Changing the Administrator password

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    My friend has just bought the kids a laptop. During the installation of XP the admin password was left blank. Now what they want me to do is add a password to this account so if anything goes wrong i can get in to fix it. Problem being as there is no password on it i can't seem to add one. I use the command "control userpasswords2" and try and change it there. It seems to do it but when it reaches the welcome logon screen, i do the 3 fingered salute and try and log in as admin but it won't let me do it. says something like " Unable to log you on because of an account restriction" can any one help.

    Using XP Home SP2
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2007
  2. rushm001

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    Is it xp home or pro. If it's xp home the administrator account is disabled unless you're running in safe mode. :)
     
  3. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    What if you just change it via the Users screen?
     
  4. brocher

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    I'll give it a go in safe mode as it is Home Edition

    Ok managed it on safe mode. Is there a way to allow the Admin account without going in to safe mode.
     
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  5. GoNz0

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    ctrl alt delete on the welcome screen ?
     
  6. rushm001

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    Not on xp home, sorry. Not that I know of anyway.