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Windows 7: Admin password set-up warning


05 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Admin password set-up warning

Ok enabled the Admin account and wanted to set password but it put up a warning that doing this would erase all EFS encrypted files, personal certificates and stored passwords for web sites or network resources. To avoid losing data in the future ask the Admin to make a password reset floppy disk. What the heck doea that all mean?!! Is there already one on it set up by default?


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05 May 2012   #2
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Saksgrl, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's just a generic warning that if you create or change the password for the user account, then you will loose access to any previously encrypted files. Any stored passwords and network resources (ex: someone being able to remote desktop connect to your computer from theirs) would have it's password changed to be the same as the new one.

From the sounds of it, I don't think you have anything to worry about though.
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