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coffeedrinker

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This is an odd one for me.

I just tried to set a password on a friend's comptuer, by his request.

Went into control panel, open users, selected his profile (the other profile is guest, which is off), hit set password and it told me I couldn't do it.

He has Win XP Home SP2 fully updated.

Thanks for any help on this.
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Tru Techie

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thats odd....is it on a network? is he the admin of the network?

Edited by Tru Techie, 31 July 2006 - 05:25 PM.

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It's a private computer.

My friend just tried of his kids changing stuff on it and wants to put a password on it so they can't get on it.
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Wait a sec. Have to forgive me, it's this age thing I got.

He uses a router and the kids computer are on a wireless adapter.

Does that help????
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well.....not sure about that, i just thought that he wasnt the admin on the network. now im guessing he is. try one of those boot disks that allows u to change the admin password through A:/> prompt
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Hi coffeedrinker, try it in safe mode, see it that works.
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thanks 4238dwight

tried that before I post.
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Tru Techie

Somehow I missed your post.

What do you mean by

u to change the admin password through A:/> prompt

could you point me to a site that has directions.... like to check that out.

I would have to start in safe mode with command prompts...right??
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thanks 4238dwight

It's this stupid age thing I got. I forgot to restart the computer after I changed it.

Just was reading some tricks I could try. Restarted the comptuer and it asked for a password. Typed in what I have been trying to put in and it worked.

Have to remember to restart the computer for things to work.

Thanks for all your help.
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Hi coffeedrinker, glad you got it going. I know what your
talking about it happens to me to.
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just go to google and type in change admin pass, you should get some bootdisk programs, or in fact go to bootdisk.com, i remember seeing something there.
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