Problems logging in??? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just installed Vista today and am having problems logging in.

    I understand (now) that Vista disables the administrator account when it installs however because I am a power user, I always use the administrator account.  Because of this, the 2 user accounts I can still access, I do not know the passwords for (and do not have the password restore disk because they were created years ago and in fact they both have not been accessed in years).  Both of them had administrator access.

    What am I going to do?  Also, in hindsight, there should have been some sort of warning that they were going to kneecap the administrator account in an upgrade...ALOT of users only use that account!

    Sunday, December 10, 2006 3:57 PM


  • Nevermind...I by the stroke of luck remembered one of the passwords but honestly this is nuts!  If I hadn't remembered my password, there is no way that I could detect to possibly get into my machine outside of having some sort of microsoft magic backdoor help...

    I can't see this being a very good thing...there will be 10's of thousands of people encountering horrible problems logging in.


    Something needs to be said on one of the initial screens before install: "We will be disabling the administrator account so MAKE SURE you have user accounts on the machine that a> you know the password for b> have administrator access so that you can make important system changes after you log in"

    Sunday, December 10, 2006 4:09 PM