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Windows 7: Password Retrieval

06 Sep 2010   #1

Password Retrieval

I am able to auto-logon on to my Windows 7 so I never see the password. I am adding a task to the system scheduler and to complete the task. I am asked for the password. I type in what I thought it was but I get an error that I have the incorrect user name or password. The user name is WILLIAM, the one I log in with so I must have the incorrect password. Have tried possible iterations but still won't work.
Is there any way to retrieve the password?

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06 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Is there a possibility that its maybe asking for the "homegroup" password ??

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06 Sep 2010   #3


No! I tried the homegroup PW and got the same error.
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06 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

As a test, maybe try setting a password to your account and see if that works
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06 Sep 2010   #5

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Maybe you never set a password. Try just hitting enter when i asks for one.
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06 Sep 2010   #6


I did set a password and have used it in the past. So I know its there.
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06 Sep 2010   #7


I finally used the Tutorial by "Bare Foot Kid" and solved the problem.
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06 Sep 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Thanks for replying back ... tutorials are a 'good thing'
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