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Windows 7: Upgrade from vista to 7 big issue


28 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Upgrade from vista to 7 big issue

Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and I landed here because of a weird issue with my recent upgrade. Once my vista to 7 upgrade was complete I was brought to the user account log on page. One problem. The only account listed is one called "other user" that I never created on vista or 7. Further more it's requiring a user name and password. I had two accounts on vista that don't even exist on 7. I never had a password to any account. I now have a fresh copy of 7 that I can't log on to. Any thoughts?

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28 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I don't know if this will work, but you can try it:
hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete combination twice in a row. You should get a screen where you manually type in 'user name'.
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28 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I don't know if this will work, but you can try it:
hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete combination twice in a row. You should get a screen where you manually type in 'user name'.
No go on the ctrl+alt+delete. Good thing I backed up important stuff incase I need to do a clean install. Just sucks I'm going to lose my applications.
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28 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Familyguy, check method 3 in this tutorial. Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums[11]=User%20Accounts
Worked for me.
Having said that, I would still recommend a clean install, might save you headaches later.
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28 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Familyguy, check method 3 in this tutorial. Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums[11]=User%20Accounts
Worked for me.
Having said that, I would still recommend a clean install, might save you headaches later.
Thanks for the reply. It seems that would probably work but it seems I need to dl and burn an iso and I have no other computer at my disposal currently. I'm using my iPod touch to talk here...lol. I will do a clean install because of the reason you mentioned plus others. Thank you.
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28 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I agree, a clean install is the best way to go in the long run. It takes more time but when your through, you have pure 7.
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28 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

good luck, let us know your results!
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29 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

A clean install went perfectly, which was expected I guess. I installed Windows 7 on a virtual machine before I even did the upgrade and everything ran great there too. It was just the upgrade that was weird.
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29 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Thanks for the feedback Familyguy
One more evidence of the clean install advantage.
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