I am gonna try to make my posts short, sweet and to the point.
I am preping my Windows XP (media center edition, V2002, SP3) using a Hewlett-Packard 64. The preping is for the reality of the support ending. So, I have been watching videos, visiting forums, etc... to see what I should do. The first thing I am trying to do is figure out who the "Administrator" is.
*This computer is second hand, givinn to me upon my uncles passing, no information regarding the computer was given to me, just the computer.
I've come to realize the following; regarding 3 "accounts":
#1 Built-in Administrator
this "Built-in Administrator" has no password set
this "Built-in Administrator" is not visable on the login screen, except in computer mgmt
#2 My account
this is labeled the "Computer Administrator" (in computer mgmt it's labeled as HP_Administrator)
#3 Guest Account
Now, I am not complaining by any meens, I have never had a problem getting into my computer or downloading, updated etc... I just am preparing and establishing these accounts, so in the future if I need to fix something account users and passwords will be accessible to me and the least of my concern.
I guess a couple concerns....
Does it matter that I don't have a password setup for this "Built-in Administrator"?
It there a significant difference between the non-visable "Built-in Administrator" and the visable "Computer Administrator" (HP_Administrator)?
Advise will be well aprechiated, as I'm sure in my journey for preparing my XP, bleeping computer will be my best friend!