Admin on XP

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by taff, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. taff

    taff Guest

    Not really the correct group I know, but the answer may be helpful for
    others on here.
    How the devil do you log on as administrator in win XP. no problem in
    safe mode, but I can see no way to do it in normal mode .

    Taff.......... |
    taff, Jun 18, 2004
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  2. taff

    taff Guest

    Damn, pretty obvious really. Thanks for the info.

    Taff......... |
    taff, Jun 18, 2004
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  3. Greetings --

    If you're using WinXP Home, that's the way the OS was designed to

    The built-in Administrator account really isn't intended to be
    used for day-to-day normal use. The standard security practice is to
    set a strong password on it and use it only to create another account
    for regular use, reserving the Administrator account as a "back door"
    in case something corrupts your regular account(s).

    As you've learned, once any additional user accounts have been
    created, the Administrator account will no longer be displayed on the
    Welcome Screen. This is a default security feature. By design, the
    only way to log into the Administrator account of WinXP Home is to
    reboot into Safe Mode. For WinXP Pro, pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at
    the Welcome Screen will produce the standard login dialog box.

    Bruce Chambers
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    Bruce Chambers, Jun 19, 2004
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