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: maximum password attempts

22 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7 premium 64 bit
maximum password attempts

I have a laptop with windows 7 premium 64bit. I was wondering if there was a default maximum logon attempts when installed. I have been trying to enter my password (or so I thought) and I cannot log on. Also is it also possible that this is a virus because I don't remember changing my password.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2010   #2
James Colbert


Have you tried logging on with just your username (no password)? On machines where the password is expired, this has brought up the reset pw dialog.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 maximum password attempts

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Attempts to log in to Telnet fail
Recently I bought a TP-Link TD-W8960N modem router to replace the ISP's Technicoor TG582N and it seems to have successfully installed. With the old router I used an App called DSLStats to monitor my connection without problem. Now there are problems such as 07 Jun 2014 13:36:13 Incorrect login...
Network & Sharing
BSOD when gaming (even after many fix attempts)
Hey, I've got a longstanding BSOD issue that I just can't get rid of. I'm getting quite desperate. Simply put, I get BSODs when playing any game that is remotely hard on the computer. Left 4 Dead 2, Skyrim, Chivalry, Terraria, Starbound (when hosting a Terraria/Starbound server on the same...
BSOD Help and Support
Determine Maximum Password age?
Is there a command I can issue which will display the current system Maximum Password Age? I'm trying to write a script to display how long I have before my password expires. I can use nltest.exe to display when my password was last changed, so it's easy to calculate the password age. But...
General Discussion
Computer Attempts to Turn On then Doesn't
My computer attempts to turn on, then like .3 seconds after I press the power button, it turns off. I opened the case to see what was the problem. The power supply does work, because it is showing lights before cutting itself off it seems. So far I have a list of good parts, and they are as...
Hardware & Devices
Endless Update Attempts On PC Shutdown
Hello, Every time I shut down the PC, Windows 7 tries to install 9 updates. Next day, when I shut down again, I find it is again trying to install 9 updates. It keeps doing this over and over, forever. Yesterday, the number went up to 11. It looks like something causes the update procedure to...
Windows Updates & Activation
Numerous attempts to install Win7 64
Hello all hope you can save my sanity. Asus P5Q Turbo Core 2D 8400 4Gig 250G
Installation & Setup

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 18:49.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App