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preventing guest to change password in windows xp

Q: preventing guest to change password in windows xp

I have setup internet connection in small institute with operating system xp and limited account for internet browsing. Any students can use internet through this computer at any time by logging through limited. Now the trouble is that some notorious students start putting password to limited student account making pc inaccessible to other students. Each time administrator have to remove this password. How can student can be denied to put any password to it's own (Limited Student's) account?

It is not possible to keep watch on students. So, is there any way to prevent this?

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Hi I would like to change the login prompt of administrators for the guest account password I do guest the box How enter admin confirmation change for to make them input the username and password and not just the password automatically showing the user my account picture and username When I mean the prompt box I mean the one where they try to uninstall a program and the confirmation box appears asking for the password On my Windows Home Premium bit computer it only prompts for the password and displays the administrator's picture and username automatically I was wondering if anyone knew how to change this so that the user would have to input the admin username and the admin password and at the same time the picture wouldn't show but How do I change the admin confirmation enter password box for guest would just be an outline border of the picture I'm not running on a domain as I am running on a workgroup I also can't go into Policy Editor since this is Home Premium but was wondering if there was a way to do this via regedit For more info I would like it to appear like the login screen here Log On with User Name and Password Thanks

A:How do I change the admin confirmation enter password box for guest

All I can think of is to create a new admin account with a different password and don't pick a picture for it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/197869-how-do-i-change-admin-confirmation-enter-password-box-guest.html
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Hi
I need to either change a guest log in (kid's access) to
adminstrator, or a way to reveal or change the password
for the Admin profile. Thanks for your help.
I tried this already: Run: cmd net user guest *
I tried to rest the guest password this way but
it didn't work - I'm thinking it is because I am not
logged on as admin in the first place. What do I do now?
Thx
lrr

A:change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

you cant change an admins pw from a guest account....at all

only way to change the admin pw is to boot to safe mode and enter the sys admin account or use a hacking program iso which you can find easily but use at your own risk....

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/change-guest-login-to-admin-or-figure-out-admin-password-314097.html
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Hi there, I have setup a guest account on Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and noticed that after logging in to the guest account, I am able to access my own account folder (admin account). This is wierd as this should not happen. Any user logged in to the guest account should not be able to see the contents of the admin account.

How can I prevent this from happenning? Can you also suggest any third party software that can do this?

Thanks

A:Preventing Guest from accessing Admin account

Hello werty.

I think the contents that are viewable to the guest account are the "shared folders", or is this incorrect? The guest account should not be able to see all your files and folders, only shared folders and public folders, according to your settings in "advanced sharing options" (Found by typing the phrase without quotes into your start menu search bar).

If you do not want that function, make sure to turn off public folder sharing and file and printer sharing, and make sure you turn password protected sharing ON (so a password is required for any networked computers as added security).

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/223038-preventing-guest-accessing-admin-account.html
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Hello

My first Thread!

Basically, for some reason, my computer has divorced me and only allows Logon as a Guest. This of course means I do not have permissions to change almost everything because my Account on logging on is not part of the Administrator Group. I've tried several routes but none work including Safe Mode. I do not have permission to Create an Administrator Account, Restore the System or use the Administrative Tools in Control Panel. Control userpasswords2 doesn't work either. I can change the password for my Guest Login however. Any suggestions?

I thank you for taking the time to examine my query.

Windows XP SP2
Compaq Presario 2100CA
512Mb Ram - 80Gb HDD
1.8 Mhz
 

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Hello,

I only have one windows 8.1 account and somehow It is set to guest only/password protected. There is no way to switch my account from guest to admin either. When I try to install something or try to change anything in my control panel it asks for the administrator password, but it does not display a password box and the only button you can click is "no". I've tried to do a system refresh, and start up recovery, but it asks for an administrator password, however the password I've set when I set up windows originally does not work.

???

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/56828-only-windows-8-1-account-now-guest-only-password-portec.html
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Hello to everyone,I`m not sure if my question is for that section of the forum, but wanna ask how to forbid change of local time in a maschines under windows xp and windows 7, so users can`t configure itself and roll back time. Is it possible with local NTP server? I will appreciate all your proposals for a solution. Thank you in advance.

