can i change my guest account to admin

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stewartcool

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hi i am running xp on a guest account there are no options in

user accounts to change from guest to admin or to add new account

is there any way i can have control of my pc as i cant set time or remove apps and stuff

please please help me
 

bonk

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If you are on the Guest account the you will have limited Control.

Is this a family PC and and if so who is the has the Administrator account?
 

bonk

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You will have to created a New User as the default guest account cannot create a Admin user.

Try this Start in Safe Mode and when it starts in Safe Mode choose Administrator Account
See if you can create a new user giving it Admin rights in User Accounts while in Safe Mode.

How to Start in Safemode

1. Restart your computer.
2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
 

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When you started in Safe Mode did you see a choice for your account and a Administrator account?
 

stewartcool

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thank you very much that has worked well done you have saved me throwing my pc out of the window
 
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