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Windows 7: windows 7 login password incorrect

09 Nov 2009   #1

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windows 7 login password incorrect

Wife was nagging me to remove the password at Windows7 startup because it was too long, so I followed the instructions online (unclicked the box to require password at login) and it came up with a box (I don't think was mentioned in the instructions I was following) that told me to enter, and confirm the password. I left them blank since I didn't want a new password.
Now when I startup it still asks me for a password (usename it gives is HomeGroupUser$) and when I try my old password it doesn't work, and when I try leaving it blank and pressing enter it still doesn't work.
So I can't login...

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09 Nov 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

You can use one of these password recovery tools from -=> Here
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09 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64

Could you check something to see if my info is accurate.

Try to find a setupact.log in the Windows\Panther folder. Search it for your username and see if it shows a temporary password being assigned.

This info is for XP, but maybe it was applicable to Win 7.
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