Need to put old administrator user back


M

Mud

Hi All,

My Sister-inlaw wanted to setup a new user account for
her husband, so he would have his own desktop Icons.

Before she made a change to her computer, my sister-inlaw
and her husband would just turn on the computer and the
computer would go right to her desktop without asking for
a user name or password.

She wanted to create a new limited account for him but
the computer would not allow her to create a limited
account, she had to create a new administrator account,
so she did.

When she restarted her computer she lost all of the Icons
on her desktop and her e-mail is not working. Now she is
in panic mode and want to put everything back to the way
it was.

I told her to go to user account in the control panel and
see if there is an account called Administator and there
is no user account called Administrator just the new one
she created, Then I told her to go Windows Explorer and
see if there is a folder called Administrator/Desktop.
When she went to the desktop folder she found that all of
her desktop icons are there.

Is there a way to change her computer back to the way it
was or have the computer log back into the Administrator
account like it used too?

Thanks for any help.

Mud
 
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Kent W. England [MVP]

Mud said:
She wanted to create a new limited account for him but
the computer would not allow her to create a limited
account, she had to create a new administrator account,
so she did.

When she restarted her computer she lost all of the Icons
on her desktop and her e-mail is not working. Now she is
in panic mode and want to put everything back to the way
it was.
....

Is there a way to change her computer back to the way it
was or have the computer log back into the Administrator
account like it used too?

When you create your first user account, the Administrator account
disappears from the Welcome Screen. Press Ctl-Alt-Del twice at the
Welcome Screen and type "Administrator" in the logon box. Likely leave
the password blank.
 
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M

Mud

Kent,

One last question, is there away to keep the default
Administrator account and also create just a limited
account?

When she try to create just a limited account it would
not allow her do it. She had to create a new
Administrator account and when she did it made the
default administrator account disappear.

How can she keep the default adminstrator account that
she has been using along and still create a new account
for her husband?

Thanks again!

Mud
 

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