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Creating a User Account Password

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Old 04-08-2008
rbaiocco
 

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Creating a User Account Password
I was helping a friend set up Vista on his new computer and I thought it
would be a trivial thing to create a password for the only existing account
"OWNER-adminstrator" but Windows would not allow me to do it.

I went to CONTROL PANEL - USER ACCOUNTS - CREATE A PASSWORD FOR YOUR ACCOUNT
and no matter what I entered an error message returned "WINDOWS CANNOT CHANGE
PASSWORD"

(I don't believe there is any password currently assigned except "")

Strangely when I went to Windows Help, it mentioned that under CONTROL PANEL
- USER ACCOUNTS there should be a link called CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD which I
did not find???

I thought I would try to assign a password to OWNER another way and hit
CTRL-ALT-DELETE which has a "change password" listing. That entry calls for
OLD PASSWORD & NEW PASSWORD. Whatever I typed in that pop-up also gave an
error message "ACCESS DENIED"

I really don't understand. If there is only one account on the computer and
it is administrative mode, why are these errors coming up?
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