LOL... Great story and a lesson learned...
Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows - Desktop User Experience)
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Al, Nigel ...
funny thing happened today. I went to try out the Parental Control
thing and noticed that I'm not the administrator anymore (when I
initially set up the laptop, I set myself as administrator and my kids
and standard users). Turns out that my 12 year old cracked my
password, then made himself an administrator and me a standard user.
There was a bit of head scratching going on as I had no idea how my 12
year old could crack it....turns out that he was able to determine my
password from my password hint (I left in for my own benefit in case I
forgot). My hint was "Panavia" ... so he tried typing in "Tornado" and
voila! (Panavia Tornado is an european fighter jet). I never gave him
too much credit in the past but now I'm impressed! Better watch them
kids, they're actually smarter than you think!
Needless to say my password has been changed and I left no hints
Thank you for your suggestions. I'll get on it right away.