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Display Administrator Account on Welcome Screen

By: Arie Slob

By default, the Administrator account is not displayed on the Welcome Screen. To log in to the Administrator account, press Ctrl+Alt+Del, release the Del key, and press it again, while still holding down the Ctrl+Alt keys. This will change the Welcome Screen login to the Windows 2000 style log in, where you can now type Administrator and the password for the Admin account.

You could also add the Administrator to the Welcome Screen:

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList \
  3. Right-click an empty space in the right pane and select New > DWORD Value
  4. Name the new value Administrator
  5. Double-click this new value, and enter 1 as it's Value data
  6. Close the registry editor

This is one of the functions performed by:


Tweaking Toolbox XP