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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.
You see, the built-in Administrator account really 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).
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. - RAH
"John Latter" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I've just run the Belarc Advisor to get info on my system
> (from http://www.crucial.com/uk/support/belarc_download.asp)
> and part of the report says:
> "local user accounts last logon
> John Robert 10/08/2004 11:34:53 (admin)
> local system accounts
> Administrator never (admin)
> Guest never
> HelpAssistant never
> SUPPORT_388945a0 never "
> Can anyone tell me how I can logon as Administrator please? (I'm the
> only user of this machine).
> Also, how do I logon to Help Assistant and SUPPORT - what are they
> where do I find them?
> Hope someone can help
> John Latter
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