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Admin in Safe Mode?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Stephen, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen Hola! Millennium Member

    Aug 24, 1999
    Dallas, Texas
    This is weird - I can only login as an Administrator on my machine when it's in Safe Mode. How can I make it so the Admin profile shows up on start-up?!?
  2. 0100010

    0100010 Millennium Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    What OS?

    If Win2K or XPPro you have to change the user account settings through the registry to show on the welcome screen.

    If XPHome - I don't know if you can make it appear or not, but it's worth a try - using the same method.

    Start the Registry Editor
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList \
    Right-click an empty space in the right pane and select New > DWORD Value
    Name the new value Administrator
    Double-click this new value, and enter 1 as its Value data
    Close the registry editor