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#1 richierein

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:21 PM

I have a Windows XP system which is missing an administrator account. If fact, only a guest account exists. How can I set up an administrator account when none exists at present?

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:48 AM

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:13 PM

The default admin account is still there. There is no way to delete it. Why don't you describe any problems you are having and we'll try to help.
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#4 richierein

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:53 PM

Hi,

It turned out that there was an administrator account all along. I get a window that lets you enter the username and password. How do I change it so that icons for each account appear on the logon screen?

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:14 AM

Hi,

It turned out that there was an administrator account all along. I get a window that lets you enter the username and password. How do I change it so that icons for each account appear on the logon screen?


go to Start / control panel /users/ open change the way users log on and off ,and check to use the welcome screen

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:15 PM

Hi Caperjac,

I have two Windows XP systems. One of them has the option you describe, the other does not. I searched everywhere under 'User Accounts' but couldn't find anything to make the change I'm looking for. Maybe this version is older. Do you have any other suggestions? It's really a pain to have to type the name of the account in order to logon. The logon window defaults to the most recent account used. Icons make it much easier.




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