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By K.Grass ·
Okay, I just reloaded XP Pro on a machine using setupmgr.exe from the previous installation to create Winnt.sif and Winnt.bak for an unattended install.

The issue: I entered the admin password for the answer file, knowing full well what it was, and continued on with the reinstall. Now the default Adminstrator account will not accept the password.

My question: Can I delete the default admin account and still use the admin account I created without any problems or will this be a mistake?

TIA, Ken

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by K.Grass In reply to This is weird...

The default admin account on the fresh install that is...

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by rindi1 In reply to This is weird...

It's always a good idea to replace the original administrator account with another name, so that it is more difficult for hackers to get access to your system. The reason you can't get access now may be due to a different keyboard mapping. If you are using different keyboard mappings you could compare the keyboards and substitute your password input with the keys where those characters would be on the other keyboard. For Example, if your password is qwertz on a swissgerman keyboard, it would be qwerty on a us keyboard.

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by K.Grass In reply to

Thank you sir, always one to learn something new I did not know that that could be one of the casues. But that isn't it because it's the same keyboard; an iTouch from Logitech, which I do not recommend btw. Too flaky.

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by BobHo In reply to This is weird...

To answer your question, yes you can delete the default admin account. If you want to retain it you can download something like Offline NT Password Editor and change the default admin password to make it accessible again.

Cheers.

RW

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by K.Grass In reply to

Thank you sir, on both tips. I'd rather just delete it but I will remember Offline NT; sounds like a great tool.

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