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I inadvertently deleted a user account that was the administrator in Windows XP Home. I now want to reload XP and cannot do so becasue I am not an administrator

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Hai,
Try to boot the system in safe mode, if it boots up then ur lucky
otherwise go for a new installation and select a different partion if u want ur documents intact.
good luck
Rabby

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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Is there a another way to delete a user account on Windows XP?


Users are deleted in User Accounts, or Local Users and Groups. Not in Documents and Settings.

Make sure you are an Administrator, and not trying to delete active login account. Then delete.

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There are two solutions to your problem. First reinstall the operating system thus wiping out the previous user accounts and thus the administrator password.
Check this out for a fresh intall of win XP.
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

If you would like there is a way to break the administrator's password. You need to crack your administrator password hashes.

Contact me if you would like some help regarding above.

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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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I need to restore administrator privileges on microsoft windows XP Home edition. It was accidentially deleted.


hi
please follow these steps to restore the administrator privileges

click "start" button and then click "run" in run box type gpedit.msc

once you do this you would be able to logon to the group policy editing feature of windows Xp .

on the left had side click on the "user configuration" and then click on the "window settings" .once you do that it will give you a list of option on the left hand side .In the list check that what all things are "enabled" double click on the option and then try to put a check on the radio button which says "not configured " .And through this you would be able to gain all the features back on your computer .You can also do the setting change from group policy .
If you face any problem in doing this or have futher question you can get back to me on fixya.

thanks
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Sandeepgusain@ymail.com


Try by logging in with the administrator account. You can do this by pressing F8 while windows starts and choosing to boot into Safe Mode. Then select the Administrator account. You can then edit/change user settings once logged in.

If this does not work (like when there's a password assigned to the administrator account as well), your only solution is to do a clean install of windows xp. This is not ideal, though, as you'll lose the data on your drive (for example all files under my documents/pictures/music and the desktop.

Good luck.

-LL

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login into the machine as administrator and provide the corect password.

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