It is a lovely piece of [overpriced] hardware that my dad purchased on the advise of a friend from the local warehouse store. [Costco] Name brand Sony - expensive - it must be the perfect gift. ALl for my step mom who would just like a simple system to do her basic word processing/spread sheet needs on to run their household and financial affairs and perhaps get on line occasionally and eventually learn email on a pc. She is a mailbug user and thinks its great. Well It is a Sony VAIO PCV_RS710 Series. Running XPPro. Although I feel pretty comfortable with my system and I too run XPPro Corp do a lot of on line research, I am more sw oriented and have a rudimentary hd understanding.I fully appreciate the dangers of system corruption and importance of Anti Virus spyware adware tools I am not a gamer or multimedia person although I am leaning toward web dev apps. I am completely unfamiliar with the SONY VAIO systems but this pc of hardware seems to be an audio video multimedia dream machine. The only draw back I see AND it is my BIG dislike on all such like it, is that it is Proprietary to itself - if it could do with out microsoft it would really be happy I am sure [like aohell] I don't like the fact that the os is preinstalled prior to purchase. . . . . . . . .AND now the reason for my post. . . . . finallly!!
Because I want to do some basic maintenace this visit home and wanting to add some free tools [ie avg free adawarese noadware spyware blaster spysubtract spybotSnD etc] to safeguard her system from nuisance issues and more dangerous problems, I went to go to the admin profile - like I would at home and of course after loging out of her profile, and doing the ctrl-alt-del combo 2 times and typing in Administrator It occurs to me [ and yes it took me that long to actually catch on] I remembered I wasn't the installer and I wasnt there when the system asked for an admin password. So can anyone help me with this ?? Do I have to allow the unknown legions to think they know best for me and what I want to do with my system and remain with others in control? Is there a way to actually find out what the password is? Or can I create a new one with out the old one. MY bag of tricks is empty on this one. But I am betting you guys have a bigger bag of tricks. I have followed many threads in the forum topics and have received a huge education and even validation for some of my own ideas for about 3 mo now and you guys are just so great - I haven't seen one topic that wasn't resolved and had a very happy camper at the end. I hope I have posted in the correct topic . I wasn't sure if it was a hardware issue or just namebrand policy. So I opted for the OS. Let me know if you need something else I hope you will understand if I say I cant get a lot of system info if I don't know what you need todayBe back b4 end of june thanks for everything - ynape