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Logging In As Administrator On Another Desktop


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#1 suzeybq

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:47 PM

Please correct me if I am wrong... I heard that i could log in on another desktop as the administrator, so that I can clean up that desk top, install programs there, etc.
How the heck do I do that.
Please let me know.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:54 PM

Which operating system does the desktop have?

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:56 PM

Also, are these computers running on a domain, or are they home computers?

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:15 PM

Home computer, running Windows XP.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:23 PM

Usually on XP Home, the user that you have is the administrator. Do you get the user select screen? The only other way I could think of is turn off the welcome screen and use the User name Administrator. That or log into safe mode and access Administrator account, but that wont help your issue of installing things.

To get the welcome screen to go away and have it prompt you for user name password is as follows:

go to your control panel and enter your User Accounts. Select "Change the way users log on" Turn off fast switching and when you log out and it asks your user name and password, type Administrator as the user, and your password should be blank. Check to make sure that you are the administrator first, if you are, then you should have no problem.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:39 PM

You're talking about accessing a different computer over the Internet and not connected within a network?

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:54 PM

Please correct me if I am wrong... I heard that i could log in on another desktop as the administrator, so that I can clean up that desk top, install programs there, etc.
How the heck do I do that.
Please let me know.


Boot into safe mode. Than it will load up as regular windows (In a bigger resolution with minor differences). Than you should see Administrator as one of the users. Most people don't password protect this User because they don't know it exist. Now don't do anything harmful with this information.
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