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Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password

Q: Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password

Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password

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Preferred Solution: Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password

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I have 2 users. user1(admin account) and user2(standard account). How do i set password policies so that only user2 gets effected ?

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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 Everything on it is super outdated, and I noticed it had my account on it which was basically my Microsoft account.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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I found that once I upgraded to Windows 8.1 I had to use my Email account to Log In to my PC.
The User has to have a Windows Account (Mine is originally Hotmail - Live - Outlook).

I can not stand having the same Password and account info from my Email account the same as my PC.

I had to reinstall Windows 8 and then I was able to use a Personalized & Custom User Name & PC Password.

*This coincides with certain software I use when I install the same titles on multiple PCs. *(Serif - WebPlusX6 - I use a common User Name and file location).

***I will not tolerate having to be constricted to a Windows Account that makes me use the same password and user name for my Email Account and my PC.

*****Therefor, WINDOWS 8.1 is useless to me at this time.

P.S. I still get rapid boot times and custom features from Windows 8. *I assigned the Power Button where the old *Start button would be & pinned shortcuts to my task bar to navigate to apps I use frequently.

A:Seperate Windows Account, Email Password From PC Password

Hello Majestone, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can sign in to Windows 8 with any "local account" or "Microsoft account" you want.

You do not have to setup a "Microsoft account" when installing or setting up Windows 8.1. A trick to this would be to temporarily disconnect the internet when you get to this point to then be able to setup a "Local account" instead.

If you want a Microsoft account, then you could have two Microsoft accounts, and use one to sign in to Windows 8 with and the other for your emails.

Either way, you could easily switch to a local account afterwards.
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8
...or switch back to any Microsoft account you wanted instead.
Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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My name is rizwan, i am using windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit activated, I forget administrator password but i know the previous password.
Please guide me how can i restore password using previous known password.
I am unable to install any third party tool to recover password because i dn't have the current administrator password.
Guide the steps which are not required any third party tool or microsoft tool because current password forget.


A:Forget Password of Administrator Account but i know previous password

There is no legal way to "craack" a business computer, your IT has to help you recover your Windows. If this is a personal computer, with proof of ownership of both computer and of your windows, a local computer shop may be able to help you at least get your data files onto an external media if not able to legally run password-hunters. Otherwise, it is time to totally reinstall -- and this time keep a written record of usernames and passwords locked in a drawer somewhere.

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My name is rizwan, i am using windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit activated, I forget administrator password but i know the previous password.
Please guide me how can i restore password using previous known password.
I am unable to install any third party tool to recover password because i dn't have the current administrator password.
Guide the steps which are not required any third party tool or microsoft tool because current password forget.


A:Forget Password of Administrator Account but i know previous password

There is no legal way to "craack" a business computer, your IT has to help you recover your Windows. If this is a personal computer, with proof of ownership of both computer and of your windows, a local computer shop may be able to help you at least get your data files onto an external media if not able to legally run password-hunters. Otherwise, it is time to totally reinstall -- and this time keep a written record of usernames and passwords locked in a drawer somewhere.

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I recently had an Elderly friend who accepted one of the calls from "Windows Microsoft" and allowed them to access their computer. He gave them access to his computer but when he refused to give them a credit card number they installed a startup password which begins prior to the windows login screen. I can still get to the files on the computer by putting the hard drive in an external. I have tried a password reset tool but that only resets the windows passwords.
I don't want to have to move all of the data off of the disk and re-install windows if I can avoid it. Does anyone have a solution??? And warn everyone about the scam.

A:Remove a startup password before account screen


this password is actually a windows feature, the caller has added the encryption of the SAM hive in the registry. What passwords have you tried to get passed it? Often they will use the same password as the windows login password.
What you could try is to use a system restore point to restore the settings, but it is somewhat risky. I would only attempt this once his data has been backed up.

regards myrti

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Ok. Here's the story. I'll be attending a university soon. On a tour I decided to borrow my grandfather's laptop/ Windows Vista Basic 32 bit...so that I could access the internet. Well.....the Server required That I have a password on the account (Administrator...and the only account). Weird...but hey...whatever....I'll just remove it when I'm done. WRONG! Now I'm back home and When I go to Control Panel>User Accounts> and click "Remove Your Password" I get a box that say's "Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password." I've never seen this before. So after many attempts I think to myself...well... since I can't remove it might as well change it to something a bit more relevant to him. WRONG! Every attempt at creating another password is answered with "The password you typed does not meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum password length, password complexity, and password history requirements." Trust me....I've put in some complicated ****. It is simply not going to let me change it. Does anybody have any advice? At all.....

