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Windows 7: Problems with guest account set to Admin

29 Apr 2011   #1
Budnick

Xbuntu (Win7-64)
 
 
Problems with guest account set to Admin

Hey, I am really frustrated. I suggested that on my grandmother's computer that there was a user account and an admin account. Ok, fine, but when I got there to update windows and other programs I found out that the Admin account they set up was not a user account but the guest account. I logged into this account to change the user account back to admin from standard so that I could make a new admin user account and delete the guest account. The problem is that I cannot change the user account back to admin, no error it just won't do it. I cannot make a new user account because it gives me an error saying I cannot use the characters ?<>:"{} etc... even though the account is just named Master. I tried unlocking the hidden admin account in command but access was denied. I am at a loss of what to do next. The OS is Win7-64 Home Premium. Also, when I went to update Adobe Air I was unable to because it told me I did not have permission even when I ran it as Admin, could this be related. I was unable to uninstall to do a fresh install of the updated version for the same reason. Any help would be much appreciated.


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29 Apr 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try to make the necessary change in Safe Mode. You may even try to access the hidden administrator in Safe Mode.
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