Windows 7 not recognizing right password

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sage Nabooru, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Sage Nabooru macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2013
    Alright, sorry for all the topics and posts. I've used the .iso for Windows 7 64 bit, installed the drivers, and everything should be running beautifully. However, for some bizarre reason, when I boot Windows 7 and enter my password - which I absolutely know is the right one - it says it's incorrect. I've tried entering it in caps, just for the hell of it, and that does nothing. It has my name right.

    Occasionally, if I've previously entered it in lower-case or caps, and do the opposite, it'll make like it's starting up, but after several seconds tell me again that the password is incorrect.

    I really don't understand why Windows doesn't know my password. I've never had this particular problem before. I thought perhaps the keyboard wasn't working, but it is, at least it's typing into the password entry box. I know there are programs out there that can recover/delete a Windows password, but I'd have to use a friend's computer to put them on a USB drive since this MacBook Pro is the only computer I have. I'd rather not go through the trouble if I don't have to - don't want to be messing around on someone else's computer. Any suggestions as to why Windows is being such a butt?
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    If you have another keyboard try that one, you might have a stuck key without you being aware of it, another reason might be a different keyboard layout, I am not sure but doesn't windows have a button on the login screen to change keyboard layout?
    And, normally Windows starts up without a login window, or do you have one which does, I know some of the former Windows versions like Professional did have a login window on first startup, but, I installed Windows Pro myself a couple of weeks ago and it did not ask for a login on first startup, hell, I had to switch it on myself, not even that easy, had to search google for it.
  3. Sage Nabooru thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2013
    Windows 7 had me set up a password, I wish I hadn't if I had known it wouldn't work. Where would the keyboard switcheroo be on the login page?
  4. Sage Nabooru thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2013
    Please, I really need some help. I really need to get into Windows 7. I tried downloading the Ophcrack software and putting it on a disc using the ISO Burner software but the disk won't boot on starting.
  5. jrs22 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2012
    I have windows 8 installed under parallels but the solution in this forum thread doesn't seem to involve parallels. I opened the terminal app and followed the instructions to the letter and set a new password in the terminal. Anyway, it worked for me for win 8 and now I've recorded my password in 1password for the next time it expires.

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