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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:01 am 
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Using a dime a dozen, store bought preconfigured PC running Win 7, during the initial setup out of the box, when you are at the user name/ computer name screen, I initially typed in a user name, but then did a "cut", deleting that name and I just entered a password to see if it would let me do this.

To my surprise it did, advancing me to the next screen with just a password.

When I got to the actual login screen and just typed in the password, but it wouldn't let me login. I tried the original user name with the password, but that didn't work.

The solution from Comtrash was to do a restore process, effectively reloading their version of the O/S.

Is this some M$ glitch?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:02 am 
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No, its an M$ security protocol... Means a named user has to use the machine so not just anyone can hack it... You could have gone in through safe mode and changed it.... A recovery is the long way round, but probably the easiest for non knowledgeable shop assistants to tell you...

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