A:Preventing change of local time in windows xp

I think you are trying to stop day light time change, if I am correct find a place that does not adhere to it.  Use it as your place of origin, then set the local time.
 
Now if I did not get it correct and your machine is losing time simply install a new CMOS battery.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/583881/preventing-change-of-local-time-in-windows-xp/
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I am aware of a group fix where you can force Windows 8 and Windows 8 Enterprise to change the default lock screen. However, this doesn't seem to be applicable to Windows 8.1. Is there any method to change the guest account lock screen? The default one it is using is painful to look at, and while this isn't a critical problem, it's annoying when I boot up and am confronted with its mass of colors rather than my desired lock screen.

I would like to see this:

Rather than this:
Thanks for any help!

A:How to change guest account lock screen in Windows 8.1

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Our Windows 7 users are prompted when their passwords will expire in 14 Days, however They are not forced to change thier password before it expires. If the users ignore the expiration warning they can only get logged into the network after having the helpdesk
reset thier password.
Is there a way to force Windows 7 users to change thier passwords on the day it expires. Our WinXP users get the 14 day warning and are forced to change thier passwords on day 14.
I have the GPO configured to notifiy users when thier passwords will expire in 14 days
Thank you,
Glen

A:Windows 7 Expired Password - Recvd Warning prompts but not forced to change password

Hi,
 
After applying above settings, the user can change the password by default at the expire day. Please create a new domain profile and test the issue on several Windows
7 machines. Can the user be enforced to change password at expire day? If not, please refer to the following steps to collect the information for research.
 
1. On the DC, open GPMC, right-click Group Policy Results, choose Group Policy Results Wizard, follow the wizard to collect a Group Policy result for problematic
Windows 7 client.
 
2. On the Windows 7 machine where GPO failed to apply, please perform the following steps to collect log files:
 
a) Please add the specified registry key to enable group policy log (%windir%\debug\usermode\gpsvc.log), and remove or rename it to disable group policy log after
collecting data. You may need to create the Diagnostics key if it is not there.
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics
 
Type: DWORD

Value: GPSvcDebugLevel

Data: 0x30002 (hexadecimal)
 
b) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpupdate /force”.

c) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpresult /v > gpr_win7.txt”, send me gpr_win7.txt file.

d) On the problematic Win7 machine, run command “eventvwr”, then expand to Applications and service logs -> Microsoft -> windows -> groupPolicy
-> Operational. Right-click on it and click “save event as”. Save the file as .evtx format and send it to me.
e) After that, please send me the above output files. (please zip them first and then send them to me).

 
- %windir%\debug\usermode\gpsvc.log
- gpr_win7.txt
- win7.evtx
 
Please use Windows Live SkyDrive (http://www.skydrive.live.com/) to upload the GPMC
result and the zip files, and then give us the download address.
 
Thanks,
Novak
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A:Virtualbox Guest Additions in Windows 10 Guest Operating System

1024x768 is a pretty big resolution (at least more than enough to read text). However, I suggest you to post at the official forums for further improvement of Windows 10 Preview (its compatibility) 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/557584/virtualbox-guest-additions-in-windows-10-guest-operating-system/
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I have Norton security on my computer and even though I had the guest account turned off he gave me warnings
that it was urgent that I password protect the account....I have used this info I got from somewhere many times in
the past which might be helpful to the rest of you to put a password on the guest account:

1-log on to the computer with an admin. acct. and turn on the guest acct.
2-click start, run, type: cmd and click ok
3-input the following command and press enter: Net user guest password (then Enter)
4-go to the control panel to user accts. Click the guest account and now you can change the password.

(the default for the guest account is xp home and pro is blank-there is no password.)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/155095/guest-password/
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i have successfully create a network between my two PC using AP.
Desktop is attached to AP using cable. Laptop is connect to AP. both have same workgroup.
both PCs can ping each other. but
when i want to browse one PC from other one using My Network Places
a dialog box appeared and asked me for a password
Connecting to 'ComputerName'
User name: 'ComputerName\Guest [Disable]
Password:

i dont want this dialog box. i have not set any password on any of my PC. both have winxp install

thanks
Coure
 

A:Solved: Why it is asking for password /Guest???

