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Windows 7: Windows 7 popup "Consider changing your password"

23 Jan 2012   #31
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 
AddRAM

The Windows 7 install disc is only a download away. My Digital Life. Download your version and burn to a disc using PowerIso or ImgBurn.


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23 Jan 2012   #32
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
I don't use Windows Backup

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiocomputer View Post
Not sure how to do that...
I don't know how to make "Windows Backup" verify its images (I use Macrium).
I'd have to make a "Windows Backup" image to try and work it out.

A lot of people here use it, so someone probably knows the answer.
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23 Jan 2012   #33
studiocomputer

Windows 7 64
 
 

Brink, I did the enable/disable option you offered. After it the cmd gave me a "Property(s) update successful"

Thank you.

AddRAM, thank you for this info. Was not aware of this. Not sure which one to download yet but reading it. I know I have windows 7 64-bit SP1 so I'm looking over the webpage there.

lehnerus2000, just saw your post. Ok I will look for that macrium and try to sort out what is next.

Thank you.
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23 Jan 2012   #34
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Windows Backup & Macrium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiocomputer View Post
lehnerus2000, just saw your post. Ok I will look for that macrium and try to sort out what is next.

Thank you.
If you've already made "Windows Backup" discs you should keep them.

I doubt that Windows and Macrium will read each others backups (I've never tried that though).

On the other hand, having two sets of backups, made by different programs, should offer more "insurance".

There were links in one of my earlier posts, to tutorials about "Windows Backup" & "Macrium Reflect".
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23 Jan 2012   #35
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Download the same version as your key on the laptop. 64 Bit 32 bit, Home Premium, Professional, etc. Ultimate is no longer avaible. Open up computer properties ( start, right click Computer, click properties). It will give your PC info there.
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23 Jan 2012   #36
studiocomputer

Windows 7 64
 
 

Macrium looks great. I'd like to use it but I am out of space on my external drive for any more backups and used up almost all my disks this evening for the system image from earlier. But this is something I want to use.

My main concern was getting locked out and I have my personal files backed up, made a system image, a restore disk at the end of the system image made, disabled the password for "Owner" using the cmd prompt and few days ago used a thumbdrive for the pw file.

So, that's where I am right now other than turning off to complete the uninstall of an earlier program and hope I can be back on it and up and running again.

All else fails, the new windows 7 disk to burn...I can do that from a 2nd computer correct? I don't need to burn it using the windows 7 computer in question, right? I have another computer which is XP that I can make downloads from and burn a disk.

Thank you.
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23 Jan 2012   #37
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, you can use the xp PC. Just have ImgBurn installed on it. Any questions just post them. What exact system is on the sticker ? Home Premium 64 Bit ?
And of course you need a dvd burner on that machine.
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23 Jan 2012   #38
studiocomputer

Windows 7 64
 
 

AddRAM...I'm double checking the properties now:

Windows 7 Home Premium
Service Pack 1

The whole specs for reference are :
System:
Sony Vaio
3.4 Windows Experience Index
Intel Core TN 2 Duo
T6600
2.2 GHz 2,20 GHz
4 gb ustable RAM 3.84 GB usable
64 Bit

Windows Product ID is there too.

BTW you guys are all awesome to take so much time to help people in this forum.
Thank you.

Sticker reads

Windows 7 Home Pre OQ
then a bar code
then a 4- number
then oo number
barcode
prod key 24 number
THP with a number

I only see the reference to 64 bit on the screen where checking properties.
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24 Jan 2012   #39
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Macrium Backups

A point to remember about Macrium backups.

Images on CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs, other internal HDD partitions (or HDDs) and network locations, can be restored exactly as you would expect.
  • You boot using the Macrium Restore Disc (I use the Linux version of the disc).
  • It will ask you to remove it, once it has booted.
  • You then navigate to the location where your image is stored (e.g. go to the HDD/network location or place your optical disc in the drive)
  • You can then select the image and begin the restore process.

The Macrium Restore Disc doesn't read files from USB HDDs (at least if you are using Macrium Reflect v4).

If you store your images on an external USB HDD, you will need to copy them to:
  • A separate partition on your PC.
  • A 2nd internal HDD in your PC.
  • A network location that you can connect to with your PC.
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24 Jan 2012   #40
studiocomputer

Windows 7 64
 
 

Also, to make mention, previously when I went to the area to manage the user accounts. I saw that I was able to change that background icon without needing to enter any passcode. So I attempted to change the password today. It had a block that read to type in the old first and beneath type in the new. I did not type anything in the "old password column" but only typed a passcode that I had just then made up and put information into the "Hint" block.

Just now I restarted the computer. It did give me a screen that had a red "x" and the words your passcode has expired. I clicked the right arrow beside it and it then opened up a block for me to enter a password. I entered the passcode that I had just made up before. This had all originally began because I did not have any passwords of any kind for this used computer and the consider changing your passcode popup kept showing each day with a count down of days each time.

After entering the passcode I had previously made for that account, I was able to login to the computer and gained access.

To test it further, I typed in cmd in the search block and then right clicked "Administrator" to see if I could get access, and it went there without any problem.

This may not be the official way to test things out, etc like the experts in this forum but just wanted to share what just occurred on rebooting.

And there is no popup showing the password will expire. So hopefully it won't come back unless there is another step I need to do to be sure it is disabled.

Thanks again for the help. I'll get that disk burned and use the IMgburn.

Keep you posted on how things work.
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