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Windows 7: User Accounts

18 Aug 2013   #1

Windows7 Pro SP1 32 bit
 
 
User Accounts

Hi all
In the past on my Windows7 Pro I have had messages that " I don't have administrator rights" so I have fiddled around until I have, ( I think by opposite clicking and selecting > Run as Administrator ) or making a an Admin account through Control Panel, on rebooting the PC I have been asked to enter my password which I have tried to stop, and now I have 2 login icons on the welcome screen, one is for Administrator and the other Robert, which I click on to open.
To day a message appeared saying that my Smart Defrag2 had stopped working, ExeptionEInOutError00095B8 which I can't sort out, so I decided to uninstall the program and download it again, unfortunately as I clicked onto the Revo uninstaller I got a message saying that I did not have Administrator privileges so it will not work.
If I “swap users” the Administrator account screen seems very basic so I have tried to delete the Administrator account through “Add or Remove User Accounts” but there is no remove option for the Admin account only for “ Robert standard account “ which I want to keep.
Any help to sort this out will be appreciated. Regards Robert.

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18 Aug 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

You definitely don't want to delete the admin account, if you think that one is corrupt you should make a new admin before deleting the old.

You can lock yourself out of your computer without an admin account.

I only use Revo when the standard method of uninstalling doesn't work.

Sounds like you can run this and see if it finds and fixes anything,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between.
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18 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The Administrator account is a built-in Administrator account . To disable it .

Open up an Elevated Command Prompt. Click on in type CMD . Right click on CMD under Programs (1) choose . On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button . Command Prompt opens up to C:\Windows\System32>_

Inside the command prompt enter the command below and press Enter

net user administrator /active:no


If done correctly you will get this statement " The Command Completed Successfully "
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19 Aug 2013   #4

Windows7 Pro SP1 32 bit
 
 

Thanks boath for your quick repies and sorry for my slow one, I tried > Start and typed sfc scannow, and nothing happened so I tried typing > net user etc in the comand prompt box and got the message "system error5 access denied"
Regards Robert.
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19 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

That error means you didn't try to run the elevated command prompt .
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19 Aug 2013   #6

Windows7 Pro SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hi again, thanks for your interest, I don't quite understand the process yet but I'll try to follow your instructions untill I find the elevated prompt.
Although I must have done something right as now on login it has stopped asking for my PW and all I do is click on the icon, so I tried again to uninstall a program this time through Control Panel> Programs and Features, and got the message that I needed to be an administrator before I could delete the program.
Regards Robert.
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19 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Click on right-click on Computer

Click Manage, which should open the Computer Management

Click the + next to Local Users and Groups

Click Users

Double-click your user account

Click the Member Of tab

See if it has Administrators listed .
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20 Aug 2013   #8

Windows7 Pro SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hi VistaKing, thanks for the advice, I have opened the PC Management and on the Local Users link there is a User + a Groups account, when I open the User account there is a list showing "Admin, Guest, Home Groups, Robert, Update User"
When I open > Admin, there is an account description clicking on the > Member Of tab, shows > Administrators and Home Users.
When I click on Robert the General tab is empty, but the Member Of tab shows > Users
Regards Robert.
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20 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Login to the Built-in administrator account . Once you're logged in . Open an elevated command prompt by doing the following

Click on start button in type CMD . Right click on CMD under Programs (1) choose . On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button . Command Prompt opens up to C:\Windows\System32>_

Inside the command prompt type in this command

net localgroup administrators Robert /add
then press Enter

Your Robert account then should be in the Administrators group .
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21 Aug 2013   #10

Windows7 Pro SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hi again, I think Windows 7 Pro must be a bit diferent? as after opening the admin built in account & clicking on admin in the "Member of" tab I could not find a "Run as Administrator" so after typing CMD while this was open the Win sys 32 cmd box opend and I typed the net localgroups etc, and the message was "An object named Robert cannot be found" so I tried entering Robert in the "Full name box" and Ok'd it on the General tab, of each of the 3 options Admin, Home group users and Robert, and access was denied.
I tried again with the CMD command and this time the massage was as follows > The syntax for this command is:
net
[ ACCOUNTS|COMPUTER||CONFIG|CONTINUE|FILE|GROUP|HELP|STATISTICS|STOP|USE|USER|VIEW]
I:\Users\Robert>_

Hope this makes sense, Thanks for your help
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