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Windows 7: Windows 7 Starter Help

18 Oct 2011   #1

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Windows 7 Starter Help

I have a Samsung notebook with Windows 7 Starter edition. I put a password on my windows startup not long before I went on holiday but when I came back I forgot it.

I have searched Internet for help and so far this is what I've done -

Says I should put reboot disc in but doesn't have disc drive.
Says I should try bootable flash drive, changed Bios startup but won't boot from it.
Tried complete restore, still boots up with my user
Tried booting in safe mode, just boots as normal

Can anyone help?
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18 Oct 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


We can't really help bypass a password since we have no way to know this is your computer.

I'd consider Reinstalling Windows 7 from booted DVD
or running full Factory Recovery from its partition at boot(which may also require a password) or from Recovery Disks you already made or order from Samsung.
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19 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 starter

There is no cd/DVD drive.

I have tried reinstall from notebook yet it still asks for users password

I have also tried the Microsoft USB reset password aswell but an error appears and doesn't allow me to go through with reset.

I just want some ideas where to go from here, if I contact Microsoft can they help?
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19 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


You'd contact Samsung Tech Support which is free for the first year. If they can't help you retrieve or bypass the Password then maybe they can provide Recovery medium for flash sticks or show you how to make these.

Without a DVD drive you'll need to find a Win7 retail installation DVD or ISO file to write to flash stick using UltraISO trial version: On File tab select Open DVD or ISO, on Bootable tab select Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB, Removable or HD's using one time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first boot screen. Follow these steps to get a Perfect Reinstall
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