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Don't write your Password in the User field on a fresh Vista insta
This is a huge mistake! On a fresh Vista INSTALL, I accidently wrote my
password into the User Name field for my Admin-account (leaving the password
field blank)

I could, of course, rename my admin profile, and I did. But it doesn't
change the folder of c:\users\(and here is my password, still!)

And when I took a spyware check (ad-aware), my password is in every
"cookie"! It's a disaster, because when "password" gets written in the "user
name" field, suddenly it's like everybody can get your hands on it.

I changed my passwords, of course. Didn't want to re-install Vista, and
there's no way I can undo this accident, I guess?

But if there is, someone might have a solution? I find it all both a bit
embarassing and amusing, though...

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Old 04-16-2007
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RE: Don't write your Password in the User field on a fresh Vista i
Thanks for replying! Worked out beautifully - and easy!

""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:

> Hello,
> You may want to create a new user account and use that one instead, then
> delete the old user account which contains your password.
> Renaming the account only changes the display name, not the folder
> structure that is already on the drive.
> Thanks,
> Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
>
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> |>This is a huge mistake! On a fresh Vista INSTALL, I accidently wrote my
> |>password into the User Name field for my Admin-account (leaving the
> password
> |>field blank)
> |>
> |>I could, of course, rename my admin profile, and I did. But it doesn't
> |>change the folder of c:\users\(and here is my password, still!)
> |>
> |>And when I took a spyware check (ad-aware), my password is in every
> |>"cookie"! It's a disaster, because when "password" gets written in the
> "user
> |>name" field, suddenly it's like everybody can get your hands on it.
> |>
> |>I changed my passwords, of course. Didn't want to re-install Vista, and
> |>there's no way I can undo this accident, I guess?
> |>
> |>But if there is, someone might have a solution? I find it all both a bit
> |>embarassing and amusing, though...
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