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Administrator account unable to access limited account's desktop?

Q: Administrator account unable to access limited account's desktop?

I just realized that I am unable to access my other users accounts (which are limited) desktops. I use documents and settings folder to get there, but I get this error:

"C:\Documents and Setting\Natalie and Dave\Desktop

Access is denied."

I can access the other limited account, but just not "Natalie and Dave's" desktop. I don't know why either, I am the only administrator account and I am able to access one of two limited accounts desktop.

Is there anything I can do, besides removing the account? Thanks!

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A: Administrator account unable to access limited account's desktop?

You can try taking ownership if you're really an administrator.
I don't know what effect that will have when Natalie and Dave try to log in though (if they'll have permission to access their own Desktop that is).
The other possibility is corruption in the file system. If that's the case, run chkdsk /f from the command line (click start, (all) programs, accessories, command prompt, and type chkdsk /f press y and then reboot). When it reboots it will run the disk check, then reboot again. You can see the results of the chkdsk in your event viewer. (control panel (classic view), administrative tools, event viewer, application log, and look for events named winlogon).

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Some applications like Google Chrome, Yahoo Messenger which installed in administrator account is not available in limited account. I'm using windows xp. Is there any work around for that?

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Since this a security forum, I thought it would be nice to see how many of our members bother creating a Standard User Account or simply use the default Admin User Account.

Anyone is free to explain their own reasoning for choosing a type of account if he/she wants to.

Currently I use a Standard User Account. Decided to try one a few days ago, and so far I like it. I don't find it that much annoying or bothersome(so far)

A:Administrator Account vs Standard/Limited User Account

I do beta and malware testing, so a SUA\LUA doesn't make much sense for me; for what I do - processes need elevated privileges on a frequent basis - making a SUA\LUA impractical.

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I am wondering how do I get a administrator account on this computer. There is only a limited account and I can't get rid of certain stuff for them. Even in safe mode there is no administrator account. Is there a registry key you could give me to get a administrator account on here and make it the default account to boot with the logon process. The computer is on a network and it has Novell Client if you can figure out how to fix this problem it would be very much appreciated.

A:Limited account on the computer. There is no administrator account.

Very weird problem??

Are you able to create a new user profile with admin access?

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In Win 7 Home Premium, I apparently did something wrong as I can no longer access the administrator account on my desktop. I am logged in as a guest and have tried just about everything suggested here. I have started in Safe Mode but can't access admin. I have used the installation disk to do a repair and used the activate command in the command prompt. I used the "enableadmin" mentioned on this site. Regardless of what I do here, when I restart I am back in Windows as a Guest. Even doing a system restore made no difference.

It would appear I have to do a clean install but before doing so thought I would ask to see if there is anything else anyone can suggest.

A:Unable to access administrator account

have you created a password reset disc/usb??

you could try that and see if it works?

on the admin logon when it fails click reset password and use the disc/usb to reset it
make sure the disc or usb is already plugged in

just a thought

sadly my neighbour had the same problem, whoever was messing on the guest account had changed settings/services rendering admin account useless leaving me no choice but to reinstall

i'm sure theres a better solution and more technical folk will be able to help you

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I'm new to XP and just setup an account for my kids. Under my account I went under Documents & Settings and setup the All User/ My Account/ and the Kids accounts with the shortcuts I wanted respectively. Now I want to lock their account down further. I would like to prevent them from viewing drive paths other than their My Documents folder. Can I prevent them from using My Computer or Internet Explorer to explore the rest of the HD? Also, can I force IE to use a whitelist under their account?

A:secure desktop beyond limited access account

ftjjk said:

I'm new to XP and just setup an account for my kids. Under my account I went under Documents & Settings and setup the All User/ My Account/ and the Kids accounts with the shortcuts I wanted respectively. Now I want to lock their account down further. I would like to prevent them from viewing drive paths other than their My Documents folder. Can I prevent them from using My Computer or Internet Explorer to explore the rest of the HD? Also, can I force IE to use a whitelist under their account?Click to expand...

