Re: Does Vista Have Administrator Default Password?
There are no passwords configured by default when you install Vista. Even
the built-in administrator account should not have a password. This would
have to be done manually after the installation. I would really call that
dealer and escalate this with appropriate force.
"Hannes" <Hannes.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I just upgraded my PC and bought a new tower - the supplier insisited
> that Windows Vista Business comes with it as operating system. They
> install the software before dispatching it to the dealer. I've
> connected the new tower and and the first window that appears asks me
> for the administrator's password. Surely this is not standard? I should
> be taken to the welcome screen (according to the documentation) and then
> given the oppurtunity to change the password.
> My question: does Vista business come with a default password? I've
> tried entering everything from the serial number to the bar code of the
> box that the cd came in but nothing works. Is it possible that they set
> a password at the assembly plant? I've contacted the dealer and he says
> that he doesn't know, but will try to find out (when he has some time!).
> Even though I have the software on the cd, I'd prefer not to re-install
> Vista as I have no experience in what to do. Please advise.