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Windows 7: Lost Administration privileges

14 Sep 2013   #1

Home Premium 64 bit
Lost Administration privileges

Lost Administration privileges and can’t get them back. I was trying to undo the SteelSeries Apex keyboard engine and was doing fine till I got to the Appdata folder and could not delete the “Roaming” file because it said I didn’t have Administration privileges. Also I somehow lost the Accessories In the start menu so can’t even get a command prompt. So I thought I’d do a Win7 no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall but that wouldn’t work either because I couldn’t uninstall SP1. I tried to buy another Win7 DVD but none available since Win8 is out.
So can anyone offer any suggestions or point me in the right direction?

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14 Sep 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Droful, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could still do a repair install if you like. The note box under step 4 in the tutorial below can help show you how to download a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 ISO file to be able to create an installation USB or DVD with.

Repair Install

Hope this helps,
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