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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 12:47:03 AM

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MS is wrong--one CAN lose admin rights, as I just did. It's recommended that
one not log on as Admin. Okay. I switched to Power User, but am now offered
no option to log on as an administrator, and am being denied rights to my own
computer. Is there a fix other than reinstall?
--
Frank88

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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 9:58:54 AM

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you can create a password reset disk for local accounts
look in your windows xp help and support for instructions

"Frank88" <Frank88@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6672773C-5CBE-42E4-A1EB-8E4101D09DF1@microsoft.com...
> MS is wrong--one CAN lose admin rights, as I just did. It's recommended
> that
> one not log on as Admin. Okay. I switched to Power User, but am now
> offered
> no option to log on as an administrator, and am being denied rights to my
> own
> computer. Is there a fix other than reinstall?
> --
> Frank88
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 1:57:06 PM

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Thanks for attempt at help. Actually, there was no password problem. This is
hard to explain. When I installed, I never set up an admin password, though I
gave myself a user name. My user account is ALSO admin. I went in and denied
myself, as it were, rights as admin. My thought was that on logout, I would
then be offered the option to log in as either admin or user. That didn't
happen--I got no option window, and then could only log on as a user--now
without rights. I read at another post that if one quickly strikes
control-alt-delete twice, then types in "administrator" and no password, one
can log on as admin. Turns out that is true, and it did work. I restored
admin rights to myself-as user, and so am back where I started--still able
only to log on as both admin and user. My user account has name and password.
What I don't get is why, if I remove admin rights from myself, I don't get a
window giving the option to log on either as admin OR as only a user under
the name I originally created for myself. I hope this is more or less clear.
I'd prefer not to have to create yet another user account. Thanks again,
(Great handle you have by the way.)

"Spritney Beers" wrote:

> you can create a password reset disk for local accounts
> look in your windows xp help and support for instructions
>
> "Frank88" <Frank88@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6672773C-5CBE-42E4-A1EB-8E4101D09DF1@microsoft.com...
> > MS is wrong--one CAN lose admin rights, as I just did. It's recommended
> > that
> > one not log on as Admin. Okay. I switched to Power User, but am now
> > offered
> > no option to log on as an administrator, and am being denied rights to my
> > own
> > computer. Is there a fix other than reinstall?
> > --
> > Frank88
>
>
>
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March 15, 2005 8:09:20 PM

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Try here and see if it helps..
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_admin_ok.htm

"Frank88" <Frank88@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6D4B6236-9534-45DB-9611-301697483175@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for attempt at help. Actually, there was no password problem. This
> is
> hard to explain. When I installed, I never set up an admin password,
> though I
> gave myself a user name. My user account is ALSO admin. I went in and
> denied
> myself, as it were, rights as admin. My thought was that on logout, I
> would
> then be offered the option to log in as either admin or user. That didn't
> happen--I got no option window, and then could only log on as a user--now
> without rights. I read at another post that if one quickly strikes
> control-alt-delete twice, then types in "administrator" and no password,
> one
> can log on as admin. Turns out that is true, and it did work. I restored
> admin rights to myself-as user, and so am back where I started--still able
> only to log on as both admin and user. My user account has name and
> password.
> What I don't get is why, if I remove admin rights from myself, I don't get
> a
> window giving the option to log on either as admin OR as only a user under
> the name I originally created for myself. I hope this is more or less
> clear.
> I'd prefer not to have to create yet another user account. Thanks again,
> (Great handle you have by the way.)
>
> "Spritney Beers" wrote:
>
>> you can create a password reset disk for local accounts
>> look in your windows xp help and support for instructions
>>
>> "Frank88" <Frank88@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6672773C-5CBE-42E4-A1EB-8E4101D09DF1@microsoft.com...
>> > MS is wrong--one CAN lose admin rights, as I just did. It's recommended
>> > that
>> > one not log on as Admin. Okay. I switched to Power User, but am now
>> > offered
>> > no option to log on as an administrator, and am being denied rights to
>> > my
>> > own
>> > computer. Is there a fix other than reinstall?
>> > --
>> > Frank88
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 10:32:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Frank88 wrote:
> MS is wrong--one CAN lose admin rights, as I just did. It's recommended that
> one not log on as Admin. Okay. I switched to Power User, but am now offered
> no option to log on as an administrator, and am being denied rights to my own
> computer. Is there a fix other than reinstall?


As you've just learned, once any additional user accounts have
been created, the Administrator account will no longer be displayed on
the Welcome Screen. This is a default security feature. By design,
the only way to log into the Administrator account of WinXP Home is to
reboot into Safe Mode. For WinXP Pro, pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at
the Welcome Screen will produce the standard login dialog box.

The built-in Administrator account isn't intended to be used for
day-to-day normal use. The standard security practice is to set a
strong password on it and use it only to create another account for
regular use, reserving the Administrator account as a "back door" in
case something corrupts your regular account(s).

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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 8:30:20 AM

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np. i only use the administrator account to log on (a w2k habbit) and it is
displayed on the welcome screen
i just removed the additional user account that was created after
installation

"Frank88" <Frank88@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6D4B6236-9534-45DB-9611-301697483175@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for attempt at help. Actually, there was no password problem. This
> is
> hard to explain. When I installed, I never set up an admin password,
> though I
> gave myself a user name. My user account is ALSO admin. I went in and
> denied
> myself, as it were, rights as admin. My thought was that on logout, I
> would
> then be offered the option to log in as either admin or user. That didn't
> happen--I got no option window, and then could only log on as a user--now
> without rights. I read at another post that if one quickly strikes
> control-alt-delete twice, then types in "administrator" and no password,
> one
> can log on as admin. Turns out that is true, and it did work. I restored
> admin rights to myself-as user, and so am back where I started--still able
> only to log on as both admin and user. My user account has name and
> password.
> What I don't get is why, if I remove admin rights from myself, I don't get
> a
> window giving the option to log on either as admin OR as only a user under
> the name I originally created for myself. I hope this is more or less
> clear.
> I'd prefer not to have to create yet another user account. Thanks again,
> (Great handle you have by the way.)
>
> "Spritney Beers" wrote:
>
>> you can create a password reset disk for local accounts
>> look in your windows xp help and support for instructions
>>
>> "Frank88" <Frank88@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6672773C-5CBE-42E4-A1EB-8E4101D09DF1@microsoft.com...
>> > MS is wrong--one CAN lose admin rights, as I just did. It's recommended
>> > that
>> > one not log on as Admin. Okay. I switched to Power User, but am now
>> > offered
>> > no option to log on as an administrator, and am being denied rights to
>> > my
>> > own
>> > computer. Is there a fix other than reinstall?
>> > --
>> > Frank88
>>
>>
>>
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