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Windows 7: Administor account demoted to guest

10 Oct 2009   #11
Steve Renolds


Think i can take the HD out and run it in another computer as a slave?

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10 Oct 2009   #12

Windows Seven x64

To get your files yes you could do that...
or do what Brink suggested..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Well, it looks like about the only thing you can do now is a custom install. After reinstalling all your drivers and programs again, you can copy any files that you had in the previous installation from the C:\Windows.old folder back. When all is ok again, you can delete the Windows.old folder to regain the space back from it.
but the OS of the computer(the guest account one) would need to be re installed in order for it to work again...

Hope this Helps...
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01 Nov 2009   #13


Funnily enough I have just had exactly the same experience as Steve Renolds with a brand new version of Seven Pro.

This time I have no idea what happened to cause the effect.

I managed to recover by booting using f8 and restoring to a previous state.

Haveing googled around there seems to be some problems with Homegroup which could tie in with my problem as the only thing I can think of that I had done before the problem was setting up Netgear's ReadNAS to access it over my home network using RaidAir.

Regards to all.... Colin
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