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

10 Jan 2014   #220
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

If I disable the Administrator account will the settings go back to default or will any changes made remain after the disable?


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10 Jan 2014   #221
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Casey,

The settings will remain so that you can continue using them each time you enable the built-in Administrator next.

If you wanted to reset the settings, you could delete the C:\Users\Administrator folder after disabling the built-in Administrator. This would cause it to be recreated to default the next time it's enabled.

Hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2014   #222
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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

The settings will remain so that you can continue using them each time you enable the built-in Administrator next.

If you wanted to reset the settings, you could delete the C:\Users\Administrator folder after disabling the built-in Administrator. This would cause it to recreated to default the next time it's enabled.

Hope this helps.
Thanks. That's just what I needed to know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2014   #223
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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30 Jan 2014   #224
Lindi25

 

I know this is a very old thread but it popped up when I had the System Error 5 problem so I'm posting this for future reference if someone else has the same problem.

I tried everything I could find on Google but nothing worked - the I saw I had 2 domains on the PC and I was logging onto the wrong one with the Administrator PW - that's why it seemed that my Administrator account was deleted.

I picked it up by going to Manage Users - Users - then I viewed the list of users (of which administrator was one) and I saw the domain read something different as to the one i was trying to log on to.

I switched user, typed in DOMAINNAME\Administrator (no PW) and VOILA! I could do what was needed to do.

I hope this helps someone somewhere that also gained gray hairs of struggling with this problem
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06 Feb 2014   #225
isahrangme

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I tried Options 1, 2, 3. I keep getting "Access is denied"

I couldn't even complete Option 4!

Please help!



Some details about what happened:

I accidentally deleted the domain administrator from my computer!

I am logged into my computer using a local user, which has no administrator privileges. Then, I logged in as the domain administrator, and was trying to remove the domain administrator as being the only one in charge, but I didn't know that that meant I would be removing all administrators! :/

I went to MANAGE USER ACCOUNTS (from User Accounts in Control Panel) and saw two users, and thought that by deleting both, that would be fine.

DUMB MISTAKE!

Now I can't make ANY changes to this computer because it has no administrator!
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07 Feb 2014   #226
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Isahrangme, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yeah, without being logged in to an administrator account, you will not be able to use Options 1, 2, 3 as you found out the hard way since you do no have access rights to do so.

What happened with Method II in Option 4? Any error messages?
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07 Feb 2014   #227
isahrangme

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

THANKS FOR THE QUICK RESPONSE!

Haven't gotten around to Method II! I meant to try that tomorrow. I tried Method I, and when I typed in "list volume", it gave me some error (which I didn't record down).

If Method II does not work, is there no other way?!

There has to be SOME way to be able to add/remove users or remove the computer from the domain!
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07 Feb 2014   #228
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Format and reinstall at boot would be an option, but let's hope it doesn't come to that.
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22 Apr 2014   #229
quietsnature

windows home premium 64bit
 
 

ok i finally got it typed right and i think accepted how can i check to make sure?
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