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Windows 7: Cannot create a new account

07 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Cannot create a new account

Hi, I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my machine and I can't seem to create an administrator or standard user account on my system. I get the following screen,
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Any idea how I can work this or what seems to be the problem?

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07 Aug 2010   #2

Windows Seven Ultimate

How long have you had Windows 7 installed? Did it work before? Please give us a little more information, we will able to help you more.
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07 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Ive had it installed for a little over 6 months now. Even now everything else works just fine. This is the first of things that i've discovered recently. System specs are,

AMD Athlon 4400+
3GB DDR2 667 MHz RAM
DVD+/- Writer
XFX ATi 4650 HD graphics
300GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
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07 Aug 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit


Does your current Username has any special characters ? Try to create it from "Local Users and Groups"
Start | Right click on Computer | Manage | Local Users and Groups | Users | There just Right Click on Panel the select New User then try to create one there.

If that fails then Enable Build-in administrator and see if can create under that account Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
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07 Aug 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello rcsh, welcome to Seven Forums!

I see from the snip above you are trying to name the account "Admn" Windows may not be allowing that as there is already a "built in" acct named "Administrator" and yours may be confusing matters not to mention people have had major problems when an acct is named administrator, try another name.
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