Snapin may not be used with that version of windows

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Hi,

I was just trying to manage user accounts running Windows XP Home Edition but got this error message as below. What could be cause the cause of this weird error message? Have you any idea to resolve this problem? I just need your assistance. Thanks.

Local users and groups

Local users and groups

This computer is running windows XP Home Edition. This snapin may not be used with that version of windows. This snapin may not be used with that version of Windows. To manage user accounts for this computer, use the user Accounts tools in the Control Panel.

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Snapin may not be used with that version of windows

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Hi John,

The cause of that weird error message is due to the fact that the managing user account feature has been removed from Windows XP Home Edition; however, there is a work around.

1. Restart your computer and then boot it into safe mode, which you can do by pressing F8

2. Log-in as the Administrator

3. Click Start and go to Run

4. Type in "control userpasswords2" (without using the quotes)

5. Click on the “advanced tab”

6. Click on the “advanced” button, which is under the Advanced User management

7. Click Groups folder, and then Right-click on the Groups folder and select "New Group"

I hope this information will be of help to you.

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