Ps. Changing and/or removing the password from command prompt displays the exact same error messages. What is it about my account that needs a password? How can I change this?

A:Cannot Remove Administrator Password due to account policy?


Have a look here & see if that helps?

Change password policy settings

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sorry for bad english
yesterday i buy ssd for my notebook so i installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit using file ISO X17-59465....
then i install it,i give the username in the setup as "my name", then when the setup asking for password, lets say i fill it with "qwerty" as my password...
okay my installation is done, when it comes to windows logon it asking for password so i put my password earlier "qwerty" , but it says password incorrect, i dont know what happen but im sure that i didnt put my password wrongly, because its really easy to remember, actually my plan is to change password when i arrive at desktop but i stuck at windows logon, so i restart my notebook and go to safe mode, go to the user account at control panel and remove the password, okay now my password is removed, but i want to make sure so i close the user account windows, then i go to the user account again, but i surprised that my account still have password, i dont know why its still have password , so i remove again, but its revert again...
so i delete that account and make new administrator account,lets say the name of the new admin account is "anon", and that's worked... now i can go pass the windows logon and go to the desktop...
but the name "anon" ,i dont like it cause i just randomly give the name,I want the name that I've used when installing windows, its "my name" ,so i created another administator account and give the nam... Read more

A:i remove my user account password, but it revert back

Delete the strange account totally (when logged on good working account). Reboot (not necessary I think). Strange account is really gone? Remake the account without a password. Works?
Set password on that again

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How do you retreive, delete, uninstall or change an unknown email password in Microsoft Office 2003.I have tried all I know, so please help!Thanks!Bernie

A:Remove unknown password in Office 2003 email account

You would have to obtain the correct password from your email provider.

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I'm 100% sure I'm typing the right password to log onto the admin account. This is the only admin account on this computer(Windows Vista). There is no other admin account on the computer, or I would use that one. How can I fix this? I am POSTIIVE I'm typing the password correct. Any way to bypass the password and get in the admin account so I can change the password or get rid of the password altogether?

A:password won't let us log into the admin account even though the password is right?!

You might want to read the rules, no help with passwords.

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Hi everyone and merry Christmas!

I followed the procedure found on the web, I entered "netplwiz" and did uncheck ?Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer".
There is no password set.
THere is just one user/account which is obviously also the administrator.
(the Account tab shows also HomeGroupUser$, but I guess is a default option...)

the point is that when I switch the pc on, I have to click on the icon of the user account in order to see the desktop. Is there any chance I can login automatically without even clicking on the user icon?
thanks a lot in advance

A:Auto login, one account, no password: avoid to click account icon?

Hello Lorcar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and create a password for your user account, then do the tutorial below again to enter the new password and set your user account to be logged into automatically at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,

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Windows 7. I have a desktop and a laptop that were installed clean with the same OS version.

On a network, the laptop is able to stream my shared media to all other PC's on the network (one is running XP, another is running Vista). PASSWORD PROTECTED SHARING IS OFF

On the same network, any PC that tries to network into the desktop is prompted to enter a password.

The laptop is sharing folders on the home network from C:\. The Desktop is sharing folders on the home network from a second hard drive labeled E:\. The media on E:\ is mapped into the libraries (pictures, videos, etc).

These are all of the things I have tried.
- turned password protected sharing ON: prompts a password
- turned password protected sharing OFF: prompts a password
- Disconnected E:\ to share C:\ only: prompts a password
- Set permissions to all computers on the network under Admin control: prompts a password
- Allowed access through firewall: prompts a password
- Disabled firewall completely: prompts a password
- disabled wireless card and used LAN: prompts a password
- used a completely different router: prompts a password
- allowed sharing on E:\ in advanced settings: prompts a password
- set permissions to Everyone on every single folder in E:\: prompts a password
- banged head against the wall: prompts a password
- raged: prompts a password

Something to note: If I try to network into the laptop from the desktop, it too is prompted to enter a password for the laptop (this only happ... Read more

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So, I have been working on my neighbor's computer. She doesn't want a password to log in to her computer. Is there a way that I can disable the password upon login. This is on a local account.

