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Windows 7: Unable to change password.

05 Nov 2014   #11
gordon99

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks again everyone for taking the trouble to give me the benefit of your experience. The laptop donor, by the way, was my daughter's sister who had some help setting it up where she worked; so I was not worried about the programs etc. already installed which were fairly minimal.
I ended up doing what Tookeri suggested. I set up a new user/administrator account in my daughter's name with the password she wanted. I hadn't realised if, or how, this could be done but it seems to work ok. It appeared that I could disable the other administrator but that didn't seem to work so I warned her not to switch user when logging on.
Thanks once again everyone.


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05 Nov 2014   #12
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Great! Sounds like she can be trusted So you should be fine without a clean install or factory reset.
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