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Logging onto XP as an administrator

By sloday ·
I'm a XP home edition user. I recently installed a printer but the installation required me to log on as an administrator, and was incomplete.I thought that I was administrator by default. 1) How can I determine if I have administrative privileges? 2)If not, how can I grant/log on with these privileges? I currently don't use a password. There must be a way without reinstalling XP. Thanks, Steve O. Sloday@swbell.net

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by Adey Phoenix In reply to Logging onto XP as an adm ...

Go into the control panel and check under 'User Accounts', your logon name should be there and if you are an administrator it will say underneath. If you aren't, and that is the only account visible, boot into safe mode and there should be an administrators account visible, log on with that to change the settings for your account in the control panel.

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by hjs In reply to Logging onto XP as an adm ...

The quickest way to find out is to right click on the start button. If you see open all users and explore all users then you are an admin. If you don't you are not. If you are not you will need to know the admin password to add yourself to the group, so you are kind of stuck.

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