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Windows 7: Admin Password during setup...

07 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7
Admin Password during setup...

I kind of miss the XP OS setup where it makes you assign the admin password during setup. Am I missing the place to do that in a Win7 setup or is it just done after the install? Thx!

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07 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

On Windows 7, from the experience of test installs, you set up the administrator information during the setup process. It's when you enter your Admin Username, I don't see how you could have missed that.
But there is always "Account Control" in the Control Panel.
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07 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7

>>>>I don't see how you could have missed that.
You dont know me ;^)

Not sure either! Our is an institutional install disk so I wonder if they customized that out (?) I m going to go double check. thnx
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07 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP


It should ask for your User Name then a password if you want one. The account setup during install is assumed to be owner's account so it is a quasi-Administrator but not the hidden Administrator which has to be enabled from hiding.
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