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Windows 7: Keyboard Mapping causing Password problem

30 Mar 2014   #1
Trevor Dennis

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Keyboard Mapping causing Password problem

Hi guys. I have recently done a clean reinstall of Win7 Pro. The PW I used to log on has a # in it, and I am able to log on without problems. But User Accounts will not accept the PW after I logged on and Windows is fully open. I guessing this is a keyboard mapping issue.

I'm in New Zealand where we have American keyboards, but just to make life difficult, I did the installation using a generic MS 500 keyboard, and switched to a Logitech G110 after installing Windows. (The Logitech has limited functionality until drivers are loaded)

I have tried swapping to the MS keyboard, and have looked for various configurations to see if I can use a different key in place of the # What I haven't tried is logging on in Safe Mode t see if that bypasses the problem.

So what I'd like to do is clear the PW so I don't need to use it when starting Windows, and can netwrork without running into PW problems.


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31 Mar 2014   #2
Trevor Dennis

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Well I have tried Safe Mode without success. I'll try some different keyboards in Languages
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31 Mar 2014   #3
Trevor Dennis

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Fixed it. :) I selected half a dozen English language keyboard options, and tried them one at a time from the language bar. Now don't ask me why, but English United Kingdom was the one that worked, but I am in New Zealand, and both my keyboards have $ and no characters (I did the with Alt 0163)

Anyway, all is cool and I can get on with other stuff.
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