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As I think I made clear, I know the password! It's just this bit of XP
that thinks I don't.
Have worked around the problem - turned off 'Use the Welcome Screen',
then it let me change the password without complaint. Then turned the
Welcome Screen back on.
A nasty bug. I don't think much of XP's user management at the best of
times... The Administrator account get hidden from you in certain
modes....or does it get deleted?! It's all like smoke and mirrors. You
can't tell what's really going on.