Instead of starting another thread why not just continue your other thread by answering JohnWill's question? http://forums.techguy.org/networking/594498-help-me-home-networking-smcwebt.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-why-it-is-asking-for-password-guest.594894/
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hi i am running xp on a guest account there are no options in

user accounts to change from guest to admin or to add new account

is there any way i can have control of my pc as i cant set time or remove apps and stuff

please please help me
 

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So, while changing the settings on my admin account I lost my admin privileges. I managed to create a new admin account but the old account does not show up in user accounts. All my old files are there but I would like to get that account back if possible. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can get the guest account back as an admin account?

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/37712-how-find-change-my-guest-account.html
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So, while changing the settings on my admin account I lost my admin privileges. I managed to create a new admin account but the old account does not show up in user accounts. All my old files are there but I would like to get that account back if possible. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can get the guest account back as an admin account?

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Hi! When I created my guest profile, I did not create a password. Now I find that I am unable to create one. I do not wish to delete the guest profile and start over, because I have already set it up to my liking with my browser and other programs.

How can I create a guest password for it at this time? Alternatively, is there a way of copying the entire profile onto a "visitor" profile which has a password, and then deleting the guest ?
 

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I deleted my user account which was the administrative one and my guest account is administrative also. I didnt have a passoword for the guest account. Whenever i download something a screen comes up and it would show my account and the guest account and i would type in my password for it to approve and then it would do whatever so since i deleted my account i was going to create a new one and to do that, the screen came up and i tried everything for the password and nothing was it so now i cant download anything until i get the password or something so can someone please help me with this problem?. Thank you so much.

A:how to find out the password for my guest account

Guest accounts cannot be admin accounts.

When did you delete you user account - how long ago?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/how-to-find-out-the-password-for-my-guest-account-295122.html
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I think I'm going to hook-up a shotgun to my computer in case someone wants to steal it.
How do I add a password to guest account, mine won't let me, no option for it.
 

A:Solved: Add Password to Guest Account

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-add-password-to-guest-account.534711/
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I have a Toshiba laptop. My husband has a Mac. We have wifi.
Ever since I got the new Cisco Wireless Router, we've run into problems. My husband will buzz me to say when he logs on he gets a message telling him to enter a guest password. We never had to do that before. But when he reboots he's online. For him it's a hassle to reboot every time because he has to enter username and password every time and he gets cranky.

Can you help us?

The router model is: Cisco EA 2700

His Mac is OS 9, I think - well, it's old.
My Toshiba is Satellite 750-04S running win7

A:Cisco Router Guest Password

Do you know how to access the router's settings via the browser?

If so then go to the Guest Access under the Wireless tab make sure guest access is off.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/cisco-router-guest-password-709553.html
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A:Can I change a guest account to a user acct. for p...

You should be able to use ADMIN Tools and change to another user or you can simply add a password to the guest account also.

http://community.acer.com/t5/All-In-One-PCs/Can-I-change-a-guest-account-to-a-user-acct-for-password/td-p/427887
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You should be able to use ADMIN Tools and change to another user or you can simply add a password to the guest account also.

http://community.acer.com/t5/All-In-One-PCs/Can-I-change-a-guest-account-to-a-user-acct-for-password/td-p/427887/jump-to/first-unread-message
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Hi lads,

Setting up the Guest account on my laptop .
On the desktop are links to programs which I want to remove . How can I do this ?

I have tried going to windows explorer and deleting them as Admin but only one shortcut shows up when in fact there are like 12 actually there when you login as Guest.

All help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks,
Dave

A:Change the default state of Guest Account

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DeWire


Hi lads,

Setting up the Guest account on my laptop .
On the desktop are links to programs which I want to remove . How can I do this ?


You need to move those items out of the "All Users" account.

Go to C:\Users\All Users\Desktop

and either delete or move the programs that you don't want visible in the Guest account.

Note: you may have to edit the Desktop folder permissions before you can make any changes. Just right-click on the Desktop folder, select Properties, then click the Security tab. Highlight the "Everyone" line, click on "Edit", say Yes to the UAC prompt that appears, put a tick in the box that says Allow Full Control (top line, left tick box), click Apply.

dwayne

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/39623-change-default-state-guest-account.html
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Hello,

I have a computer in which there are several accounts other than the one for the administrator.

