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When Logging On To Xp With My Password

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#1 madfurr


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Posted 12 June 2007 - 11:47 AM

Yo! How are you all doing??? Moving on...When start my PC and log into XP with my password a window opens and it informs me that I have been logged under the "default user"??? Um, I thought I was the freakin' owner of this PC???!!! Shouldn't I be listed as the Administrator???

Next, question....I deleted symantec/norton awhile back ago...had problems...but the freakin' icon still remains as well as some files that I cannot delete....what the???

Lastly....my McAfee AV/Firewall won't let me delete it or even allow me to update??? yeah, I'm not so bright with the PC stuff...me a Vet...me do Infantry...bang, bash, and grunt....hooah...so can ya help this old joe out???


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#2 Herk


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Posted 12 June 2007 - 07:29 PM

"Default User" means that you did not select a name when the computer booted for the first time. You can only log on as Administrator in Safe Mode. This is a normal and harmless condition. As Default User, you have administrator privileges.

When you say you "deleted" Symantec/Norton, what do you mean? Did you actually delete them, or did you uninstall them from Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel? Deleting the folders or something like that would be a very bad thing.

Let us know what you mean.

Same with McAfee - these things need to be removed from Add/Remove Programs.

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 07:01 AM

Was your profile intact when you logged in as the Default User? The Default User profile is used as the base (along with the All Users profile) when creating a new profile.
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