A:User Account Password on Local Account

Jesse, have a look here

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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Can anyone help me to get rid of the message " this account is not using windows password, please create password for this user"?
This appears everytime I start up the computer. I do not want a password as there are multiple users for this computer.


A:this account is not using windows password

All you can do is disable all the security notifications by going to:

Control Panel ---> Security Center ---> Check This Computer Security Status

Then on the left hand side click on "Change The Way Security Center Alerts Me" and then click "Don't Notify Me and Don't Display The Icon".

I think that should work for the notification you are talking about.

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okay here is the problem
i installed a windows 8.1 for my mom laptop and i had to use my Microsoft account to install the windows
i had no idea that i was able to create local account until i installed the windows + installed a lot of applications
when i try to create local account now it remove all data , app and settings  and no way i am gonna begin from the scratch 
Q : is there any way to convert the my account to local account without losing the data and apps ??
Q2 : How can i disable the password need ..... i mean every time the laptop hibernate it request the password and that's become annoying
Thanks in advance

A:windows 8.1 always account and password problem

A1: You should have created a Microsoft account for your mom, not used yours;
A2: Disable password: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Settings►click on 'Change settings that are currently unavailable'►click 'Don't require a password'►Save changes. ☺

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How can i get it back ? also, i dont have access to a floppy or cd so ill have to use usb.

A:Forgot password to my Windows 7 Account

Ok so I'm using the offline registry and password editor but i keep getting an error.

link is to slow to respond
resetting link

and it does that over and over. What's wrong ?

Ok I got past that part. But now I'm stuck again lol.

What is the path to the registry directory?

I tried hitting 1, and enter and it just gives me the same message.

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I can't get past my login forgot my password

A:forgotten password for my windows 8, local account

We don't provide help here with a password-protected computer because we have no way of knowing the real intent of the person who is trying to access it. Sorry!


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I'm sure this gets asked a lot, but I can't find exactly what I'm looking for.

A few months ago, my mom bought a laptop from Dell. She set it up with 2 local accounts, with her as the only admin account, and now she's forgotten the password.

All the information I've found requires you to either have made a password recovery disk, or have a windows recovery disk. Her computer didn't even come with the windows recovery disk, so she has neither. I can still log into the second account, but it's not admin so I can't do anything.

Losing the data on the computer is fine at this point; she didn't really have much, and I can backup what she did have. But again, I don't have a recovery disk so I'm not sure what to do.

Thanks for any help!

A:Windows Local Account lost password

Welcome to the forum. We cant help cracking passwords but if its a dell you normally have either a recovery partition or an option to create dvds what is model number?

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I have a Panasonic FZ1000 camera that is wi-fi capable. However, I'm having the worst time getting the PC and camera to pair, as have many others. One suggested workaround was to disable "Password protected sharing" in the control panel's Advanced Sharing Settings. However, windows won't let me do this because (to the best of my knowledge) I would first have to remove the password from my Guest user account. I have tried numerous times to do this, but unsuccessfully. Here's what's happening: I enter the Guest account using its proper pw. In the control panel, I get to the "remove your password" screen. Here there is a field asking for my current pw. I enter the pw used to gain access to the Guest account and get the message that "Windows cannot change the password." BTW, "Password protected sharing" can't be disabled in the Guest account, either. Help please.

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I just clean installed windows 7. Now I can't update in the general account without the admin password.

It used to update windows in the general account without the admin password. Is there a way to fix this?

Thank you.

A:want to update windows in general account with no password

If you mean you have to "Run as Admin" in General Account, that's the default. You could give additional privileges to the User Account.

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is there ANY way i get into my account? i forgot my password and im on my moms account right now whitch is not the administrator , what do i dooo ?

A:Solved: Grr I forgot my password to my account on windows

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I only have one windows 8.1 account and somehow It is set to guest only/password protected. There is no way to switch my account from guest to admin either. When I try to install something or try to change anything in my control panel it asks for the administrator password, but it does not display a password box and the only button you can click is "no". I've tried to do a system refresh, and start up recovery, but it asks for an administrator password, however the password I've set when I set up windows originally does not work.


