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Windows 7: How do I show my administrator account again in windows 7?

10 Oct 2011   #1

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How do I show my administrator account again in windows 7?

I was trying some stuff that other day and I made an account and made it administrator type and made another one with a standard user type, now the problem is I have hidden my administrator account and I can't bring back because I can't access nothing from this standard user account, everything that requires an administrator perdition just give me that message "DO YOU WANT TO ALLOW THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR COMPUTER" there is OK and cancel but I can't press OK, I tried changing the dword value to one But it says I am not permitted or something like that, I tried going through dos But i couldn't it says access denied.

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10 Oct 2011   #2

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Welcome to Seven Forums kotta91.
Yes a standard user account is restricted from doing admin type tasks. Log out of the Standard account, log in to your admin account, that should do it.
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10 Oct 2011   #3

windows 7
 
 

That's the problem, I have hidden it
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10 Oct 2011   #4

windows 7
 
 

Lemme rephrase this,I have hidden my administrator account and can't show it again
not with dos, not with regedit, not with anything that requires administrator permition
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10 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

kotta91:
Welcome to the forums!

1. Open a Command box with Admin Rights
2. Type: net user administrator /active:yes

That should do it!
Hope this helps,
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10 Oct 2011   #6

windows 7
 
 

I can't open anything in admin rights
You know the message that says
DO you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer
And down their is an OK and a CANCEL
I Can't press OK i can only press cancel
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10 Oct 2011   #7

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what does it show in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts?
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10 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

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10 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Disable UAC and try again.
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10 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
Disable UAC and try again.
Right like that is going to help.

Plan and simple, will either need to reinstall Windows, or use tool that boots outside of Windows that either allows you to edit the registry, unhide accounts, or can activate the built-in administrator account so you can undo your mistake. Those tools that allow such activities are beyond me as I've never made the mistake of locking myself out.
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