windows 7 password lock out

I have recently installed windows 7 home premium and never set a password upon installation (it's a home pc and didn't feel the need to - bad call I'm sure!).
Anyway...I restarted my pc today and it is now asking for a password. I have no idea what this could be. I tried everything I know...I did not install any new software. I did however install windows updates. Do you have any idea what happened and why it's asking me for a password? Is there some default password? I did a google search for quite a while and found nothing.

Thank you so much for your time...Know it's greatly appreciated!


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Have you tried just hitting enter? Too bad you did not fill in the password hint so you could have been alerted. I think there is a way to get around that login screen, but don't remember how now.

Hitting enter doesn't work...It's the strangest thing. How is it asking me for a password when I never even set one?!
Thanks for responding! Hopefully someone has an easy fix...


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I'm not sure what SIW2 was referring to, a little too cryptic for me.

Are you sure you did not put anything in the password box?

The only other thing I might think is hit the delete key to remove the greyed out Password or make sure the box is completely empty. I always put in a password, so I don't have any more suggestions, but I will do some research,


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Is extremely well known. D/l it , burn the .iso to cd as an image, boot the cd and blank the password. You can get into any pc that way. Used by those who forget their passwords.

I know you don't recall setting a password - clearly windows is expecting one - so use this to blank it.

Should do the job here.

By far the best and easiest to use password cleaner is on Paragon Rescue Kit 9 Pro - not free. though.

If you got the Paragon Rescue Kit 8.5 Pro giveaway - though that is an older version - the password cleaner is on that - sensational.

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I'll try the download...Hopefully it's easy. I still wonder how this is possible!
Thanks for all the help!


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You have to follow the instructions on the website.

Thanks! I'll use the program later. Any idea what could cause this? I'm 100% sure I never typed in a password. All of a sudden on a random reset it came up...crazy!

Thanks again!

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I did that once. I reinstalled XP and left it blank when it asked for an Administrator Passwrod. I couldn't get in at all. It was demanding a non existent password. I ended up installing Windows again. Needless to say I've allways put in a password since then. Every time Setup asks for one I remember that experience.

I didn't know about forums back then. Maybe someone could have helped me get in.

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