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Windows 7: Password

14 Jan 2013   #1
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 
Password

What gives with the password recognition system in the Windows 7 forums? I am now on the fifth password in less than a week even though I cut and paste from the passwprds sent to me by e-mail.
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14 Jan 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Are you perhaps forgetting them? I haven't heard of any password issues here before.

When you cut & paste, be careful not to also copy the space immediately after the last character of the password.
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14 Jan 2013   #3
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

And to change it to "your" password when you get in!
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14 Jan 2013   #4
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies folks:
1. I do not add a space at the end of the cut. In fact, every one of the new passwords I have been sent works the first time. The second time they do not work even if I type them in manually.
2. Over the period of time I have been using the Windows 7 Forums services (AT least seven years)I have changed my password at least three times and after a period of time I get the response that the system does not recognize it. In this latest case I have been using passwords mailed to me because when the system refused to recognize my latest password and I went in to change it, I entered the same password as I had been using. I got a message telling me the password was in use. Now, how my old password can be in use and not recognized beats me. In addition my e-mail address has remained unchanged for five years.
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14 Jan 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

use your birthday with a capital letter and you`ll never get it wrong, and don`t ever copy and paste it.
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14 Jan 2013   #6
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 

I think you're missing the point: I don't get it wrong. I use the same password for almost everything that requires one.
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14 Jan 2013   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I've asked one of the administrators to have a look at this.
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14 Jan 2013   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Powell41 View Post
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2. Over the period of time I have been using the Windows 7 Forums services (AT least seven years)I have changed my password at least three times and after a period of time I get the response that the system does not recognize it.
...
The Seven Forums was founded June 2008, so the 5th anniversary will be in June this year...
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14 Jan 2013   #9
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 

I was referring to the Windows Forums in general. I also used it when I was running Vista and I note that many, if not all, the administrators are the same.
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14 Jan 2013   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Powell,

Usually when this happens, it's due to a corrupted cookie or cookies being turned off. Deleting your cookies, and trying to log in again may help.
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