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Windows 7: Password to Windows does not hold

07 Feb 2014   #1
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Password to Windows does not hold

I am a sole user and administrator. Some repair work was done on my computer (replaced hard drive). On return I found that the system was no longer protected by a password.

I therefore set up an new one and the system confirmed protection. However, when the system starts Windows no password is required. I have tried a number of times to re-protect, all with same outcome.

Ideas anyone? Please!


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07 Feb 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

What happens if you remove the password, restart and then add a new/different password back?
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07 Feb 2014   #3
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I cannot remove it, as it no longer seems to exist despite my efforts. I have been using Option 1 in this tutorial to set up the password for me as admin/user. Maybe that's not the right way, does the forum think?
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07 Feb 2014   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Go to your start menu and click RUN, then type in control userpasswords2 and hit enter. In the box that opens check to see if "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" is checked. If it's not, check it and click apply, then log out or reboot to see if it fixes your issue.
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07 Feb 2014   #5
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Did that and the box was already ticked, so used Control Alt Delete, leaving old password blank and inserting and confirming the new. So far it seems to be working OK. Thank you.
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07 Feb 2014   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Weird. Glad you got it working.
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