Admistrator on welcome screen By default windows Xp doesn't show the admistrator in the user list at the welcome screen. Here's a way to get around. Click start -> run -> type: regedit->press OK. Now open the folders one by one as given bellow. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\microsoft\windowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts \Userlist Create a new DWORD entry and name it as Administrator and change its value to 1. exit and reboot for changes to take effect. To chage it back change its value to 0 or simply delete the key.