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Windows 7: No Admin Account Active

02 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
No Admin Account Active

I have a problem and I need to avoid having to format the pc, so I hope someone can help me.
I was playing around with the settings and changed my account type to user thinking its safer, then I got tired of having to choose the user account on startup every time so I logged in as Admin and disabled Admin account in (Manage), the problem now is that there is no Admin account active and I can't seem to enable it again being a standard user. Even running things as admin doesn't prompt for password.
I know the Admin password but I can login as Admin because its disabled, so now what?

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02 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro 9200 x64 w/Media Center

Try opening a command prompt with admin then type net user administrator /active:Yes
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02 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7

Ok, I have the problem half-fixed, I booted in safe mood and logged in as built-in Administrator, which shocked me because all of this security is useless if you can do that!
Now I enabled the Admin account with the admin rights that I made and I can access it again, but when I login as user and I try running something as Admin I get error message about privilege bla bla bla but no password prompt as it should be so you can run as admin, whats the deal?
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03 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7

Ok, all is figured out, now a winows prompt for Admin password when needing Admin rights to do something or when I try to run something as Admin, maybe it had to do with UAC?! no idea
I also followed the instructions on this link Automatic Logon Into Windows 7 | Windows 7 News
So I avoid users boot screen.
I still wonder why there is built in Admin account, anyone can boot in safe mood and do whatever
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