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Windows 8 log in error: You password has expired and must be changed

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

Your password has expired and must be changed message appears in your Windows 8 virtual machine, which has no password:

    You password has expired and must be changed

Cause

You probably have installed Windows 8 with Express installation, which skips the password setup stage.

Resolution

In order to set up a new password you need to put the non existent old one - just leave the field blank and press OK.




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