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Windows 7: password expired, but can't change it.

25 Nov 2011   #11
vetigoodson

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yea, I changed the bios boot order, and when that didn't work I tried to do the "On the Fly" thing. It still didn't work. No error messages or anything it just went straight to your password has expired. did this on both the cd and theflash drive.


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25 Nov 2011   #12
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does she have this computer from work/university? If so it needs to be seen by their IT dept.

Edit: when you say she never had a password, how long for?
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25 Nov 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes it appears this computer has been/is part of a domain which requires a password and it has been disabled. Is this possibly stolen? Did you buy it from a reputable source?
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26 Nov 2011   #14
vetigoodson

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
Does she have this computer from work/university? If so it needs to be seen by their IT dept.

Edit: when you say she never had a password, how long for?
No this is her computer. When I say she has never had a password I mean, "She has never had a password." From the day she turned it on.
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26 Nov 2011   #15
vetigoodson

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yes it appears this computer has been/is part of a domain which requires a password and it has been disabled. Is this possibly stolen? Did you buy it from a reputable source?
It is connected to my home network, which I tried using with no luck. I did get it off E-bay. The previous owner, put a fresh instal of windows 7 on it before they shipped it. However, we have had this computer for over six months. Why would it suddenly decide that it wasn't conected to its previous owner.
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26 Nov 2011   #16
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well whether the cause for the switch from "Local log on" to "Domain log on" was a windows error, user error or malware is unclear. Whichever the case, without booting to a device with a repair utility on or re-installation media you are not really going to be able to do anything about it.

Is the machine using the welcome screen or asking you to press Ctrl+alt+del to log on?
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26 Nov 2011   #17
vetigoodson

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
Well whether the cause for the switch from "Local log on" to "Domain log on" was a windows error, user error or malware is unclear. Whichever the case, without booting to a device with a repair utility on or re-installation media you are not really going to be able to do anything about it.

Is the machine using the welcome screen or asking you to press Ctrl+alt+del to log on?
Neither, it is opening with your password has expired.
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26 Nov 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This system obviously was part of a domain. I do not think you are going to get very far without the domain. If I were you, I would cut my losses, save my data with a live Linux CD and reinstall the OS - e.g. from the recovery partition if present.
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26 Nov 2011   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did the seller give you a Windows 7 DVD disk?
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27 Nov 2011   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Britton, the last time we worked on a machine that wouldn't boot from DVD or USB, it was a dead motherboard. It has to have a bios issue.
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