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Windows 7: My Main(And Only) Account isn't the administrator.

30 Dec 2010   #1
Intro

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My Main(And Only) Account isn't the administrator.

Okay, basically if I wanna change settings or install things, I cannot. It says I need to be the administrator, I have no clue why my account changed to standard.

Here's what I've tried to resolve my problem, but it has not worked.

Control Panel> User Accounts> Change Your Account Type> Admin.> Select

Didn't work and when I go back to it, it still says standard.

Run> netplwiz> Name of Account> Admin> Access denied

Does anyone know how to fix this so my only account can be an admin? Thanks.


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30 Dec 2010   #2
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Intro View Post
Okay, basically if I wanna change settings or install things, I cannot. It says I need to be the administrator, I have no clue why my account changed to standard.

Here's what I've to resolve my problem, but it has not worked.

Control Panel> User Accounts> Change Your Account Type> Admin.> Select

Didn't work and when I go back to it, it still says standard.

Run> netplwiz> Name of Account> Admin> Access denied

Does anyone know how to fix this so my only account can be an admin? Thanks.
Is that the only account on the computer? No other Admin right? And yes it makes a difference

Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2010   #3
Intro

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

When I log off it says I have two options, my account and Switch user.

When I go to Control Panel and User Accounts it says,

Name of my account
Guest account
Password Protected

I do have the option to hit switch user. Then I have the option to type in the name and password of an account. I've tried to type in "Administrator", but it says the account is disabled and to talk to the admin about it. Well if I'm not the admin then there is none and I'll have this problem forever....

I've also tried to do a system restore, but you need to be an admin to do that.
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30 Dec 2010   #4
Intro

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Nevermind, I fixed it. Thanks for the help though.
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