XP Pro boots into Admin account instead or user account

By jdarwin
Feb 3, 2010
  1. When I boot up XP it loads the Admin acct instead of the user acct (which is also an Admin acct). I have to logoff the Admin Acct and login my user acct. How do I change the default back to boot into my acct.?

    This happened after I downloaded and installed ASP.NET 1.1. My laptop is an ACER. I wanted to try their eperformance app. It requires ASP.NET 1.1. I decided to uninstall eperformance but left ASP.NET. Now everytime the laptop boots it loads the Admin acct instead mine. To get to mine I have to logoff the admin and login to mine.

    How do get it to start with my acct.? Thanks
  2. jdarwin

    jdarwin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    I found the answer on the Tech Republic web site. Here it is.

    Go to start run & type in "control userpasswords2". Put a check in the box that says users must enter a username & password to use this computer. Click reset password to set the administrator password. Click apply & okay. Go to users accounts in control panel, click on change the way users log on \ off. Put a check in the welcome screen box and then apply options. Log off & you should see what you want.
  3. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Yes that should work, if you still get the same problem just come back and told I will try to find another solution.
  4. jdarwin

    jdarwin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    the Tech Republic answer worked. Thanks
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