Help change my account to a limited user account!

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LoneWolfUK

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Hi all.

I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition and I would like to use my current account as a Limited user account.

I realise that I will need at least one administrator account on my PC -- so I go into user accounts, create a new administrator account, then I try to change my current account to a limited account, but it will not let me!

See the screenshots;





I would like Admin to be administrator, and Dell07 to be Limited... I do not have the option to change Dell07 to limited for some strange reason.

I have managed to do this on my parents PC easily. I simply created another Administrator account, then changed their account to a limited one. I don't understand why this will not work on Windows XP MCE...

Any idea why this is happening?!
 
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You should log-on to the administrator account thru safe mode and this will allow you to change the account you want to so it will be a low-admin account. You can not change the account you are logged into t anything other than the account it is because it is the active account.
 

LoneWolfUK

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I tried that already.

I basically want a limited user account with the same settings and programs, etc as this adminstrator account.

When I create a new account, it does not let me chose "Limited account" in the setup (it is greyed out!).

I also can't seem to copy user profiles from the current adminstrator account to other accounts, it's all greyed out again...
 
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