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Can't access my user account because I can't remember password! Help please!!

A:Can't remember my account manager password for my windows 10

Hey @Bethann1982,  Thanks for posting in the HP Support Forum.  I see that you're unable to login to your HP Notebook - 15-f272wm (ENERGY STAR). I would like to help.  I recommend you click here and complete the recommended troubleshooting tips to regain access to your PC. Let me know how that goes at your leisure.  Please remember to return to this thread and mark 'Accept as Solution', if I have successfully helped you resolve the issue. If you wish to say 'thanks' for my effort to help, click the 'thumbs up' to give me a Kudos. Cheers, 

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my girlfriends dell 8.0 comp has crashed from gamer roomate using it on real nasty sites, i cleared 103 trojans, bugs, virus's and a keyloger (not kidding) with malwarebytes and other programs
(godbless you all) that i found here
this is about 5th time i have had to all but dump the hard drive, to get it to work again.
I want to change her passcode, because roomamte is
after looking forever i found the page in the her mechine that lets you do that with a interface with/to windows on net , they, using her on file e-address, sent a code that they want, I put code in but now it wants her ms account code,
 QUESTION 1....where do i find that MS account code to satisfy MS, is it in her computer some where?
QUESTION 2  she got a dell disc with comp, does that contain her ms programe 8, so i can just wipe mechine clean, we can't tell from the cover if its just dell junk or everything they put in and windows 8, and the mechine is still almost not usable, so i am afrade to try to play it
QUESTON 3...... I am seeing net pages that say she can upgrade to windows 8.1 For Free, is that for real from MS or junkware, cause this 8 program does not even have a start button, and is really
a lot of just distracting octupus options
thanks for your help folks, cause the google advice I got out there on net was less then usable, nor was it in stubid-ese which is my native languge
PS dell wants a lot of real money to answer these q... Read more


where do i find that MS account code to satisfy MS, is it in her computer some where?
It's normally sent as a text to whatever cell phone number associated with the account. 
Or a non-MS email address, if one was registered when creating the MS account. For example, mine can go to my AOL account if I want it to, say if the cellular service is down or I'm out of network range. 
It will be a 4 digit code. 

1. Get User password via Windows Password Hint
While you type a wrong password, the password hint will pop up below the password hint box. Based on password hint, you can think of origin password generally.
But the preconsideration is that you have set up password hint for user account password, when you are creating Windows system account and password. Besides, password hint had better can remind you and only you of forgotten password. The most important thing is that it couldn't like password, but has to be related to password.

As seen above, my password hint is email [email protected], and my Windows 8 login password is the same as the password of email. So when the password hint pops up, I could think of Windows login password instantly.
2. Get into computer with PIN code, and reset password for locked account
PIN code is a quick, convenient way to sign in to this PC by using a 4-digit code. If you have ever created one, this may be the simplest and most effective method for Windows 8 password reset... Read more

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I can't log in to my computer because I forgot my password. I didn't set up a Microsoft account, so I only have the local account. I'm really stuck! If anyone has a solution for me, I would appreciate it so much!

Thank you so much!

A:Forgot Windows login password, only have a local account

This is a tough one unless you made a password recovery disk, had a MS account or have another user account. Ways of making another user account you will need a Windows 10 installation disk to boot from. Other option is to call MS or reinstall windows.


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i can't finish the setup process. i'm trying to create a "standard" account, but when i go to create a password for it, no matter how many characters and no matter how complex (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, etc) it will absolutely not accept anything as a password (and i am copying/pasting the password from notepad, so it is being typed correctly).

i checked all the secpol 'password policies', and there don't seem to be any interfering requirements.

i attached a screenshot, if it helps.

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Platform: WIN 8.1 Spring Update

Using a local (domain) account to login to Windows

Using a MS Live account just for the purpose of installing Store apps

The first time you go to install a store app you are prompted for your Live account credentials. Once entered, the only choice is SAVE or CANCEL. Once SAVE is chosen Windows remembers the password and the user is not prompted next time they go to install a store app.

I want the user to be prompted every time. It seems earlier version of WIN8 allowed this. Can it still be done? I looked for a registry hack to prevent the Live password from being memorized but could find none.

