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delete admin account in order to recuperate login to original admin

By webaliser
Aug 4, 2006
  1. i tought i was already the "man" with windows xp, but they beat me again...

    yesterday i created another account in xp in order to have multiple instances of skype working, but then, when i tryed to login in my original admin account, after rebooting....i could not see it....i tought it was a bug, but then i read in the user settings that the original admin account only appears when there is no other account (except the guest).

    Well, i tought, no problem, i will just delete the account that i created, and the old admin account should appear...

    well, it seems i cannot delete this new account i created....it does not let me...

    My problem is that i have a lot of settings in the original admin, firefox favs, extensions blabla, site roots in dreamweaver....

    Anyone knows how to solve this mess?

    Cheers
    Web
     
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I think you hit the alt ctrl del keys over again and again
    the default log will come up
    here typ user administrator and old pass log in delete the new one
     
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Or you could just copy the profile from your other Administrator account to your current account. Make a third admin account and use it to copy - then delete that third account. Try doing it the proper way using the User Profiles option under System Properties.
     
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

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