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Vista SP1, making it (a little) harder for users to forget their logon password - Day 4

A number of readers have asked me to list the changes that SP1 makes to Windows Vista. To be honest with you, I can't see that many but I have seen a few little tweaks here and there. One such tweak you will only see when you carry out a full Vista SP1 installation.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer

A number of readers have asked me to list the changes that SP1 makes to Windows Vista. To be honest with you, I can't see that many but I have seen a few little tweaks here and there. One such tweak you will only see when you carry out a full Vista SP1 installation.

Check out the initial setup gallery for Vista SP1 here.

The tweak centers around password hints. Currently when Windows Vista is first booted up after installation it asks for an account to be created - that account consists of a username and a password. Now I know that you and I, being the organized, together folks that we are, never forget the passwords that we use, but a lot of users do.

Vista SP1 makes it harder for people to forget their passwords by prompting the user to type in a password hint at the same time they create the account. Not much use to people who user a meaningless string as a password, but great for those that use birthdays, anniversaries, pet names and so on.

Since OEMs get a huge number of support calls relating to paswords, this should offer them some relief.

Vista SP1, making it (a little) harder for users to forget their logon password - Day 4

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