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Windows 7: English keyboard gone - can't type password

17 Dec 2010   #21
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

you normally get two discs 32/64 bit use the disc for your system that you installed with i take it is 64 bit looking at your specs


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17 Dec 2010   #22
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I only have one disc and that's the one I'm using. As I said, the choice between 32 and 64 is done just before installing.
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17 Dec 2010   #23
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

well thats strange can you make a repair disc or download it if you cant make one then that would be better go to option 2 you can download it from the link here System Repair Disc - Create


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17 Dec 2010   #24
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I can't do any of these things since I don't have a usable computer. I'm using an iPad to read and post to this forum.
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17 Dec 2010   #25
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

can you reinstall the system ?
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17 Dec 2010   #26
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, I can, but I hate to think of all the software I'm gonna have to reinstall and reconfigure. I'll do that as a last resort.
As soon as the weekend is over, I'll call the store where I bought my computer. They do tons of installations; perhaps they'll find a way out of this mess.
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17 Dec 2010   #27
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

BTW, Brian, your icon represents exactly how I feel...
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17 Dec 2010   #28
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

yes they may be able to help to save you losing data the other way is to use a live cd distro of linux like ubuntu you boot into the live disc(linux operating system) and you could copy your files and download to a external drive then after what you have salvaged reinstall a fresh windows 7 have you a friend with a pc to help you

to save me from typing it in have a look at this other thread i am helping in and it explains what i mean about using ubuntu ok https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...up-repair.html
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17 Dec 2010   #29
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya Roninbar, you could try using this free utility Trinity Rescue Kit | CPR for your computer to remove (blank) the password and enable you to log on normally, whilst this is not a tool I recommend to circumvent bypassing the login option there are genuine cases like what you are experiencing where tools like this could bring back a sense of normality.

*please note this is NOT intended to bypass windows security and should NOT be used for these purposes. I'm sure that Seven forums will remove this link if they see fit.
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17 Dec 2010   #30
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Brian, I don't think it's necessary to go into all this trouble to copy the files to an external drive. The installation doesn't format the disk; it just renames Windows to Windows.old. The real killer is having to re-install all the programs I have now, digging up the license keys for everything, re-configuring the system...
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