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Windows 7: I deleted the admin account.


01 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 
I deleted the admin account.

I just installed windows on my new computer. (same as old computer, but with newer motherboard, but I decided to reformat, and do a clean install). Everything was fine for a couple days. I immediately disabled that annoying User thingy. The UAC?

When I was installing though, I created a username of "John". I guess it was the administrator.

Well, I was tired, and not paying attention, and just deleted it. Thinking that when I restarted, it would be just like normal, but it wouldn't have "John" as a user.

Nope. I restart it, and it's asking for a username/password. Which I had never created even for the "John" account.

Now what? whats the defualt username/password? I tried with nothing, and tried admin/admin with no luck.

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01 Feb 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt View Post
I just installed windows on my new computer. (same as old computer, but with newer motherboard, but I decided to reformat, and do a clean install). Everything was fine for a couple days. I immediately disabled that annoying User thingy. The UAC?

When I was installing though, I created a username of "John". I guess it was the administrator.

Well, I was tired, and not paying attention, and just deleted it. Thinking that when I restarted, it would be just like normal, but it wouldn't have "John" as a user.

Nope. I restart it, and it's asking for a username/password. Which I had never created even for the "John" account.

Now what? whats the defualt username/password? I tried with nothing, and tried admin/admin with no luck.

Hi and welcome

Do you have a backup we can restore from?

do you have the win 7 dvd so we can do a repair install?

If you have the win 7 dvd and can boot from itm we can enable the built in hidden administrator account.

let us know

Ken
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01 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try booting up in Safe Mode and creating a new Admin account for yourself.
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01 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

^^Thanks. I do have the DVD. Everything is legal and valid. Bought from the Digital River store, and one from Microcenter.

I'll try the Safe mode thing.
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01 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

that worked. Just went into safe mode and made the appropriate changes.

Thanks.
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01 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Great, glad I could help. Now I know what to tell others with the same issue.

Go ahead and click the red button at the top of your post, and let the mods know the thread is solved.

~JK
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01 Feb 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Great, glad I could help. Now I know what to tell others with the same issue.

Go ahead and click the red button at the top of your post, and let the mods know the thread is solved.

~JK
I like that Jonathan, you deserve the Supporter Badge and more.
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22 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Great, glad I could help. Now I know what to tell others with the same issue.

Go ahead and click the red button at the top of your post, and let the mods know the thread is solved.

~JK
I am losing my mind. I can't seem to figure how to make this "closed".

edit, I think I figured it out. I hit "report", then I just typed that this thread should be closed? I normally only use "report" to report a problem, so it never even occured to me.
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22 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Marked as Solved for you.

You're quite right - if you want a thread marking as such then just report it. This just brings it to my notice (and the other Staff Members) that the thread wants some attention.
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22 Feb 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Glad that things worked out for you. Take care.
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