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windows xp has 2

by gadget1961 / November 23, 2005 11:55 AM PST

well, my h.p. has win xp and i have a problem i know should be easy , for who knows how is that i have to refer to the adminastrater for any thing i down load or some simple task so their are 2 operating systems inside? i just want one, and i cant even get my pictures out of this system as i dont have admiastor privlages , on my own computor. their must be an easy way to get out of this , even on the other comp. hp i tryed to put in wind. 2000 pro and again adminastrater priv. , 2 operating systems

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I'm having trouble understanding
by El Alquimista / November 23, 2005 3:05 PM PST
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all your problems. One is obvious, your keyboard is defective -- The shift key does not work at all, and the period key sometimes provides commas and sometimes nothing. Perhaps you should get a new keyboard -- it might help some in our understanding, and you might get more responses.

While I can't really decipher your post, it seems to relate to the fact that XP is a multiuser system. No, you do not have two OSes, there are multiple users with different privileges. By default, the beginning users are Administrator and Guest. The owner/administrator then sets up other users and assigns their privileges. When one of these users is assigned administrator privileges, the original Administrator disappears (except in Safe Mode).

It is normal for some operations to require administrator privileges, and as you can apparently log on as an administrator, I don't see what your problem really is.

If you don't understand Windows' operations, I suggest you get an introductory book on the subject.

Oh, and BTW, I also suggest that in the future you compose your posts in a word processor and then cut and paste into the forum message. That way you can run the spell checker

Hope this helps


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a Reply to windows xp has 2
by danthevan / November 23, 2005 4:43 PM PST
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not 2 operating systems you have 2 user accounts 1 administrator 1 normal user account if you know the admin password then this should be easy post back to tell if you have or not

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useing prebuilt pc's
by RagingDragon / November 23, 2005 11:44 PM PST
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hey the problem your haveing is pretty simple don't bye prebuilt computers they have the rights to your pc untill you pay it off after it is payed you can reinstall XP back into the pc which will change the the adminastrater rights back to u and not HP

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Google about this. Hint!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2005 1:44 AM PST
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Type XP TAKE OWNERSHIP to resolve the access issue.


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