RE: Help re automatic prompt to change password
The same thing happened to me while installing Vista on a MacBook Pro using
VMware Fusion. I called Miscrosoft support and they told me that they don't
provide support for their program on a MacBook using a virtual machine. Yet,
I've seen nothing on this on any documentation.
> Perhaps I am suffering from selective amnesia, but I honestly do not recall
> setting-up a password when I installed Vista (clean installation, not an
> upgrade). I have never been prompted by Vita to supply a password at boot-up,
> log-on, or at any other point.
> Now I am receiving an automatic message that my password is about to expire.
> When I go into the normal password reset screen, Vista insists that my
> Administrator account (the only account on the computer) is, indeed, password
> protected and insists that I supply the old password before it can be reset.
> I have tried to use many different passwords (from my pool of typical
> passwords) and they are all rejected.
> So, am I crazY? Did I install / set-up Vista without a password? Or, is that
> impossible and I have simply forgotten the password? In either case, will
> Vista lock-up and become un-useable as soon as the password reset countdown
> expires? Is there some way to halt the automatic password reset function?