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Windows 7: Can't log in as Administrator


15 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Can't log in as Administrator

Hi, I'm the only user on my computer and I am administrator also, but I want to log in as administrator. I have been to Run command and type 'net user administrator/active:yes', but when I log off there is only one option to log back in and that is my user name. What do I need to do to log in as Administrator?
Thanks.


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15 Apr 2012   #2
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Isn't your user name associated with an administrator account?
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15 Apr 2012   #3

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

You could have utilized OPTION One.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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15 Apr 2012   #4

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alleyoop View Post
Hi, I'm the only user on my computer and I am administrator also, but I want to log in as administrator. I have been to Run command and type 'net user administrator/active:yes', but when I log off there is only one option to log back in and that is my user name. What do I need to do to log in as Administrator?
Thanks.
Thought i'd point out, there should be a space after administrator and /. Did you insert it or not?
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15 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alleyoop View Post
Hi, I'm the only user on my computer and I am administrator also, but I want to log in as administrator. I have been to Run command and type 'net user administrator/active:yes', but when I log off there is only one option to log back in and that is my user name. What do I need to do to log in as Administrator?
Thanks.
You are attempting to login with the master Administrator account. The command you listed is correct to create a new login "Administrator" account. I am posting a link to the steps necessary to create the account; perhaps you missed something.
(It looks like you may have failed to enter the (space) between "administrator and /".)

It should look like this; ‘net user administrator /active:yes’ without the quote marks

OPTION TWO there instead.

HTH

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Influx View Post
You could have utilized OPTION One.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
That option is only available in;

Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions

Not applicable for all versions.
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15 Apr 2012   #6

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote:
That option is only available in;

Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions

Not applicable for all versions.
He does use Windows 7 Professional.
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15 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Influx View Post
Quote:
That option is only available in;

Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions

Not applicable for all versions.
He does use Windows 7 Professional.
Thanks, I was aware of that by looking at his system specs. My post was intended for those who may see your reply, who are not using one of the supported versions, and become confused when attempting that solution.
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15 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

What an idiot.... 1 space! Sorry about that.
Thank you all for the help. Yes, my log in has Administrator Privileges, but I want to log in as Administrator only.
Now, however, I get Error 5, Access Denied.
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15 Apr 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Alleyoop, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That error means that you didn't open an elevated command prompt by right clicking on the command shortcut and clicking on "Run as administrator".

Elevated Command Prompt
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15 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Of course.
Thanks for the help, and the welcome, I've logged in as Administrator.
Think I'll look for a good Windows 7 Ebook .
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