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Windows 7: Why does 7 ask for a P/W when you hit F-8 while booting up?

12 Jul 2013   #11
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think regular computer users realize how times you reboot a machine when repairing it. Add in typos due to my tired old eyesight, multiply that by the number of repairs and you get password nightmares.

Apologies for hijacking the thread with my rant.


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12 Jul 2013   #12
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
I don't think regular computer users realize how times you reboot a machine when repairing it. Add in typos due to my tired old eyesight, multiply that by the number of repairs and you get password nightmares.

Apologies for hijacking the thread with my rant.
Then maybe you should look for another line of work or retire. You clearly aren't cut out for working on computers in the world as it is today.
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13 Jul 2013   #13
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I have no idea why it would ask for p/w just by tapping the F8 key. I've never heard of that.. Maybe someone else has a theory. We've seen just about everything here.

Hi Gregrocker,

Well no one else does either. I have never used a P/w on any version of Windows, likewise there is no BIOS p/w on my machine. The message asking for the mysterious word was definitely coming from the OS.

Again I was tapping F-8 WHILE windows had already started to boot up. In other words I was starting to see the Win 7 logo on the screen whilst I was doing it. I know that's too late to be hitting that key, but the dual boot makes 7 start up so fast it was all I could try.

Even the Linux p/w finder showed NO PASSWORD in place. Btw the program I was using to find the missing word is called "NT Offline Password Changer" it came up with nothing but my user name and no other words were found.

Still a mystery to everyone including me. In any event it's fine now and I guess we'll chalk it up to Sod's Law!

Thanks for replying!

J T
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