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Windows 7: Win7 setup Admin Password?

17 May 2011   #1
agunslinger

Windows 7
 
 
Win7 setup Admin Password?

When isntalling Win 7 after a few screens it asks for a "Setup Password for Account" but I THINK thats just for the user account isnt it? XP install used to specify this was specifically an administrator password. Isnt that one on the Windows 7 install end-target user password? Thanks.


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17 May 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.



That will be the default user "System Admin." if this is what you are asking, there is another ADMINISTRATOR acct but it is recommended not to enable that acct for every-day use, it does away with all the Windows built-in safeguards.
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17 May 2011   #3
agunslinger

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, I guess that is what Im asking. Thanks. Just wanted to be sure. XP phreased it as "Set up Administrator Password" while Windows 7 just says "Setup password for your account".
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17 May 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad I could help; it is a really good idea to use a P/W on all accts as it helps security.
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