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Hi,

 

I am not currently using windows 8, but I did some changes on my stepdad pc.

 

I did install the 8.1 update, changed the boot default to metro (his request) and then

configured to autologin without asking for a password.

 

The problem is that the password was changed to blank (nothing) and it worked well for a fews days.

Now the pc is booting and asking for a password and we cannot login ?

 

My experience with windows 2000,xp, and vista/7 never gave me such strange results.

 

May someone explain to me how to fix this ?




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Well there are some commercial Windows password unlockers but you should be able to remove or reset it manually here:

http://www.isunshare...-forgot-it.html

 

~DP :whistle:



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Thank, i knew about this, but do you know what could have caused the isssue ?



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No, I never use a logon password since i like booting straight to the desktop and the same with Updates which have a way of messing up the system more that helping.

 

~DP :whistle:


Edited by DosProbie, 06 July 2014 - 08:30 PM.


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I have seen some instances where a password will expire after 30 days. Which is why I keep this little command around:

 

wmic useraccount where "name='UserName'" set PasswordExpires=false

 

However, I have not seen this happen on any systems I have personally used, just client PCs. I also do not use blank passwords.


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Thank, i knew about this, but do you know what could have caused the isssue ?

 

Are you sure the password is still blank? Could somebody have changed it?

Once you get back in again, check your security log for event ID 4738.



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I have seen some instances where a password will expire after 30 days.

 

 

Usually, with an expired password, you would still be able to login, but you'd be prompted to change it.



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Shameless plug :w00t: :ph34r: (actually a half-plug ;)) but check if PassPass has been updated to cover your OS (I am not sure if Update 1 has changed the involved .dll :unsure:):

http://rmprepusb.blo...-available.html

http://reboot.pro/to...s-the-password/

http://www.sherlock....s-the-password/

 

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Thank for your help, it turn out some one else had logon, and change the password when prompted.

 

sorry about that.






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