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Windows 7: Administrator Account Lost!!!

03 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7
Administrator Account Lost!!!

I recently installed Windows 7. During installation, there will automatically be a user with administrative privileges. After completing, i created another "Standard User" as I wanted to limit other users for accessing all things. Then i opened the Built in Administrator account (net user administrator /active:yes). I deleted the account that i had created during installation of windows. Then I disabled the original administrator account (net user administrator /active:no)

Now i only have Standard user account. whenever I try to open anything 'as an administrator', there will be a prompt in dimmed screen, asking for administrator password and click to yes; but there is not any place to enter the password.

How can I fix it? Please Help

Thanks in advance!

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03 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Sushil, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As you found out the hard way, you are required to have an administrator account for a standard user to be able to enter the administrator's password in a UAC prompt.

You might see if you may be able to use the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot, and create another password protected administrator account.

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE

Hope this helps,
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 Administrator Account Lost!!!

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