First off, their account needs to access the hard drive structure to operate.

Any "data" that you do not want them viewing should be saved under your MY DOCUMENTS or on your DESKTOP.

Additionally, some folders, non-system folders, you can right click on, select sharing and security, and click the checkbox for making them private, but please know only non system folders can have this attribute.

you can not disable access to MY COMPUTER but you can delete the icons and links for anything you dont want them viewing, and you can adjust the start menu properties and links for said, by right clicking the start menu and selecting properties ...as well as with the taskbar and desktop properties.

within Internet Explorer you can specifically set permissions on where they can go and what they can and cant view, by going to IE window, TOOLS off the menu bar, then internet options. There is a plethora of tools within Internet Options and a huge ... Read more

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It's apparently a lot safer to use a limited user account, and that's what I'm trying now, but it's also a pain-in-the-a$$.

I also don't understand why the XP installer forces you to create another admin account, when you could simply login as 'Administrator'.

You're supposed to login to the admin account to install everything, but when you do, in most cases, the shortcuts seem to only be created for the account you're logged into at the time. Very messy.

The list goes on, and these things have probably been discussed before, but why is there a single 'Program Files' directory, which all users have access to? Surely there should be a separate directory for each user, so user A cannot access programs installed by user B, unless of course it was meant to be shared?


A:Do you use a limited account, or an administrator account?

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WinXP SP3; A limited account is unable to access the internet via wireless connection unless an administrator account has logged on to the wireless network. Works Ok after administrator account has logged on and established link.

Our church wants to set up a computer in our library for visitors to use to access the internet. A hard wire connection to the router works with the Visitor Limited Account without the Administrator account being logged on. Running a hard wire CAT5 cable to the library isnít an option. The computerís wireless adapter is Belkin G Plus MIMO USB adapter. The DSL Modem/Router is a Siemens SE 567. Any Ideas?

A:Solved: limited account is unable to access the internet via wireless connection

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OS: Windows XP Professional


I tried to create a power user account for my cousin but under Control Panel->User Accounts, I only have the choice of creating an Administrator or Limited account.

Is there a way that I can create another account type, like Power User (that can use all applications but not install)?

A:Why only Administrator & Limited account

Here is what you do to change an account to a Power User.

To change an account to Power User go to Start>Control Panel>Admins. Tools>Computer Management. In Computer Management in the left panel click the + sign in front of Local Users & Groups then click on the Users Folder. In the right panel you should see the name you want to make Power User. Right click on it and choose properties. Under the General Tab in the users properties type Power User in the Description Type. Make sure Password never expires box is checked then click ok. You should be set . I'm assuming that you are the Administrator in order to do this. .

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I have windows xp pro and have several accounts set up but only one is set as the administrator the others are limited accounts. How do I log in to the limited accounts using administrator rights to install software without changing the limited account to administrator?



A:How do I log in as administrator to a limited account?

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Good day all. I am running Win xp Sp3 and when I log on with the administrator account, i am unable to make any changes in registry or elsewhere. I am getting an access denied message with an error 5. All the services on the computer are stopped and I am unable to start them. I booted in safe mode and encountered the same problem. My network card is not loaded. When I go to the accounts in control panel and click on administrator, I am unable to do anything.

Need help

A:Limited Administrator account

What accounts are reflected in User Accounts?

System manufacturer and model?


XP Home or XP Pro?

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I'm wondering if a person with a limited user account in Windows XP has access to see what the administrator ahs been doing on the internet? Is there a built in component of Windows that log time spent on internet sites? I'm wondering cause one of my limited users appears to know what and where Ive been and for how long. I don't know how they figured it out but I know that I don't even know where to look for a timer for my own activity much less someone elses. Please advise as to how this was acomplished so I can quit felling perplexed.

A:Limited user account able to spy on administrator activity in Xp???

