Administrator for Dummies help please

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Switzerland calling

I know this is probably going to sound like a ridiculous question...

I have 1 pc and am 1 user - simple.

I have recently set-up the whole pc again from scratch, so I know it (I
thought) inside out.

When I log on, I log on as "me" (there is an option for a "Guest" which is
hidden) - I have a password for that. That's it under "User Accounts". Under
"User Accounts" I am the Administrator.

I needed to "Run as" Administrator for the "Command prompt" option, and it
asked me for a password (I tried the password for "me" above/ leaving it
blank/ just a space), but it tells me "Logon failure: unknown user name or
bad password".

How do I find my "Administrator password" please? I have never been asked to
submit an Administrator password so I didn't even know there was one! (Herein
lies the "dummy" bit).

I have an even dummer thought here - is there even an "Administrator
account" setup? And, if not, should I set one up (given I am and always will
be the only user)?

Appreciate any help as this has surprised me a bit!
 
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Malke

Switzerland said:
I know this is probably going to sound like a ridiculous question...

You posted this last week and I gave you a very thorough and lengthy answer.
Didn't you see it?

Malke
 
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Switzerland calling

Hi Malke - I am having a real bug with my posts (I never get Reply
notification, despite having ticked the box, and I cannot find my posts under
the search function) - sorry. I found your long reply yesterday and replied,
but now cannot find it again. Will consider this thread as "closed" and try
to find the other thread - apologies.
 
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ptmx2

Hello.
Do you happend to have the exact title of the thread you posted in which
postername "Malke" responded to you??
I would like to read the her response to see if it might help me work out
permissions problems with XPPro which I created on a standalone...
thank you.
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ptmx2

Hello,
On October 19, 2009 you responded to the subject's original poster. Do you
happen to recall the exact title on the original post to which you responded?
I would like to read it in the hope that it might contain some information i
could use on XPPro permissions.

thank you.
ptmx2
usa
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