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Windows 7: Make a User Administrator ?

29 May 2011   #1

Win7 64 Bit
Make a User Administrator ?

I got a new notebook and not using win7 got off to a bad start or starts not ever using 7 before...lucky I knew to figure out backup right off just in case.
Anyway I see I'm not the administrator. I am a user. I have a name I gave it. Is there a way I can become the adminstrator and have full control ? I have all my programs on my desktop etc. I used the tuturial to turn on the administrator but found when I restarted I had two choices one the admin the other me (user). Can I moved all my info to admin mode or change my user status to full control. etc.

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29 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64


You may be an Administrator already, you can check this by:

(Option Two)
User Accounts - Add or Remove from Groups

Right Click Computer >> Select Manage - You get a screen like below, click Local Users and Groups:
Make a User Administrator ?-1.png

Now double click 'Users'
Make a User Administrator ?-2.png

Now double click 'Administrators'
Make a User Administrator ?-3.png

Is your username listed there?


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29 May 2011   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Truckinguy,

I think that you may be confusing the built-in Administrator account compared to your default adminstrator account created during the installation of Windows 7.

You could also open the Control Panel (icons view), click on User Accounts, and check to see if you see Administrator under you user name.

Make a User Administrator ?-current-1_uac.jpg

Hope this helps,

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29 May 2011   #4

Win7 64 Bit

I checked both and I'm listed in them as administrator. thanks that was simple enough.
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29 May 2011   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome. Glad that we could help. :)
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