WinXP Added a User, Where Did Administrator Go?

I added a user to a friend’s WinXP computer. Next time I tried to log on, the Administrator user no longer showed on their computer! They Need That! All of their documents they are working on, are under that account.

Some support sites say that when there is another user created (in Control Panel, User Accounts) with administrator privileges, the Administrator account is automatically not shown on the Windows Login screen.

Here’s how to make the Administrator user show on the login screen:

In a Registry editor (such as RegEdit, if you don’t know how to run that, then you shouldn’t attempt this yourself, you can mess things up Very Easily in RegEdit).

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

Add a new DWORD Value:
Name: Administrator
Value: 1

Save the changes (automatic in RegEdit) and when you log out, you will have Administrator as one of the login choices.






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