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#1 copyman

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:48 AM

I'm just a little parinoid about editing the registry. I've printed the tutorial here on installing the Recovery Console.
Its this last part I'm not sure about #5
Do I just click on the line to edit "SecurityLevel" and enter 1 into the edit box that opens and save the change?
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Remove the prompting of a password

When the Recovery Console starts it will ask for your Administrator password before continuing. In many cases when you have XP pre installed on your computer the Recovery Console will not recognize your Administrator's password. In these situations it is possible to edit a registry setting so that the Recovery Console does not ask for a password. This setting works on both Windows XP Home and Pro editions.

To change this setting do the following:

1.Click on the Start button.


2.Click on the Run option


3.Type regedit.exe in the open field and press the OK button.


4.Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole


5.Change the value of SecurityLevel value to 1


6.Close regedit


7.Reboot your computer.
Now the Recovery Console will no longer ask for a password.



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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:50 AM

Yes. Double click to be exact, or right click, then "Modify"

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:25 AM

Thanks for posting that. It is good to know that so I can make the change before Recovery Console is needed, since once it is needed, it would probably be hard to get to the registry. I do not know if my system would be affected by that since I don't think my XP would be considered preinstalled, but I figure it can't hurt to make the change just in case so thanks.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 12:11 AM

Thanks for the reply, Done and done! Hope I never have to use it but its there if I do.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 06:35 PM

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