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"ADMIN" Log-in Missing?

by dellguy1 / June 17, 2015 12:57 PM PDT

Rookie question so I put it in "Rookie" forum. I have "ancient Dell Optiplex PC w/ XP Pro. I created a "Second User" with separate log-in password. Now my original ("ADMIN") log-in page has disappeared. When I do the START>LOG-OFF>SWITCH, all I get is the new second user log-in (no ADMIN). What happened to "ADMIN" log-in and how do I get it back?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2015 1:00 PM PDT

The built in admin hides by design. No problem, create a new backup Admin account. As this is so well discussed such as google "How to unhide the XP admin account" I'll stop here.

But repeat. Do not use Windows without spare admin accounts.

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Thank You
by dellguy1 / June 17, 2015 1:33 PM PDT
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Many thanks, sir.

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Hiding in Safe Mode
by James Denison / June 18, 2015 4:24 PM PDT

Boot to Safe Mode and it should reappear.

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