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Windows 7: Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE

1 Week Ago   #20
Quidam88

Windows 7
 
 

I should add I got to this page trying to trouble shoot another issue, I am not locked out of my account.

Completely locked out NOTHING runs


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6 Days Ago   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Quidam88, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You would need to do this from a command prompt at boot to avoid the in use issue.

Since you are able to boot into Safe Mode, you could see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator using one of the method below instead.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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6 Days Ago   #22
Quidam88

Windows 7
 
 
Any other suggestions

Thanks but do you have any other suggestions or work around? I had already tried method 2 and got hung up on the SAM step as I already posted. I canít seem to get method 1 working because the computer wonít link to the internet in safe mode with networking, and afraid if I download on another computer and use a jump drive that it wonít let me because it wonít even let me open folders to transfer it to the desktop. Any other suggestions are appreciated.
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6 Days Ago   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You should be able to use Option 2 below in the elevated command prompt while logged in to your account or in Safe Mode. An Internet connection is not required to enable the built-in Administrator account.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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6 Days Ago   #24
Quidam88

Windows 7
 
 
Throws that first

I actually tried method 2 first because it didn’t require me to download anything, see back to my first post, I got hung up at step 5 the SAM part, I says it’s in use by another program (original post has exact wording it uses). I can’t figure out how to get the SAM file open to get to step 6.

So today after work I tried method 1. But it won’t open the internet and when I put in a Jump drive it says I don’t have permissions to open any folder to even get to the jump drive, see one of my later posts, I am trying this because the other forum post said this helped fix the issue when locked out of things and tells me I can’t get into anything

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I’ve tried this all as normal admin, in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt... I was just hoping you might have another work around since this admin build helped other with this bigger issue.

Thanks for you help. If I can’t get it figured out I might have to break down and pay a tech
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5 Days Ago   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, but I'm a bit confused.

If your goal is to enable the built-in Administrator account, what happened when you tried to use Option 2 below while logged in to your normal admin account not in safe mode?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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1 Day Ago   #26
Mizzchic

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

thank you il give it a go when I get home , iam clueless using a laptop lol so need all help can get cheers .
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1 Day Ago   #27
Mizzchic

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thank You ,I keep 2nd guessing myself witch isn't helpful cheers
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1 Day Ago   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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