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: my user name all of a sudden requires a password

02 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
my user name all of a sudden requires a password

I had a similar issue where my user name all of a sudden requires a password...i have an ultrabook so i don't have a disc drive. I attempted to resolve the issue by resetting the user password through DOS however it says that the password is blank and it cant be reset? its very strange. Any ideas on how i can gain access to my computer? thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

You need to enable the hidden Administrator account so you can login to it in Safe Mode then fix the password problem on your main account.

Read here: Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 my user name all of a sudden requires a password

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Wireless using WEP requires Username/Password- WHY?
Hi all, Long time XP user and I just starting using Windows 7 beta. I really like it so far. Except there's a few things I can't figure out. I'm trying to connect to my own Wifi Network and it has WEP encryption (I know I should use WPA but for now, let's say i'm stuck with WEP), Windows 7...
Network & Sharing
Laptop suddenly requires password for log in
Our family laptop (HP Pavillion g7, Windows 7) suddenly needs a password to log in. We did not have a password set for this computer. We were on it this weekend and it did not require a password. Can not log in safe mode. If this is a virus, how do we get rid of it?
General Discussion
Server requires user name and password
I just purchased a new Dell with Windows 7 - Internet Explorer 9 and have transferred the Microsoft Expressions Webs that I had under my old Dell Win XP. When I try to publish websites with the Windows 7 version I receive a Windows Security pop up with the message Warning the server is...
General Discussion
blanc local password field now requires a password
Hello, a few months ago I switched from Win Vista ultimate to win7 professional 32bit. My computer was connected to a home network with a server and data server, that server also patched me trough to internet. since my computer support installed win7 on my computer , they brought it back...
Network & Sharing
UAC in domain requires username and password each time
Hi all, Been using Win7 since beta. However, i just now installed it at work and this is the first time i'm using win7 joined to a domain. I assuming being joined to a domain is what's causing the problem. The problem being that each time the UAC prompt comes up, i dont just get a yes/no click,...
System Security

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 11:54.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App