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1answer
19 views

Can I change the window lock screen “reset password” application?

If you use Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) Self Service Password Reset, there is a reset password link on your windows 7 lock screen that opens the FIM password reset application: Is it possible ...
0
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0answers
15 views

Changing 'syskey' password using Command-Line

As far as we know, We can change windows account's passwords using the below command in CMD windows (With a user that have administrator privilege) : net user TheUserName NewPassword Now, I want to ...
0
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1answer
17 views

Where 'SYSKEY' password store? and what kind of algorithm it use to encrypt the passord?

As far as I know Windows store user-acconts passwords in SAM file under Windows\System32 and it use NTLM algorithm to encrypt it! As you know we can set another password for windows (not for ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

If I am an administrator, can I use IEPassView to see password of another user account?

I can use IEPassView to see my own password. There is another account that I want to see. It's my own but I forget the password. I want to see the password stored for ie there. Because I am an ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Is there a way to view password stored in Windows Credentials?

I have a list of credentials stored in my Windows Credential Manager. But I can't view those passwords. Is there any way to see those credentials?
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0answers
317 views

MS Securily Essentials efficiency / usage, suspicious processes

I recently noticed that my (originally pretty fast) Windows 7 Pro laptop started getting slow and using a lot of CPU power for no apparent reason. A full scan by Microsoft Security Essentials revealed ...
1
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0answers
35 views

Windows 7 wont connect to shared folders

I'm going to quote something right from the beginning, this does not work: To configure NTLM compatibility for Windows Vista or Windows 7 1 Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run and ...
0
votes
2answers
101 views

How to reset windows 7 password when USB ports are also not working?

There is a strange problem with my Windows 7 HP laptop, which is further complicated by the fact that I donot remember administrator password. I was using the admin login through fingerprint reader, ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

How can I recover firefox bookmarks and passwords from HD from broken laptop?

My laptop died (running on Vista). I have removed it's HDD, put it in a caddy and have got all my files. But I would like to access my passwords and if possible my bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox? I ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Windows 7 can't login from lock screen - says invalid password

for the last couple of weeks if I lock my pc with windows key + L, when I try to login I get 'Invalid user or password', then I click on change user, then I can login with my password. If I try to ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Password reset resets every password

This morning, I logged onto my PC before heading to college, to check the status of the infamous GameSpy closure, and found that Windows wasn't accepting my password. I then proceeded to boot a ...
11
votes
5answers
2k views

Recover Windows 7 password of admin account with auto-logon enabled

I have a Windows 7 installation with just one (admin) account (guest is disabled). It is set to auto-login so I can get in without any problems and I can also 'right click' -> 'run as administrator' ...
1
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2answers
69 views

password correct but cannot log into Win 7

I have been using Windows 7 for years and just recently my user password to sign into the computer is acting up. Here is what happens: I put in the correct password (been the same thing for a while), ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Network security key field not visible when trying to update password

In the last step of the answer here, I don't see the text field for network security key: How can I make it appear in order to update my password?
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2answers
260 views

How can I force users to change login passwords every 30 days?

I want to make users in my home network change their login passwords every 30 days. All are Windows based 7/8/XP. I have access to all of them. I have admin access to all computers. Is this possible ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

How to enter password for Wi-Fi network on my Windows 7 PC?

I have a home Wi-Fi network. Previously it was an open network, without any password. Recently I renamed my network and set a WEP password there. Now on my Laptop I see the renamed network but can't ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Disk wipe boot soft setted hdd master password

So I tried to format my hdd with ubcd and I used disk wipe program to delete everything from hdd and the thing is it setted me without me inputing anything a Primary Master HDD User Password so now ...
2
votes
2answers
271 views

Teamviewer password has expired?

I am trying to access my home computer while traveling. The teamviewer password that I set before I left home no longer works. Apparently it has expired. Can I still access the computer?
1
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1answer
166 views

Cannot run as administrator

I have a small problem. I have several kiosk stations that I created, and I cannot run anything as an administrator because the password is expired. We created an administrative user account ...
1
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1answer
67 views

Keepass custom autotype sequence for all entries

I want to create a new auto-type like the default Auto-type which sends {USERNAME}{TAB}{PASSWORD}{ENTER}. In my case I would only like to send {USERNAME}{TAB}{PASSWORD} and leave out the enter ...
1
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0answers
338 views

suddenly windows 7 asks for username and password

I think my computer has been infected with a kind of virus or malware. Yesterday I locked my windows and went out of house, at return as I tried to use it again it asked for a password! (I'm pretty ...
0
votes
4answers
797 views

Admin Account Keeps Getting Locked Out

Ever since I changed the admin password on my work domain, the admin account keeps getting locked out in the morning when users start logging on to their computers. I am not sure why a user logging on ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Added new user with password, other users without password cannot login anymore

I added a new non-admin user to a Windows 7 laptop. After reboot the existing users are required to enter their passwords. However, I am told those users never had a password set. Any advice what ...
0
votes
2answers
108 views

2 users that have the same passwords on windows 7. will the hashes in the SAM file be the same?

