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Cannot make a new Windows 7 user account (password problem)

Q: Cannot make a new Windows 7 user account (password problem)

i can't finish the setup process. i'm trying to create a "standard" account, but when i go to create a password for it, no matter how many characters and no matter how complex (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, etc) it will absolutely not accept anything as a password (and i am copying/pasting the password from notepad, so it is being typed correctly).

i checked all the secpol 'password policies', and there don't seem to be any interfering requirements.

i attached a screenshot, if it helps.
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This MS article might help...........;en-us;308421
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Also a follow-up question. If I use something like disc encryption (TrueCrypt), or Microsoft's own BitLocker, will it be as easy to get into my data too?

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dc2000, nothing is 100% safe
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A:Virus that enters Windows user account password automatically

Hi welcome to 7F

sounds to me you might have a stuck key on keyboard.
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A:how do i disable creating a new user account & password in windows 7 (answer pls)

Create a password for your account and lock the desktop when you're not using it. If he doesn't have access to Windows he can't change anything.

If he needs access to the system, create a limited account for him. This type of account won't be able to create new accounts.
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Worth a look, number of different scenarios seem to result in this error message.Louis
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A:Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.

Thanks anyway,
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A:dont know user account control password and no administrator user

after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.
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Jesse, have a look here

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A:Make user account Administrator appear on login screen

You can add Administrator to the Welcome screen using regedit. You would open regedit then navigate to this registry key:
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A:user account password

Sorry to report that we can not help you with that problem, per site rules

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
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If you mean at startup, then you could use the tutorial below to set Windows 8 to sign in to an account automatically at startup.
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See also: Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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A:User Account password

at the login screen ctrl+alt+del do it twice in succession you will get a new login menu use administrator (provided no password used) usually none. go to admin tools and computer management /users and groups (your username) properties find a menu to reset the password at next logon this may help
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A:I need help with user account password

Hello Kathi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to reset your password.

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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Hope this makes sense,


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A:Windows XP User Account Problem

Did you follow the steps in this MS article?
How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile
Note: You must sign in at least once to the New Account before you can copy the old profile, as the account folder is not created until it is signed into.
After copying the files, click on the New_Username folder, then click on the folder named Old_Username's Documents. Double click the Desktop.ini file, and change the line Owner=Old_Username to Owner=New_Username
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A:Windows 7 User Account Problem

Which version of W7 is it?

It did not change the account, the normal user account is corrupted, so W7 loads a temporary account with low priveledges.

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A:Trying to make logon screen with guest account and switch user button

Your best bet probably would be do not display any accounts.
Log On with User Name and Password

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sorry im a noob

A:Solved: How do i make my computer load a specific user account on startup?

No need to be sorry, bandit94. The way to do that is pretty obscure. This article says Windows XP but I'm 95% confident that it is the same deal in Vista.
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Any ideas?

Many thanks.

A:Make folders public again after privatised during password creation on login account

Windows XP Professional, disable Simple file sharing:
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A:windows 8.1 always account and password problem

A1: You should have created a Microsoft account for your mom, not used yours;
A2: Disable password: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Settings►click on 'Change settings that are currently unavailable'►click 'Don't require a password'►Save changes. ☺
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A:User Account Control Password

Sorry, but it's against the forum rules to assist you with circumventing passwords or other security measures. This topic is closed.
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A:can any one help me? i forgot my user account password


Since you've only just installed it, I recommend you just reinstall again:
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Or, you could try this:
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A:User Account Password forgotten

Here is one solution: Offline Windows Password & Registry EditorThis is a utility to reset the password of any user that has a valid local account on your Windows system.Supports all Windows from NT3.5 to Win7, also 64 bit and also the Server versions (like 2003 and 2008)You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a CD or USB disk to do the password reset.Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!
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A:Password For The User-Administrator Account

Add a password to your administrator account.

A Standard user will be prompted for the password for "Run as administrator".
You will also need to enter the password to login to the administrator account.

Don't lose or forget the password !
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A:Forgotten User Account Password

Yes there is but unfortunately there is not a way that can be given here at TSG....

Please read the rules:
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It depends on if the user account is a Microsoft account or local account.

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Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8
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A:[SOLVED] User Account Password?

If you can't remember the password then you are correct you'll need to reinstall Windows.

We can not assist with with the bypass of passwords. It is against the forum rules.

This thread will now be locked. If you do require help on the reinstall you may create a new thread.
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A:Administrator Password In User Account

Here is a link. Not sure if will help, but helped me.
Add Take Ownership Option Shortcut in Right Click Menu of Windows 7
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Unzip the file, using WinRar.

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A:User Account Control Password

Hello Bandybear, and welcome to Vista Forums.

What is the issue you are having with your user profile?

Have you already tried doing a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you started having this user profile issue?

Hope this helps for now,
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Hope this tutorial helps

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A:Windows 7-32bit user account problem

Quote: Originally Posted by mrichardson

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Two things you can try doing:


(pulled this from here)

1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there. If it still doesn't work, then go to step17
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3
7. Hit (windows logo)+R
8. Type regedit
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12. Right click the one with the same numbering but without the .BAK and add .BAK add the end
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15. If you didn't find a .BAK then try this: Open Windows Explorer to C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Application Data
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17. If you can't login in Safe Mode, then reboot and hit F8 until you see the menu again, then hit enter highlightingRepair Your Computer
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Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer by using a temporary profile: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded" -- Run the Mr. Fix It tool.
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install this

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Link applies to Vista UAC - have not tested if there are any major differences in 7.

