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Windows 7: Help, I don't have permission to do anything

27 Jan 2010   #1
MitchellEve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help, I don't have permission to do anything

Hey Guys,

so I went Start > Run > user controlpasswords2 and I set the full name of my account from Mitchell ****** to Mitchell I went to the last tab and I guess I accidentally scrolled my mouse down and it took me from the Administrator group and put me in the HomeGroup User group.

Now, I don't have permission to do anything. I'm the only administrator account on the computer. The other administrator account I disabled and now I'm stuck.

I've tried booting into safe mode but I made it in Msconfig that you can't see other boot options. I have no way of getting into Msconfig or boot.ini for that matter.

I've run out of ideas and I really don't want to reinstall Windows. How can I get into my computer? Can someone please give me some ideas?


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27 Jan 2010   #2
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

I don't know if it will work but have you tried a System Restore to a date just before you did the change ?
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27 Jan 2010   #3
MitchellEve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
I don't know if it will work but have you tried a System Restore to a date just before you did the change ?
Tried that, but when I open up system restore it wants me to enter an administrator password.
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27 Jan 2010   #4
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Hi Mitchel, the method described in the Vista Forums helped me with a similar problem with Win7: Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums
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27 Jan 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve View Post
Hey Guys,

so I went Start > Run > user controlpasswords2 and I set the full name of my account from Mitchell ****** to Mitchell I went to the last tab and I guess I accidentally scrolled my mouse down and it took me from the Administrator group and put me in the HomeGroup User group.

Now, I don't have permission to do anything. I'm the only administrator account on the computer. The other administrator account I disabled and now I'm stuck.

I've tried booting into safe mode but I made it in Msconfig that you can't see other boot options. I have no way of getting into Msconfig or boot.ini for that matter.

I've run out of ideas and I really don't want to reinstall Windows. How can I get into my computer? Can someone please give me some ideas?
If you disabled the built in admin, and changed your login there really inst much to do.

Was the admin account you disabled the buil in and hidden one?
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27 Jan 2010   #6
MitchellEve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Hi Mitchel, the method described in the Vista Forums helped me with a similar problem with Win7: Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Thanks for the suggestion but I need to enter a password to be able to create a new User Account. I'm not even a standard user I can't do anything.

EDIT: I'm going to try using System Restore with the Windows 7 disk.
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27 Jan 2010   #7
MitchellEve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve View Post
Hey Guys,

so I went Start > Run > user controlpasswords2 and I set the full name of my account from Mitchell ****** to Mitchell I went to the last tab and I guess I accidentally scrolled my mouse down and it took me from the Administrator group and put me in the HomeGroup User group.

Now, I don't have permission to do anything. I'm the only administrator account on the computer. The other administrator account I disabled and now I'm stuck.

I've tried booting into safe mode but I made it in Msconfig that you can't see other boot options. I have no way of getting into Msconfig or boot.ini for that matter.

I've run out of ideas and I really don't want to reinstall Windows. How can I get into my computer? Can someone please give me some ideas?
If you disabled the built in admin, and changed your login there really inst much to do.

Was the admin account you disabled the buil in and hidden one?

Yes it was, I've booted into Windows from the installation disk so I'm going to try System Restore. I'll post if it works or if it doesn't work

UPDATE 1: I got into Windows System Recovery Options, and I selected System Restore. It loaded up and gave me a selection of Restore Points. I've selected a point where I was an Administrator.

Now we wait.

UPDATE 2: The system finished and is now restarting.

UPDATE 3: I have my account back. I really love the help this forum puts out, all the suggestions you give really shows how you guys all come together to help. I will REP you all when I'm on my desktop.
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27 Jan 2010   #8
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Hi Mitchel, the method described in the Vista Forums helped me with a similar problem with Win7: Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Thanks for the suggestion but I need to enter a password to be able to create a new User Account. I'm not even a standard user I can't do anything.

EDIT: I'm going to try using System Restore with the Windows 7 disk.
Your system restore should work. If not, it is method 3 in that post in Vista I had in mind and worked for me

Update: glad it worked!
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27 Jan 2010   #9
MitchellEve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

refresh the page, and Moderators please change this to solved.
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27 Jan 2010   #10
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Glad to see my suggestion worked for you well done on fixing it.
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