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Windows 7: Major Assistance Necessary - Please!!


06 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Major Assistance Necessary - Please!!

Hello,
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.
glennc


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06 Jan 2011   #2

 

A system restore to an earlier date may be your best option....
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06 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Howdy DMHolt57,
No, no.... your supposed to say something like hit Ctrl-7 and reboot and everything will return to normal. But I suppose you are correct....
Thanks
glennc
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06 Jan 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
No, no.... your supposed to say something like hit Ctrl-7 and reboot and everything will return to normal.
Why?
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06 Jan 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Someone smarter than me will have to answer this... but cant you go to C-users-user account-propertys-previous versions and restore the previous version?
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06 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
No, no.... your supposed to say something like hit Ctrl-7 and reboot and everything will return to normal.
Why?
Hey mitchell65,
Why? Because you guys are so smart hear that you must know how to get out of a deep hole of his own creation. Click your heals and say my computer will boot, my computer will boot. Didn't work. In the of updating everything now.
Bye
glennc
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06 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Someone smarter than me will have to answer this... but cant you go to C-users-user account-propertys-previous versions and restore the previous version?
Hello essenbe,
Now you've got the right attitude. If it works it won't save me anytime now, because I did the restore thing. Thanks I am interested in an answer to your question.
glennc
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06 Jan 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Hello,
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.
glennc
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.

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Jan 2011   #9

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

You can hide accounts from the welcome screen in the registry, so it may be useful to make sure it isn't listed there as a hidden account. The key is HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SpecialAccounts\UserList - if there's a DWORD with the user name and the value is set to 0 in this registry location, it will be hidden. Delete the DWORD value or set it to 1 to get it to show back up.

If it's not there, you can run lusrmgr.msc to see if the account still exists on the system.
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06 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

System Restore IS the easiest and simplest solution. It's certainly what most of us would try first.
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