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Windows 7: Only User, Administrator, but have no admin rights!

01 Apr 2011   #1
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Only User, Administrator, but have no admin rights!

I don't know how it happened.

In Control Panel, I am the admin.
In netplwiz, I am in Administrators.
(I remember it as being HomeUsers, Administrators).

Can I solve this?


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01 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed View Post
I don't know how it happened.

In Control Panel, I am the admin.
In netplwiz, I am in Administrators.
(I remember it as being HomeUsers, Administrators).

Can I solve this?
What do you want to solve? What problems are you having?

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2011   #3
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Problem is I am the only user and I am the Administrator. I want to delete a folder in a drive, but it is telling me that I need the admin rights to do that and to contact with the network administrator.
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01 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed View Post
Problem is I am the only user and I am the Administrator. I want to delete a folder in a drive, but it is telling me that I need the admin rights to do that and to contact with the network administrator.
Take ownership of the file.

Take Ownership Shortcut

Regards....Mike Connor
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01 Apr 2011   #5
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It didn't work on my computer.
I merged the reg, but I didn't see any option of "Take Control" at the right click.
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01 Apr 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It seems you have other problems then. That must work.

Check with Malwarebytes .

You can also run the command prompt as Administrator and delete the file there.

Navigate to the directory and file you want to delete and type in "Del" Filename.??? Substituting the actual file name and extension for "Filename" and "???"

If that does not work then you have other problems.

Regards....Mike Connor
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01 Apr 2011   #7
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I am checking with that program now.
My account was "Homeusers, Administrators" before, and now it is "Administrators" in netplwiz.

And in netplwiz, before, users were able to log in without entering a password (Only user was me, and there was a password for the account. It was just to log in without entering the password at restart). But I changed that to users must enter a password to log in. Can that be related?
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01 Apr 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed View Post
I am checking with that program now.
My account was "Homeusers, Administrators" before, and now it is "Administrators" in netplwiz.

And in netplwiz, before, users were able to log in without entering a password (Only user was me, and there was a password for the account. It was just to log in without entering the password at restart). But I changed that to users must enter a password to log in. Can that be related?
Yes. If you have changed rights in some way it affects everything. Change it back to what it was and see if that solves the problem.

You can activate the "Super-Administrator" account if you have to, and you have the rights to do it, but this is best avoided.

Regards....Mike Connor
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