We have a workstation using Windows XP and Local Admin has locked us out!
Posted on 2014-03-10
We have a workstation using Windows XP (yes I know what happening in April) but I have been instructed XP must remain on this workstation and I have insisted this machine will not be connected to the network (don't get me started!!!).
My problem is, the bright spark who was put in charge of setting up the workstation (made himself the only local Administrator) changed the registry settings (to try and lock out users from doing all manner of things and in doing so no-one can do anything, including himself, e.g. no control panel, no run, no nothing - all done under the one and only local admin account.
Can anyone suggest a way of me being able to get in to rectify this problem, without reinstalling XP?