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Windows 7: Administrative User Locked, how do I fix?

30 Jan 2013   #1
Kaelan D

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Administrative User Locked, how do I fix?

My administrative user has been locked since I got it back from a recent repair, and I have little acess to my administrative tools. How do I unlock my user again?

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30 Jan 2013   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaelan D View Post
My administrative user has been locked since I got it back from a recent repair, and I have little acess to my administrative tools. How do I unlock my user again?
Why is it locked.... what things did you do to become locked?
do you have other admin accounts on machine?

Is it 32 bits or 64 bits windows?
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30 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Open an Elevated Command Prompt.

Type net user Administrator /active:yes and press Enter.
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31 Jan 2013   #4
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

To open an elevated command prompt, you will have to provide the Administrator password.

If you find that won't work, that implies that the folks who "repaired" your PC changed the Admin password -- and you need to call them and raise a major stink with them because they had no right to do that!
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