I would like to allow the guest accounts to change the keyboard language at will.

I would also like standard accounts to make similar changes

Is there any way to do this?

A:How do I allow guest accounts to change the keyboard language?

Please post your question only once.
Your prior question is so closely related that the answer to this question will give all the information that is needed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/349738-how-do-i-allow-guest-accounts-change-keyboard-language.html
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the yes button Is greyed out on UAC control. Will doing thia restore It??.

If you have a guest account without password>
1. Boot-Up your pc.
2. Logoff
3. Press Shift Key 5 times.
4. Type
net user YOUR ACCOUNT NAME Administrator
5. Your account is an administrator now!!

p.s. I have just the guest account. password protected.

also windows 7 home premium.

A:helpIf you have a guest account without password> 1. Boot-Up your pc.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by alexm


the yes button Is greyed out on UAC control. Will doing thia restore It??.

If you have a guest account without password>
1. Boot-Up your pc.
2. Logoff
3. Press Shift Key 5 times.
4. Type
net user YOUR ACCOUNT NAME Administrator
5. Your account is an administrator now!!

p.s. I have just the guest account. password protected.

also windows 7 home premium.


I have never heard of that, and i highly doubt that is true

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A:preventing logon password logging

There are two types of Keyloggers. One is software and one is hardware. Make sure there isn't any additional hardware sitting between your keyboard and your computer.

If anyone has physical access to your comptuer they can reset a password and get onto your computer.

I don't know of any friends of mine that would intentionally do that to me even though we all know how to do it. Doesn't sound like a very good friend.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/preventing-logon-password-logging.680256/
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Helloh,

I was trying to share some media from my W7 computer to an XBMC-classic console. It used to work fine with Windows XP + Simple file sharing but i had to fiddle around a little bit in Win7 to get it to work, one of the things I did was to enable Sharing without password.

This however has a side-effect, that the Guest-account is able to log on locally to the computer as well. I believe this wasn't the case in XP Simple File Sharing, the guest account would only be used as a way to access fileshares.

Is this possible in Windows 7? I really do not want the Guest-account as an option on the logon-screen.

A:Disable Password-Protected sharing and Guest account

  
Quote: Originally Posted by warmblanket


Helloh,

I was trying to share some media from my W7 computer to an XBMC-classic console. It used to work fine with Windows XP + Simple file sharing but i had to fiddle around a little bit in Win7 to get it to work, one of the things I did was to enable Sharing without password.

This however has a side-effect, that the Guest-account is able to log on locally to the computer as well. I believe this wasn't the case in XP Simple File Sharing, the guest account would only be used as a way to access fileshares.

Is this possible in Windows 7? I really do not want the Guest-account as an option on the logon-screen.


I suspect you are running homegroup. Homegroup is for win 7 machines only. Since you have a classic on you should be running the workgroup model instead. Workgroup also allows you to run without password should you need.

Ken

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/66483-disable-password-protected-sharing-guest-account.html
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I have a XP Home SP2 machine that shares files and a printer with a Mac 10.2 using Samba. File and print sharing works fine unless I give the guest account a password (which is what security tutorials say to do). Once the guest account has a password, only file sharing works. The Mac can read files by logging in as a user or guest with the correct password. However, the Mac can't print even when using the correct username and password. On the Event Viewer I see a failed login attempt -- it tells me the username or password is incorrect. However this is not true. Once I remove the password from guest, the you can print using the same command on the Mac.

Anyone know how print with a guest account password?
Here is the command on the Mac:
smb://GUEST:[email protected]/LASERJET

Thanks,
Chris
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/unable-to-share-printer-if-guest-account-has-password.410655/
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so i forgot my admin password and am stuck with only being able to login with the guest account so Im limited on what I can do like I tried to change the sticky keys to the command prompt shortcut but I need the password in order to do that. also when I try to reset the password it asks for a floppy disk or a usb drive and when i put in the USB hard drive, nothing happens it still tells me to insert a usb hard drive. Please help I have a toshiba satellite with no recovery discs or anything. What can I do? I'm willing to wipe all data in order to get my laptop to work if i can't reset my password

A:Forgot Admin password and I'm stuck on guest account

See if it helps - How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/223184-forgot-admin-password-im-stuck-guest-account.html
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I lost my admin password and i can only sign in as guest, when in guest, i cannot even connect to the internet. won't let me do anything without admin password, tried recovery and asked for the password too. i didn't backup in a restore disk or whatever. please give me some ideas, thank you.

