help i messed up a hidden account RRS feed

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  • i followed these directions to make a hidden acount: 

    Tto hide additional user accounts on Windows & Logon Use Regedit, also works for Vista

    Hide User Accounts in windows Vista and Windows 7

    at Run type regedit

    Once in regedit go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    In the left panel, right click on Winlogon and click New and click Key.


    Type SpecialAccounts and press Enter

    In the left panel, right click on SpecialAccounts and click New and click Key.

    Type UserList and press Enter.

    In right panel of UserList, right click on a empty area and click New then click DWORD (32bit) Value.


    Type in the name of the user account that you want to hide and press Enter.eg: Everyday Account.


     In the right panel, right click on the user account name and click Modify.


     To hide the user account – Type 0 and click OK. (number zero not the letter)

    Whenever you want to use the account just unhide the it by typing 1 instead of zero.

    And i made the hidden account the only administrator so i can't download anything, or make it a regular user. please help

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:02 AM


  • Hi,

    If the only administrator account is disabled, I am afraid there is no way to enable it. Because we need to use the administrator privilege to enable it. We have to backup the data and reinstall the system.

    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Wednesday, November 7, 2012 8:39 AM
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:05 AM