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User Account Control Password
Does anyone know where I can change the password from "password" (default) to one of my own choosing? I used help and it told me to use 'run' and type 'secpol.msc'. When I do that I get the red x that says Windows cannot find secpol.msc. So I did an advanced search under the C: drive for this file and the is none, but it does find this - 'x86_microsoft-windows-help-secpol_' [long numbers here]ending in 'ce.manifest'
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Re: User Account Control Password
p23185 wrote:
> Does anyone know where I can change the password from "password"
> (default) to one of my own choosing? I used help and it told me to use
> 'run' and type 'secpol.msc'. When I do that I get the red x that says
> Windows cannot find secpol.msc. So I did an advanced search under the
> C: drive for this file and the is none, but it does find this -
> *-'x86_microsoft-windows-help-secpol_'-* [long numbers here]ending in
> *-'ce.manifest'-*
>
>


Home versions of the O/S(s) do not have secpol.msc only the business
versions of the O/S have that secpol.msc.

And before you shoot yourself in the foot, I suggest that you create a
second user/admin account, which can be done of off Control Panel/Admin
Tools/Users where you can create a new a account or change the password
of a an existing account.

You might want to activate this account as a back-up too, so that you
have something to login with as admin for an emergence.

<http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/>


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