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When installing win xp, an option is set to fill in administrator and password. What is it for?
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...for the system administrator account...you have to have an actual administrator account on a computer...that way if something happens to your personal account...you still have something you can log into...make sure you set that password to something you will never forget
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What is a personal account actually? There are no more user accounts actually for this pc.
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eh?

describe exactly what you're talking about
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you described, a personal account, if something happens to it..
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....within windows xp..you can have multiple user accounts...GENERALLY...it's in your best interest not to use the computer on a normal basis as the TRUE system administrator...therefore you would make a user named "bob" or whatever you want that user to be....and use that instead of the administrator account...XP gives you the option to set up multiple users during setup
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So if I do not fill in option for administrator and password , I am automatically administrator? Is that correct?

When not filling in admin and password options when install win xp, the user automatically gets administrator rights, isn't it? What's the difference between a user with administrator rights and an administrator?

Edited by okeee, 21 June 2006 - 07:40 AM.

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i dont think the setup will let you go further without typeing in a Username for the Administrator, but you do not have to type in a Password.

the Administrator is suppose to be like the Top Account for the computer. and it is an account you can only log in to by going in Safe Mode or when there are no accounts made besides the Administrator account, and the Administraotr account will automatically load up right away on the Welcome Screen, unless you have set up a Password for the Administraotr Account before you can log in.

Edited by Powerslave, 22 June 2006 - 02:28 PM.

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user account with administrator rights can change the password of the administrator, even when during win xp installation administrator and password were typed, is this correct?
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