Changing the Administrator password

brocher

OSNN Senior Addict
Joined
Mar 5, 2002
Messages
516
#1
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:

rushm001

In the beginning......
Political User
Joined
Sep 21, 2002
Messages
3,484
#2
Is it xp home or pro. If it's xp home the administrator account is disabled unless you're running in safe mode. :)
 

brocher

OSNN Senior Addict
Joined
Mar 5, 2002
Messages
516
#4
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.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there https://tinyurl.com/ycpxl
Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
Xie
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

Forum statistics

Threads
62,000
Messages
673,419
Members
89,023
Latest member
PetHip