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

17 Dec 2010   #31
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

...and all that because I can't type my password! I didn't even forget it, for shit's sake...


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17 Dec 2010   #32
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

PooMan, I'd gladly use that tool, but I don't have any way to download it at the moment...
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17 Dec 2010   #33
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Gotta love the ipad as bout as much use as a handbrake in a canoe
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17 Dec 2010   #34
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

:) Is that a Canadian saying?
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18 Dec 2010   #35
brianzion

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

i understand this find a friend make a rescue disc boot it and use the system restore option:)
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18 Dec 2010   #36
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I managed to get in by typing the password in ASCII using the left ALT key and the numeric keypad.
I still have no idea what caused the English keyboard to become unavailable at the log-in screen, or how to get it back. It's still available from within the user session, as if it never went away.
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18 Dec 2010   #37
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Got it. I had to copy the language settings from my user account to the welcome screen.
Region and Language Settings - Copy to New Users and Welcome Screen
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18 Dec 2010   #38
brianzion

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

WELL DONE !!!! bet you are pleased now make a rescue disk using windows and keep it safe!!


To create a recovery disk in Windows 7 go through the following steps:
  1. Click Start Orb and go to Control Panel
  2. select Back up your computer under the System and Security option.

  3. From the left sidebar, select Create a system repair disk.

  4. Finally select your CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW drive from the new dialog window and hit Create Disc.

It will start creating a disc instantly. Once complete, hit OK, label it, and save the disk in a safe location.


The total file size of the recovery disk is 164MB which means you can burn it to a CD instead of DVD.




Note that if you are using Windows 7 64-bit then the recovery disk must be made from same version of OS, using a recovery disk from 32-bit is not recommended and vice versa.

in case you cant make one here is a 64Bit version at this link http://www.addictivetips.com/wp-cont...ery%20Disc.iso


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18 Dec 2010   #39
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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18 Dec 2010   #40
roninbar

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Done. Thanks for the advice.
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