Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Can't log in to XP Mode

31 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
Can't log in to XP Mode

I installed XP Mode to run an old application (made for Windows 3.1) that won't install on Windows 7.

It worked fine, and I was able to install and run that old application.

All was well until I got tired of entering the password every time. It's on a home computer, not a business computer, and we don't use a password to log into Windows 7. So I went into the account management control panel and changed the XPMUser password to blank (no password; emtpy string).

Now I can't log on to XP Mode.

What do I need to do to log into XP Mode? And, it is possible to use XP Mode without a password?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2010   #2

Windows 7
Found the solution

I found the solution, in case anyone else needs it:

Removed XP Mode password now cant login

In a nutshell:

1) Disable Integration Features (in the XP Mode window, choose Tools | Disable Integration Features).

2) Reboot the XP Mode, and go into the boot menu (press F8 repeatedly while it's booting).

3) In the boot menu, choose Safe Mode.

4) Log in as "Administrator" with no password (unless you had previously changed the Administrator password, in which case use the password you set for it).

(When I first clicked the OK button to login, I got a message about the virtual window taking control of the mouse. Then I had to click the OK button again.)

5) Go into the User Accounts Control Panel (Start | Control Panel | User Accounts.

6) Change the XPMUser account to have a password.

(The page I referenced above also had a step to go into an Advanced tab and set the password to never I expire. I didn't see that Advanced tab.)

7) Reboot the XP Mode window into normal mode, and log into XPMUser with the password you just set.

8) Enable Integration Features (in the XP Mode window, choose Tools | Enable Integration Features).

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Can't log in to XP Mode

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Black screen at boot with safe mode, system restore, or repair mode
Hello all First time poster with problem after peforming sys restore on win7 pro 64bit. Was troubleshooting a problem w/taskbar not staying hidden, tried to restore back 24hrs to when a java update occured. Restore seemed to proceed normally, but upon restart, it boots normally to just before the...
Backup and Restore
BSOD BCCode 50. freezes in normal mode, works fine in safe mode
laptop has been randomly freezing. cursor disappears no keyboard function. only thing to do is manual shutdown. Now getting a BSOD error 50. any help?
BSOD Help and Support
Windows doesn't login properly in normal mode but fine in safe mode
Hi, I got win 7 home premium 64 bit on an i3 laptop. My system worked fine until today morning. The problem is this; When I boot the system in normal mode, I get to the part where I need to enter my password to login. Once i do that, all I get is a black screen with the mouse pointer that...
General Discussion
Windows Normal Mode Crashes to BSOD and Safe Mode doesn't load
I need some help please as I do not know where to start. I installed a Windows Update a few days ago and then got a BSOD the next time I turned my PC on. So I did a system recovery and this seemed to work. Now, it's happened again without me doing a Windows Update and I cannot get into...
BSOD Help and Support
Poor upload speed in normal mode, fine in safe mode
My performance is 30 Mbps download, and between 0.3 and 2.0 Mbps upload. If I start in safe mode with netorking, I get download and upload speeds of 25-30, my contracted speeds. Obviously, something loading in the full mode interferes with upload speed. I have tried restarting in...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:25.
Twitter Facebook