of Control Panel. If you click on "change the way users log on and off" and deselect "Use the Welcome screen", apply the options then log off, your login window will prompt you to type in the accounts name. Try typing in administrator, without any password and see if your hidden account appears.
When it was setting up etc.. it took the admin account and put my name there. before i realized it, I had already installed all my programs and files back on pc. then I realized, I dont have that admin acct people talk about when they say go to safe mode in the admin acct. etc... I know that mine is the admin acct with the priviledges.. but i seems like i read somewhere one time that you should have separate admin acct for trouble shooting and stuff. and also that would be password protected. I am the only one that uses the pc.
it is wireless laptop, 80gb,dvdrw,nvidia card64mb ded, 512mbram, amd 64, 64bit encrypted router, zonealarm,adaware,spywareblaster,spybot,nav etc.
do i need to create another acct and call it admin?
do i need to have a password?
or is having one acct safe to have on the pc with admin priviledges which is currently how it is set up.
thanks in advance