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Windows 7: Owner of PC but no admin access Windows 7

26 May 2015   #11
jumbovideo

Ontario
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
You can use the Super Admin account in windows 7 and use that if you need admin rights. (right-click on the CMD and select run as administrator) then type this: net user administrator /active:yes do what youu need to do. When you are done open the CMD and type net user administrator /active:no and log out.
tried it but didnt work, access was denied


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26 May 2015   #12
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Hmm, does the command for enabling administrator account not work unless you rename cmd/magnifier?
The rename is so you can click on Magnify when you are booting which then takes you to a Command Prompt where you can issue the

net user administrator /active:yes

command. One you have dome that then reboot and login as Administrator to make changes to the user account.
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26 May 2015   #13
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
You can use the Super Admin account in windows 7 and use that if you need admin rights. (right-click on the CMD and select run as administrator) then type this: net user administrator /active:yes do what youu need to do. When you are done open the CMD and type net user administrator /active:no and log out.
You can't enable the Administrator account from a Standard user.
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02 Jun 2015   #14
jumbovideo

Ontario
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
You can use the Super Admin account in windows 7 and use that if you need admin rights. (right-click on the CMD and select run as administrator) then type this: net user administrator /active:yes do what youu need to do. When you are done open the CMD and type net user administrator /active:no and log out.
Okay so I was able to get into Admin account through the above method and with the net user administrator /active:yes

Now... since I'm able to login as Admin, I went to give full control to my original user account(by going to properties of my local drive -> security tab) but I still can't seem to remove any program or delete the folders I want. It'll say 'You require permission from the Administrators to make changes to this folder'

What more do I need to do in order to completely gain Admin access?
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02 Jun 2015   #15
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's not how you do it, login with Admin, go into control panel - User accounts - manage another account - chose your account - change account type - select administrator - click change
re-log as your own account and try again

Don't go on starting to delete folders on C, uninstall from "Programs and Features" in Control Panel.
Take a screenshot of what you want to delete and ask here.
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02 Jun 2015   #16
jumbovideo

Ontario
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
That's not how you do it, login with Admin, go into control panel - User accounts - manage another account - chose your account - change account type - select administrator - click change
re-log as your own account and try again

Don't go on starting to delete folders on C, uninstall from "Programs and Features" in Control Panel.
Take a screenshot of what you want to delete and ask here.
I tried but I don't see my User on there at all. I see just Administrator and Guest.
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02 Jun 2015   #17
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Alright another approach
Right click computer - manage - Local Users and Groups - Users - double click your account - member of - add - write "administrators" - ok
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02 Jun 2015   #18
jumbovideo

Ontario
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Alright another approach
Right click computer - manage - Local Users and Groups - Users - double click your account - member of - add - write "administrators" - ok
yay it worked! ty!
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