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HOW TO RETRIEVE WINDOWS LOGON SCREEN

After changing the administrator over to my grandson to put a video game on his site, and then changing back to me, I cannot get back to the Windows logon screen.to get into my account. When the computer restarts the only screen that is on is my grandsons screen. I cannot do any thing like system restore or change or add user accounts because it says that he does not have administrator rights. What can I do to correct this. I have tried to go into safe mode to see if I can do anything, but it does not help. Help me please if you can.

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Go to run,
Type "control userpasswords2" and click OK
Click on the check box found there and this might help to solve your problem.

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Here what u can do,
has soon as the computer restarted and u see yr grandson screen just press alt,ctrl and del 2 or 3 times and it will prompt u for and administrator password u can either enter the administrator password or u can changed the user name from administrator to yrs and just enter yr password that u normally use..that should do the trick ok..

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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.
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Method 2 - Manual registry edit
  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
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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:
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