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I've been using my Lenovo portable with Windows 7 Home Premium for about 6 months. I have never had a password on my account (I live alone). I was prompted this morning to restart to install updates; when I did, Windows asked for a password. I've tried all my usual passwords, including blank, and none let me in. Oddly, sometimes when I put in a possible password, the machine thinks about it for 15--20 seconds, then finally tells me the username or password is incorrect. Usually, tho, it tells me that almost instantly.

I've seen on another thread to use the Administrator account, but you need to get into Windows to activate that account. Nor can I get into safe mode, and system restore didn't seem to work.

A:Windows Update seems to have reset or created an account password

It sounds to me as if your profile may have become corrupted.
I would suggest attempting a System Restore back to before the updates installed - it may remove the corruption.
Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7
System Restore - option 2
System Recovery Options

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hi all, i have a problem which i cant solve myself i need advise and steps on how to fix this.

I have an administrator account ( full access ) and a guest account ( cant access to anything which requires administrator password) on my comp.
So i have 2 accounts but now i have forgotten the password for my administrator account .i can only access to guest account which i cant do anything without an administrator password.Is there anyway that i can get into my main administrator account and disable or change the account password?i cant do that with guest account.Anyone can help?
pls help me out as i am running out of ways to fix this.

A:forgotten password for windows vista's administrator account

Hello Zenv, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can use the reset disc that you create in METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset the password.

Reset User Account Password


You could also try the option in this tutorial below to reset the password.

Password Reset - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,

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I was under impression that the user account password security in Windows 7 or Windows 8 has been improved by Microsoft since the old days of Windows XP, and that it is now virtually impossible to bypass it... well, I thought so until I read this, or watched this.

Can someone confirm or deny that it is that easy to bypass someone's Windows user account password? If so, why even setting it up? It just makes life more complicated...

Also a follow-up question. If I use something like disc encryption (TrueCrypt), or Microsoft's own BitLocker, will it be as easy to get into my data too?

A:Is it true that Windows 7 or 8 user account password is a joke?

dc2000, nothing is 100% safe

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Windows Admin account and password security issue

I had a message today that a UK TV program suggest that all windows accounts should be password protected.

I also noticed that PCs are now often preset up , recently a ASUS system was setup - so that when switched ON , you do not have to setup - it takes you directly to the start screen, and with no user password

Most of my users are elderly and passwords do get them confused sometimes- so with new PCs , we tend to set-up 1 account , that logs in automatically and do not use a password
But ensure, UAC set any program trying to run will prompt for permission

Is there a huge security advantage in having a windows login - for a single user , who does not have any one else in the home and the PC does not leave the house .

I'm trying to find the program in UK that may have made quite a few people unsure of their security now.

I guess then a we should also setup a user account and not use the admin account, if we are trying to avoid potential malware using the admin account etc


A:Windows Admin account and password security issue

A standard account will stop some hacker/malware from owning the machine right off upon infection. But some malware will still function in a standard account.

Depending on whether your users do online banking and do online purchases, you might want to install some kind of anti-keylogging program to foil somebody capturing passwords and credit card info. I use Zemana.

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I caught the UAC & Account Password glitch which causes the keyboard to not work. The glitch was caused by disabling UAC after both had been enabled, then restarting. I can't see a keyboard in device manager, tried many keyboards. I rather not restore my pc, o what should I do?

A:Use Account Control and Account Password bug.

I just restored my PC to factory default. If I recall right, this was a known bug and a Windows update fixed it.

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In windows 7 how do i disable creating a new user account and password
what should i stop/remove/disable...services or what???
give me an instructions pls

the reason im doing this cause my little bro keep creating an account, then my windows settings are screwed up and files are moved

A:how do i disable creating a new user account & password in windows 7 (answer pls)

Create a password for your account and lock the desktop when you're not using it. If he doesn't have access to Windows he can't change anything.

If he needs access to the system, create a limited account for him. This type of account won't be able to create new accounts.

