Hello all, this is my first post in the 7forums and I'm ashamed of myself that it has to be one asking for help - mind you all, I'm tech savvy so I know what I'm talking about unless I otherwise note it, but here it goes:
In the past, I have had to use the built-in Administrator account to install Microsoft's virtualization software and install Windows XP Mode (I don't know why it wouldn't install before, I even disabled UAC with failed results). In order to do this, I enabled the Administrator account via Command Prompt, as recommended by a tech support specialist I used the command "net user administrator /active yes
" and the Admin account was active, I installed the program, disabled the Administrator account, and went on my merry way.
It is now about a year later and after I have created a system image of my computer (I only made one because I do not have enough sufficient storage to make multiple ones, or even replace my current one) I have found out that there is an issue with command prompt or something... I unfortunately do not know. I had to reactivate the Administrator account for one reason or another and did my business, but after I reactivated it I came to find that the same command to activate the Administrator account... Changed its password. I used a Linux Live CD with Ophcrack to find out that the password for my Admin account was changed to "yes". And after I tried to disable the account, INSTEAD of it being disabled, the password was set to "no" hence "net user administrator /active no
". I decided to experiment on the matter with other accounts, and typing in other words besides "yes" or "no" and I found that the net user
command will change the password of any account. This is disturbing to me and also, I would like to easily enable or disable any account without changing any passwords.
As a temporary fix, since I have Windows 7 Ultimate, I disabled the Admin account from another method posted here on 7forums, but I do not want to use those tools, because I really want my OS to work all the way it should instead of just finding another way to do it. I cannot find any other mention to this error on the internet, so I ask the generously wise users of the 7forum to help me.