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Using XP I login with the admin account and set up another account as the computer admin, but every time i try to install or setup anything XP still tells me I need to have admin permissions. Is there only one master admin account that can be setup??

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With XP there's a hidden main Admin account there, to access and use the account you can follow this steps.
Restart the computer and on the lo in screen before you type in your password for the account , Press CTRL + ALT + DEL then you will see there a small log in screen where you can type a username and password, for the username type Administrator and password just leave it blank.

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If you don't have an option to repair, try this:

1. Boot with XP CD.
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3. Login to the Recovery Console using your Admin password if needed.
4. Type bootcfg
5. This should fix any boot.ini errors causing setup not to see the XP installation.
6. Try the repair install again.

If the Repair is still not an option, try the following:

1. Boot with XP CD.
2. Press R to load the Recovery Console.
3. Login to the Recovery Console using your Admin password if needed.
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While still in the Recovery Console, try this as well:

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The administrator password in Windows XP is the password used to access the "Administrator" account.

This account usually doesn't show up on the logon screen and most people don't know it exists. Usually that's okay because you won't need to use your computer under this account very often.
There are a few times when you will need this password! When you're accessing the Windows XP Recovery Console or you're trying to boot into Windows XP Safe Mode, you'll need this password before you can continue.

Follow the steps below to quickly find the administrator password on your computer!
Difficulty: Average Time Required: Retrieving the Administrator password may take a few minutes up to hours depending on the situation Here's How:
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  2. Enter the password to your account. Often times, depending on how Windows XP was setup on your computer, the primary user account will also be the administrator user account.
  3. Try to remember your administrator password. If you installed Windows XP on your computer yourself, you probably set the administrator password during the Windows XP installation process. If that's true, you might be able to make really good guesses at what the password might be.
  4. Have another user enter his or her password. If there are other users that have accounts on your Windows XP computer, one of them may be setup with administrator access.
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It's a little bit tricky, but it work's my dear..

SULOTION/S:

The problem here is the Setup program did not complete properly. During the Setup operation, Windows assigns temporary passwords to each user account; these passwords are stored in a file called setupact.log in your Windows installation folder. When the Setup program completes properly, these temporary passwords are cleared, allowing you to set up your own password. But if the Setup program does not complete properly, the passwords are retained.

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If the file system is NTFS, configure your BIOS settings so the computer boots from the CD drive and insert your WinXP installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. Restart the computer, and at the prompt press any key to boot from the CD. Press r at the Welcome To Setup screen to launch the Recovery Console and then press ENTER when prompted for the administrator password. At the command prompt, input type setupact.log and press ENTER. Make a note of the password associated with each account. Restart the computer and use the retrieved password to log on to the user account.

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