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.


A:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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In our company, there are few computers where we can access only limited user accounts. I went to control panel >> user accounts >>...it shows the only limited user account name like "xyz". It doesn't show us any administrator account names, why is it so? And how I can make it happen in my personal computer?

A:xp shows only limited account name in user account control panel

Because you are logged in as a Limited User, so you can't make changes to the computer. Speak with your Network Administrator at your company.
At the log in screen hit CTRL+ALT+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the traditional Windows Log In Screen. If you have the Built In Administrator accounts password, you can log in as Administrator and create a new Admin user account.

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Hi guys, just the title of the thread pretty much says it all.
want to create a really limited user account for the kids of the house. I already have a user account, and have tried to set up a limited one through control panel. But that asks me to first create an Administer Account, which i already have. So it would be pointless if i had two Administer Accounts showing up on the welcome screen.
Also i'm kind of a novice at this, but i am keen to learn. so help with privacy and parental control would be appreciated.


A:Creating a Limited User Account without having the create an Adminster Account first.

log off your user account and login as administrator,to get admin acc. ctrl_alt_del do it twice, if the admin one is not seen then login create the user account and edit the permissions

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how can i fix my asus k553m windows 8 that once it starts up and the asus logo appears it displays a message saying preparing for automatic repair and will only boot straight to the choose an option menu which i've tried everything but it says there aren't
any administrator accounts on this PC it dosnt even appear under the user option on the easy flash utility menu everything is a dead end i have no access to anything tried every boot options in bios nothing the one thing i did notice on bios on the OS selection
menu that seemed odd was that instead of saying windows 8 it says windows 8.x also in the easy flash utility menu there are a few unknown weird files that i believe may be corrupted they have weird symbols and stuff and when i tried opening them the laptop
would freeze and a whole bunch of question marks pop up everywhere tried using my hot keys to access command prompt resetting it booting into safe mode nothing i dont know what else to do please help

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While using my laptop (Vista OS), there was power interruption (the voltage increase) and i immediately shut down my system. i logged in few seconds later to make sure everything was ok. Then an hour later, i used my laptop to watch a movie for about an hour and then shut down my system to go to bed.
The next day i tried logging in but was told Access Denied. now i am using my guest account.
How can i access my admin account??????

A:Unable to log in to my administrator's account

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Hey Folks!
I'm running XP Service pak 2. I have three user accounts..Me as 'Administrator', and two 'Limited Accounts' for my wife and son.
My son is a gamer. I installed 'Call of Duty 2' from my account, and it shows up on my sons desktop, but he can ONLY play it on MY desktop! I know it has to do with administrator access, but what the hell? One can only play games/online games on Windows XP if he/she is a System Admin?!
Is there a way to modify my sons account so that he can play this game on his own desktop?

A:Playing Games on 'Limited Account' VS. 'Admin Account'

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hello every one
I was hoping if some one could help me at this.
I had created a local account in my machine which is a part of a small office network. and given it administrative rights. every once in a while the account gets downgraded to a limited user account and a I had to go all the way to control panel to reset the settings for that specific user account. I tried background check on the machine to check it for possible malware or virus infection but couldn't find anything.
could it be the user profile settings getting changed athomatically due several usages or could it be log file getting full or needs to be cleared?
so much in need for help

A:admin account gets downgraded to limited user account

possibly because that comp didnt come with Ultimate and when it re-activates, it uses the true Admin account and resets the others.


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One user account (a limited account) is having trouble connecting to network. The administrator account worms fine. What gives?

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Hi friends,

I get quite a laugh reading the posts about older brothers not wanting their little brothers to screw with their computers when they come over! Thanks for a great forum!

Anyways, I want to charge total strangers to log into my computer using logmein or similar vnc service. Can you guys help me find a way to be able to show only one program upon vnc log in and ALSO on the start menu.....to show only those programs that are needed by the user?