Configuring and Disabling User Account Control

Hope this helps and regards
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Hello JoGirl, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes. You would just need to set it up using a "Local" account instead of a "Microsoft" account. Only with a local account can you leave the password fields blank to not have one.

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Password Reset

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A:UAC - User Account Control will not allow any entry into the Password Box.


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A:Windows 8.1 Unknown User Account Permission problem

Hi Jon, welcome to the Eight Forums.

The user profile with SID (security identifier) ending with 1001 is usually (not always) the first user account created when Windows is installed or a pre-installed Windows booted first time. In most cases this means it's your own user account.

You can check for which user account that SID belongs by giving the following command in Command Prompt:

wmic useraccount get name,sid

This example from my laptop, the first account I created when I installed Windows 8.1 was a local account called Admin which got the SID 1001:

SID ending with 500 belongs always to the built-in administrator account, SID ending with 501 to built-in Guest account, whether these two accounts are enabled and active or not. Other user accounts start from 1000.

What the above means is that you have most probably tried to remove your own account. Don't do that !

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A:Password problem or Windows Live Account problem

Originally Posted by larsco2002

Cannot remember password, OR typed it in wrong on both entries. When I use the tool for recovering/resetting the password. The system takes me to a reset function, where I am able to put in a new password twice, but the screen that follows does not show successful entry, but rather one block asking me to enter the old password. Cannot break this loop. Have been running W10 for 2-3 months and cannot roll back computer.

Cannot understand why system calls for "old password" when I do not know the old password, which is the reason for trying to create a new one.

Please some help to recover the password, OR remove the Windows Live account logging on

Settings show I am using the Microsoft Server, but I cannot download from the Store.

Although this password problem is recent, I have never been able to get to the store.

I created a whole new Live Account, but I cannot break into the login process to change the user. Also can do contro-alt-del, to switch user, but this also does not work.

Hey there,

Have you tried resetting the password online? Try going here to reset it.
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give me an instructions pls

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A:how do i disable creating a new user account & password (answer pls)

open registry (regedit)
follow the following tree
in the right of the window you will find EnableLUA. Open it and change its value to 0.

that's all.

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A:Changing User Account Password Without Booting Into Drive

If you know the original password just log on and use the control panel. Also it is against the forum rules to discuss unautorised accsess to a system.
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A:User account password sets itself on again one month after removal

A couple of links that may help:
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A:Cannot install anything as no password field in User Account Control

Hello Archaic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the administrator account doesn't have a password set, then you should be able to just log into the administrator account and create a password for it as usual. Without a password, you would just leave the password field blank and press enter.
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A:Forgot password. Tried too many times &Locked account. Now user gone!

Here is a whole page of things concerning user accounts.
I really don't know which one you need.
Take a look see.
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A:Standard user account will not accept Admin password

Lets first make sure that the problem is not worse than it seems
Run an sfc check
System Files - SFC Command
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.
If all are negative
Open another user account and see if the problem persisits, it may be corruption in one account.
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A:i remove my user account password, but it revert back

Delete the strange account totally (when logged on good working account). Reboot (not necessary I think). Strange account is really gone? Remake the account without a password. Works?
Set password on that again
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A:Administrator login password not accepted by user account

Password help is against the forum rules> Rules

Other then saying if you have never entered one to leave it blank that's all we can do.

Thread closed
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A:Tricky Windows XP User Account/Profile Transfer Problem

You can't modify an existing account that way. When using "FAST", you need to create the account you need first, then the files/settings will be transferred to that.
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A:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows
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A:computer automatically logs off as soon as i type my password in on my user account

Did you use Search and Destroy by any chance? I'm having the same problems but I can't fix due to my computer's limitations, still looking for a fix :o

Look here - No wait here xD

Good luck! Hopefully you have more than me
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A:Trying to backup files before doing full restore, but don't have the password for user account

Is this subject taboo or something?

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A:Virus that enters user account wrong password automatically

Please try to make another user user account and see if it happens againPlease try it once in safe mode see if that happens in safe mode also. Mod Edit:  Merged posts - Hamluis.
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A:Accessing folders/files of Password protected User account in Win XP

Try this on your other pc with the laptops hard drive connected:

Use an Administrators account:

open my computer and from top menu select tools >Folder options > View :

Then scroll to the bottom of the list in window and UNTICK "Use simple file sharing (recommended)"

click apply at the bottom and apply to all folders at the top and click ok:

In my computer note the drive letter of your problem hdd then run: "chkdsk D: /r"
where "D" is the drive letter of your problem hdd.

Let the process finish (might take a long time).

When diskcheck has finished open the drives and go to the folders that you want to access (dont try to open them yet)!

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tick "replace owner on subcontainers and objects" and apply. then ok to exit that window.
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You should now now have full control any data in that folder. Repeat step (2) for all the folders you want to get information from. You can also perform step (2) on individual files if you still cant access them.

If this does not work I'm sure someone else will suggest recovery method for you
let us know your progress please.
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A:Windows Command Processor User Account Control - Continuous Pop-up problem

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