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Windows 7: Win7 hates my password...

20 Dec 2009   #1
MrWhitey

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Win7 hates my password...

I recently built a new machine & I installed Win7 Ultimate x64 on it. I have been using it for a couple weeks now without a password set up but have just decided to set one up. I created the password & when I rebooted it would accept it. So I went in under Admistrator & removed it & tried again. This time I entered my name, which is only four letters & I did in all in lower case. Rebooted & it still won't accept my password. So WTF? I want to set up at least one secure user account on this machine but it rejects any passwords I set them up with.

EDIT: Now get this little catch. If I use my laptop to make a remote desktop connection when I login it accepts my password!


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20 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrWhitey View Post
I recently built a new machine & I installed Win7 Ultimate x64 on it. I have been using it for a couple weeks now without a password set up but have just decided to set one up. I created the password & when I rebooted it would accept it. So I went in under Admistrator & removed it & tried again. This time I entered my name, which is only four letters & I did in all in lower case. Rebooted & it still won't accept my password. So WTF? I want to set up at least one secure user account on this machine but it rejects any passwords I set them up with.

EDIT: Now get this little catch. If I use my laptop to make a remote desktop connection when I login it accepts my password!
I understand you had an account without a password. Then you decided to give it a password and it would not take.

My suggestion and its only a hunch, if my above scenario is correct, make a new account and try to give it a password.
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20 Dec 2009   #3
MrWhitey

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrWhitey View Post
I recently built a new machine & I installed Win7 Ultimate x64 on it. I have been using it for a couple weeks now without a password set up but have just decided to set one up. I created the password & when I rebooted it would accept it. So I went in under Admistrator & removed it & tried again. This time I entered my name, which is only four letters & I did in all in lower case. Rebooted & it still won't accept my password. So WTF? I want to set up at least one secure user account on this machine but it rejects any passwords I set them up with.

EDIT: Now get this little catch. If I use my laptop to make a remote desktop connection when I login it accepts my password!
I understand you had an account without a password. Then you decided to give it a password and it would not take.

My suggestion and its only a hunch, if my above scenario is correct, make a new account and try to give it a password.
VERY weird!
That worked. I created a new account & then a password & it's not locking me out of that one. Now I have to go through & set all my preferences all over again on the new account though.
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20 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrWhitey View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrWhitey View Post
I recently built a new machine & I installed Win7 Ultimate x64 on it. I have been using it for a couple weeks now without a password set up but have just decided to set one up. I created the password & when I rebooted it would accept it. So I went in under Admistrator & removed it & tried again. This time I entered my name, which is only four letters & I did in all in lower case. Rebooted & it still won't accept my password. So WTF? I want to set up at least one secure user account on this machine but it rejects any passwords I set them up with.

EDIT: Now get this little catch. If I use my laptop to make a remote desktop connection when I login it accepts my password!
I understand you had an account without a password. Then you decided to give it a password and it would not take.

My suggestion and its only a hunch, if my above scenario is correct, make a new account and try to give it a password.
VERY weird!
That worked. I created a new account & then a password & it's not locking me out of that one. Now I have to go through & set all my preferences all over again on the new account though.
Its the pople that come back and say thank you, like yourself that makes this all worth it. A very Merry Christmas and enjoy your Win 7

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20 Dec 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Sorry but i will not give out my forensic recovery tool to a person with only one post.

You have to be an established user to get access to it.

How do I know know who you are?
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20 Dec 2009   #6
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Sorry but i will not give out my forensic recovery tool to a person with only one post.

You have to be an established user to get access to it.

How do I know know who you are?
I think you posted in the wrong place...
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20 Dec 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Sorry but i will not give out my forensic recovery tool to a person with only one post.

You have to be an established user to get access to it.

How do I know know who you are?
I think you posted in the wrong place...
I was wondering about that too.
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