Tuesday, 31. May 2011
System Restore is a Microsoft Windows tool, built into the operating system, designed to protect and repair the OS. It allows you to restore your system to a previous state of restore point when your computer crashes or when you forgot Windows 7 password etc. In the previous article, we’ve discussed how to create a system restore point. Here we’ll talk about how to do system restore in Windows 7.
When you can access Windows 7 desktop
1. Save any open files and close all programs as System Restore will restart your PC.
2. Right click on the Computer button and click on Properties. Administrator permission required if you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Monday, 30. May 2011
Have you ever experienced that you are locked of your computer resulting from a forgotten Windows password? What’s worse, you have a great deal of work to do on your PC or you want to get some important files from the computer. What will do in that situation? Here I’ll discuss how to reset a forgotten Windows password?
Option 1: Use a password reset disk to reset lost password
Pros: Built-in Windows feature allows you to create such a password reset disk in seconds without charge.
Cons: The Windows password reset disk should be created before the Windows password is forgotten.
Time: a few seconds
1. Restart your computer. Enter your password on the logon screen. Windows displays an error message stating the password is incorrect if you enter the wrong password.
2. Click “OK” to close the message and click the “Reset Password” button. Insert your password reset disk or USB flash drive. The password reset wizard will launch.
3. Enter the new password you want to use by following the guided prompts on the wizard. Type the new password again to confirm.
4. Log on to your computer using the new password.
Friday, 27. May 2011
Whenever forgetting Windows password, user are often advised to reset it either with a Windows password reset disk or another account with administrator privileges. However, if you forgot Windows administrator password without password reset disk and you can only log on to computer with a standard user or guest account, what will you do? Please have a look at the following problem:
Problem: Forgot Windows 7 password? How I can reset it with a standard user account I created 2 accounts on my Windows 7 dell laptop. One is an administrator account and the other one is a limited account). Now I cannot remember my password for the administrator account. Can I reset the administrator password via the standard user account? Or is there any other way to reset the forgotten administrator account password? Please note I never created a password reset disk for the administrator account.
If you are trying to reset the administrator password with the limited account, you’ll find it will now work for you. Why? According to Microsoft, a standard user account is to let a person use most of the capabilities of the computer, but permission from an administrator is required if you want to make changes that affect other users or the security of the computer. So you cannot change another account password with a standard user. And the guest account also allows you to reset another account password.
On that condition, the most effective and simple approach case is to use a powerful Windows password recovery tool like Windows Password Unlocker Professional. With this password recovery tool at hand, you easily reset administrator, standard user and guest passwords by yourself if you forgot Windows password. Besides, it is very safe; no data will be lost after password reset. Read more
Friday, 27. May 2011
Have you ever experienced that you cannot log on your computer with the lost or forgotten Windows password, even though you enter the correct Windows password? Here are several possible reasons for it and solutions to fix this problem.
1. Caps Lock might be on.
It’s well known that Windows passwords are case-sensitive, which means that every time you type your password, you have to capitalize each letter in exactly the same way that you did when you first created it. If you have accidentally pressed Caps Lock, then you’re inadvertently typing your password in all capital letters. So, please make sure that Caps Lock is off before typing your password again.
2. Num Lock may be off.
Turning the Num Lock on will allow the user to use the numbers on the keypad. If the Num Lock is off in your computer by mistake, it could be painful if you enter numbers when typing your password, as the numbers will not show in your passwords so you are typing the wrong password and you still don’t know. Just as it is stated above, the passwords in Windows are case-sensitive. For this problem, just press the Num Lock to turn it on.
3. The passwords may be changed or wrong.
If someone changed your password or you can’t remember your password, it is impossible for you to log on to your computer. For this, you can reset your password, either with a Windows password reset disk or another account with administrator privileges. If these methods are not available, you can have a try of Windows Password Unlocker. It is a powerful Windows password recovery tool which allows you to create a password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset forgotten Windows password on Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000. Read more
Thursday, 26. May 2011
Information security-related risks to your computer are on the rise and getting worse. The number and complexity of computer viruses, cyber attacks, and theft continue to increase. As a common Windows user, it is highly suggested you should add a password to your Windows 7 after installing a firewall, powerful antivirus program and adopting other security measures. The following are things you should care about a Widows password.
Dos – What you must do for Windows password
1. The Windows password should be strong enough. It should be at least 8 characters and composed of alphabet, number and symbol.
2. The Windows 7 password should be easy for you to keep in mind. Otherwise, it will bring you lots of troubles, maybe a disaster.
3. Change your password on a regular basis to secure your Windows computer.
4. Create a password hint to jog your memory when your Windows password forgotten happened. Please note that the password hint is displayed to everyone, so it should not be your Windows 7 password or something that allows others to easily guess your created password.
5. Create a Windows password reset disk to in case that you may not remember the password. A password reset can easily help you change the lost Windows password.
Don’ts -What you cannot do with the Windows password
1. Don’t set a rather complicated Windows 7 password that it is hard for you to remember. One thing must be kept in mind that strong password does not mean a difficult password.
2. Don’t contain your personal information in password. Do not contain your user name, real name, company name, or other information. Others can easily guess your password if you use this information as your password
3. Don’t contain a complete word as can easily guess what the word is. It will be easy for others to guess what your Windows password is.
4. Don’t use the Windows password everyday. One can access to your various account once he hacked one of your account. This can be dangerous.