Let's say I have a computer with win7 and I made 2 different accounts. Now I've set the same password for both accounts. My question is whether the hashes of the passwords in the SAM file will be ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

Dial-Up “Network Logon” Remember Password for non-users

So I setup my 2 dial up connections so anybody can log into them: Which brings you to a screen with a username/password prompt (for the connections). However the issue is, I don't want it to ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Removing BIOS password

I have a Dell inspiron n4110. I set the password for the BIOS but now I forgot that password. I don't want to open the laptop. Can updating the BIOS solve the problem?
3
votes
2answers
134 views

Having no password on windows 7 log in physically, but with password through RDP

So I am trying to make my main desktop be able to reboot right into the desktop without asking for a password, but I still want to be secure when I'm accessing it remotely. No one is ever going to ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Unable to reset the local admin password for my VMware Workstation [duplicate]

I have the following:- VMware workstation 9.0.2 The host is windows 7 . Inside the VM I have windows server 2008 R2 datacenter. Unfortunately I forgot the admin password for the VM . so I have ...
0
votes
5answers
1k views

Windows 7 unable to log in [duplicate]

I have a laptop that is running Windows 7 (had it for a couple of years). Recently, I turned it on, and was presented with the Windows log in screen as usual. However, despite entering my password ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Default windows wifi password?

In windows 7, when you go to Control Panel > Hardware And Sound > Add a Device a new wifi "hotspot" (so to speak) is created which can be connected to with an android, ios or other computer. However, ...
2
votes
1answer
111 views

Windows 7 welcome screen: How to always reveal password

On the Windows 7 Welcome Screen, I want all characters typed into the password box to be displayed (not masked) as the characters are being typed. Is there a setting / registry key / third-party tool ...
1
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1answer
47 views

Strange symbols in password when installing Win7 => lost password

I think I'm victim of a rather curious mistake. I installed Windows 7 through BootCamp, chose a password with some symbols (like #€<&, etc). What I didn't realize was that the keyboard layout ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

What is the Windows 7 command-line to remove all remember passwords in Credential Manager?

We can remove remembered/cached passwords via Credential Manager as here and via a command cmdkey as here. I want to have one command that quickly clear all the passwords. How can we do that?
0
votes
0answers
165 views

Windows Security keepss asking for username and password for my router

I have Linksys EA2700 home router connected with an ethernet cable to my Windows 7 machine, and recently (after manual router restart) my system started to ask for a username and password for it. ...
0
votes
3answers
3k views

Unable to change password - Access is denied

I installed Windows 7 on a computer in a workgroup a few weeks ago. Yesterday while logging, the user (administrator account) was prompted to change its password Your password has expired and must be ...
0
votes
0answers
114 views

Can you 'save credentials' of the domain and username only?

There's this computer I'm logging into using MS-TSC (Remote Desktop), or accessing its shares via Windows Explorer. The login promt asks me whether I want to save my credentials for next time. On one ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

Cannot enter password in IE 10 in Windows 7

When trying to connect to any webpage, I can enter my user name, but nothing gets written when I try to enter my password. It works fine in Google Chrome, but not in IE 10. I tried erasing memory, ...
1
vote
2answers
59 views

Is it possible to create an Admin Password Key to conveniently login? [closed]

I know a USB password key exists. However I was wondering was there a better way in logging into a Windows 7 computer as computer_name\administrator with a standard admin password? For what purpose? ...
0
votes
0answers
243 views

How to enable password complexity for Windows 7 Home

After some hours of google i still did not find a solution for this question: I'd like to enforce password complexity for users of a Win 7 home premium client (and PW length in second step) There ...
0
votes
1answer
877 views

Windows Won't Recognize Login Password

I have a friend who has a laptop and it was working fine until two days ago. It won't accept his login password to get into Windows. I believe this may be a user profile corruption. When he was ...
4
votes
2answers
846 views

no administrator password for Windows 7

I'm a secretary and my boss set up my new Windows 7 OptiPlex 7010 (Dell) computer for me while I was on vacation (he does not remember setting any "administrator" password). We are a small office so ...
2
votes
1answer
366 views

Can I create a Windows user account without the ability for an interactive user login?

I ran into an issue when a software that was recommended to me requires to provide it with my admin user account and password not in a UAC prompt (which I do not want to do.) So I was curious, can I ...
2
votes
1answer
234 views

Cannot login to Windows 7 because of missing keyboard layout

Recently one of my friend change the password of his Windows 7, which contains Arabic alphabets. And he mistakenly removed the Arabic language from keyboard layout. So he is stuck behind the Windows 7 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't change or set password in Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a new user in a Win7Pro computer. The computer has HP ProtectTools enabled. I cannot set the password from within HP ProtectTools or the User Accounts control panel, when logged ...
1
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0answers
67 views

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit : Using sleep mode changes chars in network password to uppercase

After using the sleep mode on my desktop Win 7 machine, I always find I can't connect to my home wifi network. I can check the settings via Control Panel >> Network and Internet >> Manage Wireless ...
1
vote
1answer
831 views

How do I require password complexity in Windows 7?

Is there a way that I can require a Windows 7 user account to maintain a password with a certain level of complexity? After expiration, I want to prevent a password such as 123 or password. The ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

User change password on fileserver

Is it possible for a user to change his or her password on a fileserver with only SMB access? I have a fileserver that many people use. Everyone has the default password. I would like them to change ...
0
votes
0answers
73 views

Skydrive ignores new password

Skydrive has worked well for my small business; there is one Skydrive account and a handful of files we all need to see and update which sit in a folder. All four locations are 'logged on' to ...
3
votes
1answer
157 views

How do I make a Windows account accept any password?

How do I set up a windows account, so that Windows will accept any password to login. I want to create the illusion of security for the user. Where the user believes that there account is secure and ...
-1
votes
1answer
100 views

no password to unlock admin acct. Not even with the disc. EVERYthing needs admin password [closed]

I have a computer that is completely controlled by the administrator password. I cannot reboot with the disc w/o the password. User account is controlled with a main password. i cannot upload any ...