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Windows 7: Erased password: Can't log in!

27 Oct 2009   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Yeah. There are plenty of utilities to reset the password to anything you want or to blank it.

Here's good one.

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor Review - Password Recovery Software Review - Password Crack ISO Download

If you don't want to enter your password in the future, that's what netplwiz is for on Vista/7 and Userpasswords2 for XP. Type it in start menu search box.

Hi there
He's not trying to recover a LOST password -- he's already deleted it.

His system won't allow him to create a new one - it needs a password which he has deleted.
There could be something in the (XP) registry that requires a password - if this is true then I'm afraid its too late at this stage to do anything with the XP system.

I think you'd be better off uninstalling XP mode completely and re-installing it again.

Failing that why not attempt to restore your HOST system back to an earlier point in time (before you erased the password). The XP mode should then have your old password in it. (So long as you also restore your VHD disk).

You DO take regular backups don't you.

Cheers
jimbo


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27 Oct 2009   #12
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

XP Mode does not allow user accounts without passwords. It also does not allow limited user accounts without joining them to the Remote Desktop Users group.

Simply, you must use a password in XP mode. Your only solution is to reinstall XP mode.

Kari
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27 Oct 2009   #13
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Took me a few hours, but I uninstalled XP mode and re-installed it along with all the XP programs.

It's funny how Microsoft engineers didn't think that there would be some dumb people like me that erase the password through XP mode control panel. Then once you shut down XP mode, Virtual PC doesn't know that you changed the password from within and you get stuck...lol
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27 Oct 2009   #14
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
XP Mode does not allow user accounts without passwords. It also does not allow limited user accounts without joining them to the Remote Desktop Users group.

Simply, you must use a password in XP mode. Your only solution is to reinstall XP mode.

Kari
Xp mode or the Virtual XP that comes with Xp Mode. What if i used my previously created VHD of my existing Xp and mount that as a VM?
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27 Oct 2009   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
Took me a few hours................ .lol
Hi there

decent backup would have saved you a LOT of time

Restore HOST W7 system -- 15 Mins
Restore XP VHD disk --- 8 Mins

Total around 23 - 30 mins max.

I know it's a bit late now but hopefully the experience has shown that you should always have a recent backup -doesn't matter how samll or trivial the system change appears to be.

(If you are reading this why not backup your system NOW).

Cheers
jimbo
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27 Oct 2009   #16
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
XP Mode does not allow user accounts without passwords. It also does not allow limited user accounts without joining them to the Remote Desktop Users group.

Simply, you must use a password in XP mode. Your only solution is to reinstall XP mode.

Kari
Xp mode or the Virtual XP that comes with Xp Mode. What if i used my previously created VHD of my existing Xp and mount that as a VM?
Term XP mode means the Microsoft's downloadable Virtual XP Mode. XP mode and Virtual XP refer to this, they are the same. XP mode a.k.a. Virtual XP needs a password. The issue like OP described doesn't occur if you create an other user account in XP mode for your normal use and let the default admistrator account XPMUser intact. That way you can always login to XP mode using this built-in account.

If you install or mount XP or any other Windows OS to a Virtual PC virtual machine you don't have to use a password though it is always recommended.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I know it's a bit late now but hopefully the experience has shown that you should always have a recent backup -doesn't matter how samll or trivial the system change appears to be.

(If you are reading this why not backup your system NOW).

Cheers
jimbo
+1. The three most important things in computing are backup, backup and backup.

Kari
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22 Nov 2009   #17
billprice

win 7
 
 
Resolved...

I locked myself out by deleting the password and making it empty.
I was able to log back in by disabling the Integration Features.
1. Make sure you are NOT in full screen mode.
2. Click on Tools at the top menu nav bar.
3. Click on Disable Integration Features.

Voila, you are back in without having to enter the password.
Remember, if you want to use the Integration Features, make sure you set a password first.
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28 Dec 2009   #18
zYx

7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billprice View Post
I locked myself out by deleting the password and making it empty.
I was able to log back in by disabling the Integration Features.
1. Make sure you are NOT in full screen mode.
2. Click on Tools at the top menu nav bar.
3. Click on Disable Integration Features.

Voila, you are back in without having to enter the password.
Remember, if you want to use the Integration Features, make sure you set a password first.
I just tried that before I was going to start all over and it worked! I set the password again and it is all working fine now without reinstalling it
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28 Mar 2010   #19
shub

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billprice View Post
I locked myself out by deleting the password and making it empty.
I was able to log back in by disabling the Integration Features.
1. Make sure you are NOT in full screen mode.
2. Click on Tools at the top menu nav bar.
3. Click on Disable Integration Features.

Voila, you are back in without having to enter the password.
Remember, if you want to use the Integration Features, make sure you set a password first.
Thank you I was going to reinstall all the softwares !!!
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