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OH Smeg

When you run the Repair/Upgrade Option from a M$ Install CD you do not get asked for a Password. However there is a Master Password that can be set when you initially install the OS on both Home & Pro versions on the same Page where you enter the Computers Owners Name and so on.

I've only ever seen the Master Password Prompt when one has been previously used on the Install. As the process is exactly the same for both a Repair & upgrade I have done this many times in the past without a single problem. So if you didn't add a Master Password when you installed Home it has to be something specific to the Install Media you are using. If there had of been any problems with this process I would never have suggested it in the first place.

Hope that is useful to you.