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Windows 7: New machine-user name issues

25 May 2011   #1
stejon99

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
New machine-user name issues

Good Day to all. Just bought a new Dell laptop with Win 7. Went through the initial windows data entry, but fat fingered the user name and now cant remember exactly what got typed into that line..

Can only get to blue login screen with box in the middle of screen, one line for user name and one line for password with arrow to the right of it.

I'm really not sure what I typed in there to start with. I know, I know, what a goof.


Could I possibly use a recovery disk from a similarly built laptop to start things all over again? I have another dell from 2 months ago, inspiron as well, just different model with Win 7 as well.

Thanks and good luck with my question.

Steve


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25 May 2011   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

You should have the built in recovery partion that will reset your machine to factory defaults.
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25 May 2011   #3
stejon99

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

How is that accessed, in the boot menu or startup repair?
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25 May 2011   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

It should show which F-Key it is on durring the BIOS post. If dell uses the same approach HP does it will be built into the recovery console. which is normally f10 or f12.
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25 May 2011   #5
stejon99

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Well I was able to get past the startup issue with going to safe mode, changing access for the administrator and opening the guest account.

But now it only starts up in the guest account without the option of going thru the administrator access at all.
Should I go back to safe mode and change everything on the access level?
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25 May 2011   #6
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

There is a way to make a new user account via the recovery console, but at that point it gets rather in depth, and would be easier to just perform a system restore.
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26 May 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to use Dell Recovery, & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support
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26 May 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello stejon99, welcome to Seven Forums!



If you like, have a look at htis tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Create, Delete and Modify User Accounts in Windows 7
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