Cannot demote administrator to standard user after using pogostick.net registry editor

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  1. Richard Li

    Richard Li New Member

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    Having a bit of a problem here. I used the Offline NT registry editor at Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to elevate a normal user account to admin, and now I cannot change it from admin to normal user.
    I inputted the following cmds in command line:
    net localgroup administrators CompAdmin /delete
    And I got sys error 1377 that says CompAdmin is not a member of the group. Then I input net localgroup administrators CompAdmin /add and it says the account is already a member of the group..what can I do? I cannot reinstall my OS or recreate another account..
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Is this the only administrator account? If you are able to access a second Administrator account, you should not need to use this utility. You can simply use the Users control in Windows to demote the account to Standard user.
     

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