showing admin in normal mode of XP Pro

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Is there a way to make the admin show in normal mode of XP Pro. I can see him in safe mode but not normal mode. I am the one that had the unabel to install problem. I want to install McAfee(through dad's work) but i keep on getting that error. Then i go to safe mode login as the admin. Try to install it and Bang! Warring u cannot install this program in safe mode. So my real question is how do i get admin to show under the login screen? is there a way i can do something to login in as him?
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you're saying that on the XP login screen, you don't see the
admin account?
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Can I assume here that you don't remember your administrator password? The way you've been asking questions lately I almost have to think this is the problem. One solution would be to buy the "locksmith" tool included in ERD Commander ( http://www.winternals.com/products/repa ... ksmith.asp ), the other solution would be reinstall and start from scratch.
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not to mention the path of asking your dad for help. If this is
really what you want to do, then he should understand and
help you out.
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I'm not sure if you mean that you don't see the Administrator on the welcome screen. But here is how to get it on there:

1. At the comand prompt, type lusrmgr.msc to open Local Users And Groups
2. In the console tree, click Groups
3. Double-click the Administrators group and remove all accounts except Administrator
4. Open the Users or Power Users groups and then click Add to each of the accounts you removed.
*This will only work for XP Professional

Those instructions came from a Windows XP book. So I'm assuming they will work.

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Or you can just follow the directions on this site: http://www.tweakxp.com/tweak1979.aspx I think this looks easier, but only use it if you are comfortable with editing your registry.

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i fixed it

there was a problem in the reg. we installed it and i am scanning
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well, i just learned something new today. *bookmark* ;)
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*lol -- I wish mine was as easy! I just nixed all admin rights to my 3 admin users (including adiministrator) by trying to copy a profile to authenticated users. *lol (I knew better --last time I'll ever experiment with that!) (Don't worry -- no help needed on my part -- I just started from square one).

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