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Windows 7: Windows 7 bug: Doesn't remember my Admin password.

22 Feb 2010   #1
The Blessed One

Windows 7 bug: Doesn't remember my Admin password.

I have been experiencing this bug for a long time now so thought it's about time I reported it here. I have Win7 32-bit(official RTM, clean install) only 1 account on it which of course is Admin.

Sometimes when I press the Windows button + l to lock the screen and come back after a few minutes, enter the password but Win7 reports it as wrong password all the time. I have had the same password for 3 years so I know for sure I entered it correctly all in lower case.

Also, if I deliberately try to enter a wrong password when my normal one doesn't work, I get the white round circle indicating that its being processed. Then after like 3 minutes, Win7 reports it as being the wrong password (the correct behaviour from Win7 would have been to reject the the wrong password immediately).

So I have to do a manual shutdown as it's the option left. I have tried to reinstall Win7 many times but this problem just keeps happening randomly. Most of the time though it doesn't happen.

I have a Dell M1530 laptop, Win7 32-bit RTM official. All updates as of 22nd Feb 2010.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2010   #2


Do you do a clean install?
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22 Feb 2010   #3
The Blessed One


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Do you do a clean install?
Sorry I forgot to mention this. Yes it was a clean install everytime.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Sep 2012   #4


This is obviously a major problem with windows 7. Microsoft denies it, so you can be sure it's true. Passwords don't just change themselves, you know...
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