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18 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 password

I reformatted my computer six days ago and made an error in judgment. I live by myself in a house with good locks in a neighborhood that is crime-free. Stupidly I put in a password for opening Windows 7 (Home Premium). If somebody is going to break in here, I'll lose a lot more than encrypted business files, unencrypted other files, software, and the computer. Is there a way, other than reformatting, which is out of the question, that I can change that to no password. I won't forget it and its hidden in a book in the basement should I forget it, but it's really an unnecessary step.



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18 Aug 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

I'm a little confused. If you have your current password, and want to change it to no password...
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Change a password.
Is this what you are asking?
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18 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

So do you want a password or not?
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18 Aug 2010   #4

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Under user accounts in control panel, select remove password.

User Account Password - Change

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18 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

He did clearly say he set a password and wants to remove it. Don't see the confusion there. Derekimo gave the right removal instructions.
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19 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thank you all. As it happens I used Lemur's advice and rebooted. Zing-no password. I will, however, investigate the other choice as well. Does anybody know how to get my desktop to vacuum the carpet for me? I hate vacuuming.
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19 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GerryR View Post
Does anybody know how to get my desktop to vacuum the carpet for me? I hate vacuuming.
Sure do, but you will need to buy one of these: - iRobot 51102 Roomba Vacuum-Cleaning Robot
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20 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
Password deletion

Thanks again.

If you scroll up one, you'll see that I already did that, but thanks again to everybody, I am very happy.


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