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Restore administrator account in Win XP Home

I've inadvertently changed an administrators account to a guest account.  Now I can't view other user folders nor make any system changes.  I've tried to set up an another admin account with no success.  Will I have to reinstall or is there a quick fix for this problem?

Any help appreciated.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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No, I can't do a system restore because the PC is logged on as a guest account.

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Tried it.  No go.  I think I'm going to have to reinstall.  What a pain, but it has to be done.  Curiously, this issue surfaced after installing Service Pack 3 and the additional updates.
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I appreciate all your suggestions, folks.  I gave up and formatted and reinstalled.  Thanks again.
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