In order to preserve access to any encrypted data and stored passwords that a user might have, it is preferable to try and recover a user password rather than change or remove the password.
Windows 7 provides two ways to recover user passwords:
Password Hint A hint can be accessed on the Welcome screen. Ordinarily, the Welcome screen is displayed when the computer is started and no one is logged on. If someone is logged on to the workstation, ask him or her to log off. Click the user’s name to display the Password prompt, and then click the blue enter button to display the password hint. Hopefully, the password hint will help the user remember the password. If it doesn’t, you need to use a password reset disk. More »
Most of us have a PC at home and one at work. We use our work PC most of the times and home PC comparatively less. Did it ever happen to you that you forgot your Windows 7 Password ? Maybe you go for a month long vacations or business trip and when you are back, you may forget some of your passwords to the home Windows 7 PC.
We tend to have lots of passwords at work, online and at various computers. So to save yourself from a locked out situation, we recommend that you create a password reset disk.
In this article, I will share with you a very simple method to create a Windows 7 Password Reset Pen Drive. So next time you are locked out of Windows 7 at the login screen, you can plug in this USB pen drive in your computer and reset the Windows Password.
To create a Windows 7 Password reset pen drive, i advice to have a small capacity pen drive which is cheap and you should keep it at a safe place, but not so safe that you forget where you kept it when you need it sometime in future. More »
Have you used Windows XP where the login screen will not come, where you see a welcome screen and your computer will boot without entering a password?
Well that is called Auto-logon in Windows XP and it is by default disabled in most of the computers which is a good thing from security perspective. Especially in Windows Vista And Windows 7, this option is not even visible easily.
In this article I will share a simple and easy to follow method to enable Auto Logon on Windows 7. After enabling this feature, the Windows 7 will not ask for password at the beginning and will directly log in.
To enable auto-logon on Windows 7 Desktop or Laptop Computer, follow the below 3 steps:
1. Press Window Key + R together, this will launch run prompt as seen below. Type “NETPLWIZ” in it without quotes and click OK. This will open a User Accounts Window
2. On the User Account Window as seen below, select the user which you use, and uncheck the option which says “User must enter a use name and password to use this computer”
3. When you click to uncheck this option, it will ask you to confirm the password, enter the password here. After this you are done. It was simple isn’t it? More »
We have been receiving mails from several readers that they are not able to login to Windows. As soon as they login, the windows show applying your settings, saving your settings and logs off automatically without logging in. This situation is really very troublesome and gets onto the nerves of a person who needs his computer badly for some important work.
The main reasons behind this problem is a corruption in the registry key which holds the value of the files which are executed while login to windows. This registry key can get either replaced with some incorrect value or it might get corrupt due to some virus / trojan activity. Lets see how to fix this issue.
We need to remotely access the infected computer from another computer on same network. Then we need to correct the registry key for userinit under winlogon. More »
You will have to first login back to Windows Vista in case you forget your login password. Follow the steps as mentioned in this article and solve the problem.
One of the major problems in Windows is logging onto your PC when you have forgotten your password. Vista allows us to create a “password reset” disk if you forget your login password.
You can just press Ctrl + Alt + Delete > Change a Password > Create a Password Reset Disk. Follow the step-by-step wizard and you’re all set. More »