears all I get is "password is incorrect'"

There are no usernames present nor administrator. When I click on the "ok" underneath the password is incorrect, It brings up my username, but when I enter my password it says it's incorrect (it's not). I can't log in from safe mode, nor will system restore fix the problem.

Since this is an old work computer I was never given the disc that could solve this problem.

Anyone have any idea of what is wrong and how it can be fixed?

Thanks in advance,

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Hello,  newbee here.   Looking for some help with a gateway laptop.  Had a shutdown prompt to update.  Hit that fun button to shut down and came back to a usless laptop.  The computer seems to fire up correctly.  It takes me to the password screen and waits for my input.  When I enter the correct password the system sends message that "you can't sign in to your PC right now.  Go to account.live.com to fix the problem, or try the last password you used on this PC. "
Help.  I do not have any restore disc for this unit.  Is there a way into safe mode to disable the password?  or can I restore to before the last update?  I need past this screen to try anything though.
Thanks for the help

A:windows update from 8 to 8.1 will not allow access with correct password?

The error that you've received is saying that (most likely) you're not entering the right password.
Go to account.live.com and get them to reset your password.
This may help to reset the system (and will wipe everything off the system):
- at the login screen, click on the icon in the lower right
- hold down the "Shift" key and then click on "Restart"
- continue to hold the "Shift" key until the system boots into the recovery mode
- Once in recovery mode, click on "Troubleshoot", then of "Reset my PC" (these may not be the exact words)
Worst case, contact Gateway for a set of recovery disks.
Here's a page that I wrote back in 2012 that has instructions:  http://www.carrona.org/recdisc.html#gateway

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Hello everyone,
the other day I shutdown my computer, then upon restarting it - I entered my password at the login screen as I always do.

Now I know for a fact it is the right password. And the strange thing is, when I get the error (Wrong username or password) it doesn't happen immediately, it goes like it's about to start windows, then comes back to the error.

Now I have bypassed it somehow by pure will, by entering the password over and over again.
And when I was finally logged in, I did a system restore to see if that would work. But upon restarting it brought me back to the login, and the problem remains trying to get back in again.

Also, I went and set the setting to bypass the password, by unchecking it in the control panel.

So now when restarting my computer, it goes automatically to the error instead of the login screen. So before even typing the password, it just presents the error right off the bat.
This is all very strange, any help is appreciated.

System details

Windows 7 home premium / 64 bit
Toshiba Satellite a665

Intel Core i3

A:Windows 7 rejects *correct* admin password

You may have to do a Factory reinstall of your system. If you can get in again . Try changing your password in the user account.Or just deleting it.

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I recently set a password for my computer. I locked my computer and typed it in (so I know for a fact that its right). But when I started my PC this morning it automatically brings me to a screen saying 'User name and password is incorrect'. I press OK and re-enter my password (WHICH IS 100% CORRECT) it says it's wrong.

So when my computer is starting up I pressed F8 and went into System repair. It brings me to a screen to enter a password, I type the EXACT same password as before and it lets me in. I am trying to log into my user account 'Tyquan' when my PC starts up AND on the system repair.

I only have one account which is administrator, I never set a password when configuring my windows for the first time, and even if I did it would be one of 3 passwords (I tried them all and all stupid variations of them that they could be)

I'm just confused as to why my computer is rejecting my password in one screen but accepting it in another.

A:Windows 7 suddenly rejecting correct password.

Hello Tyquann, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you set Windows to automatically sign in to the user account that you changed the password for, then that could be the issue. Netplwiz will still use your old password unless you updated it in netplwiz by starting over and setting it up again below.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,

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My wife's laptop rebooted automatically to apply a Windows 7 automatic update and now it says the password is incorrect.

She has had the same password for several years and uses it every day. It is her middle name so she has not forgotten it and it does not use capitals. Caps Lock is defintely off (although we have tried it with it on also!).

We do not have a password boot disk.

I have read about password recovey tools but logically they would not help as we know the password anyway.