Yesterday, I got a start down this road, but when I went to what I called a 'public' limited account, all the programs were still showing, but when I tried to start them, windows gave an error.

Maybe I didnt give Windows Vista time to do its thing..what do you think..any advice appreciated!



A:pls. help setup my limited account for VNC access





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I have installed a Demo Exam on my main administrative account in XP SP2.
I have a limited user account for others and I want to give them access to the demo exam from that account. Other programs like winamp are accessible from there account but some are not. I tried to put a shortcut to that exam in shared folder and then pasted that shortcut on desktop of limited user account, but it didnt work. Can someone please tell me how do I do it?
I cant install the programe on that account as the CD is corrupt.
Thank you.

A:Allow access to a program from limited account

Make the user a local admin, install program, make the user a limited account again. Test to see if program runs and does not need to be Admin to run.

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I've been trying to find if there is any truth to this. I heard that using a guest account limits a program from accessing and scanning through RAM

I have been unable to find any info on this, it sounds like a valid concept but does anyone know if it is true? or if there are settings that do restrict a programs from scanning through to RAM

Thanks for the help!

A:Guess account limited access to RAM

I can't even imagine what you are referring to. the guest account uses RAM the same way any account would. Any limitations on accessing anything would be those imposed by policy on any guest account.

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I've set up a limited account on Win XP. I have SD Jukebox (the Japanese programme for Panasonic SD players - in English). I'd like the user of the limited account to be able to use it but I get a message that I can't open it in the limited account because I don't have enough privileges.
Is there any list of programmes that I can OK for a limited account or any other way to allow a limited account to use specific programmes?

A:limited account programme access

Certain Programs Do Not Work Correctly If You Log On Using a Limited User Account. Microsoft has written an article about it and offer a workaround, see: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307091

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My brother has two teenagers and he would like to configure Windows XP Home Edition with an administrator account and three limited account users.

His goal is to restrict the limited account users to one GB of space each within their eight GB hard drive. The result would be that when one of the teenagers uses up his alloted space of one GB, often because of a high storage of mp3 files, a window would appear and warn this limited account user to reduce their allotted amount of hard drive space on the single shared computer.

Can this type of configuration be performed with Windows XP home edition, professional edition or another xp edition?

Thanks in advance for the help.


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Hey! What's up?

So, I set up a limited account for my roommate on my computer, but for some reason, she can't sign into hotmail or Yahoo mail - it doesn't matter which browser she uses (IE or Firefox), all she gets when she enters her email addy and password is "This page cannot be displayed" (in IE) or "Unable to connect" in Firefox.

I tried my email addresses and got the same thing. I have no problem signing into Myspace or Livejournal or any other password-accessible sites, I have no problem surfing the internet, and I have no problem signing into my email using MY account on XP (which is an administrator account). But for some reason, those sites will not allow us to check our email on a limited account.

Any thoughts? Thanks for your feedback.

A:Unable to use Hotmail or Yahoo Mail on XP limited account

Just a wee bump, in order to maybe get fresh eyes looking at this problem.

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When I select a Network Connection in a limited user account and click on 'Dial', then the connection is not dialed.
And in the case of R Connect Dialer (of Reliance ISP), in a limited user account, when I click on connect, I get the error message that says"Cannot get phonebook entry information.", for which there is no associated help topic and therefore I'm unable to dial any network connection from a limited user account!

Kindly help immediately!


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I am trying to convert to using a limited user account. I want to do this as it is a safer practice than what I am doing at the moment. Currently I am using the default Admin account when I purchased the computer from new. This account has all my files, images and music files. I have created an Admin account and then tried to 'demote' my default admin account which contains all my files to a limited user privileges. However the default Admin account does not show 'Change Account Type'. Is this because W7 believes I have not created an Admin account and will not let me demote the user privileges. How can I create a limited user account and have access to all my files I created in the default Admin account?

