Just discovered today I don't have Administrator even as User

#1
My New Laptop doesn't have two users only one..and that user is me.. I don't have administrative rights so therefore I can't create an administrator..to do simple tasks such as delete a program,, or open up msconfig.. These functions need administrative rights..

How do I get these????

My friend suggests I may have a corrupt registry..

any ideas????
 


#2
Hey...

These types of "friends" always mean well but....


Log into safe mode and edit your main account to be an admin one.
 


#4
Sounds easy but what happens is - Safemode // ( one user , me ,) then when I go into control panel to create new user ( administrative).. NO matter what name I type in to create administrative it says it does not recognise name as I am not allowed to use these charactors -
\|/<>*&^% ..... etc .. but I am only typing in letters or numbers and I still get this error message in creating a name .........
 


#5
Don't make a new account. Do as I've said and see how it goes, instead.

Or follow Trouble's advice, although you should disable the Admin account when you are done what is needed.
 


#6
edit again and again .. ( this web site is not very friendly says I have to wait 30 seconds between posts even If I wait two minutes ) ....
 


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#8
Don't make a new account. Do as I've said and see how it goes, instead.

Or follow Trouble's advice, although you should disable the Admin account when you are done what is needed.
I tried it again..
into the command mode I don't get C:net user administrator /active:yes

I get C:\users\name\net user administrator /active:yes

and it reports back access denied ..
 


#9
My humble comment:

and it reports back access denied ..
This happens because you don't run the cmd as an admin. If you can't start it as admin, boot from 7 DVD -> Repair -> Recovery options -> Command Prompt -> type:

Code:
net user administrator /active:yes
 


#10
will take me a couple of days .,. off to work ...
 


#11
My humble comment:



This happens because you don't run the cmd as an admin. If you can't start it as admin, boot from 7 DVD -> Repair -> Recovery options -> Command Prompt -> type:

Code:
net user administrator /active:yes
OK I did exactly this scenario and in windows repair (aftefr a five disc backup) I was able to perform that request (active:yes) and it reported it was successful..|
Then I restart back to my login (one only still) and ran the same test only with accessories/command prompt-right click/run as administrator but it failed again..\sample images attached..
I'm still stuck with no administrator....
 


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#12
So I phoned HP support today and after explaining this scenario Looks like I have to reset the PC back to factory default or to be more precise FORMAT .. I backed up onto 5 dvd all my loaded programs and files so hopefully I won't have to spend 24 hours getting the PC back to the way it was for me... I still love my XP ...
 


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