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Administrator's account in Safe Mode

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Stimps, Jul 1, 2007.

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  1. Stimps

    Stimps Thread Starter

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    Hi, When booting up in safe mode I have my account which needs a password and an Administrator's account which doesnt need one. How do I make my Files secure? Can I remove this account or only add a password?

    Thanking you in advance for your time

    Stimps
     
  2. animeaddict101

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    remove which account
    if its the admin you have to make your account an admin account and then just delete the account titled admin

    to change account to admin:
    1. go to control panel
    2. go to users
    3. go to your account
    4. go to change account type
    5. change account type from Limited to Administater
    6. apply

    then just delete the acount titled Admin
     
  3. Stimps

    Stimps Thread Starter

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    Thank's for that BUT I know that !

    That's not what im asking reread the POST!
     
  4. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    You can add a password to the Administrator account if you are logging in from an account that has administrator privileges. Go to Start. Run and type: control userpassswords2. Click the Advanced tab, then the Advanced button. Click the Users folder, right click on Administrator, then Properties. On the General tab make sure 'Password never expires' is checked, then OK. Right click on Administrator again and click Set Password. Ig nore the warning (Proceed).
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    Adding passwords to the accounts does not secure your files. Anyone with physical access to the computer or just an administrator level account can open, change, and delete anything they want.
     
  6. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    The OP states there are only two accounts, so passwording them both will secure them from access by 99.5% of users. Agreed, it won't keep me or you out.
     
  7. DoubleHelix

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    It won't keep the other user out either.
     
  8. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I think you are reading it wrong. He has one account which is his. And the machine Administrator account (the one that is accessible in Safe Mode) that he wants to lock down. Ant those are the only two accounts on the machine.
     
  9. DoubleHelix

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    Setting passwords on the accounts will not prevent access to the files. If the user is an administrator, they can just take ownership of the files and open them. Otherwise there are utilities available on the Internet that can be used to bypass the Administrator account password allowing the user to access the files as well.

    I just want the poster to have accurate information.
     
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