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[How To] Show Administrator on Welcome Screen


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Go to: Start > Run = " control userpasswords2 " select administrator account, click reset password (input new pass) / Click Ok

Open Registry editor and create this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

Create "DWORD (32bit) Value"
Value Name: Administrator
Value Data: 1


-Right Click Computer Icon Select Manage

-Expand The Local User And Groups

-Rename the administartor account to match the name in the reg file, you can also just leave the

name the same for the admin, but the name must match the reg file.

This is a easier a way, change the "PLACE_NEW_NAME_OR_ADMINISTARTOR_NAME_HERE" to the name you want.

Save As AddAdmin.Reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]

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Ok now tell me how to do it for XP

Preety much in the same way..

Open your registry and find or create the key below.

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\


Value Name: Administrator

Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

Value Data: (1 = show Administrator)

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "Administrator" and set it according to the value data above.

Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This tweak will not work if you have renamed the Administrator account.

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