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Windows 7: Can I add an "Administrator" account?


20 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Can I add an "Administrator" account?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my VAIO laptop with only one account, which is an Administrator account. I would like to change my account to a Standard User account but first I would like to add an account with the name of Administrator with Administrator authority and give it a password.

I'm not sure if this has any effect on the "built-in" Administrator account.

Thanks,
Robert

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20 May 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome Robert,
Here's a tutorial that should help you out,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ts.html?filter

Also here's some info on the built in administrator account,

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Which is disabled by default.
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20 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi and welcome to the forums.

You can add an admin accoun by following the tutorial at Create a user account (You are on a Workgroup not a Domain)

This will in no way affect the hidden administrator account.

Oli

EDIT: Derek beet me too it with a better post.
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20 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Hi and welcome to the forums.

You can add an admin accoun by following the tutorial at Create a user account (You are on a Workgroup not a Domain)

This will in no way affect the hidden administrator account.

Oli

EDIT: Derek beet me too it with a better post.
Is Windows 7 Home Premium different from XP Pro? My XP Pro boxes with multiple usrs don't display the Admin acct on the login screen that lists the accounts.

Thanks,
Robert
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