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Windows 7: Admin password change

20 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
Admin password change

OS: W7 Home
There are two user accounts: an admin account with password and a std account
with password.

The following happened when i changed the password of the admin account.
I gave in the old password, then the new one.
When i clicked on a program to run it with admin rights i logged in with the new password and, as expected, the program could be started. So far so good.

However, after restarting the computer and trying to log in to the admin account the new password was not accepted but neither was the old password!!
I then logged in via the std account and did a system restore. When asked for the admin password i used the new password which was accepted. After the sytem restore the old password was valid again and was accepted when i logged in to the admin account on the welcome page.
I am compltetely at a loss. Could it be that all this is due to the user account control being set at "always notify"? Somehow i doubt it but what could be the cause that no password was accepted any longer by the admin account on the welcome page wheras the new password was accepted anywhere else once logged in via the std account?
Thanks for any suggestions.

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20 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

You sure you put in the right password?
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20 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You sure you put in the right password?
Definitely. I even repeated the procedure after the sysytem retore. Same result:
the new password was not accepted for logging in on the welcome page.
Besides, once logged in via the std account the new password was accepted when
i had to give it to run a program under admin rights. That's what really bugs me.
Accepted in one place but not in another.
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