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Windows 7: Admin rights

11 Jan 2011   #11
eliostar

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Unfortunately I can't do any of that.
That's the problem, I can't change or access any of those things.


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11 Jan 2011   #12
tchafey

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eliostar View Post
Unfortunately I can't do any of that.
That's the problem, I can't change or access any of those things.
The only time I've ever heard of this kind of thing happening is with a virus, I wouldn't doubt it, but I wouldn't know.

Maybe I'll think of something, best of luck
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12 Jan 2011   #13
eliostar

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Problem solved, somewhat accidentally.
When my pc got hung up I turned it off with the power button.
Upon restart i started in safe mode and somehow it allowed me to switch users.
I just started in admin and voila. Thanks to those who responded.
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12 Jan 2011   #14
tchafey

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eliostar View Post
Problem solved, somewhat accidentally.
When my pc got hung up I turned it off with the power button.
Upon restart i started in safe mode and somehow it allowed me to switch users.
I just started in admin and voila. Thanks to those who responded.
By "stuff" what do you mean exactly? If you go into your C drive and go to Users, you should see a folder with the name of the other users, alot of your old information from the other accoutn will be in there, Ciao.
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12 Jan 2011   #15
eliostar

64
 
 

thanks, by stuff I meant all the programs I had in the standard user
account, cause when I opened the new admin account it was pretty bare.
No matter I just changed my standard account to admin so it's ok now.
On another note. When I turn on my pc it opens the page with the account name and pic,
can I skip that and go straight to my to my programs.
thanks again
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12 Jan 2011   #16
tchafey

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eliostar View Post
thanks, by stuff I meant all the programs I had in the standard user
account, cause when I opened the new admin account it was pretty bare.
No matter I just changed my standard account to admin so it's ok now.
On another note. When I turn on my pc it opens the page with the account name and pic,
can I skip that and go straight to my to my programs.
thanks again
There is a couple of way to avoid this screen your talking about. I can't tell exactly by not looking at your computer, but if you only have one account on your computer, and it is NOT password protected, it should go right into Windows. This is how my 7 is setup, at home.

This means-in essence-you could remove any other accounts, but if your unsettled about your knowledge of user profiles, you may not want to risk deleting the wrong one. If I remember correctly windows won't let you delete an account your already on.

I'm no guru, my expertise was in Computer Science not Information Technology, something I'm starting to learn in-depth now.
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