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Windows 7: I need help to access Administrator rights!

13 Aug 2013   #1
NyanDanny

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
I need help to access Administrator rights!

Here's my situation. I have two account in which which one is named Admin and the other is named Danny. One account was an administrator user, and the other, a standard user. Recently, I accidentally changed the administrator user to a standard user and now I am stuck with two standard users. I cannot access some files, change settings on my computer, download things, remove programs, etc. Help!

I've done some research beforehand and people say to try and access the true administrator by typing "net user administrator /active:yes" into the command prompt after you run it as an administrator, but all it gives me is "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied."


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13 Aug 2013   #2
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Did you stumble upon this already?
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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13 Aug 2013   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

See here: What are the system recovery options in Windows? - Microsoft Windows Help

At the bottom, click on To access the System Recovery Options menu

Once there, use System Restore to go back to before you changed the Administrator account.
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13 Aug 2013   #4
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

boot into safe mode. click start > run. type Control userpasswords2 in the run box and see if you can switch a user to admin from there

--Edit--
it may be Control useraccounts2, if that dont work, try to type them in non plural, I would check, but i havn't used windows in awhile
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14 Aug 2013   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

It's Control userpasswords2 and it won't work. You need to be an Admin to make that change, Catch 22.
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14 Aug 2013   #6
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

i dunno, last time i tried it i think all went well...

Anyways, i dunno if the free version'll do it, but Active@ Password changer is pretty nice, with it you can open up the built in Administrator account
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