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Hidden Administrator Account Win XP

By TLH1 ·
I need help accessing my Administrator Account in WinXP. Can anyone help?

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Unhide the Administrator Account in Windows XP

To see the Administrator account, you have to boot the Windows in Safe Mode. However, you can modify the Windows registry so that the Administrator account will be shown at Windows XP's Welcome screen for you to select, in the Control Panels User Accounts and in the local user lists in Computer Management.

1. Launch Registry Editor (Start > run, then type in "regedit" (without the quotes)).
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList in the Registry Editor.
3. Double-click the Administrator key in the right pane.
4. If the Administrator key does not exist, right-click on the above tree in the pane, choose New, DWORD Value, name it Administrator and press "Enter or OK.
5. Type 1 in the "Value data" box, and press "Enter or OK".

Note: To launch User Accounts in Control Panel, you can go to Control Panel -> User Accounts, or click Start -> Run, and then type Control userpasswords and press Enter.

Once you unhide and reveal the Administrator account, you can change its picture or assign it a password or change the password. In addition, on the next boot to the Welcome screen, the Administrator account will be visible, along with all of the computer's other user accounts.

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Locked out of my XP Pro m/c

by imanother In reply to Unhide the Administrator ...

Having just posted a question on the forum, by chance I came across this post of yours, Peconet, the subject of which seems to be related to my problem.My question was: 'In trying to avoid my having to click on an icon to start work on my XP [Pro] m/c, I changed a setting. Bad move, for now I cannot remember my password-- in fact don't remember ever having used one on that PC--and now Windows denies me access. Anyone know how to get around this situation?,

Please can you help with the answer to this one?

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I changed a setting.

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Locked out of my XP Pro m ...

Don't repost. Tell us what settings you have changed?

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If you didn't set a Password

by OH Smeg In reply to Locked out of my XP Pro m ...

Just leave that field blank and hit enter.

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If it's XP Pro

by Jacky Howe In reply to Hidden Administrator Acco ...

just press Alt+Ctrl+Del twice at the Welcome screen.

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This is an easy one , you prob fig out

by wontoncookie In reply to Hidden Administrator Acco ...

1. when you are at log in press ctrl+Alt and del. Do this twice consecutively and you will go into the standard windows . (Not for Home).
Type in Administrator and your preset password. If you have it blank you may have other problems.
2. If you are using Windows Home. Just go into safe mode. And again if you left the password blank you may have more problems.
3. Rule number # never give #root to anyone.
4. If you have the recovery disk you can change the password. Not many people advertise this.

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