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Slideshow: Access the real Administrator account in Windows 7

Set Password

Setting the password
By default, the Administrator account has a blank password, so the first order of business after activating the account is to set a password - preferably a complex password consisting of at least eight characters and using uppercase, lowercase, and numbers or special symbols.

With the Administrator account selected, click More Actions under Administrator in the Actions panel and select the Set Password command. You will be shown a warning that explains that resetting a password from outside the account itself can cause irreversible loss of information, as shown.

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