A:Lost Admin password, can only sign in guest, no disk.

Welcome to the forums,

I am pretty sure in this situation the only option you will have is to do a clean install.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/291802-lost-admin-password-can-only-sign-guest-no-disk.html
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This is the problem I've been dealing with for quite a while. When I try to find a program that resets the password (I used the Password Reset Disk from another computer, didn't work.) I always get a message that I need the administrator password.

So... Help?

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The computer Notebook Home Premium had an option to press ctrl alt del to log in and I wanted to change that so I went to netplwiz and unclicked the option to require users to press ctrl alt del to log in I restarted and then to Administrator After Guest Setting Account Change turned in netplwiz I realized after Flash player tried to update that the computer is telling me to enter an administrator password but there is no place to enter the password After that I also realized that the only user on the Administrator turned to Guest Account After Change in netplwiz Setting computer who is supposed to be the administrator is shown as a guest account While I was unclicking that option in netplwiz I saw that the only user was defined as quot boinc administrator quot I didn't much care about that at the time could that boinc thing could be the reason for the only user being change to guest from administrator I had to restore the computer like weeks ago because of that It is not a main computer so it is not being used that much How can I make sure that this 'guest' thing doesn't happen again when changing system settings Is the 'boinc' thing the reason for this Could it be another thing Worst thing is that the fan started to make strange noise in the middle of the restore and I had to wait till the restore finishes The restore finished and computer restarted but the power went off right after the restart most likely because of that fan thing making strange voices I will check it tomorrow It is night now and I do not have good lighting options where I am I hope the computer is not fully dead I wrote the paragraph above just to tell that I wasn't able to log in to the computer after the finished restore operation because of that power problem

A:Administrator turned to Guest Account After Change in netplwiz Setting

Dear IMAyNeed,
As you already know,you have a hardware prob.(fan) to resolve! I would give that first priority.

Once that's set right, i request you to launch malwarebytesAntiMalware (full scan) download site:Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

SAS portable Scanner from:SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

Run your AV.

Thanks to Brink,our Admin. this may help you take back control as admin. of your pc: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

I have one or two tricks up my sleeve( which may work or not), to gain admin. rights, but we will get there if need be!

regards and best wishes,
sreedhav

PS: Clueless about boinc!!

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You could try option 2 from here Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hirens you can download from here Download Hiren?s BootCD 15.2 | HBCD Fan & Discussion Platform but I'd try the administrator method first

Good luck

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/46162-main-user-account-type-changed-guest-cant-change-back.html
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Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

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Are you sure that this is not a virus. Better scan a bit.

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Welcome aboard  Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/56738-cant-change-windows-logon-password.html
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/best-practice-to-change-password-on-windows-and-phone.189331/
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Originally Posted by McLovin


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http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/14401-8-requires-windows-live-password-start-change.html
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A:Windows 7, network drive, change password remotely

Is the user account on the server set to "Do not allow user to change password"?
When you say it is not being sent to the server, how did you determine this? Did you look at the event logs on the server and/or on the local machine from which you are attempting to change the password?

How are you attempting to change the password?

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A:How do I change the password box background colour on Windows 7 login?

Hello Jimmy and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd try a System Restore using a date/time prior to when the unwanted changes occurred.

System Restore

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A:change location windows 7 password box on logon screen

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Could that information you used to change the picture be used to guide you in a somewhat correct direction regarding the window position? Beware things can probably be ruined horribly if you twiddle with knobs of unknown origin . . .

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I hope I posted this in the right forum category.
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A:Windows 7 slow domain user password change.

