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Windows 7: Multiple problems with user accounts and administration


29 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Multiple problems with user accounts and administration

The charger for my laptop has broke, so I'm using my very old PC for a few days. This computer has two accounts - mine, which is the administrator account, and another, which is a standard account. I put a password on the admin account a few months ago, and now it's expired. I don't have the password reset disk to change it, so I can't get into the account at all. I can't change the password through the standard account, and I can't change the standard account to admin. I've tried everything I could find on the internet - booting in safe mode, running command prompt as administrator and entering various commands, enabling the built in administrator account in different ways, and none of them worked. I also don't have the Windows 7 disk.

Any suggestions would be welcome, as soon as possible! If you need more information, feel free to ask. Thanks.

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29 May 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shannonx View Post
...I also don't have the Windows 7 disk.

Any suggestions would be welcome, as soon as possible! If you need more information, feel free to ask. Thanks.
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29 May 2012   #3

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how did you run command prompt as admininstrator? And how did you activate the built-in admin account?
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29 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks, but as I'm only using this computer temporarily, I'm looking for a solution that doesn't involve money or re-installing operating systems. I was hoping there would be a way round it that I haven't already tried yet.

Kaktussoft, I basically just right-clicked on command prompt and clicked 'Run as administrator'. To activate the built-in administrator account, you do have to be an administrator yourself, which I'm not. I followed Method II on this tutorial. - Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
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29 May 2012   #5

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29 May 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shannonx View Post
Thanks, but as I'm only using this computer temporarily, I'm looking for a solution that doesn't involve money or re-installing operating systems. I was hoping there would be a way round it that I haven't already tried yet.
Wy messing around with a computer which you use temporarily? It's not yours?
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29 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The computer is my house's shared computer, I'm using it while I can't use my own laptop.
I can't use Method I - access denied.
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29 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Talk to one of the "sharers".
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29 May 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shannonx View Post
The computer is my house's shared computer, I'm using it while I can't use my own laptop.
I can't use Method I - access denied.
??? So you can enter windows recovery environment (as required in Method 1)????
Do you start in with F8 (needs administrator account) or windows 7 dvd (which you don't have)

So... I don't understand
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29 May 2012   #10

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shannonx View Post
.....I'm looking for a solution that doesn't involve money or re-installing operating systems....
What I posted does not involve money if you have the COA sticker on the computer... but it does involve re-installing the OS.

There are ways to accomplish what you want w/o re-installing the OS - but we probably cannot discuss them here.
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