Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 password

18 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 password

I reformatted my computer six days ago and made an error in judgment. I live by myself in a house with good locks in a neighborhood that is crime-free. Stupidly I put in a password for opening Windows 7 (Home Premium). If somebody is going to break in here, I'll lose a lot more than encrypted business files, unencrypted other files, software, and the computer. Is there a way, other than reformatting, which is out of the question, that I can change that to no password. I won't forget it and its hidden in a book in the basement should I forget it, but it's really an unnecessary step.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

I'm a little confused. If you have your current password, and want to change it to no password...
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Change a password.
Is this what you are asking?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

So do you want a password or not?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Aug 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64

Under user accounts in control panel, select remove password.

User Account Password - Change

Attached Thumbnails
Windows 7 password-password.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

He did clearly say he set a password and wants to remove it. Don't see the confusion there. Derekimo gave the right removal instructions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thank you all. As it happens I used Lemur's advice and rebooted. Zing-no password. I will, however, investigate the other choice as well. Does anybody know how to get my desktop to vacuum the carpet for me? I hate vacuuming.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GerryR View Post
Does anybody know how to get my desktop to vacuum the carpet for me? I hate vacuuming.
Sure do, but you will need to buy one of these: - iRobot 51102 Roomba Vacuum-Cleaning Robot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
Password deletion

Thanks again.

If you scroll up one, you'll see that I already did that, but thanks again to everybody, I am very happy.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 password

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
windows password reset - password is blank/empty but windows won't log
Hi. I got a computer to repair. I did the repair - replace, gpu and I want to run some test, but the owner forget the password (the notebook lay for about 3 months...). So I tried to reset the password... to no avail. I did use Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, SeePassword Windows Password...
General Discussion
Windows 7 keep login password for account but nit password.
I am on my friend's computer. At first I thought he wanted me to remove his password so he wouldn't have to login every time he turned on his computer.. But there was no option for this on his Windows 7. But mine has an option to remove the password, that is very easy to see. It's easy to do. But...
General Discussion
Trouble resetting password in Windows Mail to new server password
Hi, I recently suffered a trojan virus attach and ultimately have changed my password on my email server. I have tried to reset it to the new password in Windows mail multiple times. It keeps reverting to the old password as the saved password, and I continually have to retype in the new...
Browsers & Mail
Windows 7 stopped sharing with no password / blank password
This computer was set up about a year ago with sharing enabled. It worked perfectly the entire time. Then a few weeks ago, it started prompting for a password. I've been racking my brain out since. Unfortunately, I let too much time pass before realizing I could roll back using System...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:19.
Twitter Facebook Google+