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Windows 7: User Accounts?

10 Jun 2011   #31
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope...

I don't want to re-install I have 400gb of files on my disk,


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10 Jun 2011   #32
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

No I want a repair install. but always good to back up first.
Hopefully you will not lose anything and you should not, but back up first
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10 Jun 2011   #33
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Fist things to do in this current situation ....

Make sure you have backups of your irreplaceable data - documents, photos, music, videos - preferably to an external media, (HDD, USB, DVD). so that if the worst happens you will not lose this.

Enable the hidden (built-in) administrator account, temporarily, for emergency use if required, log into this account at least once.

My method for creating a admin/standard user system is as follows ....

In the existing admin account (first created account?), create a second admin account.
log into the new admin account set up password and other required settings when this account is set and working go into the users control panel and demote the original account to a standard account.
log into the original account and use for day to day use - if requested for credentials by uac give the password of the new admin account

This method does not require you to move any existing files or change any permissions.

When the system is operating to requirements make sure that the Hidden Administrator has a secure password assigned, once this is done set the hidden administrator back to disabled
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10 Jun 2011   #34
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't have it...bought the laptop for 500$ and didn't get the CD.

Any way to create one?
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10 Jun 2011   #35
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Fist things to do in this current situation ....

Make sure you have backups of your irreplaceable data - documents, photos, music, videos - preferably to an external media, (HDD, USB, DVD). so that if the worst happens you will not lose this.

Enable the hidden (built-in) administrator account, temporarily, for emergency use if required, log into this account at least once.

My method for creating a admin/standard user system is as follows ....

In the existing admin account (first created account?), create a second admin account.
log into the new admin account set up password and other required settings when this account is set and working go into the users control panel and demote the original account to a standard account.
log into the original account and use for day to day use - if requested for credentials by uac give the password of the new admin account

This method does not require you to move any existing files or change any permissions.

When the system is operating to requirements make sure that the Hidden Administrator has a secure password assigned, once this is done set the hidden administrator back to disabled

I already did that, thanks!

but now my problem is the UAC.
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10 Jun 2011   #36
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
I don't have it...bought the laptop for 500$ and didn't get the CD.

Any way to create one?
No way to legally create one and no guarantee that my suggestion will work. You can, however, call Micorosoft if you bought the OS or your computer company if it came preinstalled and get a CD for cost, about $25.00 american.
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10 Jun 2011   #37
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

no other way?
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10 Jun 2011   #38
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

No legal ways that I know of.
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10 Jun 2011   #39
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One method that may be possible is to borrow a copy of the install medium for your version of win7 from a Friend/ Work Colleague / family member, and use your existing key, this should not be in breach of any licence restrictions
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10 Jun 2011   #40
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
One method that may be possible is to borrow a copy of the install medium for your version of win7 from a Friend/ Work Colleague / family member, and use your existing key, this should not be in breach of any licence restrictions
Total agreement, here.
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