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Windows 7: How to change administrator on HP 7

02 Dec 2014   #1
AnnM

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How to change administrator on HP 7

Hello
My Ex set up the lap top, He is the administrator. Is there any way to change this?


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02 Dec 2014   #2
richc46

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Do you have the administrator password?
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02 Dec 2014   #3
AnnM

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No I don't have the pass word unfortunately
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02 Dec 2014   #4
AddRAM

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You would want to create another admin account then delete his account.

Are you able to use the laptop ?

Are you logged in with your own account ?

What type is it ?

Admin or a standard user ?

To check... Go to Control Panel, then User Accounts
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02 Dec 2014   #5
AnnM

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you
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02 Dec 2014   #6
AnnM

Windows 7
 
 

Yes I am able to use the lap top, I can log on. It's a HP pavilion 7 I am a standard user, the problem is if I need to install new stuff it asks for the pass word as the administrator. I don't have the pass word. Went to control panel, then to add or remove accounts, this is where I get stuck because it asks for the pass word
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02 Dec 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s because you are only a Standard User

If it`s your laptop, why not just ask him for the password, so you can login as him to create yourself an admin account.

And if you should create another account, don`t use/setup a password, they are useless. In my opinion
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02 Dec 2014   #8
richc46

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It might be best to try and get the password from your ex, as suggested, since this is a very sensitive area and discretion must be used by our members when answering
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02 Dec 2014   #9
AnnM

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for the in put guys. I have managed to sort the problem
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02 Dec 2014   #10
AddRAM

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Excellent
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