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Old 09-02-2006, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hi... I need some help with user accounts.

Okay, I used to be an administrator on Windows XP, along with two other accounts (there are a total of four). But one of them de-admined the other two (me and someone else) by making our accounts limited, and I don't know their password. Is there a way to become an administrator with a limited account?

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Old 09-02-2006, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When you're a limited account, you can't do anything, that includes making yourself an administrator, and changing settings/adding programs.

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Old 09-03-2006, 05:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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short of taking, erm "covert" measures, you can't make yourself an admin if someone else has restricted you.
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Use this to reset the password


or when you are at the login screen, press ctrl alt delete twice to see if you can login as the local admin
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