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There is also another way to login as administrator from the welcome screen in XP (assuming that you don't auto-login). Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE twice in succession from the welcome screen, and you'll get a login box for username and password. This will save you from having to boot into safe mode.
all you need to do is go to start then run and then type in "compmgt.msc b" without the quotes there you can add users or delete them..
I am in England so when I played an American DVD, the region changed. But now I want to watch English DVDs so I need to change it back. But when i put the dvd in, the change the region prompt doesnt come up. I went through the device manager to try to change the dvd, but when i press ok to have it changed to region one, it says:
" Unable to update region settings. Please make sure the drvie contains a region 1 media and you have administration privilege."
For everyone who forgot the administrator password or would like to regain access to this account, please visit:
The page will definately prove useful. Jesus Bless You.
I am at a library, we have monitoring software. I was thinking maybe with Process Explorer I kill some of these processes that monitor. If I end, I think it was smss.exe first and then the crss.exe to kill the login processes? Then, work on the DefWatch.exe, IAANTMon.exe, inetinfo.exe, SamPrintManager.exe( that process and the tree included), SavRoam.exe, IAAnotif.exe, SamStarter.exe( the process and the tree included), censtat.exe, and Printkey2000.exe. The other processes "seem" normal; I'm positive these are the processes interrupting my computer experience. Any ideas appreciated and thanks for taking the time to read this. -Anon
it dos not work as if you are using a guest or limited account you dont have suffcient privilages to do this so the best way to get admin privs is either f8 or f110 depending on ur pc during startup then login as administrator or if the normal admin is smarter than that then brute force it (dont understand then google it!!!) or use a kelog or crack the password file (again google it 4 more info)
hi leo, i wonder if you can help me out, i recently reformatted my friends pc and installed windows xp and everything was cool, i consider myself quite an advanced user, some how he has messed it up and it will not let him install any programs asnd says he does not have administrator rights although he does have them and i have checked the user accounts and it states he has them, but still the problem persists, i tried logging on using the admin account (ctrl-alt-delete) and it let me install a program but doe not go to the found hardware when the camera is plugged in and the software does not appear to have installed, this seems to be the result of him installing a pci usb card??? i have seen this happen on my pc a long time ago although i dont know how or why and my resolution for it was to reformat and install afresh.... any advice or help you could give would be greatly appreciated.
an addition to my previous poat, anyone experiencing the same problems may find this helpfull....
Mr. Claesson Offline
Lost admin rights on XP Home
I have a big problem.
All my accounts with admin rights suddenly got turned in to limited user accounts. I think this happend after an upgrade to .Net Framework 1.1 and some messing around with trying to remove the login screen.
I can't access any module that requires administrator rights, ie user admin, system settings. Error messge says: You have no rights to access this function (or something similar, using swedish version)
If I run the system in Safe mode using any account, I can access the user admin tool, where all accounts have the correct level of privilegies (administrator). Unfortunately I can not uninstall .Net Framework since it uses Windows installer, and that won't run in Safe mode.
I can't login as Administrator since MS have prevented this (Knowledge base 290109).
I've searched this forum, internet, microsoft even called my computer support (long shot...) I can't find anyone with a similar problem. Can it be a virus? (Running Norton and Kerio)
Running Xp Home with all updates from Windows Update.
Can you logon to the Administrator account in Safe Mode? If so, you should be able to restore administrator rights to the user accounts there.
If that doesn't work, while still in Safe Mode, Administrato account, try this: Go to Start>Run, type in control userpasswords2 (note the space after "control"), click OK.
Double click on an account you want to change, then go to the Group Membership tab, select Administrators in the drop-down list, click OK. Do that for each user account.
I never installed NET Framework so I don't know for sure but perhaps it appears in that list and can be removed there. Try that at your own risk.
i also need to get access to install my art programme for college but my mum wont let me have a admin account how can i get access to my computer to do this cheers.
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