5. Don’t use a common password. Passwords like “password”, “123456”, “qwerty”, “abc123” should be avoided when setting a Windows password.
Well, after get the info on the dos and don’ts, you can easily and securely set a good and unforgotable Windows password, which can decrease the rate on Windows password lost or forgotten issues. Of course, it is also recommended that you need to create a Windows password reset disk or password hint before you have troubled with the password lost issue.
Wednesday, 25. May 2011
When you forgot Windows 7 password without a password reset disk, have you ever wished you could turn back the clock? With system restore, the built-in feature of Windows 7, you are able to achieve it, to some extent.
What is system store?
According to Microsoft, a restore point is a representation of a stored state of your computer’s system files. You can use a restore point to restore your computer’s system files to an earlier point in time. It can be highly beneficial to the users by quickly and efficiently reversing changes made to the Windows Registry, partition, or operating system, eliminating the need to manually undo changes and retrieve deleted files.
When do you need system restore?
A system restore is most beneficial in situations that involve the removal of a virus or other malicious software, the installation or uninstallation of software, or other major changes to the Windows Operating System.
How to create a restore point?
1. Right click “My Computer” icon on desktop, go to Properties.
2. Now click “System Protection” on the left.
3. A System Properties windows opens up, click on “Create”.
4. Type a name in the box to describe the event of restore point and click Create. The current date and time are automatically added.
5. Click Close to save the settings.
Although you can get back in computer when you lost Windows 7 password and cannot access laptop, it is not recommended that you should use this feature when it comes to Widows 7 password recovery. You may still lose some of your latest computer data after system restore. As far as I’m concerned, the best way is to use Windows Password Unlocker, which allows you to burn a password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset lost Windows 7 password to blank. The biggest advantage of this program is that you can instantly reset forgotten Windows password in minutes, without any damage or modification to your computer data and settings.
Tuesday, 24. May 2011
Despite it had sold a total of 350 million licenses of Windows 7 since launching the desktop OS in late 2009, Microsoft seems to be not satisfied about it as a large numbers of people still relies on Windows XP for their daily computing. It wants more people transitioned to the new operating system, especially the business users. And for this, Microsoft has adopted many measures to increase Windows 7 market share.
In the year or so after Windows 7’s initial release, Microsoft pushed a series of promotions and discounts designed to increase the new baby’s adoption rate of this new operating. Meanwhile, Microsoft Download Center offers a Windows XP End of Support Countdown Gadget, which counts down the days until the operating system’s official support ends in 2014. And Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft’s latest browser, doesn’t run on Windows XP.
And according to the latest Security Intelligence Report from Microsoft, Windows 7 is far safer than previous versions of Windows. The report said that Windows XP SP3 32-bit machines have an infection rate of 15.9 for every thousand systems, while Windows 7 32-bit computers have infection rates of 3.8 per thousand, and Windows 7 64-bit PCs have a rate of 2.5 per thousand. That means a Windows 7 is five times more secure against malware than a machine running Windows XP.
Tuesday, 17. May 2011
Nowadays, Computer displays a very important role in our daily lives. Computer are used practically everywhere, which allow us to communicate with people from all over, even those ones that we have never known and met before. Also it enables us easily access information on any topic, hard to find product and services etc. No matter for studying, working and living, computer exists there and you just need and can’t leave it.
Yes indeed, we value our computer and also the computer data security. Protecting our computer with a login password is the most used way. Therefore, more and more people completely obsessed with the lost, forgotten or unknown windows login password. But, the problem is that people are baffled about Microsoft Windows OS is not good at Windows password recovery. Now let’s take a brief overview about why I just say that.
When we lost Windows password, Microsoft Windows OS is so kindly provide us three useful options to reset password. However, does these methods are really helpful to people who just forgot their login password.
Monday, 16. May 2011
While most of the world has yet upgraded to Windows 7, Microsoft is gearing up to launch the next version of its PC operating system. And at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced that it would be including support for system-on-a-chip (SoC) and mobile ARM processors in its next version of the Windows operating system, which is expected to be called Windows 8.
Although Windows 8 is not released now, there are many rumors and leaks about the new functions of Windows 8. Recently one of the leaked functions is graphical password log on for Windows 8. According to the leaked YouTube video, Microsoft introduced the concept of graphical login in Windows 8. It shows the user can use the graphical passwords in a 4×4 array of ways of drawing their own login password, create their own unique mix, and with a simple touch method of login. This method is similar to the current Android platform concept. It’s also reported Windows 8 users can log on the system easily with facial recognition through the camera.
Tuesday, 10. May 2011
Though Windows 7 is still prevailing in the market and takes more than 25% market share, we have to look forward to the coming of Windows 8 which is turning into be one of the hottest topic in our Windows users. Although Windows 8 is anticipated to be released in 2012 or later, many functions about the upcoming Windows 8 have apparently leaked onto the Web, revealing new surprises and some makeovers to existing features. The following will list the new functions of Windows 8.
ARM processor support
No doubt that Microsoft wants Windows platform to the flat-panel computer can be entered. To achieve this purpose, Windows 8 will operate on the ARM microchip architecture, the technology that powers most of the world’s smartphones and tablets. At the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed Windows8 Foreign Assembly ARM processor running on the effect, which means that Windows8 will be able to thin, low-power devices to compete with Android and OS .