How do I restore administrator account in Windows XP?

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I have disabled the administrator account in Windows XP and I don't know how to turn it back on. I am running Windows in safe mode but cannot restore administrator account nor change the account in any way. I have to use a guest account.  Can anyone tell me how to restore the admin account?

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1.First reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and
pressing F8 repeated as the computer starts up.

2.Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box
type “control userpasswords2″ without the quotes – I have just used
quotes to differentiate what you have to type.

3.You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the
administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.

4.Just click the administrators user account, and then click Reset
Password.

5.You will need to add a new password in the New password and the
Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.

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  • Camj1985
    Well I have a computer which someone changed my account privilege from Administrative to limited! How do I back date it if I dont have access to the admin account so I can restore me and the primary users to admin and the person that change back to a limited?
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  • TomLiotta
    What computer? What is the OS? Is this your personal home system or a business system? How have you maintained old restore points? -- Tom
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