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Windows 7: Administrator Disabled, can't Re-enable.

08 Aug 2011   #1
Lunny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Administrator Disabled, can't Re-enable.

As the title says i disabled the Administrator account with the net user administrator /active:no command in CMD.

Now i can't seem to re enable it.

Please advice.


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08 Aug 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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08 Aug 2011   #3
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

you need
net user Administrator /active:yes
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31 Aug 2011   #4
Lunny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

None of the above work, for most of them it says i don't have permission, which is obvious since i am trying to do it from Standar User, and there's no option to choose or edit a Admin account.

p.s sorry for LATE reply, had some PC trouble.
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31 Aug 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well of course you cannot re-enabled it. You are not an Administrator. Would have been helpful if you told us that from the beginning.
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31 Aug 2011   #6
Lunny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So there's nothing i can do?

Sounds lame for such a high profile and expensive OS .
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31 Aug 2011   #7
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lunny View Post
Sounds lame for such a high profile and expensive OS .
Lame?! So a standard user should be able to do damaging administrative tasks? Thats just silly of you.

Anyways... Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
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31 Aug 2011   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lunny View Post
So there's nothing i can do?

Sounds lame for such a high profile and expensive OS .
You could do a clean re-install of the OS, but then you probably dont have a backup.
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02 Sep 2011   #9
Lunny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lunny View Post
Sounds lame for such a high profile and expensive OS .
Lame?! So a standard user should be able to do damaging administrative tasks? Thats just silly of you.

Anyways... Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
No lame as in, if by accident you disable the administrator account, like i did, i ofc assumed that it can be enabled back, and then u can't re-enable it.

I tried that tutorial already, when trying to access Config folder it asks for permission, which i don't have.

Reinstall it is. You can mark it as "solved".
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