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Windows 7: Mac Keyboard on windows 7 - cant change admin password

4 Weeks Ago   #1
fxchampion

windows 7 Pro 64
 
 
Mac Keyboard on windows 7 - cant change admin password

Greetings to all,
I have an embarrassing problem and I hope a kind soul can help me out. I am using a mac keyboard with swedish language and during install of windows 7 a picked a password with @ in it.

This at symbol was done by pressing cmd key and key 2.
However when I login in and want to change the password I cant use cmd and key 2 (this opens a new window) but I have to use alt + 2 BUT windows does not recognize my old password.


So what to do?


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Hi fxchampion,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Please update your system specs.
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Do you per chance have a friend that has a non-mac keyboard you could borrow? That would be the easiest solution, or

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Yes, the x64 version works on Win7x64.

Download the appropriate ISO file, e.g. x64.

You can't copy and paste an ISO file onto a DVD or USB flash drive, it has to be burned.

To burn ISO to DVD use ImgBurn
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To USB use Rufus 3.3 or Rufus 3.3 Portable
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Nic
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fxchampion View Post
Greetings to all,
I have an embarrassing problem and I hope a kind soul can help me out. I am using a mac keyboard with swedish language and during install of windows 7 a picked a password with @ in it.

This at symbol was done by pressing cmd key and key 2.
However when I login in and want to change the password I cant use cmd and key 2 (this opens a new window) but I have to use alt + 2 BUT windows does not recognize my old password.


So what to do?
Try shift+2.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
fxchampion

windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Try shift+2.

Sorry but it did not work. =(
So when I log in to windows I use cmd+2, but when I need to retype the password when changing user credentials in controlpanel cmd+2 does not work since it opens a new file window....


Dont know what to do =(
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fxchampion View Post
Dont know what to do =(
Resolution is already provided, please read and follow my post #2
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
fxchampion

windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

[QUOTE=Snick;3404084]Resolution is already provided, please read and follow my post #2[/QUOT]
Thanks for help!
Managed to fix it since I knew there was problems with keystroke. Actually CMD + 2 when log in was an ordinary integer and not "at"
Now I managed to change the password. And thanks to everyone!
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Awesome job fxchampion!!
Glad to hear you resolved you issue!

Happy Computing!

Nic
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