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O.P. Help!! // How to find out admin password on Windows XP
Hiya all,
We got a new pc for xmas and mum has made herself admin and no one else.
She won't let me be admin
Can you help me with these questions?
1) What is the default Administrator password?
2) Is there a way that I can get rid of the restrictions
3)or is there away to still be limited but be able to install programs.

I have treid talking to mum but she's being stuborn.
Thanks

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RE: Help!!
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1) What is the default Administrator password?
default is nothing unless they change it on install
At the welcome screen press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice it will give you a Win2k login screen. in the username type Administrator and click ok. If she didn't change it you will be logged into the Admin Account and can give yourself admin privileges. I suggest also adding a password on that account so no one else can change it.

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2) Is there a way that I can get rid of the restrictions
not without admin access, it may be Windows but they did some things right

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3)or is there away to still be limited but be able to install programs.
only if the installer doesn't check to make sure you are an admin or if you install the files to My Documents instead of Program Files.

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12-25-2005 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by Msg Plus Freak
e got a new pc for xmas and mum has made herself admin and no one else.
She won't let me be admin
Can you help me with these questions?
1) What is the default Administrator password?
2) Is there a way that I can get rid of the restrictions
3)or is there away to still be limited but be able to install programs.

I have treid talking to mum but she's being stuborn.
Thanks

First of all you probably dont want her to find out if you hack her so dont do it but theres a way to be a power user on windows XP just like windows 2000

ok go to desktop -> my computer -> right click -> manage -> system tools -> local users and groups -> users -> double click on your user -> member of -> find power user and put it in there

make sure you are loged in as an admin on the computer ;)

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default is nothing unless they change it on install
At the welcome screen press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice it will give you a Win2k login screen. in the username type Administrator and click ok. If she didn't change it you will be logged into the Admin Account and can give yourself admin privileges. I suggest also adding a password on that account so no one else can change it.
What do you mean at setup?
When it says " Your Name"?
Is thee any registry files or something?
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default is nothing unless they change it on install
At the welcome screen press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice it will give you a Win2k login screen. in the username type Administrator and click ok. If she didn't change it you will be logged into the Admin Account and can give yourself admin privileges. I suggest also adding a password on that account so no one else can change it.
What do you mean at setup?
When it says " Your Name"?
Is thee any registry files or something?
When installing windows it says something in regards to setting the administrators password I doubt your mom did that. So at the welcome screen do what I posted and you should be fine.
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default is nothing unless they change it on install
At the welcome screen press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice it will give you a Win2k login screen. in the username type Administrator and click ok. If she didn't change it you will be logged into the Admin Account and can give yourself admin privileges. I suggest also adding a password on that account so no one else can change it.
What do you mean at setup?
When it says " Your Name"?
Is thee any registry files or something?
When installing windows it says something in regards to setting the administrators password I doubt your mom did that. So at the welcome screen do what I posted and you should be fine.

Oh btw can you go back to user select?
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Nahh it doesnt work because it says this account has been restricted :@
Thanks for a good try though
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Nahh it doesnt work because it says this account has been restricted :@
Thanks for a good try though

if you cant install program in program files just do them in my documents or anywhere you have prilages to
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boot in safe mode, XP Home won't let you on the default admin.
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I have xp home.
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