Quote: Originally Posted by glennc
Don't exactly know how I did it, but I was running the Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate with a user/adminstrator account. I decided to show the Administrator Account and downgrade the user/admin account to user only. I successfully created the Administrator account and both account showed up on next boot. That was the last time the user account was visible or accessible. Now it only shows the Administrator Account to open. Under user accounts it shows the Administrator, the Guest and no other. On the main drive under user, it still shows the Owner (previous user/admin account) complete setup, docs, music, video etc:.
How do I regain that account and have it show as an option on the boot up screen.
Desperate to find the easiest, smartest way. Thanks for your help.
Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Local Security Policy;
Have a read through it and the help files. A default guest account already exists as does a "hidden" admin account which has universal control. ( The default account which most people use is not a "Universal Administrator Account").
You have to activate that admin account;
Click on "enable". Set it up as required with password etc.
Enable the guest or another user account and assign whatever rights you want to give it, using "User Rights Assignment", and that's basically that!
Make sure you have a good backup ( image ), and that you don't forget your password, because if you do there is no way to get in to the system.