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Windows 7: Uh oh, I think a screwed up the Admin account


09 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Uh oh, I think a screwed up the Admin account

I got a new computer and went into the computer Management and changed the password on the Adminitrator account. But I forgot to uncheck the "account disabled" box. Now I cannot install any software, because I get a message that "operation requires elevation", and I cannot log in as administrator, because the account is disabled.

Anyone know how I can fix this?

Thanks


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09 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Afrilling, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you are able to boot into Safe Mode, enable and log on to the built-in Administrator account while in Safe Mode, then enabled your other account again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks. I got it. I was talking to my network administrator and he logged in with his "ADMIN" password, and it took it, so I was able to change what I needed.

I was freaking out for a minute there.
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09 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello afrilling, welcome to Seven Forums!



Here's another tutorial that may help if you have password issues again, at the link below.

Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7


Pleased to see you have it sorted.
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09 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks. I actully tried System Restore, and it would accept my password.
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09 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Afrilling, I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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