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Windows 7: 2 administrators for one computer

20 Sep 2012   #1

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 
2 administrators for one computer

CAN YOU SET UP TWO ADMIN ON ONE COMPUTER? I HAVE WIN 7 HOME 64 BIT I NEED TO HAVE BOTH USERS AS ADMINISTRATORS. HOW AND CAN THIS BE DONE? I AM THE ONLY ONE ON THE COMPUTER BUT HAVE ONE USER AND ONE ADMINISTRATOR.
THANKS

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20 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello VMASTORGA,

Yes, could just create a new user account as an administrator to do so.
User Account - Create
You could also enable the built-in "elevated" Administrator account to use as needed.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Please don't use all caps. It's the equivalent of shouting, and is difficult to read.
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21 Sep 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Just a off topic question, If your the only one on the computer, why do you need 2 user accounts?
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22 Sep 2012   #5

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

jemjem787 Long story. It is my computer that when he bought for his business his daughter set it up with her name. We then got carbonite and when his desktop crashed we got a laptop which I set up with HIS name. However, Carbonite would not transfer files to his user and I had to add his daughter as a user to get all the billing and office files.. Now I need her user to be an admin as well.
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22 Sep 2012   #6

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

stevenvh, sorry all our business billing is all caps, I do not mean to "yell"
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22 Sep 2012   #7

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Thanks Shawn, but I think my question was unclear. I want to change the standard user to an administrator and thus have 2 administrator users
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22 Sep 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VMASTORGA View Post
Thanks Shawn, but I think my question was unclear. I want to change the standard user to an administrator and thus have 2 administrator users

Ah, ok. In that case, while logged in your administrator account, you can use an option in the tutorial below to change the "Standard" user account type to be an "administrator" account instead.

User Account Type - Change
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