Hi,
Please check if there are some related errors in your Event Viewer. Also, check the error on your DC side.
Tracy Cai
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A:HELP FIND WINDOWS ACCOUNT CODE TO CHANGE PASSWORD

 
 
where do i find that MS account code to satisfy MS, is it in her computer some where?
It's normally sent as a text to whatever cell phone number associated with the account. 
 
Or a non-MS email address, if one was registered when creating the MS account. For example, mine can go to my AOL account if I want it to, say if the cellular service is down or I'm out of network range. 
 
It will be a 4 digit code. 
 

 
 
1. Get User password via Windows Password Hint
While you type a wrong password, the password hint will pop up below the password hint box. Based on password hint, you can think of origin password generally.
But the preconsideration is that you have set up password hint for user account password, when you are creating Windows system account and password. Besides, password hint had better can remind you and only you of forgotten password. The most important thing is that it couldn't like password, but has to be related to password.

As seen above, my password hint is email [email protected], and my Windows 8 login password is the same as the password of email. So when the password hint pops up, I could think of Windows login password instantly.
2. Get into computer with PIN code, and reset password for locked account
PIN code is a quick, convenient way to sign in to this PC by using a 4-digit code. If you have ever created one, this may be the simplest and most effective method for Windows 8 password reset. Totally two steps are needed.
Step 1: Sign in Windows 8 with PIN code
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Step 2: Press Windows +X, and click on Command Prompt (Admin) and Yes.
Step 3: On the Command Prompt, type in:Net User <user name> <new password> and press Enter to reset a new password for Windows 8.

Command Prompt screen appears, input the words like the words in the red box, user name is iSunshare, new password is 12345, and then press Enter to complete the Windows password reset process.

 
 
Hope this of some assistance.
 
Unfortunately, I cannot go to recommending other tools, as first, these may not be allowed per BleepingComputer.com rules. 
 
And secondly, we have no 100% sure way of knowing whom this computer belongs to, which is why many forums forbids the posting of 3rd party password recovery tools. 
 
I hope that you understand the reasoning of this. 
 

 
QUESTON 3...... I am seeing net pages that say she can upgrade to windows 8.1 For Free, is that for real from MS or junkware, cause this 8 program does not even have a start button, and is really
a lot of just distracting octupus options 

 
It's legit, however you need to download all of the Windows 8.1 drivers first, save to Flash drive or external (or DVD), then upgrade & before running Windows Update, install the drivers, beginning with the chipset. It's best when downloading these drivers to create folders & name each to what the driver is for (e.g. Video), so there won't be confusion. 
 
Note that many Dell owners are having issues with Windows 8.1 upgrades, Usually over a minor detail, but nevertheless, it happens often. Be sure to create a Full drive image & have the recovery media (the set of 3 to 5 DVD's that's supposed to be created when new). Or a Recovery Drive, which requires a 16GB Flash drive. There is the option to copy the recovery partition onto it for fast recovery, much faster than the DVD's. 
 
Cat

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A:Portege M400 - Change BIOS Password within OS without knowing password?

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A:Guest account activity with guest acct off

Er..could it possible be some kind of homemade virus/trojan or similiar and you got it, or some kind of error with the pc something wrong setting.

