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#1 cherylisfun

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 11:32 PM

I only have one "user" account set up on my computer.....when i switched to safe mode the "admin" user option is there, so I clicked on it and low n behold all the setting I had on my computer before I messed it up are there. The problem is once I swich back to reg. mode there is only one user account, how do I get that admin. account as my main account so that I can have all of my orginal settings back before I messed it up?

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:54 AM

I'm sorry, but in XP the "Admin" account is only available in Safe Mode (a user account can have admin privileges, but this is not the same as the "Admin" account).
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:42 AM

Try creating a new account by accessing the User Accounts applet in Control Panel. The new account should be setup similarly to the Administrator account because of how Windows populates these accounts when it creates them (it melds the All Users profile with the Default User profile).
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 03:18 PM

I'm sorry, but in XP the "Admin" account is only available in Safe Mode (a user account can have admin privileges, but this is not the same as the "Admin" account).


I was afraid of that. =/
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Try creating a new account by accessing the User Accounts applet in Control Panel. The new account should be setup similarly to the Administrator account because of how Windows populates these accounts when it creates them (it melds the All Users profile with the Default User profile).


I am at work now, when I get home I will try that.
Thank you

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 12:11 PM

I created another account and it worked. Thank you very much for y our help!

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 01:53 PM

I created another account and it worked. Thank you very much for y our help!



At the login screen, hit CTRL ALT DEL twice. It will bring up a log in box and you can type in "Administrator" in the user name field.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 05:37 AM

I created another account and it worked. Thank you very much for y our help!



At the login screen, hit CTRL ALT DEL twice. It will bring up a log in box and you can type in "Administrator" in the user name field.


How does one get rid of this "Log In" screen. I created a new account yesterday - all of a sudden - I have a Log In Window that has Username/Password.
I'd like to go back to the way it was - turn the computer on - no Log In Screen...

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 06:41 AM

Go to Start...Run...and type in "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Select the account that you want to boot up with by left clicking on it once
Then uncheck the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
Then click on OK to accept the changes. (you may be prompted for the password for that account - if there isn't one, just leave it blank)
Reboot to verify that the settings have worked - it should boot right into the account for you.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 02:33 PM

Hi folks.

When there is more than 1 user account then the Welcome screen or the NT style login pop-up always appears. There is no way around this. XP has no way to know which account you want to log on to until you tell it.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 02:44 PM

Respectfully disagree with you WinCrazy. I just performed Usama's instructions, post #8, and restarted - NO windows log in window.

Usama - thanks. That's the way it WAS, BEFORE I screwed around with it.

Back to normal. Great advice - not bad for an Army guy... LOL!!!

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 06:31 AM

Thanks JimB! I spent 5 years in the Navy (as a Hospital Corpsman) and got out at the end of my first enlistment. 4 years later I tried to join back up and the recruiters wouldn't offer me anything - but the Army let me jump out of airplanes and blow stuff up, so I went with them! :thumbsup:
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