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I have Windows 7 Home premium OS on my gateway laptop which has only one user account and on turning on laptop that user password gets entered Automatically which is unexpected and its very long. Then i have to hit enter which shows Wrong password message and then it allows me to enter my password, then entering this time my password windows get started.
one week before my PC got infected with few viruses and one of that was not letting me to type certain keys so I reinstalled windows 7 from scratch on my Gateway laptop with factory default settings to wipe out everything, Now I can use my Keyboard at full extent But on starting the PC still it.shows me that problem of unexpected password gets entered for user account and its very long to the limit of password length. I tried Norton antivirus & MalwareBytes premium trial versions, did full scan but it shows my system has no virus/malware. Please advise.

A:Virus that enters Windows user account password automatically

Hi welcome to 7F

sounds to me you might have a stuck key on keyboard.

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I use several Windows virtual and real machines with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
One of them are running under Parallels Desktop on a Mac and there it said that my Password will expire soon and I have to Change it.
So I changed my Microsoft Account Password on my "main" PC which is a Windows 10 real PC and everywhere I can use the new Microsoft Account Password - but not on the Windows 8.1 under Parallels.
When I try my old Password it doesn't work also....
I have several things running on that machine and I am not able to log in.
What can I do? 

Markus A. Litters

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I do seem to have strange problems. Here's the story:
I have WLM & WM on my Vista pc. On my account it all works lovely with hardly any problems in one applicaton; open up WLM and my WM ([email protected]) is available also.

On the different user account, that is another story.
I can open up WLM or WM in seperate applications; open up WLM, close WLM, open up WM, close WM.
But WLM will not incorporate the WM account.
I tried ADD ANOTHER ACCOUNT but though it starts off well it does not go past the password point and either keeps flashing the password login box at me for ever or it says the email account name and or password is wrong.
Now here is the strange bit - on my other pc all is well with this WLM, it rocognises the user name and password of WLM and desk top application mail ([email protected]).

So do I give the different user Admin rights,will that make any difference? Or what?

Help would very much be appreciated!

A:Windows Live Mail will not recognize WM password when adding account

Have you tried manually entering the password?

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This is my last resort. I've spent the last few days extremely stressed out trying to fix this thing. It's an old HP desktop with Windows Vista Ultimate. It was my moms old computer that she used for work, and i intend to slap a graphics card in and upgrade
the CPU and use it for gaming. But the problem with that is, I don't know the admin password. So what? Just go into bios and boot off of a USB! I have tried that
On an HP computer, the BIOS is normally f10, if i press f10 on startup, it'll ask for a password. None of my relatives know this password, i've tried countless times but have had no luck. I want to completely wipe the drives and
install a brand new windows 10, So if anybody could help me i would be so grateful, words wouldn't even describe it.
(I'll be checking this site daily)

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My brother has a PC with Windows 10 and two Administrator Users:
#1 User: MS Account (the main one, used by my brother)
#2 User: Local Account (Secondary one, used by myself)

Since the login page is usually bypassed in this PC via netwizpl setup, none of us usually need to insert a password at startup, but after a Windows Update the login page reappeared, and my brother can't access his MS account any more because his password is not recognized.

Useful info

It's no keyboard issue: the keyboard layout is consistent with settings and we also checked the correct password spelling with the "eye" icon
Resetted MS password, but no joy: we have tried to reset the MS account password. The new password grants access to the MS account at https://login.live.com, but it's still useless when trying to login to Windows with the MS account.
All OK with the Local Account: the Local Account still grants login, and since it's an Administrator account it still allows access to the other account data.
Haven't done a Restore (yet): An obvious (but not necessarily effective) solution could be a Windows Restore. I'll probably try to Restore a previous System State if I don't find a better solution, but I'd prefer to understand the cause of this issue.


A:Windows 10 doesn't accept Microsoft Account password change

Have you gone into the MS account from the local account and changed to the new password?

I assume that your local account is of the Admin group, which should give you access to the MS account settings.

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I am looking for some help please !

I am struggling with a family computer that i think may have been shut down during an update ?

It is a Intel Pentium 4 2.93 with 512 MB running Windows XP Home Edition with SP3.

Currently when you start up the computer it is going to the logon screen with the logon name filled in as the 'name of the computer' and asking for the password. No user account has ever been setup since the machine was purchased many years ago.

If you just click ok without a password it carries on with its startup until you get to the desktop when it pops up an error message :

Explorer.EXE - Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150002). Click on OK to terminate the application.

If you click ok you then get left with just the desktop, no icons or start bar etc. You cannot use ctrl-alt-del either.

