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Windows 7: Windows Update resets Windows password

02 Nov 2010   #1
ibytoohi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows Update resets Windows password

Windows Update has changed my password, and now I can't open windows. This is really strange. I only did a regular shut down after installing updates, and when I restarted several hours later I am locked out.

Help. please.


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02 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibytoohi View Post
Windows Update has changed my password, and now I can't open windows. This is really strange. I only did a regular shut down after installing updates, and when I restarted several hours later I am locked out.

Help. please.


Enable the hidden Administrator account and use it to revert the password. I assume you have tried "blank" passwords, etc?



Ken
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02 Nov 2010   #3
ibytoohi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Thanks

Thanks that did the trick. I'd tried blank etc but that didn't work.
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13 Mar 2013   #4
bentjohn

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I don't understand zigzag3143's answer. This happened to me today, so I care! You need to be able to log into Windows to activate the Administrator account, but I can't log into Windows at all. I've tried all my usual passwords but, as far as I remember, there has never been a password on this machine.
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13 Mar 2013   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Please start a new thread of your own, and describe your own problem in detail.
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