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  1. Posts : 3
    windows 7
       #50

    Hi,
    I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 about 2 weeks ago. With Vista, there was no log on requirement but that has changed with W7. I have gone through the steps recommended here with no success. W7 displays the following during startup:

    1. Starting Windows. 2. Please Wait 3. X The user name or password is incorrect.

    I click on Ok

    4. display in box1 (myname) display in box2 (other user)

    I click on arrow and am directed to my screen.

    I have done this procedure at least 6 times to no avail. Also, no one else uses this computer at my home. There is no other user.

    I just want to boot up as i did with Vista or XP prior to W7. Help

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 71,571
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #51

    Hello RRS, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    It sounds like you may have entered a incorrect password at step 6. Double check to make sure that you are using the correct password for the selected user account. The password will be case sensitive as well, so make sure that you have caps or small case as needed.

    If you do not have a password for the user account, then leave the fields empty at step 6. If it still will not work, then create a password for your user account, then try entering it instead.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. Posts : 3
    windows 7
       #52

    I always ensure that caps are "off" . And I have checked the password several times and tried it with passwords and without.

    I will try again

    Thanks
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 3
    windows 7
       #53

    Ok, so I went back and did as suggested. No luck. Then I went to the control panel, user accounts, and entered a password. I then brought up netplwiz, did as outlined, and entered a password there. The same one as in user accounts. Then i logged off, logged on, shut down and rebooted. No logon panels. Working good

    Thanks
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  5. Posts : 71,571
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #54

    That's great news RRS. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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  6. Posts : 60
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Enterprise
       #55

    AWESOME


    This is great! Now i dont have to type a password, so it speeds up my slow ferrari 3400 up
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  7. Posts : 3,427
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #56

    Hi Shaun, just wondering, what is the advantage of doing this over just not setting a password? surely it doesn't make the machine any more secure if you are the only user?
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  8. Posts : 13,354
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #57

    severedsolo said:
    Hi Shaun, just wondering, what is the advantage of doing this over just not setting a password? surely it doesn't make the machine any more secure if you are the only user?
    Imagine Remote Desktop without a password.

    If you were not connected to the internet, it would be the same thing in effect.

    The other thing is, having a password allows you to lock the computer manually if you want. Imagine that your friend's annoying 10 year old is in the room, and you have to leave for a few minutes...
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  9. Posts : 71,571
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #58

    Hello Martin,

    Ditto on what Jonathan posted.
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  10. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Home Premium, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
       #59

    Thanks a lot, worked good. Saves some time now having to click which User I want to log onto.
      My Computer


 
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