Duplicate Administrator accounts


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Guest

I have accidentally created another "adminstrator" account but with only
limited access. For some reason when I log on as administrator I can only get
to the limited account - leaving me with no administrator functions as every
other account is limited too..... How can I get to my real administrator
account?
 
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Gordon

still learning .... said:
I have accidentally created another "adminstrator" account but with only
limited access.

Eh? Please tell us how you did that.......an Administrator-level account
CANNOT have "limited access"....
 
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Guest

I don't know really - all I know is that I have an account called admin -
with a full name "administrator" (the one I created - limited), and an
administrator account (no full name) which is I suppose the windows one. I
think the windows one doesn't have any password, but I put a password on the
one I created. All pretty stupid, I suppose, but how do I get out of this....
 
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Shenan Stanley

still said:
I have accidentally created another "adminstrator" account but with
only limited access. For some reason when I log on as administrator
I can only get to the limited account - leaving me with no
administrator functions as every other account is limited too.....
How can I get to my real administrator account?
Eh? Please tell us how you did that.......an Administrator-level
account CANNOT have "limited access"....
I don't know really - all I know is that I have an account called
admin - with a full name "administrator" (the one I created -
limited), and an administrator account (no full name) which is I
suppose the windows one. I think the windows one doesn't have any
password, but I put a password on the one I created. All pretty
stupid, I suppose, but how do I get out of this....

if the Built-in Windows XP "Administrator" has no password (since it cannot
be deleted or demoted) - log in as the built-in account - change the
password on any of the other accounts you want to and change their
permissions level if you wish and move on.

Windows XP Home Edition?
Boot into safe mode - log in as "administrator" (Type in the username
"administrator".)

Windows XP Professional (or the rest of the families of XP)?
Reboot - press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at the "Welcome" screen, type in the name
"administrator" and logon.
 
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Guest

I have tried this but when I try to log on I get the message to say that I
need a password - the password accepted is the one for the limited account
and so I go there with no administrative rights. It is as though the stupid
account is now the default recognised as administrator and the real
administrator account is inaccessible. I'd love to know that this is not a
correct reading of the situation but i have no idea what to try next....
 
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Shenan Stanley

still said:
I have tried this but when I try to log on I get the message to say
that I need a password - the password accepted is the one for the
limited account and so I go there with no administrative rights. It
is as though the stupid account is now the default recognised as
administrator and the real administrator account is inaccessible.
I'd love to know that this is not a correct reading of the
situation but i have no idea what to try next....

Clarify what you are saying, please...

You are TYPING IN the username "administrator"?
You do not change the username - you type in "administrator" (sans the
quotes...)

You try it with NO password - and that does not work?
You try it with a password you know - and it lets you in (with the
USERNAME - not displayname - of "administrator")?

Did you happen to RENAME the built-in administrator account?
 
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Guest

I type in the username "administrator" (sans quotes)
I do not change the username
I try it with no password and get error
I type in password on made-up account and I get into limited account
I have not renamed the built-in administrator account. I can see this
account when I go to computer management and look at the users - I can see
the two accounts, one called admin, fullname Administrator, the other call
Administrator, no fullname
I then panic............
 

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