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Windows 7: I've Lost Control of My System :(


10 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
I've Lost Control of My System :(

Hey all, In an attempt to secure my system one of the things i did was to rename the built-in administrator account and apply a password. While still logged in as me (administrator) i moved my account from the admin group to the power users group. I continued to make some other changes but at some point needed to reboot my system. I logged back in as myself and soon discovered that i couldn't launch executables or make changes to the system that required elevated privileges because i forgot to enable the built-in admin account (which is disabled by default). How do i fix this?

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10 Sep 2009   #2

 
 

Edit

Guess I was wrong
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10 Sep 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MykeV View Post
Hey all, In an attempt to secure my system one of the things i did was to rename the built-in administrator account and apply a password. While still logged in as me (administrator) i moved my account from the admin group to the power users group. I continued to make some other changes but at some point needed to reboot my system. I logged back in as myself and soon discovered that i couldn't launch executables or make changes to the system that required elevated privileges because i forgot to enable the built-in admin account (which is disabled by default). How do i fix this?
There are a couple of ways. Restore from a backup before the problem, or enabling the built in Admin account (tutorial on enabling in tutorial section). I would restore from a backup if available because you dont know what else has gone south.

Let us know if you need help with whichever path you choose

Ken
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10 Sep 2009   #4

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Try this it may help.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
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10 Sep 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I think we need some more basic information from the OP... Please fill in your system specs.. OK?
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10 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I would be interested to know if you can do any of these things - restore a backup, system restore or enable the administrator account - if you do not have administrative access to the system. I am guessing that you can't. The linux boot NT password utility should work on Windows 7 I know it does on Vista.
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10 Sep 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

MikeV

If you lo0ok at the bottom of the page you will see 6 members and 13 guests are witing to give you a hand if you need one

Ken
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10 Sep 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Must be a bad case of stage fright!!
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10 Sep 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraplanet View Post
I would be interested to know if you can do any of these things - restore a backup, system restore or enable the administrator account - if you do not have administrative access to the system. I am guessing that you can't. The linux boot NT password utility should work on Windows 7 I know it does on Vista.
The OP is asking the wrong question.

How do I log in as the (default hidden) Administrator?
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10 Sep 2009   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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You mean the netuser administrator ?
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