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Windows 7: Windows desktop password

14 Mar 2013   #11
Jonrob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi UsernameIssues
I clicked on the red button -black screen came up saying Shut down & install updates-there were 4 which proceeded. Then Windows 7 click to start appeared. I clicked, applying updates--then flashes through several screens only to return to the password required screen.
Back to square 1.


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14 Mar 2013   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Can you get into the command prompt of Windows 7?
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14 Mar 2013   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If the W7 installation DVD is in the optical drive of the host computer when the Virtual Machine restarted, then you have a chance at seeing this (press any key when you see this):

(Click on the image to enlarge.)
Windows desktop password-restart-boot-dvd-iso.jpg

If you don't see that, then the boot order does not have the optical drive higher than the virtual hard drive. I just don't know how to tell you how to change that boot order within Parallels.*

*Edit: What version of Parallels do you have? Here is some info for version 4.

This is what I see when I restart my VM and the W7 installation ISO file is in the virtual optical drive.

(You might was to watch this at 480p and in the full screen mode.)


That takes you up to step 2 in this tutorial: Password Reset


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14 Mar 2013   #14
Jonrob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Can you get into the command prompt of Windows 7?
Thanks for your reply again.
Unless there is a way without password afraid not.
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14 Mar 2013   #15
Jonrob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If the W7 installation DVD is in the optical drive of the host computer when the Virtual Machine restarted, then you have a chance at seeing this (press any key when you see this):

(Click on the image to enlarge.)
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If you don't see that, then the boot order does not have the optical drive higher than the virtual hard drive. I just don't know how to tell you how to change that boot order within Parallels.*

*Edit: What version of Parallels do you have? Here is some info for version 4.

This is what I see when I restart my VM and the W7 installation ISO file is in the virtual optical drive.

(You might was to watch this at 480p and in the full screen mode.)



That takes you up to step 2 in this tutorial: Password Reset


I have Parallels 7
The above did not bring up command prompt for me to click on, or if it did the screen was only up for a fraction of a second.
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14 Mar 2013   #16
Jonrob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I have Parallels 7
The above did not bring up command prompt for me to click on, or if it did the screen was only up for a fraction of a second.
I'm afraid things are getting beyond me now. I do appreciate everyone's help.
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14 Mar 2013   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I assume that you have been able to use the password in the past? Have you got much set up on the Windows 7 platform? If not how about considering re installing Windows 7? I see you can obtain Win 7 through the shop of Paralleles! Is this how you obtained your copy? I'm thinking that perhaps you have a copy that is time limited!
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14 Mar 2013   #18
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonrob View Post
I have Parallels 7
The above did not bring up command prompt for me to click on, or if it did the screen was only up for a fraction of a second.
I'm afraid things are getting beyond me now. I do appreciate everyone's help.
I understand. It can get to be a bit much.

And for anyone else that finds this thread via search engines:
I did not mean to convey that one should click on the black window shown in the video (and the still screenshot taken from that video). I moved the mouse pointer there just to highlight what i was looking at. If you ever see the info in that still screenshot, press a key to tell the system to boot from the CD or DVD.
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15 Mar 2013   #19
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Jonrob
As we haven't heard from you for a while have you resolved the issue of the password?
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