Administrator Account Not Used for Logon

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When you install a version of Windows XP, Setup prompts you for a password for the Administrator account. After installation is complete, the password provided during Setup is applied to the account.

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The administrator account and password created during Setup are used to log on in Safe Mode only. To create a password for user accounts, double-click Manage Users in Control Panel.

Article ID: 281244 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 17:10:45 - Revision: 2.0

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