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Dont Want To Login As Administrator!


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#1 bebe

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:11 AM

Hi all,

My PC running XP-Pro has the following accounts:
- ADMIN.
- OWNER (with admin privileges) - for my everyday use.
- guest (not used actively).
- aspnet (for hotmail passport, kind forced to create).

I had set the PC to login as OWNER without the need to enter password by default.


My PC used to work fine until a few months ago.
- Now it defaults to ADMIN (without need for password).
- I then need to log off. The screen displays both ADMIN and OWNER and I then click OWNER.

All I did then (before this annoying change) was installed some software (and I dont remember what they are). I usually leave my PC on for days so I didnt notice this change until some time had passed.

I have googled but came up with nothing that works.

Please help!
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:24 AM

Follow the directions here,
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s.../autologon.mspx
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:06 AM

Is there a password on the Admin account? If not, please create one since it's a huge security hole in your system otherwise.
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:09 PM

arcman, you're a lifesaver!

At step 3, I had to do a bit extra:
As the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer was already unchecked, I couldnt get to Step 4. So I checked and unchecked it and voila! The window box that I couldnt find for so long on my own appears.


usasma,

I used to have a password on ADMIN. However, now that I cleared the checkbox Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer, wouldnt that also clear the ADMIN password?


Thanks.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 05:39 PM

Logon is a different event than access - so another user can access your computer without logging on. Without an Administrator password, you've done all their work for them (they already know that there's an account named Administrator - and once they figure out there's no password, there's no stopping them from accessing your system.) Even using the same password as the normal User account is better than no password at all!
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.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:48 PM

Thanks usasma for the explanation.

You guys have been a great help!
Problem resolved.




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