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Windows 7: SysKey - Set Startup Password to Lock or Unlock Windows

24 Oct 2014   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Divinityman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if removing the password and starting over to add it again may toggle it to work properly. :)

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24 Oct 2014   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

I have done as you suggested, and it works for the first cold boot, then after that, it will ask me for the SAM password at a restart, but not a cold boot, I have tried removing the password, changing the password with no success.
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24 Oct 2014   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Odd. If you like, you might consider using Bitlocker with a password instead.

BitLocker - Turn On or Off for OS Drive in Windows 8
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28 Apr 2017   #13

64 bit

I faced the same issue today and when I could not find the solution online I tried to change something and now it works for windows 8.1.

You Just need to turn off the fast boot option. You can find details in the images.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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07 Jul 2019   #14


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