Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #60

    Hi,
    I have go through your tutorial but the option of "Local Users and Groups" is not showing.

    Thanks for the suggestion as i have enable the Administrator.
    Can you tell me how i can import my data from my previous account which was also a administrator account to admin account???
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  2. Posts : 70,220
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #61

    I'm happy to hear that you got it enabled. :)

    You can copy the contents of your old account's C:\Users\(username) folders (including hidden AppData) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(username) folders.
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  3. Posts : 8
    windows 7
       #62

    not working for me


    This isn't working for me. Not quite sure what I'm doing wrong. There is no 'users folder' that comes up allowing me to change anything and anything I type in the 'search' or if I try to access the control panel, I'm not allowed as I am not the 'administrator.'
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  4. Posts : 70,220
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #63

    Hello Ruth, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    You can only enable the built-in Adminsitrator account while logged in as an administrator using a elevated (run as administrator) command prompt), or other option in the tutorial.

    You cannot do this while logged in as a standard user without having to enter the administrator's password when prompted by UAC. Sorry.
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  5. Posts : 8
    windows 7
       #64

    Then what do I do? This is a brandnew computer and I can't do anything, particularly download anti-virus. Thanks for the welcome.
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  6. Posts : 70,220
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #65

    Who has an adminstrator account? This will be the default account setup during the installation of Windows 7, or that comes setup with a OEM store bought computer.
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  7. Posts : 8
    windows 7
       #66

    I will be the administrator.
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  8. Posts : 70,220
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #67

    Ok. Try OPTION TWO, but be sure to right click on the command prompt shortcut (see link in step 1) and click on "Run as administrator" to see if you can enable then.
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  9. Posts : 8
    windows 7
       #68

    I tried that and it said that it was disabled by administrator. I promise, I'm not trying to be difficult; it's just frustrating because nothing works.
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  10. Posts : 70,220
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #69

    Ruth,

    It's no problem. I know that you are not trying to be difficult. :)

    It sounds like you may have beed infected by some form of malware if nothing is working properly. I would recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose and perform a full factory restore of Windows 7.

    What brand is your computer, and I'll see if I can find and post back detailed instructions on how to from your computer manufacturer's website.
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