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Windows 7: Administrator Account/Privilege Issues

05 Jul 2014   #1
konlorescue

Windows 7 Ultimate, 32x
 
 
Administrator Account/Privilege Issues

I have a problem, I recently bought used laptop with the Windows Seven operating system installed. Also,
it came with two accounts + default admin and guest. One account I do not have access to, and one
standard user account.

I want to install, and I can not do this with the standard user account.
Is there a way to unlock the built in admin, or upgrade myself, with a standard account?
(By the way, I do not have install disc -- I see many threads say you need this)

Also, 32 bit Dell Inspiron Ninety-three hundred


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05 Jul 2014   #2
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by konlorescue View Post
I have a problem, I recently bought used laptop with the Windows Seven operating system installed. Also,
it came with two accounts + default admin and guest. One account I do not have access to, and one
standard user account.

I want to install, and I can not do this with the standard user account.
Is there a way to unlock the built in admin, or upgrade myself, with a standard account?
(By the way, I do not have install disc -- I see many threads say you need this)

Also, 32 bit Dell Inspiron Ninety-three hundred

Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor , works great , good instructions ..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Use the built-in Dell PC Recovery. From the Manual:

Quote:
Using Dell PC Restore by Symantec
Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last method to restore your operating system. PC
Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.
Any programs or files added since you received your computer—including data files—are
permanently deleted from the hard drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail
messages, digital photos, music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC
Restore.

NOTICE: Using PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications
or drivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before using PC
Restore.

To use PC Restore:
1 Turn on the computer.
During the boot process, a blue bar with Dell Official Site - The Power To Do More | Dell appears at the top of the screen.

2 Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.
If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish restarting, and then
restart the computer again.
NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.

3 On the next screen that appears, click Restore.

4 On the next screen, click Confirm.
The restore process takes approximately 6–10 minutes to complete.

5 When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.
NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.

6 When prompted, click Yes.
The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the
screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that
appeared the first time the computer was turned on.

7 Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
8 After the computer restarts, click OK.
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