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Windows 7: Saving passwords on computer builds for customers.

18 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Saving passwords on computer builds for customers.

How does everyone remember what passwords are used for somebody's computer that you built or install software to? What if the user forgets and calls you for the info?

Should I save a notepad file on my computer of all passwords that I've used for builds/installs?

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18 Jul 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I guess you could do that
You might have an issue if the user changes the password on you later

With win-10 coming out and connecting with Hotmail.. looks like it might get even more interesting :)
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18 Jul 2015   #3

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

The simplest way would be to use the customer's name as the password.
Obviously you should strongly encourage the customer to change the passwords ASAP.

Another option would be to use the order/receipt number as a password.
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19 Jul 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Option 5 have always been easy for me.

Now you mention it, I wonder for W10 too :)
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19 Jul 2015   #5

Windows 10 x64

How many users? Enough to justify a domain controller? If so, you'd have full control over credentialing.
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19 Jul 2015   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Just for friends and family that you would build, fix or remove spyware for.

My cousin called me and he couldn't download/install something because he forgot the password. He texted me back saying he did eventually remember it.
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