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Password hint required windows 7

After creating a new image, sysprepping, restarting and creating a new user it is requiring a password hint.  My question?? Is there anyway to disable this feature maybe in my unattend.xml file??   Thanks for any help.
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Ivano Viola

8/22/2022 - Mon

No, there is no way to configure a password hint in your unattended answer file for Windows 7. The Windows Home Server unattended answer file had this ability (as PasswordHint in [InitialConfiguration])... don't see why it wasn't translated over to Win7.
Ivano Viola

Are you using Windows 7 Enterprise for your imaging? Try creating the new user using Computer Management - Local User & Groups - Users (if you are using control panel).  It may make a difference. When are you being prompted for a password hint?


He's talking about being able to specify a password hint in his unattended install answer file, which is not possible. Since he's not able to specify a password hint in the answer file, it pops up on the restart after the install finishes.

It's a pain but there's no way to do it.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
Ivano Viola

My thought was.....should it be popping up to start with. I've never encountered a prompt to create a password hint when creating a local user after sysprepping Windows 7. Yes...your answer is right which is "No". A password hint is unique to the user so there is no way to specify this in an answer file.


ivanoviola Yes I am using Windows 7 Enterprise.  After sysprep and a restart I am required to create a new local user.  After creating a user and naming the computer I am required to enter a password and a password hint.  My hope was to take away that step.
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