I have the same problem with safe mode.

I can however get a command prompt if i log on to safe mode with command prompt.

I have tried running the recovery console and logging on as administrator and trying to do a system restore but the box comes up and just hangs.

I am not sure what to do next and any advice would be greatly appreciated ?

Many Thanks,


A:Windows XP error Explorer.exe 0xc0150002 and XP now asking for a password for a user account that has never been setup !

Worth a look, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822520A number of different scenarios seem to result in this error message.Louis

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To start I've scanned my computer about 12 times with bit defender and malwarebytes. Plus super anti spyware no viruses or spyware/ adware where found just cookies.

nvidia geforce 3gb 660 ti evga
1. Screen Tearing, while gaming I notice horizontal flickering lines in the graphics. I've tried turning on v-sync and I've tried the adapive mode in nvidia control panel. Also tried using v-sync in the visual menu of the game its self. yet nothing works. Still screen tearing.

2. MICROSOFT WINDOWS 8.1 PRO 64-bit - I'll get a (POP-UP) in the right hand corner of the task bar. Saying to turn on Windows Update because its off for some reason. So I do that, then 10 secs later it pops up again asking the same thing. I've tried all the trouble shooting programs and options to fix windows update none really work some say they fix 2 things one says it fixes like 4 or 5 things. I also tried rebuilding the update services thinking its corrupted but that did not solve the issue.

3. Just like the update error I get a (POP-UP) saying I need to verify my Microsoft password. And I did but it still pops up. So I changed my password and yes it still pops up saying I need to verify my password to my Microsoft account.

Could anybody help me with this?

A:Screen Tearing, Auto updates turn off, windows keeps asking for account password.

Does anybody have any knowledge on this. I cant get Microsoft Support to work and nobody seems to know what I'm talking about anywhere else.. If anybody could help me that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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Okay, I am finally resorting to posting and asking for help because I have exhausted all possible solutions and resources that I could find. Here is what I am facing:

I am running a dual-boot setup of Windows 7 Ultimate, one x64 and the other x86 (the 32-bit one is there mostly for when I face compatibility issues, since my system has 4GB of RAM and it came pre-installed with the 64-bit version). My primary partition runs the x64 version, which is my main OS, but I am facing a really annoying glitch with my user name at the welcome screen.

In the 32 bit boot, the welcome screen loads and my account picture is shown maximized and the password box is already highlighted, so all I need to do is enter the password and I am good to log in. However, the 64 bit boot loads with my account picture minimized (as if there was another account available), and I have to click on it or press the Space bar to get it to show me the password box so I can log in. This wouldn't bother me normally, but I just recently did a clean install of both boot configs and it has only been since then that this has been a problem. Previously, my 64-bit welcome screen would load normally and I wouldn't have to select the account manually.

I have spent countless hours online trying to find a solution to this problem, and I have still not been able to do so. The only difference between the two configurations is that I connected to my local HomeGroup with the 64-bit OS, and I have since left it and disabled... Read more

A:One account, no password box.

See if this is any good to you:

Log On with User Name and Password

Run secpol.msc > Local Policies > Security Options
In right-hand pane look at: "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name". This should be "Disabled". If it isn't, double click and set to Disabled.

If this is enabled, you are shown a choice of users at logon.

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How to bypass it ? Is it possible over safe mode ? For example...some1 puts password in log account when entering the windows...and I don't know it. And I really want to enter the computer cause I have my work over there ? What can I do ?

A:Log in account password

google for a PW reset tool.

if you dont find one, let me know i have one ill pass your way.

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I would like to give to my colleague mail's account password- so, that he could check the same email also. But now I see only asterisks instead of characters. Is it possible to see the characters or must I check mail admin for the passwords?

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when i log onto scottrade website, i have 2 different accounts. IE has remembered the first account number and password i entered, but will not remember a second account number. this has happened with several other websites as well.

i would like to get my browser to remember a second number as it does for other web sites. any suggestions ? if it is not possible to hold two, how do i remove that account number so it can remmeber my other one? please do not tell me to start over and clear all passwords in memory?

A:can't get IE to add another account $ password

happyskier said:

please do not tell me to start over and clear all passwords in memory?Click to expand...

Can I tell you to delete all cookies then?

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