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

22 Mar 2010   #70
ruthw

windows 7
 
 

hp pavilion slimline s5310f. Thanks so much for your patience.


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23 Mar 2010   #71
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ruth,

Here's the link from HP on how to. It should be the same in Windows 7 as well.

Using HP Backup and Recovery Manager in Vista - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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23 Mar 2010   #72
ruthw

windows 7
 
 

I'm going to have to return the computer. I continue to get the box requesting a password and I don't have it. Thanks anyway.
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23 Mar 2010   #73
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ruth,

You should be able to do so using this option there though.

On startup, press f11 to launch Recovery Manager.
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23 Mar 2010   #74
ruthw

windows 7
 
 

That's useless unless I can create a backup disc, isn't it?

I can't create a backup disc because a password is required and I'm afraid to do the f11 thing in case it kills the computer.
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23 Mar 2010   #75
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

At step 5 below there, you will have an option to create a backup first.

"When prompted, select the Back up your files first (recommended) option, and then click Next . Follow the on-screen instructions."
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23 Mar 2010   #76
ruthw

windows 7
 
 

Well, I finally got my problem solved. I ended up calling Office Depot and they gave me the password into the administrator's account. I truly appreciate your patience and your prompt responses! Thank you so much! I hope you have a lovely day!
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23 Mar 2010   #77
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Ruth. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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23 Mar 2010   #78
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Ruth, I was following this thread. I am so glad to learn you are up and running. Thank you for letting us know.
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10 Jun 2010   #79
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hey guys a quick question..by enabling the admin account i should copy all my files and programs there so to get away from manually having to run each program as administrator and not use my normal account anymore?
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