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Windows 8 initial installation

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    Windows 7, XP, Vista

    Windows 8 initial installation


    This may sound dumb. But I just did a straight install on a laptop that wasnt being used. Everything went great, but, the password I gave it doesnt work. Did I just fat finger the same mistake on the entry and validate entry? Or has anyone else experienced this problem?

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    Which release where you trying to install. If you used the latest, "release preview" you cannot get past the opening screens unless you put in the correct password, which should be available on the page from which you downloaded the release? After that, you are not asked again for the password.
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    Windows 7, XP, Vista


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Which release where you trying to install. If you used the latest, "release preview" you cannot get past the opening screens unless you put in the correct password, which should be available on the page from which you downloaded the release? After that, you are not asked again for the password.
    I just downloaded it yesterday from microsoft. Didnt even notice a password. Will go check.

    But its giving me the password hint I gave it when I first installed.
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    Windows 7, XP, Vista


    Here is where I got it from...Download Windows 8 Release Preview
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    My message was incorrect - apologies. I was thinking of the "key" - a totally different thing.
    Have a look here for a solution.
    7 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools
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