My windows password stopped working after windows updates downloaded. I did not change it and I am the only person who knows the password. The computer will not start in safe mode - when I try to start it in safe mode, it just lists a bunch of files. PLEASE HELP!!!!! The computer worked fine last night.
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For removing Windows login Passwords safely, I strongly recommend windows password program. Few days ago, I downloaded one at http://www.reset-windows-password.com I burned it to a Usb memory card. Booting up and clearing my password within just 5 minutes
please elaborate on this.Is your Computer booting up normally? if so then I have suggested a method, try it. If its not working then get back us.
Turn on Automatic UpdatesTo have Windows install important updates as they
become available, turn on automatic updating. To turn on Automatic
Updates in Windows, follow these steps:
In Windows Vista:
Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
In the navigation pane, click Change settings.
Select the option that you want.
Under Recommended updates, click to select the Include recommended updates when downloading, installing, or notifying me about updates check box, and then click OK. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
To reset the Administrator user, you need to right click your My Computer and choose "Manage". The Computer Management window will open. Expand the Local Users and Groups from the left panel and click Users. Right click the Administrator user shown on the right and click Set Password. Click OK. That's it!
Try the following steps to install the update successfully. Stop the services pertaining to Windows Update. 1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. 2. If you receive a notification from User Account Control simply click Continue. 3. At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press ENTER after each command. net stop wuauserv net stop bits net stop cryptsvc 4. Please do not close the Command Prompt window.
Rename folders pertaining to Windows Update At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press Enter after each command: ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Start services pertaining to Windows Update. net start wuauserv net start bits net start cryptsvc Close the Command Prompt window.