limited account

  mr gee 18:42 09 Dec 2005

Hi ,
using XP home with sp2 set up a limited account just for Mum to use but now I cant get into the administrator account .
When i boot the computer instead of a choice of either admin.or limited account to log onto all I get is the option to log into the limited account .
How can I get back into the admin account?


  johnnyrocker 19:03 09 Dec 2005

try either safe mode and fix it or system restore and start again?


  Devil Fish 19:27 09 Dec 2005

try going into user accounts in control panel change the way users log on uncheck use the welcome screen

reboot machine type Administrator or user name for admin account and then type password

  mr gee 20:52 09 Dec 2005

thanks for your help and ideas so far --still cant seem to get it to work ,,anybody else any ideas please?

  phono 21:18 09 Dec 2005

As soon as you create a user account in XP the Administrator account is only available via safe mode, whilst in safe mode and logged on as admin, you should create a new account, using your name and give it administrator privileges if that is what you require.

There is a registry hack to un-hide the Administrator account but I have heard that it wont work in XP Home.

See here click here's_account_to_the_welcome_screen_in_xp_pro.htm

  phono 21:20 09 Dec 2005

Sorry about link, try here click here

  VoG II 21:21 09 Dec 2005
  mr gee 22:49 09 Dec 2005

thanks phono got it back
again thanks guys for all your imput

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