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Windows 7: Administrator account issues

17 Jan 2011   #1
oneillt90

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Administrator account issues

Hi everyone. I have a Thinkpad that I have through a laptop program at my school. I recently had them re-image it with Windows 7 for free. Now I'm having issues because my account is not an administrator account and it is the only account on the computer. So now whenever I try to install any programs I get asked to enter an admin password and whenever I swipe my fingerprint or enter my password all it says is "This task requires elevation". And I cant run elevated command prompt to install the admin account that comes default with windows because it gives me the same screen asking for an admin password. What can I do? I cant access the user account control either.


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17 Jan 2011   #2
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can your school IT give you those rights? I'd ask them to allow you to be an admin.
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17 Jan 2011   #3
oneillt90

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

They don't have a clue what they're doing, any software issues and they'll just re image the computer. That's about all they can do.
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17 Jan 2011   #4
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried this tutorial?
Run as Administrator[2]=Security System Tools
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17 Jan 2011   #5
oneillt90

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Always get prompted, saying requested operation requires elevation.
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17 Jan 2011   #6
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry, need more help than I can give. Be patient. These folks can help you I'm sure.
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17 Jan 2011   #7
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

If the laptops is yours and you can boot to CD or USB stick, try this link:

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Basically, it is a Linux based password recovery for Windows platform. You can blank out the administrator password, or set it whatever you'd want to.
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17 Jan 2011   #8
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'll be interested to know if that works. It'd be good if it does.
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17 Jan 2011   #9
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
I'll be interested to know if that works. It'd be good if it does.
It does, that's how I've got into my laptop's admin account...

The program is useless if the drive is encrypted, obviously....
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17 Jan 2011   #10
oneillt90

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I don't understand how to use that, I download the file, then copy it to a cd and put it in before I boot off it?
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