Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Denied Access to the Desktop in Windows XP then take ownership

Logon as Adminstrator and take ownership of the All Users Desktop folder using this method



Home Edition
By default you need to logon with the safe mode to get to the Adminstrator account in the Home Edition however you can add this account to the welcome screen using this reg tweak HERE at my Sky Drive Public.
Microsoft also tells you that you can't access the security tab in Windows XP Home, well you can if you use this simple PATCH download this from my Sky Drive .It can also be done using the Fajo XPSFE tab installer he has a few other goodies up his sleeve check his website HERE for this and much more the file renamer is a great little tool.

Professional Edition
You will need to disable simple file sharing that is tuned on all PC's that are not part of a Network or Domian you don't need to this in the Home Edition its only for the Professional version,Microsoft have there own FIX to do this for you, the Security tab that you need to access is already there all you need to do is click the advanced button shown in red




then select the user to take ownership as shown in the first screendump




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How do I logon as administer


Hi,

The built-in Administrator account is hidden from Welcome Screen when a user account with Administrator privileges exists and enabled. In Windows XP Home Edition, you can login as built-in Administrator in Safe Mode only. For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears.
To have the Administrator account displayed in the Welcome Screen, try one of these methods:
Method 1: Using TweakUI Power Toy for Windows XP Download TweakUI from here: v2.00 for Windows XP | v2.10 for XP SP1 and above
Open TweakUI and click "Logon" option in the left pane. Put a checkmark against the option "Show Administrator on Welcome Screen". Click OK to close TweakUI. Logoff and see if Welcome Screen lists Administrator login. Changes are immediate and you can use the Winkey + L to switch back to Welcome Screen to see Administrator account is listed.
Use this procedure to hide/unhide any user account from the Welcome Screen. Please remember, you can still login to a hidden account using CTRL+ALT+DEL classic logon method, but cannot Fast User Switch to a hidden user account.
Method 2 - Manual registry edit
  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList
  • Use the File, Export option to backup the key
  • Create a new DWORD Value named Administrator
  • Double-click Administrator, and set 1 as its data
  • Exit the Registry Editor.
For Windows XP Home Edition While you can configure Windows XP Home Edition to show Administrator account in the Welcome Screen, you cannot login as Administrator in Normal mode. Visit the following link for more information:
Error Message: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction

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May 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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i'm cannot logon to WindowsXP Home Edition


Windows stores the activation information in two files in the c:\windows\system32 folder: Wpa.dbl and Wpa.bak. If those files are locked, or permissions are incorrect, Windows may not be able to save its activation information.

You might also want to check the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFTNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
(change Activation Required value to zero)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion
(change RegDone value to 1)

Boot into safe mode, click Start→Run and type regedit then check these values.

Jan 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Logon problem with HP Pavilion 783c desktop


probably running low on virtual memory try changing it or else there maybe some poorly written software or some kinda virus go to the MSconfig utility and disable unwanted software!

May 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Logon problem


you go on cmd prompt.and give the command gpedit.msc
after this u go window setting and then scripts..
and loggon select ,open and there remove the folder after this you must be restart

Mar 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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