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Windows 7: Windows 7 popup "Consider changing your password"

23 Jan 2012   #21

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Have you ever installed an operating system on a computer ?
You see where I`m going with this ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2012   #22

Windows 7 64

Not from the start. Just when I had a new computer and did setup, etc.

I am working on doing a "system image" backup so I will have it on hand. As I understand, a system image backup is like taking a picture of the computer and saving all of the files, including personal files and OS in case the computer were to not work.

I already saved the files I want of my work files and copied them onto an external hard-drive. I need to place the system image on dvd's but from the looks of it I guess it will take alot of dvd's.

I just saw that the program files are 2.44 gb I don't have many files on the computer so perhaps my dvd's will handle the backup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2012   #23

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

If you do a image now it will contain the problems. Best to do it right away, after all the updates, or after you have everything installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Jan 2012   #24

Windows 7 64

Before making any changes to the computer, my thinking was to have some type of disk to have on hand in order to restore in case I do get locked out. So perhaps its a backup I'm thinking of and needing. I did do a thumbdrive restore password and have that pw file.

BTW I believe I mentioned that I do not have any install software disks. I did call the place I bought it from. They said they can get into the computer if I do get locked out. I asked again if they put passwords on their computers and they said no. So perhaps if I do get locked out their computer guy will know how to get back into it. Whatever I have on it right now can be lost. I have file copies I just need to be sure the computer will be operational again when they get done getting back into it.

I don;t want to risk doing too much of it myself since I don;t have any disks other than whatever backup disk I make myself. Will do that but to do a factory install without any disks I don;t really know how to do but I will read again the information you posted and see which parts I am comfortable carrying out.

I appreciate all of the help. I'll keep watching for the posts from forum.

Thank you much.

Brink , sorry forgot to answer...I am reading about using cmd to do the disable user. I'm looking at the "users" list on the computer and seems that I just need to type in "Owner" for the user.

I won't know if this works for me until I turn off the computer and see if it comes back on for me properly and that I did it correctly.

To recap I have made:

1. reset password disk
2. system repair disk
3. want to make a system image because I read if I have one it can restore "Windows, programs, files" Good to have since I have no disks at all for this computer.

Best Regards.

forgot to ask, for an image backup, I have dvd's and cd's. Does the image backup itself have to be saved onto all dvd's or all cd's or can I use a mixture of both since I am short a few disks for the save?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2012   #25

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm pretty sure that they will all need to be the same.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2012   #26

Windows 7 64

Ok was just a thought. Thank you.

Ok I have my dvd's ready so I canat least get a system image since I have no disks to restore anything. Always good to have it anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2012   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Just Googled Windows 7 Home Premium and "Local Security Policy" and no it doesn't appear to be available in that version of Windows.

I agree with Brink that a factory recovery would be best if you have a Recovery Partition. I'd prefer a fresh install but then you could face more problems with that, first having no Windows DVD.

Edit. System image is a good idea too, just in case. Depending on the size of your data this could take a while.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2012   #28

Windows 7 64

Hi Duzzy,

It says it could be up to 70g for the system image. Not a lot on this computer presently.

Thank you

Started the system image to dvd's. It gave me an error at one point. it said to take out disk, write down the title it gave, insert another disk and then it said device not ready, then it starting working again and then gave me the same title to write for the current disk. Anyway, once again it shows it is working and the green progress bar is showing it's moving.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2012   #29

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

Once you have created the backup discs, you should get the program you used, to verify that they are usable (not corrupted) before making any other changes to your system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2012   #30

Windows 7 64

Not sure how to do that...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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