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Windows 7: Admin not able to change UAC type

12 Nov 2009   #1
ajelin

Windows 7
 
 
Admin not able to change UAC type

I bought Vista x64 because of the free upgrade to Win7. After I updated I found that my two admin accounts were no longer admin, but standard. To make a too of a long story shorter, I was able to create a new admin account using net user adminitrator, but when I tried to make the other two accounts admins, the change button was grayed out.

After much Googling and a lot of help, the problem still existed. The assumption was to repair the system but but since it was an update dvd and not a full version DVD the only option was to update again and, of course, that didn't work either.

My question, finally, is Is there a registry entry that I can change/add that will allow me to fix this issue?



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12 Nov 2009   #2
Avast

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi there, as you said that you were able to login to the real admin account, could you try creating a new admin account and delete the old worn out accounts?
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12 Nov 2009   #3
ajelin

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Avast View Post
Hi there, as you said that you were able to login to the real admin account, could you try creating a new admin account and delete the old worn out accounts?
Actually I activated the built in admin account just last week and that didn't help. Will try a new one but I believe it has to do with some setting because even an admin account that I created when logged in admin couldn't be set to admin type
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12 Nov 2009   #4
Avast

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

As you have bought win7 upgrade disk, you can do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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12 Nov 2009   #5
ajelin

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Avast View Post
As you have bought win7 upgrade disk, you can do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Did that, same results.
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