Account trouble

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by yeti, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. yeti

    yeti New Member

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    I am running the 64 Bit Version of Windows 7 professional that i got from MSDNAA.
    I made a new limited account so that I don't have to login as an administrator (my main account) all the time.
    But: my "old" main administrator account does not appear on the login screen any more AND I cannot enter the administrator password in any line when being asked to enter it in the user profile configuration and any other user account security dialogue. So now I am stuck with only a limited account and no option to change anything.
    how can I get back to have administrator rights?

    please excuse my english

    Yeti
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Try this:
    Right-click on command prompt and choose 'run as administrator'.
    Then type:

    net user administrator /active:yes

    then press enter. You should see a message stating that the command completed successfully. Type exit and press Enter again to close the Command Prompt window.

    When you restart Windows, you'll see a new account labeled simply "Administrator." The first time you log into this account, Windows will tell you that it's preparing the desktop before the system's default desktop appears. Click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Controls > Change your Windows password > Create a password for your account, enter your password twice, add a hint (if you wish), and click Create password. (If you use Control Panel's classic view, the settings to create a password are in the User Accounts applet.)

    To disable this administrator account, follow the steps above to return to the Command Prompt in administrator mode, type net user administrator /active:no, press Enter, type exit, and press Enter again.

    This should work as it's the same fix for vista but if not, post back..
     
  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I tried that for a while but got sick and tired of having to click the icon..talk about lazy ha.:D
     

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