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Reset password on windows 7?
Would anyone be able to help me with resetting my password on an old laptop that uses windows 7? I am trying to recover some files from the laptop although i forgot my password. I unfortunately do not own a password reset disk.
I want to let you know what happened because it’s the first time in all my 30+ years IT life. I used to have two volumes/partitions, C: for Windows OS and E: for my data. Thursday evening I started Windows Update (only for last November 2019 cumulative update, I update very often) and shut down when finished. On Friday morning when I booted up the system I saw the Windows nice landscape photo but when I tried to login the password box was not shown, no way to login. I tried ALL possible paths (safe mode, cmd, etc.). You know what I found? Using diskpart from cmd I found a single volume/partition that was the merge of my C: and my E: data !!! dir command was showing all my C and E directories and files together in one single volume/partintion! Windows was corrupted somehow, no gpt fix, efi rebuild was successful. My SD with my Windows 10 File History was not accessible (and useless since the OS itself was corrupted). All my data were there, there was no encryption so, without any login, I saved all my data on a usb hdd with robocopy (this is very bad on a security perspective, It’s enough to have a usb stick and some time with a pc available, e.g. lunch break, and you can stole the whole data from it, easy, no password, no hack. Either Bitlocker or, even better, a 3rd parties encryption after UEFI layer is recommended. But this time I was happy I did't have bitlocker). The only solution to bring back to work the laptop was to boot from the Recovery Drive (lucky I did and had) and then restore a full image (lucky I did and had) with the old Windows 7 Backup Tool and finally robocopy back all my data (then upgrade again but not to the latest cumulative, better to wait a bit, a fix might come, then backup again). One additional note, since during the restore process I chose not to format all partitions from scratch, now I have one single partition C: with both OS and Data, I’m leaving Windows decision be the final one on how my volumes have to be on my laptop 😊
Is a FB App for Windows gone?
Good day, does anyone have information about a Windows app for Face Book going away? I have used this with good results for quite awhile, perhaps seeing fewer ads than others, but today I was asked to sign in and then informed (by FB?) that the app was no longer available?
Which Windows Community video do you find most useful?
We've got tons of videos on the Windows Community website. Do you mind sharing which one you found most useful so far or even just which one you liked most? Very interested to know it! Thanks in advance for sharing!
Removing Windows 7 / 8.1 From a Windows 10-based Computer
This conversation will show you how to uninstall Windows 7 / 8.1 from your computer and keep Windows 10 intact. WARNING: Before you uninstall Windows 7 / 8.1, back up your files to another location, such as OneDrive or USB flash drives. To uninstall Windows 8.1: 1. Start your computer running Windows 10. If you're running Windows 8.1, restart your computer to Windows 10. 2. Right-click Start and then click Disk Management. 3. Right-click the partition that contains Windows 8.1. Do not right-click the partition that contains Windows 10. 4. Click Yes to confirm. 5. Close Disk Management. 6. Press WINDOWS LOGO + R, type "cmd" (without the quotes) and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER. 7. Type bcdboot c:\windows and press ENTER. 8. Type "msconfig" (without the quotes) and press ENTER. 9. On the Boot tab, select "Windows 7" or "Windows 8.1", click Delete, and then click OK. 10.Restart your computer if prompted. NOTE: If you have upgraded from Windows 7 / 8.1 to Windows 10, you don't need to follow steps 1-10 shown above. Only follow steps 1-10 shown above if you are multi-booting between Windows 7 / 8.1 and Windows 10 on your computer.
New Windows 10
I just bought my first Windows 10 computer. So far I love it. What are tips for getting the most out of it??? I replaced an old Dell with Windows 7 that I had for 10+ years. I love the new sign in and using a pin
I can't activate Windows 10 after hard drive switch.
I was given this desktop computer by a kind person in my community, and I pulled the original hard drive and gave it to them for thier security and installed a new one myself. I then installed Windows 10 from a copy that my old boss at a local computer shop provided me for free, no product key of course though. I installed the Windows 10 Pro OS and tried to get it activated so I could use the wide range of features available once activated but failed to get it done before it went limited setting. I recently spoke with a kind microsoft rep. online about another issue and brought up my issue with activation he gave me a screenshot and link for an accessibilities options for people with disabilities program that was over but assured me that I fit all the criteria nessessary to get my copy of Windows 10 activated free but I've had nothing but headaches and redirects that have consumed many hours of my time to no avail! I'm on a very fixed income and require activation for my O/S ASAP! Can anybody assisst me in finding a way to access this program and get actived please the limited mode is extemly frustrating to use the link I was given is- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade. Thank You!
Windows 10 Discussion
I Had Just Installed A Clean Refresh On Windows 7 with ALL UPDATES BACKED UP .This is my opion Windows 10 is NOT the best. . how microsoft push's operating systems for the latest Technology . on per say . its like looking at LINUX . Windows Version . As Theres To Many Bugs Malware out There . and not enough memory to satisfy programs And Still Paying Out Of Your Pocket .for A Computer System To Run . as Your Thinking to Get All Your Updates Think Again Updating Your System You Run does not have For You run Into Some Kinda of Error . your Knowledge Get Into Macintosh your Better Off Paying More Out Of Your Pocket In The Long Run Its Worth It . . .
Quick ways to fix common Wi-Fi connection issues
Stop frustration in its tracks with quick Wi-Fi solution tips for Windows 10
Go back to Default Settings (Windows Defender)
So i was messing with windows defender settings, and i removed every single thing from - App & Browser Control>Exploit Protection Settings>Program Settings,,,,, is there a way to restore those settings ?
Windows Defender Security Center delivers a robust suite of security features that keep you safe for the supported lifetime of your Windows 10 device. When your PC is protected by Windows Defender Antivirus you are receiving comprehensive protection for your system, files and online activities from ...
Windows Security is built-in to Windows 10 and includes an antirvirus program called Windows Defender Antivirus. In previous versions of Windows 10, Windows Security is called Windows Defender Security Center. If you have another antivirus app installed and turned on, Windows Security will turn off automatically.
Windows 10 makes it easy to stay secure by providing built-in antivirus protection with Windows Defender Security Center. Learn more. Get more support. Microsoft Community. Post questions, follow discussions, and share your knowledge in the Microsoft Community forums. ...
Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number.
The Windows Security app uses the Windows Security Service (SecurityHealthService or Windows Security Health Servce), which in turn utilizes the Security Center service to ensure the app provides the most up-to-date information about the protection status on the endpoint, including protection offered by third-party antivirus products, Windows ...