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Windows 7: Admin password assignment hung up?

14 Mar 2016   #1
Olwe

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Admin password assignment hung up?

I just got a computer from ebay and it came with Win7. I boot it and it doesn't have any password. Once in I go to Manage Accounts, Change an Account, Create Password for the Admin and put in a password in the "Confirm new password" field (odd that). Then I click "Create password" . . . and it goes forever, thrashing the disk, finally saying "Not Responding." What's wrong? What should I have done?


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14 Mar 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

First off, passwords are useless and not needed, anyone can hack into a computer with a password.

With that said, you should clean install windows.

Do you have a COA with a readable Windows 7 activation code?

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14 Mar 2016   #3
Olwe

Windows 7
 
 

What about just clicking on the "Win10 Upgrade"?
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14 Mar 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

OMG, do you want Windows 10 ??

Have you ever even used/tried it ? You may hate it.

The suggestion I gave you in reply #2 is the best thing you can do, trust me

Was this a brand new PC, or was it someone elses`s nightmare ?

And why did you think it was odd when it asked you to confirm the new password ? That is totally normal.

But as I`ve stated passwords are absolutely useless.
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