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Windows 7: Help I changed user accounts now locked out


06 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Help I changed user accounts now locked out

I was trying to setup password and must have clicked on adminstrator rights and now I'm locked out and the area is greyed out the keys that say yes when i want to setup advanced user accounts setup.. IF I could at least get into restore \i could set the pc back. but it says do you want to make following changed to computer but the \yes is greyed out...

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06 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

That sounds like you left the house, locked the door and threw the key for safe keeping through the mail slot back in.
You still have the original valid admin-pw right?
In that case I would either try a system restore to a point before the changes or
go through the build in admin account and set things right

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

-DG
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06 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home
 
 

I'd love to use the system restore but when activated it gives a 'floating box' on the screen that says You are trying to change a program would you like to get administrative rights . .yes or No . .

well the yes is greyed out ........
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06 Dec 2010   #4

 
 

Try method two here (about halfway down the page):

System Restore

James
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06 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Did you try the 2nd option through the build in account.
If that fails I only have one more option (short of a re-install)

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

But this is really only the very last option (because if that goes wrong you'd need a re- install for sure
I used it successfully on 2 different computers so far but that doesn't mean anything just make sure you read and understand everything before you act.If there is something you don't understand..ASK

-DG
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06 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

You have to run System Restore in WinRE (REpair console) on the DVD or Repair CD, or if you have the 100mb System Reserved partition by tapping F8 at bootup. If Repair CD asks for password you (somehow) don't have then use DVD. System Recovery Options

If this fails, copy out your files using DVD/Repair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then clean reinstall: Clean Install Windows 7
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06 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home
 
 

all type of system recovery gets me to that screen I mentioned that states Do you want to make changes to your computer?/ Yes or No .. The Yes is grey out ...
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06 Dec 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you using the DVD or Repair CD?

System Recovery Options
System Repair Disc - Create
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06 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home
 
 

haven't used anything yet .,. I'm waiting on my friend who is a PCspecialist and we are going to do a remote hookup later tonight or tommorrow ..(living 20 miles apart ..) ..
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06 Dec 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Let us know what specialty works.
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