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Does admin account appear on windows 7 safe mode?

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January 10, 2011 5:52:14 AM

does admin account appear on windows 7 safe mode?
on any kind of computer?
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January 10, 2011 12:25:23 PM

Yes, the admin account will show up, but as the name associated with it (for example, "Fred") not as Administrator. What problem are you trying to solve?
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January 10, 2011 1:29:21 PM

the local "administrator" account is disabled by default with Windows 7. It is possible to turn it on by searching for Administrative Tools, then using Computer Management, Users

although it's turned off as a security feature. If you enable it, set a STRONG password on it.

Not sure if this answers your question or not but thought i'd put in my 2 pence worth :) 
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January 10, 2011 1:42:29 PM

spongmonkey said:
the local "administrator" account is disabled by default with Windows 7. It is possible to turn it on by searching for Administrative Tools, then using Computer Management, Users

although it's turned off as a security feature. If you enable it, set a STRONG password on it.

Not sure if this answers your question or not but thought i'd put in my 2 pence worth :) 

While this is true, most users don't enable this account, thus the original answer given. The original account used to set up Win 7 is an administrator account and is what most will see when attempting to boot into Safe Mode. If the Administrator has been enabled, per spongmonkey's message, it too would be listed.

Still, what problem are you trying to solve? Are you locked out of your own system?
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January 11, 2011 12:04:17 AM

so you dont have to do anything and it will appear in safe mode?
my dad bought a new computer, and i want to know how to prepare it for any problems
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January 11, 2011 1:18:47 AM

Whatever your Dad's account name is, is what will show as the Administrator account unless you specifically activate the Administrator account per the earlier discussion or you add another admin account (my recommendation) as the "just in case" account.

Good luck (and I understand where you are coming from)!
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January 12, 2011 2:35:34 AM

When your Dad first set up Win 7, that account was the first admin account on the system (and is likely his first name). I recommend you set up a second admin account for you, just in case. Make sense now?
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