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Windows 7: Virtual Machine Password...

24 May 2011   #1
Ron Millard

Windows 7 Professional
Virtual Machine Password...

First time on here. I searced and found similar topic but it was over 300 days old so I'll post my problem here.

When I get into VM/XP mode, I have had no problems for 2 years until 3 days ago. Now it is asking for a password (which I never set up before). Following suggestions in the older thread on here I have tried the following. I made sure under Tools\Enable Integration Features that Enable is unchecked. I made sure that Logon Credential is set to None. Delete Saved Credentials is grayed out so I can't access that.

Not sure what else to try so hopefully there is someone in this forum that can offer a suggestion that will solve this problem.

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24 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP

try this:
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24 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Have you tried logging in with a blank password?
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25 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro-64 bit

I had the same problem, and someone here suggested these steps and they worked for me:

1) Edit the settings of the VM, and change the close behavior to "Shutdown" (only required if your VM isn't shut down currently).
2) Open your VM, and if you can click on the Shutdown button at the login window, do so - pick Restart.
3) Continually hit F8 as it is "rebooting". If you do it right, you should get the usual Safe Mode boot choices.
4) Pick the first choice - Safe Mode.
5) At the login screen, type in Administrator for the username, no password - you will log in unless you purposefully somehow set a password on the Administrator account. If you've forgotten this password - you're going to have to use special programs to recover the password which I won't cover here.
6) Once logged in, go to the Control Panel and select Users & Groups. Click the XPMUser account and select Remove Password (or you can reset it - up to you).
7) Reboot once again (don't forget to change the settings for the VM back to Hibernate)

Good Luck
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