Administrator account appears on logon page


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steph33560

Hi,

I've 2 accounts on my computer : "Administrator" & "Me", both with
linked to Administrators group.
I've configured Windows XP SP2 when I've installed it to autologon
with account "Me".

Lastly, I did not remember the password of the account
"Administrator" ; to be safer, I decided to change it (with account
"Me", it's possible).

Now, Windows XP does not logon automatically with "Me" account and
wants me to choose wich login to use.

I tried to modify HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT
\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList and add
"Administrateur"=dword:00000000
but it does not fit my feeds : "Adminitrator" account is not shown
anymore, but it is not listed anymore when using safe mode on boot
(F8) !!

How hide administrator account on normal boot ?
How to restore registry to the status I had before modifying the
"Administrator" password ?

Thanks a lot !
 
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Detlev Dreyer

I've 2 accounts on my computer : "Administrator" & "Me", both with
linked to Administrators group.

That's not a good configuration since there is no limited user account.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456992.aspx
I've configured Windows XP SP2 when I've installed it to autologon
with account "Me".
...
Now, Windows XP does not logon automatically with "Me" account and
wants me to choose wich login to use.

"How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231/en-us
How to restore registry to the status I had before modifying the
"Administrator" password ?

The System Restore tool retrieves a snapshot of the registry as well.
 
S

steph33560

The System Restore tool retrieves a snapshot of the registry as well.

The problem is that I did not notice the logon changes, and I've
installed and modified a lot of stuff after having changing the
password....
 
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Detlev Dreyer

The problem is that I did not notice the logon changes, and I've
installed and modified a lot of stuff after having changing the
password....

That's why I was posting the additional link to the article KB315231.
You did not read that article?
 
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