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Windows 7: help i have done something stupid

11 Jul 2012   #1
tps219

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
help i have done something stupid

i have hidden all my admin accounts from user screen i thought i would be able to access them from doing Ctrl-alt-Del but i didn't turn it on, any way of getting my admin accounts back ?
i have tried to change it back many different ways but it says i have not got sufficient privileges as on my other user i am a standard not admin.


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11 Jul 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello tps, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give us some more details on how you went about hiding them?
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11 Jul 2012   #3
tps219

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello tps, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give us some more details on how you went about hiding them?
i did it by going on run then typing regedit then going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
and creating new folders inside that SpecialAccounts/userlist
inside userlist i made a DWORD (32bit) Value file and called it my account name and made the value 0 to hide it
hope you can help me
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11 Jul 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you did this to undo it.
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12 Jul 2012   #5
tps219

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

system restore wont work i can access it im not an admin
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12 Jul 2012   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you try at boot, and not from within Windows 7?

If so, then you might see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator account using the tutorial below. Afterwards, if successfull, you could log in to it, and undo the hiding of your other administrator accounts.

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
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14 Jul 2012   #7
tps219

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Srry i havnt replied sooner, i have tried to do as you said but i cant both need admin controls, do you have any other solutions?
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14 Jul 2012   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Where is it asking you for administrator permission at?

You shouldn't need it at boot using the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account. When enabled, you should be able to log into that account to undo what you did.

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
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