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Remove User Accounts from the Login Screen in Windows XP So you login to your computer every single day, but there?s morethan one account to choose from? either because you got the computerfrom somebody else, or some software package added a user account thatyou really don?t want to see. So how do we hide that other account fromthe login screen? There?s a simple registry that you can do to hide accounts fromthe login screen, or you could alternatively delete the user account ifyou really don?t need it. Both methods are listed below. Open up regedit.exe through the start menu Run box, and then navigate down to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NT CurrentVersionWinlogonSpecialAccountsUserList On the right-hand side you?ll see a list of keys that correspond touser accounts that are considered ?Special? and are not to be shown onthe login screen Create a new DWORD value with the same name as the user name thatyou want to hide. You?ll note that the actual username in theillustration was ?OtherPerson? and not the description that was shownon the login screen. To unhide the account, simply delete the registry key that you created. The next time you log off you?ll see that the other account is gone. Hide User Account with Tweak UI You can also use the Microsoft Tweak UI PowerToy to do the same thing. (Thanks to Gustav for reminding me to include this) Just click on the Logon key in the left hand side, and then uncheck the box for ?Show on Welcome screen? Login to Hidden Account You can still login to the account even though it?s not shown? You?ll just have to use a little trick. At the login screen, just hit the Ctrl+Alt+Delete combination twicein a row, and you?ll be presented with the old-school login screen,where you have to manually enter the username. Type the name and password of the other user, and login. Delete User Account Alternatively you can always delete the user account if you areabsolutely sure that you don?t need that user account anymore.Right-click on ?My Computer? and choose ?Manage? Navigate down through ?Local Users and Groups? and then Users, and thenlocate the username in the list that you?d like to get rid of. Just right-click and choose Delete. Note that this step cannot bereversed, so make sure you only delete accounts you really really don?twant anymore. If you are unsure, you can just hide them using the firstoption above.

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how do i login on as administrator on my computer?


Login With the Administrator Account in Windows XP Professional

Click the "Start" menu and then click "Log Off."

Click "Switch User" when the prompt screen opens.

Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete."

Click on "Administrator" when the "Log on to Windows" screen pops up. Type in the administrator password, if applicable.

Click "OK." You will now be logged in as the administrator.



Log On as An Administrator in Windows Vista

Start your computer and allow it to continue through its startup process. By default your computer will simply load directly to the primary user account (usually the administrator account), but if there are multiple users on the system it will load to the account login screen.

Use the mouse to click on the administrator account from the list of available accounts to log on. This step is only necessary if you've customized Windows Vista with more than one account or you have set the operating system to load the login screen first.

Enter the password required in the password field to log on to the administrator account.

Click the "OK" or "Log On" button once you have entered the password. This button may be labeled differently depending on the version of Windows Vista or any GUI (graphical user interface) changes you may have made.
Log on as an administrator from within the Windows Vista environment by clicking on "Start" and then "Log Off." As soon as you have logged off, you will be returned to the login screen where you can choose the administrator account from the available list.





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Jan 17, 2011 | Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC

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I have 3 accounts on my acer desktop computer. Now for some reason mine and my moms doesn't work. So now we have been using my dads. Whenever we try to log on, it just says "Login Failed" and we tried doing the eRecovery to reset our computer but it's not working. Help!


You cannot log into your accounts? Try going into the one account you can log into, and removing the passwords from the other accounts in the "Control Panel"

For windows Xp Try
  1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
  2. Click on the User Accounts link.
    Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.
  3. In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click on your Windows XP user name.
  4. Choose the Remove my password link.
  5. In the text box on the next screen, enter your current password.
  6. Click the Remove Password button to confirm that you'd like to remove your account password.
  7. You can now close the User Accounts window and the Control Panel window.
  8. Now that your Windows XP account password has been deleted, you will no longer need to log on to Windows XP when your computer starts. Windows will now load all the way to your desktop automatically.

Jan 09, 2011 | Acer Aspireā„¢ T180 PC Desktop

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how to recover forgotten admin password for windows xp ?


Option 1: If the user you have is an administrator account, go to the control panel and select user accounts. When you are in user accounts, find the account you want to remove the password from and you will see the option there.

Option 2: If your user is NOT administrative, you can use ERD commander to reset it. You basically burn ERD onto a CD and it will boot when you restart. There is a program called Locksmith that will remove or change the password for you.

Jul 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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i am locked out


is it windows xp? reboot pc, press f8 before the computer loads windows..so just keep hitting it, but not too much, and choose safe mode. choose to login to the administrator account then go to control panel, user accounts, select the user account you forgot the password for and select reset password. reboot and you're good.

Apr 26, 2009 | ASUS Eee PC 701 Notebook

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I forgot my Password to the Login of my Laptop


Have your HP laptop login password forgotten? Do you have another administrator? Have you created Windows password reset disk on your HP computer when it is available? Or whether you have installation CD?

If you have administrator, just change HP login account to this administrator and access HP computer with it. At this time, no matter which account, you can easily change or remove its password on Control Panel.

If you have password reset disk, on Windows login screen after you type incorrect password, there will be a message "Reset Password" prompting you to reset forgotten Windows password with reset disk. Just follow password reset wizard to do.

If you have installation CD, it will help you to restore HP computer or repair computer. But it is still dangerous for us to use it because it will delete some important data on your computer.
In consideration of data safe on computer, Windows Password Genius provides a safe Windows password reset environment WinPE. With it and in such password recovery environment, you will don't need to worry about data lost or damaged.

This is a video showing how to use it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quxuEqpG6f4&feature=youtu.be

Jul 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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