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Windows 7: cannot create new standard account

19 Dec 2009   #1
fhlamartin

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
cannot create new standard account

I am the only user on my PC (Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit upgrade from Vista), with Administrator privileges. The standard Control-Panel procedure for creating a new account fails.

Specifically, Following the procedure: Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Manage Another Account > Create a New Account >Type new Account Name and select Standard Account aborts. The next screen, "Choose the Account you would like to change", is blank. It does not even show my account.

How might I correct this flaw?


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19 Dec 2009   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Try disabling UAC then creating the new account. Enable UAC when done.

See here for instructions: Turn User Account Control on or off
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19 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fhlamartin View Post
I am the only user on my PC (Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit upgrade from Vista), with Administrator privileges. The standard Control-Panel procedure for creating a new account fails.

Specifically, Following the procedure: Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Manage Another Account > Create a New Account >Type new Account Name and select Standard Account aborts. The next screen, "Choose the Account you would like to change", is blank. It does not even show my account.

How might I correct this flaw?
Try creating a new account and then make changes to your present account. I believe that you cannot change the account that you are currently using.
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19 Dec 2009   #4
fhlamartin

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks to both.

I am unable to create ANY new account (Please note, I am not trying to change my current account, which is an Administrator account. Rather, I just want to create a standard account.)

Turning off UAC, as suggested, did not correct the fault.

Anyone have any idea less than reinstalling Windows 7?
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19 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Lets try a different approach. Go to start menu, search. Type in user account, then go that route. If it does not work, come back and we will see about the next step.
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19 Dec 2009   #6
fhlamartin

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Sorry to say, your suggested approach did not correct flaw.
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19 Dec 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

When you installed 7, did you create your present account or was it there, ready for you?
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19 Dec 2009   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I thought about your problem and this is what I think will work.

Easy one first: Do a repair install. Just take your DVD and do an upgrade install. Try it afterwards. If it does not work try this:

Go into safe mode. Usually if you press f8 repeatedly as you boot up, as soon as you start but prior to windows logo. You will get a screen that allows you to go into safe mode. Go into this mode, then try to create the users account.

Try to make an administrative account and also a regular account. Maybe one will work and break this jinx.
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19 Dec 2009   #9
fhlamartin

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I believe it was there for me.
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20 Dec 2009   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Try booting to Safe Mode (press F8 every second or so when you see the manufacturers logo), then login as Administrator. Try creating the account from there.

You will have to enable Administrator login first I believe. See here for info: Built-in Administrator Account
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