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    I can't find the Administrator login or user ID (Windows SP professional)

    I have reinstalled Windows XP Pro. I then created another user ID with the Admin Rights so I could set them up the way I wanted to.. When I rebooted the Administrator User ID dissappeared so you can't log on to it and also when I go into the control panel and the the Users, it does not exist anymore. I tried to create a new one with Administrator as the ID and it told me that it was already in use...Any ideas on me recovering the orginal Adiminstrator user ID so I can log on to use it is apprecaiated very much...Thank you, John

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    Re: I can't find the Administrator login or user ID (Windows SP professio

    Are you sure that you did NOT rename the Administrator account to your new user name?

    Also look under the "Documents ans Settings folder to see if you have a folder with your new user account name?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: I can't find the Administrator login or user I

    I have Win XP Pro on my box and it isn't networked. However I do have two users set up. When I boot my computer, only the two users that I created appear for selection. If I want the window to access the Administrator, I have to CTRL/ALT/DELETE to bring up the log in window where I can type Administrator and then the proper password. I don't know if this helps or not but it's my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> worth! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: I can't find the Administrator login or user I

    With Tweak Ui (in the Logon section), you can control whether or not "Administrator" displays on the Welcome Screen.
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    Re: I can't find the Administrator login or user I

    thank you for all the replies. I found that in XP Pro when you add another user with full previleges, the Administrator User Id goes away, but can be accessed again as you described...I found the answer in Microsofts's windows xp inside out book when I got home and looked this weekend...john

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    Re: I can't find the Administrator login or user I

    Bet you are glad to be home again and I am glad you have had good results finding the Admin account!! Have a great day!! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    PS: I have the same book and have found it to be invaluable! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>


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