I've just taken delivery of a new laptop running XP pro. When I turned it on for the first time, I gave the computer a name, as requested, and a password. It all works fine and I've not been asked since then to enter that password (only the one for my own user account), but I'm wondering what this password-access lets me in to...to be honest, I'd like to take the password off in case I have forgotten it when the time comes to pass the laptop onto a colleague. (of course I could write it down, but that rather defeats the point!) I'm hoping someone out there can help answer two questions:
1) When would I need to enter this password? 2) Is it possible to take it off? Thanks!
Its not actually a password for my administator account within Windows, but is more likely to be related to the operating system beneath in the BIOS? I have pressed F2 at boot to get into setup and note that neither the primary nor the administrator password is enabled, so now I am wondering exactly what the password was for? I entered it at first switch on, when I was prompted to give the computer a name, and then a "friendly name" and then a password. After doing that, it launced XP for the first time. Any ideas?