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Windows 7: Administrator Problems

30 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Administrator Problems

Alright, so I have like 4 admin accounts, and i want to return one of them to LUA, but i always get the message: "Error: user is already a member of this group." I have tried the control panel and "run-control userpasswords2" but i get the same message. Also, On a LUA I have, when It requires admin password conformation, it says "type password" or whatever, but the password box is gone. I want to do everything to not to delete the account. Any help?

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30 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello darkprism, welcome to Seven Forums!





The first, easiest thing to try and sort things is to run the Windows file checker, have a look at the tutorial at the link below, if it comes back with errors run it again until it comes clean.
Be sure to post back to keep us informed.


Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
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30 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I ran i once, and it found some damaged files, but could not repair them. Should i run it again?
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30 Jul 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.





You don't have any of those 'admin' accounts named "Administrator" do you?
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30 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I do
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30 Jul 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

That's the issue, the info in the tutorial in the link below may be the only way to sort it; and re-name those/that account first, there can only be one account with that name and Windows reserves that name for its use.


How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7
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30 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I don't have an install disk
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30 Jul 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Do you know anyone with a disk of the exact same version as you're running that will let you borrow it?
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30 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No .
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30 Jul 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkprism View Post
Alright, so I have like 4 admin accounts, and i want to return one of them to LUA, but i always get the message: "Error: user is already a member of this group." I have tried the control panel and "run-control userpasswords2" but i get the same message. Also, On a LUA I have, when It requires admin password conformation, it says "type password" or whatever, but the password box is gone. I want to do everything to not to delete the account. Any help?


Can you re-name that "Admin ... " account and create another account and move the data/files you want to keep into the new account to see if that's a help?
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