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By nhiep_nguyen ·
When I first installed WinXP Pro the only user was Administrator (at the welco;e screen). I used it quite a lot, then one day I installed another user with administrator rights.
From that moment on. the welcome screen shows only the new user icon, no longer the Administrator's. hence I can no longer log in on the Administrator account (which contains quite a few of the applications the new user has not like the emails received on the Administrator account}
Could you help me by telling me how to have the Administrator icon back to the welcome screen, please?
Thank you

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by Matrixcsl In reply to Administrator icon

hi

this is strange. Either the original admin account has been deleted or xp has gone wrong somehow. If you go to control panel, then users you can check to see all users on the system. If the original admin account is still there, you should be able to "switch users", if it is not, then you have lost/removed it unfortuneately.

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by TheChas In reply to Administrator icon

Once you create a user account, the administrator account drops off of the log-on screen.

If you choose to log off, you should then have the option to log-in as the Administrator.

You should NOT use the administrator account as a "regular" user account.

Chas

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I have read that I should NOT use the administrator account as a "regular" user account, but do not remember the reasons. Can you tell me why please? Thanks

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by Kuhlio In reply to Administrator icon

As Chas mentioned, when a username with administrator rights is created, the username "Administrator" becomes hidden from view. If you want to have the Administrator name back on the welcome screen, here is a method of doing it:

At the command prompt or from the Run menu, type "lusrmgr.msc" without the quotes.

In the console tree (on the left side of the window) click Groups.

Double click the Administrator's group and remove all accounts EXCEPT Administrator.

Open the Users or Power Users groups and click Add to add each of the accounts you previously removed.

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Only two words : It works!

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by nhiep_nguyen In reply to Administrator icon

The answers from Kuhlio and TheChas are what I expected and most satisfying.
Thanks a lot

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