Logging On As Admin question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Goose, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. Goose

    Goose Guest

    Ok I have XP Home Edition
    I have 2 users setup
    1 with Admin rights
    1 without
    but I cant actually log on as Administrator
    it doesnt show on logon screen
    but if i hit Cntr/alt/del i get the old logon type box
    I type in Administrator with no password coz i havnt set one
    and it tells me there i cant logon because of account restrictions

    Im not sure if it matters with home because I have admin rights
    but i did have problems updating ECDC 5.0 when not logged in as pure Admin

    and when i try to rename my logon name to Administrator it tells me that name already taken :(

    and there is an Administrator folder in the users documents folder
    as well as mine and one other
    hope this makes sense
    Help needed pls
  2. Braniac

    Braniac Guest

    Download powertoys from this site and use tweakui to enable the admin logon. it´s as easy as that.
  3. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

    XP has admin acc but in safe mode only
    its cool u get used to it
    its good cause this way the admin account is ure backup if any thing went wrong with ure main acc
  4. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Turtle Island
    :confused:Here's a silly question: How does some one get into safe mode? During the boot process it goes from the computer's boot process to the WinXP logo screen then to the logon screen.
  5. T-Bear

    T-Bear Guest

    after the boot process press F8 just like in 98 and choose the safe mode.
    In XP Home though your admin rights account is the adnim account. You can do the same thing in it as you can in admin in safe mode. Yet its different in Pro.
    Also if your doing this to gain access to the gpedit.msc file, its not in the Home version.
  6. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

    Birmingham, UK
    F8 does the trick

    press F8 as soon as it finished checking IDE ports... (unless u have RAID) it will take u to (i think) 10 options... 2 are to do with safe mode...

    To see the Administrator login box on Welcome screen you need to go into "user accounts" from control panel and select it to show admin on Welcome Screen.