How can I make XP open only with password

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    XP is not showing me the page to enter my password at log on. I am the administrator and I created a password when installing but XP opens without asking for my password.
     
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    What is the reason for this please?
     
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    I have only the one admin account that I have been using. If I create another account and use that as my everyday account, when I do something that need admin privileges what do I do (while logged in with the non admin account)?
     
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    I have created a new Admin Account.

    (1) Does my new admin account contain exactly the same privileges of the old built in Admin account?

    (2) Can I copy my Personal Settings to my new admin account from the old built in admin account, or do I have to customize everything all over again in the new one?
     
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    https://kb.iu.edu/d/aidk

    https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/w...-i-recover-a-damaged-windows-xp-user-profile/

    • Administrator account. The administrator can do everything with the computer and can go anywhere he or she desires—essentially giving that person control over the entire computer, including other accounts. The administrator account can never be disabled or deleted.
    • Standard account. Users with standard accounts can install programs and hardware, change pictures and related personal data, and create, change, or remove passwords.
    • Guest account. A guest account doesn't require a password, can't add or remove programs from the computer, and is disabled by default. This account type is ideal for kids and students.
     
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    HEY speedy
    how do you mis use a account ???????
    I just have one admin account that opens,
     
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    it is like using a lifeboat as your trash bin, when you come to need the lifeboat it is unable to be used, so the admin account should be kept separate so that should something happen to one of your other accounts (which can also be other admin accounts) you can create a new one from the original admin account and delete the corrupted account. Does this make it clearer? I also used to use the admin account when I first started on computers, (way back when), but once I learned more, then I created a separate account for myself and left the admin account alone, :)
     
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    Great stuff here Elizabeth, I did not know this was a good safety move (should not have had to know if gates had completed the job integrating the rig}

    IMPORTANT, for some reason I lost my settings in my admin account for a few days, TO FIX Sorry, I am not sure but I think I did a reset back to a previous date.
    BUT LIZ IS VERY RIGHT, if your admin account gets weird it is not a fun time.
    the only thing that never righted it self was the whole event turned me into a
    Guinea pig and have not been able to change back.

    Also .....as should be......... this link shows computer screen in stead of just written instructions which is the best way to explain this stuff, Screen shot instructions are the best hands down always THANKS LIZ

    https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/windowsxp/managing-user-accounts/1/
     
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