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Windows 7: Can not "change account type" to administrator

21 Dec 2017   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Can not "change account type" to administrator

My Dell Optiplex 780 running win7-64 shows two users, Jim (Administraor) and Administrator. I always use the Jim account. Yet, when I try to do things I do not have admin priveledges. If I open a command prompt, I can not run sfc /scannow, it says I need admin priveledges; if I run cmd as administrator, then I can run sfc /scannow.

When I open the user accounts control panel and click on Jim, with Administrator written under it, one option is "change account type." When I click on this, it then show two account types, standard user, and administrator. Standard user is selected. If I click the Administrator radio button, then the "change account type" is grayed out, even if I create a password for the account. windows will not let me change the account tyupe of the Jim account to "administrator."

What do I do? I tried deleting the Administrator account but it does not give that option.


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21 Dec 2017   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

The problem is that you are trying to upgrade an account to administrator while logged into that account.

Log into an account that has administrator privileges, and then change the account in question to an administrator account while logged into the administrator account.
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21 Dec 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Use the administrator account to give administrator privileges to the standard user account.

If you have deleted the administrator account, create a new one and make sure it's an administrator account. Then set the standard user account as an administrator.
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