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Limited account on only...No Admin account..Windows XP

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  1. Chol

    Chol Thread Starter

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    My uncle Computer was setup by self-claim IT student who did something idiot.
    He setup only one limited account for the computer and no administrator account,..when we try to install something, the installation is being denial.
    this account is just running in read mode...you can do anything else.



    I want to visit him just days ahead and I need to fix all this and install some communications software...but I don't have idea on what I should do, he don't want his computer to be reset into factory default.
    I have also tried use the hidden admin account in boot mode,..but nothing happen..everything is denial.



    At that I wasn't knowing..how to show the hidden Administrator account build into Windows, but now I know...my question is.......................
    Will I be deny if I run "net user administrator /active:yes" in command prompt?..in order to display this hidden account.


    Any other way to solve is highly welcome.




    OS: Windows XP




    Regards
    Chol
     
  2. StopSpyware

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    Boot your computer in safe mode. Windows has a built in Adminstrator account. You can and remove accounts from safemode. Good luck!
     
  3. -Fabez-

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    When you boot Windows Xp into safe mode, you can see and use the built in Administrator account. There will be at least one administrator account on the computer as Windows Xp does not allow a computer to have no administrators.
     
  4. perfume

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    Dear Chol,
    I am no wizard, but i have an alternate method to "Unhide the administrator account" using the registry. I am suggesting this way out because you SPECIFICALLY mentioned that you are unable to activate via "safe boot".

    Link removed by Cookiegal

    Best wishes!(y)
     
  5. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Please do not post links to hacks and cracks. The information has been removed.
     
  6. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Is this XP Pro or XP Home?

    In XP home you cannot boot to the Administrator account in normal mode even if you get the Administrator account to show on the welcome screen.

     
  7. Chol

    Chol Thread Starter

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    Windows XP Professional

    I have tried everything,but thing are hard and harder guy...I had even learned in safe mode ...nothing change.

    Please may you direct me if the computer can allow me reset it into factory default and tell me in step on how to do all this?

    thanks
     
  8. perfume

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    Dear cookiegal,
    Sorry! I mean it!:(
     
  9. Chol

    Chol Thread Starter

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    Hi Perfume,

    You meant to hack my computer...I will never accept your help again.
     
  10. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Just to clarify matters, the site linked to is questionable and contains hacks and cracks but perfume's post had nothing to do with hacking into your computer.

    In XP Pro you should be able to press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to get access to the Administrator account in normal mode.
     
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