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Windows 7: Can't Access Admin Account to make changes

16 Dec 2012   #1
help

Windows 7
 
 
Can't Access Admin Account to make changes

Hi, hope someone can help me with this.

I switched on the Guest account and changed the account type to admin, then turned my only other account from admin to standard, then turned off guest account, i done this as i was told it is best to only use a standard account on a day to day basis, anyway i now cannot access the "manage another account" page, i get a popup with "To continue, type in an administrator password and then click yes" point is there is no password setup in either the guest account or the standard one, cannot do anything without that popup happening. I cannot access the guest account because it is switched off.

any advise is most welcome.


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16 Dec 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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17 Dec 2012   #3
help

Windows 7
 
 

hi, thanks. strangely there are no passwords set, but it is asking for one, the only account active is a "standard" account with no privileges so cannot access user account setting without the popup mentioned before. Have had a look at the suggested links and the problem is i can login but not change anything.
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17 Dec 2012   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You need to enable the built-in Administrator account then, see here: Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
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18 Dec 2012   #5
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Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
You need to enable the built-in Administrator account then, see here: Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
thanks, used method II was able to return my only account back to admin, much appreciated.
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18 Dec 2012   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You're welcome and thanks for letting me know what worked for you.
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19 Dec 2012   #7
help

Windows 7
 
 

no-worries, seems to be a flaw in the 7 OS to be able to set something you cannot get out of.
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12 Sep 2014   #8
mrparks

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Question about Built-in Admin process

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
You need to enable the built-in Administrator account then, see here: Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
  1. Method I, Step. 2 states "Open a command prompt at boot.".

QUESTION:
I am using the computer in question to participate in this forum. How do I follow the instruction given in Step. 2?
QUESTION:What constitutes "booting"?

2.
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12 Sep 2014   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Print out the instructions or write them down then place your Windows 7 install DVD or flash drive in and restart (that's booting).
Press the one time boot menu key (usually F12 but can be 9, 10, 11, etc) and select the DVD or flash drive then press Enter.

Follow the directions in the tutorial.

If I'm not answering your questions please try stating them again.
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