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Windows 7: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

02 Nov 2012   #170
JBN

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Hey Shawn,

Let me just revise some things I said earlier. Sorry, got too dazed with confusion when I wrote initially =(

1. I disabled the built-in administrator through Local Security Policy (LSP) NOT Local Users and Groups. Not sure if this will affect your response to my problem. FYI, now i can't access LSP also.

2. I can't access Change your account type under User Accounts. In the UAC message "Do you want to allow the following program to make the following changes to this computer?", the "Yes" button is gray.

I need to restore the built-in admin again because I can't download/install/uninstall/etc. when that UAC message above appears.

I can't do any of the system restore options you mentioned because I can't even get pass the UAC message. Only "No" is the active reply *sniff*sniff*

Is there any other way? Thanks again for your help... and tons of patience =)


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02 Nov 2012   #171
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you able to do the system restore at boot?
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02 Nov 2012   #172
JBN

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Hi Shawn,

I just tried it now. "Do you want to allow the following program..." appears when I attempt to make the System Repair Disc either through the recdisc.exe method or the create system repair disc method. But since the "yes" button is gray, I can't even accomplish step 1. Unfortunately, I don't have the Windows installation disc. Looks like I really messed up my pc =(

Hope you have other thoughts... Thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2012   #173
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If needed, you can create a System Repair Disc on another computer and still be able to use it on yours. Just be sure that it's the same 32-bit or 64-bit Windows as yours.
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21 Nov 2012   #174
GunRock

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Built-in Admin Ac

Very useful tips.
Thanks and Regards,
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24 Nov 2012   #175
JBN

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

hi brink/shawn! FINALLY! logging under the "safe mode" allowed me to enable my administrator again. PHEW! good thing no need for the recovery disc thing. the internet cafe guy gave me that idea (i went there to make the rec disc but their pc won't allow it so we got to talking about my problem). but i still want to thank you for all the possible solutions you put here, which by the way are very thorough but concise. big help to non-it pips like me.

keep up the good work! THANKS AGAIN!WAAAH. i am just sooo relieved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2012   #176
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome JBN. I'm happy to hear that you got it enabled.
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26 Jan 2013   #177
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Brink,

in my case, i just have one user who doesn't have any of the permissions and thus I'm not able to apply any of these methods!

what might be the solution?

best

Jamal


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2013   #178
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jamal,

What happened to your normal administrator account?

You might give OPTION FOUR a try at boot.
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27 Jan 2013   #179
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jamal,

What happened to your normal administrator account?

You might give OPTION FOUR a try at boot.

Many thanks Brink

I’m not sure how I got stuck there!

· the machine has only one user at start/log off/ switch user
· This user has no administrative privileges!

What does “option four” refer to? Is it F4?

Best

Jamal
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