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Understanding OSX Mavericks/Parallels 10/Windows 8.1 Passwords

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Understanding OSX Mavericks/Parallels 10/Windows 8.1 Passwords

Since I changed OSX Mavericks login password [from power-up], A password is no longer required at power-up. Why?

Logging into Parallels 10/Windows 8.1 from OSX does not require a password. Why

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts opens with User Account ‘Jim Lacey’ as Standard Account. Change to Administrator not allowed [Change Account Type greyed out]

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts - Select Another Account reveals 3 accounts:

Jim Lacey - the power-up login account, Standard Account, Administrator not allowed [Change Account Type greyed out]

JAMAROSX$ - Local Account, Administrator not allowed [Change Account Type greyed out]

Guest - no issue here.

In C:\Users I find 2 accounts: JAMAROSX$ and JAMAROSX. JAMAROSX does not appear in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts.

JAMAROSX$ likely was created when I had Parallels 10 crash/reinstall.

As neither User Account ‘Jim Lacey’ or JAMAROSX$ is an Administrator Account, JAMAROSX must be, as there must be at least one Administrator Account in Windows 8.1.

As JAMAROSX account is unavailable at sign-in How do I access JAMAROSX account?
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