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Windows 7: Administrator Account Issues

01 Sep 2012   #1
Stely

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Administrator Account Issues

Hi, I may have done a big mistake while configuring a PC. There were two accounts, a user-type and an administrator-type. I only wanted to use the user-type and disabled the Admin account from lusrmgr.msc without thinking that the other account had no administrative rights.

Therefore, I can't install any programs because I must input the Administrator account password, but the password box is missing. I also can't enable the Admin account again because I have no admin rights on my actual account.

Is there anything to do about this or should I reinstall my Windows?

Solved: Reinstalled Windows 7. Although, this was an incredibly frustrating problem.


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01 Sep 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Stely,

You might see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator at boot, and enable your other administrator account back.

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Sep 2012   #3
Stely

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Hi, I am unable to use any of the solutions above because those actions would require Administrative rights.
I am also unable to use my Windows 8 DVD because that also needs admin rights.
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02 Sep 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you able to undo your actions while booted into Safe Mode?
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02 Sep 2012   #5
Stely

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Cannot boot into safe mode. Using Shift + F8 ends up with: Please select boot device:
1. CD Asus
2. DVD Asus
3. HDD
4. Floppy Disk
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02 Sep 2012   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

How about with just F8 and not Shift F8?

Safe Mode
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03 Sep 2012   #7
Stely

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It is the same problem.
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03 Sep 2012   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you might try doing a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you did this to hopefully undo it.

Otherwise, you may be looking at reinstalling Windows 7.
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