Windows 10: Password

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  1. Posts : 5
    windows 7 pro OS
       09 Apr 2016 #1

    Password


    Hi . If I upgrade to 10 will my log in password stay the same ?
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 1,507
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       09 Apr 2016 #2

    Yes, all user data is retained, passwords, system settings, applications and settings
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5
    windows 7 pro OS
    Thread Starter
       09 Apr 2016 #3

    Thanks that was quick.
    The reason I ask is because I cant get my Windows 7 Pro to let me be Administrator .I fear that once 10 is on I will be blocked from my PC due to not being the Administrator. My daughter set the admin account but forgot the password so I use it as a guest.
    thanks Andy
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 1,507
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       09 Apr 2016 #4

    I'm not sure if you can actually perform the upgrade as a guest, an admin account is the basic requirement to make system level changes, such as a system upgrade

    You will need to solve the user issue you have with Windows 7 before you can look at the upgrade.

    Forum Rules mean we cannot help with password issues here, but if you contact a local PC Technician they will normally be able to quickly reset your system to allow you to proceed
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  5. Posts : 5
    windows 7 pro OS
    Thread Starter
       09 Apr 2016 #5

    I thought as much .I tried my tec guy he said the password was so embedded it would cost a fortune to sort .Looks like I have to stay with 7
    Thanks Andy
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    09 Apr 2016 #6

    andy 123 said: View Post
    I thought as much .I tried my tec guy he said the password was so embedded it would cost a fortune to sort .Looks like I have to stay with 7
    Thanks Andy
    You need a new tech.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 5
    windows 7 pro OS
    Thread Starter
       09 Apr 2016 #7

    Porthos you might be right .
    In his defense its an ex buisness PC (gift shop) given to my Daughter when a new one arrived .None of the normal CDs worked.
    thanks again Andy
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 14,972
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       09 Apr 2016 #8

    I can't tell you how to find your password(forum rules even if I knew a way),
    but I can give you this option:

    You can backup all your data to an external device,
    and reinstall Win7 with a new admin password,
    let it update & update & update & update and when it's finished updating hours later(sorry but that's how it is with the old operating system),
    then you can upgrade, and put your data on Win10 and install your 3rd party programs on it.
    You might want to get any drivers you will need(video, and keyboard) also from you PC makes site before hand.
    @Barman58, is this ok with forum rules?
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 1,507
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       09 Apr 2016 #9

    If you have access to your win7 key, and you can download the Media from Microsoft, you could always do a clean install of Windows 10 and use the Win7 Key to activate.

    Of course this would clear all data and applications from Win7 but as long as you've backed up your stuff, a refresh is often a good thing as it removes all those little annoyances that build-up over time.

    Of course the fresh install route does not have a roll back option
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 5
    windows 7 pro OS
    Thread Starter
       09 Apr 2016 #10

    Thanks all .New 7 install seems a good idea but I will loose Office ,Photoshop, DVD copy to name a few ,I dont have a Windows 7 CD either is this needed?
    Its annoying that because of criminals I cant get help on passwords. I use the PC every day its my PC yet I cant become administrator of my own PC.
    Thanks again Andy
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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