I've downloaded the Windows 7 .vhd from Microsoft's site. I created a virtual PC from that .vhd. It runs OK, but the welcome screen want a password for one of the accounts (admin and administrator).

I've tried guessing a few passwords but with no luck...

Anyone knows the correct password?

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    Have you tried no password? I would simply create my own virtual machine.
    – Ramhound
    Jun 3 '11 at 18:30
  • Also the username is almost certainly only administrator, not admin.
    – KCotreau
    Jun 3 '11 at 18:51

You don't say where you downloaded this image but I guess you downloaded it from Microsofts Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image. If you scroll down on that page you can read this line

The password to login to all of these images is Password1 and the username will be present when you first login

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    1. That line is no longer there. 2. The password is Password1 or Passw0rd! ?
    – Graviton
    May 3 '18 at 4:34

Note the new password might be

Login Instructions
Login Information (for Windows Vista, 7, 8 VMs): IEUser, Passw0rd!

If you downloaded from http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads see https://modernievirt.blob.core.windows.net/vhd/virtualmachine_instructions_2013-07-22.pdf


Here it is: Passw0rd! As the following image shows:

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  • why the down vote? lol... Jan 27 '15 at 12:18
  • maybe because it's not soo good to get the PW, when you are already looged in. Then again, the PW is in the hint too...
    – Stefan
    Oct 31 '15 at 18:24

If you cannot figure out a password on a machine you should have access to, you can use a tool (NT Password) found at this website to reset it. Just mount the ISO image to the virtual machine and have the virtual machine boot to it. It is a very easy command line tool. Enter will get you through most questions as it answers with the default answer.

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