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A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
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Background I recently installed some free software which came with some adware and changed my browser settings home page default search engines After some work I was able to remove them but now have encountered a new problem which I expect is also malware related ProblemWhen I direct my browsers to any website I get a message saying that there is no response from the proxy server I have never used a proxy server for internet access and when I go into my Internet Properties gt LAN Settings and un-check Use a proxy Server for your LAN and check Automatically detect settings the settings are not remembered and revert as soon as I close malware of proxy access change preventing internet cannot settings, internet and re-open LAN Settings rendering my browsers useless Things I've TriedScans with Malwarebytes antimalware Microsoft security essentials Spybot Search and Destroy CCleaner cleaner and registry Using regedit to manually delete suspicious registry keysThe FRST fixlist hereThe OTL fix here Any help you can offer is appreciated I am accessing the internet via a netbook and have been installing malware preventing change of internet proxy settings, cannot access internet scanners to the infected PC via flash drive DDS DDS Ver - - - NTFS AMD Internet Explorer Run by David at on - malware preventing change of internet proxy settings, cannot access internet - Microsoft Windows Ultimate GMT - AV Microsoft Security Essentials Enabled Updated E - ED- F malware preventing change of internet proxy settings, cannot access internet -A - BCB F SP Windows Defender Disabled Updated D DDC A- F- fae- E -DA C ACF SP Spybot - Search and Destroy Disabled Outdated BC DF - CCA- D-A -C CA F A B SP Microsoft Security Essentials Enabled Updated DF E - D - BB- B - D E BFDE Running Processes C Windows system lsm exe C Windows system svchost exe -k DcomLaunch C Windows system svchost exe -k RPCSS c Program Files Microsoft Security Client MsMpEng exe C Windows system atiesrxx exe C Windows System svchost exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted C Windows System svchost exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted C Windows system svchost exe -k LocalService C Windows system svchost exe -k netsvcs C Windows system svchost exe -k NetworkService C Windows system atieclxx exe C Windows System spoolsv exe C Windows system svchost exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork C Program Files x Common Files Adobe ARM armsvc exe C Program Files ATI Technologies ATI ACE Fuel Fuel Service exe C Program Files Blue Coat K Web Protection k filter exe C Program Files Bonjour mDNSResponder exe C Program Files x pastaleads PastaLeadsService exe C Program Files x Motorola MotForwardDaemon ForwardDaemon exe C Windows system svchost exe -k imgsvc C Program Files x Spybot - Search amp Destroy SDUpdSvc exe C Program Files x Spybot - Search amp Destroy SDWSCSvc exe c Program Files Microsoft Security Client NisSrv exe C Windows System svchost exe -k WerSvcGroup C Windows system svchost exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted C Windows system taskhost exe C Windows system taskeng exe C Windows system Dwm exe C Windows Explorer EXE C Windows system taskeng exe C Program Files Core Temp Core Temp exe C Program Files Microsoft Security Client msseces exe C Program Files Windows Sidebar sidebar exe C Program Files x Common Files Adobe OOBE PDApp UWA AAM Updates Notifier exe C Windows System StikyNot exe C Users David AppData Local Akamai netsession win exe C Windows system SearchIndexer exe C Users David AppData Local Akamai netsession win exe E Program Files x DisplayFusion DisplayFusion exe C Program Files x Spybot - Search amp Destroy SDTray exe C Program Files x Common Files Adobe ARM AdobeARM exe C Program Files x ATI Technologies ATI ACE Core-Static MOM exe E Program Files x iTunes iTunesHelper exe C Windows system svchost exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation C Program Files x ATI Technologies ATI ACE Core-Static CCC exe C Program Files iPod bin iPodService exe C Program Files Windows Media Player wmpnetw... Read more

A:malware preventing change of internet proxy settings, cannot access internet

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So I've enabled password protected sharing for Windows 7 (for my first computer).

So now, when I used my second computer to access my first computer's shared files, it obviously prompted me with a password.
My question is, I don't know what's the username and password for that. I was wondering if someone can help me to find my username and password (or guide to reset this password) so my second computer can access the shared files with my first computer while preserving the password security.

A:How To Change The Password On "Password Protected File Sharing"

Use the username and password that you use when you log onto the first computer.

If that does not work, try
user = computername\user
password = password

...where computername = the name of the first computer.

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First of all, I can't even create a password! When I go to Control Panel to set a password, I fill in my password and the hint. When I hit "Create Password", it says the same message no matter what.

A:"Windows Cannot Change Your Password"

Hello TTG and welcome to Vista Forums.

This usually means that you already have a password set for that user account. You will need to type in the old password first in the Confirmation box to change it. If your not sure what it is, then Remove the password first in User Accounts, then create a new one.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

P.S.
I deleted your other duplicate post in case you wondered what happened to it.

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I apologize if there is a separate thread for Hyper-V running on Windows 8.1 vs this Server thread.  Couldn't find one specific to Hyper-V on Windows 8.1.
We have had for months now 3 Windows 8.1 workstations running Hyper-V with Windows 7 guest OS's. These guest were used to support clients that required a rather tight VPN connection. Suddenly last week all 3 machines has the same issue.
The guest no longer have internet connectivity.  One workstation has Broadcom NIC other 2 have Intel.  It's as if some Windows patch did something that caused the Virtual Switch to stop working.
Have blown away the VM's, dropped the Virtual Switch.  Ran updates.  Recreated the Virtual Switch and built new VM.  Still same condition.
The host to continues to connect to network and internet without issue.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Windows 8.1 Hyper-V host, Windows 7 guest lost network connectivity.