Why would the password suddenly be rejected after the update?
How do we get the computer to work again?

Neither of us are very computer literate, so I hope someone can help (in simple English )


A:Correct password rejected after automatic Windows update

Try starting in Safe Mode and see if you can enter the password and have it work there. If so, go into Start Menu->Control Panel->User Accounts->Change your password-> and choose a temporary password for now (make sure it is something you will remember). Restart Windows and see if you can login with the new password.

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A couple of weeks ago the correct password for my PC stopped working and I have no idea why. I have tried many times the correct password (oh trust me it is not a matter of caplocks) and it does not work. I have alot of files on the PC that i really need (pics of vacations, Uni files, music etc).
My laptop is a HP Pavilion g6-2235tx
I dont know if this would be helpful but, whenever I go into the login window the window that appears when you hold down shift for too long appears.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Correct password for windows 7 Home Premium not working anymore?

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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I have had a hotmail account for several years with the same address and password.
With this id I was able to access hotmail, windows live spaces, etc., etc..
I am using windows 7 ultimate (activated) and suddenly
I get the message that I am entering an incorrect password.
It is the same password I have used since creating this account and it was entered correctly. Now they say I have entered an incorrect password so many times that I can no longer sign in.
Any idea what's up here.

A:hotmail won't accept correct login.

Hi Michael. . .

There is nothing that we here at TSF can do to help you with a password problem. I can tell you that I use Live mail with multiple accounts and can access any of the accounts from any computer.

I suggest that you take a look at this KB for hotmail issues --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316659

I must now close this thread.

Regards. . .



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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have a client that brought me a laptop that belonged to her husband who recently passed away. She wants to get into the computer but he has set a password and she does not know what it is. I know there is a way to bypass it. What is a good password recovery or reset tool?

A:Windows vista Login Password

Sorry, but forum rules do not permit offering help with password problems. There is a link to the forum rules at the top of every page.

Thread closed.

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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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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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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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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 am the only user of my machine and do not need this function and do not need the password nor my email to show


A:How remove Password upon login to Windows 8

Hello Peter, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Unfortunately, you must have a password with a Microsoft account.

However, you could set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

Hope this helps,

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

A:windows 7 login password incorrect

You can use one of these password recovery tools from -=> Here

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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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It says my password is incorrect

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

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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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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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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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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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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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I forgot my windows login password , is there any way that i can change/ reset that from DOS (command ). Iam not able to log into windows.

A:Forgot windows login password

try safe mode there may b another account administrator pwd disabled u may try

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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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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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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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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 partner has a compaq laptop in which she has had for many years. Just recently she changed her windows login password. For some reason the password she thought she changed it too doesn't work and neither does her old password. Now she can not use her laptop as she is unable to login.

I've tried some suggestions like pressing ctrl, alt and the delete button twice but this didn't work for me. I've also tried holding down the F8 and selected start windows normally but it still came to the login screen asking for user password.

Is there anyway of getting around the windows XP pro login password???

Any help will be extremely appreciated.


P.S. For those who are thinikng it "no she's not blonde" ;-)

A:By pasing windows XP pro login password?

Boot into safe mode and log in as the administrator user. Hopefully you know the password for that

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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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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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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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I have had w7 installed for about 2 weeks with no prob. This morning I briefly used my tablet pc (hp 2730p) for about 30 min. I put it to sleep to take my gf to work and when I got back about 40 min later i tried to log on and it wouldn't accept my password.

At first, I thought it was just not accepting my password but, at random, I deliberately input incorrect passcodes and nothing happened. It basically resets the cursor and gives me the option to reset password.

So I booted in SM and changed the password and nothing happened, I tried to remove it and nothing happened, it's as if the screen just won't leave or something.

Please don't redirect me to usual tuts about this, because it's clear to me that this isn't an ordinary problem seeing as in how I have tried just about everything to reset/remove my password.

Please help, thanks.

A:windows 7 login won't accept ANY password


Have you tried a Repair Install? Hopefully that will help.

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