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Not letting me make user account password for comp admin?!

by allstarhunk69 / October 27, 2009 2:46 PM PDT


I tried making a password for my account on my computer (its the only one) and is thus the administrator, however when I do the whole control panel thing into user accounts and then set password, i cant type anything in the box-it doesn't show up, nor does the cursor to prompt typing...what is wrong?

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If this is your only Admin capable account
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 27, 2009 7:26 PM PDT

and the one that came pre-installed with the system, try creating a new admin account and setting a password for that.

Having just one admin capable account may cause problems in the future. What would happen if that account became corrupted, and you couldn't access the system as an Administrator to check or make changes?

Note: Creating a new admin account will make the pre-installed System Administrator account disappear from the Welcome screen. The folders and files will still be there, and that account will still be available in Safe Mode, but not in normal mode. To transfer the data held in that account to a new one, use the procedures given by Microsoft here;


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User account problem-Control Panel
by allstarhunk69 / November 4, 2009 3:11 AM PST

Strangely, its not letting me make a new admin account...When I click to make a new one-the same problem happens when I tried to make a password, the dialogue box shows but when I click to type nothing shows up-it doesnt let me type anything in the boxes.

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Tried It This Way?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 29, 2009 1:40 AM PDT

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del, then click on the "Change Password" button.. At the next screen, type in your old password (or leave it blank if there was no password), then type in your new password in the two required lines, then click on OK..

But as Mark states above, it's always better to have two admin accounts on the computer, just in case one takes a dive.

Hope this helps.


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