There is a Win8 forum here (for future ref)
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprovirt/threads
Is this in a corporate environment?  If so, were any changes made to the switches?  I've seen environments where the switch is locked down to only allow one MAC/IP per port, which knocks off any VMs.
Are you getting any DHCP information? Can you assign a static IP and get connectivity?

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I work the cannot password" "Windows Windows 7 change at a small business We have two computers on a network in our shop We have run into difficulties on mulitple occasions when trying to change our passwords We have to re-enter our passwords after every time the computer goes into quot sleep quot "Windows cannot change the password" Windows 7 mode and our system requires us to change our passwords monthly These are passwords for each computer individually and not the network If we do not change the password for the secondary terminal which is also our cash register immediately following changing the primary system we get an error message saying we are quot locked out quot of the administrator profile on the login screen If this happens we shut down the computer for an hour or two and try to login again This seems to have a success rate and if it does work we change our password problem solved Normally this can be avoided all together But now it seems "Windows cannot change the password" Windows 7 we have an additional problem We cannot change the password on our secondary terminal at all We have tried multiple passwords all of which meet the minimum password requirements but each attempt returns a message that simply says quot Windows cannot change the password quot This is not the same error we get if we mis-type our old password or try to enter a password that does not meet the requirements The current password has been in place for a month and was put in place the same day as our primary terminal s which we had no problem changing These combined problems add up to not being able to use our cash register for hours at a time so we need a solution as quickly as possible I would thank you graciously for any help that anyone can provide nbsp

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I work at a small business We have two computers on a network in our shop We have run into difficulties on mulitple occasions when trying to change our passwords We have to re-enter our passwords after every time the computer goes into quot sleep quot mode and our system requires us to change our passwords monthly These are passwords for each computer individually and not the network If we do not change the password for the secondary terminal which is also our cash register immediately following changing the primary system we get an error message saying we are quot locked out quot of the administrator profile on the login screen If this happens we shut down the computer for an hour or two and try to login again This seems to have a success rate and if it does work we change our password problem solved Normally this can be avoided all together But now it seems we have an additional problem We cannot change the password on our secondary terminal at all We have tried multiple passwords all of which meet the minimum password requirements but each attempt returns a message that simply says quot Windows cannot change the password quot This is not the same error we get if we mis-type our old password or try to enter a password that does not meet the requirements The current password has been in place for a month and was put in place the same day as our primary terminal's which we had no problem changing These combined problems add up to not being able to use our cash register for hours at a time so we need a solution "Windows the Windows change 7 cannot password" as quickly as possible I would thank you graciously for any help that anyone can provide

A:"Windows cannot change the password" Windows 7

Hi -

Per TSF Rules, we cannot assist with password-related issues.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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On the net it seems it was put in win 7 beta, then taken out, then put back in.

Is it there if so I can't seem to find it.

Thanks

A:Is guest mode still in Windows 7

Yes, open the start menu, click your user account picture and there is an option to enable the guest account on one of the links in the dialog box that opens.

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I need something like guest mode for a couple of computers I'm working on. I have guest accounts but I'd like their histories to be wiped when the users log out of the accounts. Thank you for your help.

A:Is guest mode available in windows 7?

See here: How to Turn the Guest Account On or Off in Windows 7

You can wipe the history by running a program or script at logoff or logon to do what you need.

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I couldn't have found any information yet about Windows 8 Guest mode. That is, does Windows 8 have a Guest mode to let users to use a PC with some restrictions and wipe out their data after shutdown?

There is a guest account however, I want to be sure before installing Windows 8 that it provides this feature.

A:Windows 8 Guest Mode

Yes I've tried it, you can get help from this excellent tutorial:
Guest Account - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

I don't think the data get wiped on shut down.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/56685-windows-8-guest-mode.html