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Accessing the "real" administrator on XP Pro

By 34john
Mar 6, 2006
  1. I just got a surplus computer that was used (but no longer)at a company and it was networked. When I log onto the admin. account with the password given to me by the company it still will not let me make adjustments to the desk top etc. When I went into safe mode I could see that those options had been turned off by the "Real" administrator. How can I delete that administrator and become the only administrator so that the computer will be of some use to me?
     
  2. JayBot

    JayBot TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Not sure if you can do this in safe mode but:

    Right click my computer, then goto Manage

    + Local Users and Groups
    Users


    Right click on your 'Admin' account > Properties
    Then goto Member Of Tab
    and Add 'Administrators'
    Remove anything else
     
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