A:Unable to demote Administrator account

You need an active Administrator account, if you only have one active account turning it into a standard user would be BAD. You need at least one active Administrator account. Otherwise you'll be locked out of do any administrative tasks.

User Account - Create

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hi all

i set up a limited account for my partner but when she removes desktop icons they are removed from my desktop aswell? any ideas? i have aload of icons on my desktop but when i set up her account some of em where on her desktop straight away! these are the ones that disappeared from my desktop when she removed them.

A:desktop icons being removed by limited account?

I found the easiest way to play with this is through Windows Explorer.

Go to C:\Documents and Settings and in the All Users/Desktop folder decide which ones you want for everyone. If you find your icons there and don't want them for everyone, just move them to the folder that identifies your logon/Desktop.

It has worked for me.

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Hey, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop and I need help getting my Standard user account back to Administrator. I can't run certain programs and I also can't install and uninstall anything. I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restore. I have already tried Safe Mode and I can't enable and built in admin either. Please help me! Thank you!

A:How can I put my Standard user account back to Administrator when the ASP.NET Machine account is admin?

How are you trying to change the type of account?I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restoreDo you mean System Restore? If you are, you don't need the installation disk to do this.To use System Restore click on the start orb. In the search box type in System Restore. In the list of results click on System Restore, if you are prompted for an administrator password type it in.Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and restore your computer.

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.


A:Solved: Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

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Suddenly, the Windows 7 doesn't allow me to access my Admin Account and showing error msg (The User Profile Service service failed to Logon). I am left with only the Guest Account with limited access.
I tried copying the cmd.exe, using Fix It Program, login through Safe Mode but all didn't work.
Would anyone help pls?

A:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7


Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. When I try, I get the error message listed below. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.


A:Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account


Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?

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Hello to all,
I am using W7 Ultimate 64 bits. I am have a what has been described on this forum as a quasi-administrator account. It is not called Administrator but seems to function as one. UAC prompts, when admin rights required in user accounts, this account's password will fulfil the requirement. Might someone care to discuss the differences, values and problems. Which should I be using??
I do my regular computing under a user account. I am lost at this depth of computerocrasy!
Thanks for any assistance!

A:Quasi-Administrator account versus a true Adminstrator Account?


If you havent changed the permissions there are only three types of accounts. Admin, Regular user, and guest.

What does your user say under your name in user CP?

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HELP!!! I've accidentally had Control Alt Delete on my Logon Screen. And from my laptop, I couldn't type it in with my keyboard, so I have to use Ease of Access and use the On-screen Keyboard. From there, it had a "Other User" Account which asks for a username and password, which I don't have because THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I've encountered an "Other User" Account.

I don't know how to retrieve my administrator account. I've been guessing several usernames and passwords for the "Other User" account (even my admin. username and password) but no luck.


Here's what my logon screen currently looks like:

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A:How do I disable Other User Account in Vista and retrieve Administrator account?

Hello, wow , i have never seen this before, here is an idea, couldn't hurt to try it : force a shutdown by pressing the power button, it will then shut down, Then restart it, it should go to the F8 screen automatically, see if you can enter into the restore or repair functions or last known working configuration. Just a thought. Post back results please.

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I was having some trouble with a newly installed program failing to run. Their tech support had me create a new user account (start, control panel, user accounts, create new account). I did not realize that creating a new administrator user account by following their instructions would make the original Administrator user account inaccessible. I dug through folders and found my documents and made sure they were all on my expansion drive. Now, I want my account back. Otherwise, I have to set up my entire computer again. The thought of this makes me turn into a velociraptor who wants to destroy the tech support that told me to do this.

As of right now, I have not internet connection on my computer. I tried searching forums from my phone, but it was extremely difficult (not the best phone). If this topic already exists and I just could not find it, please accept my apologies for the duplicate and post a link. Thanks!

A:Created new user account, original Administrator account disappeared

I just remembered that I could CTL ALT DELETE twice at the Welcome screen to get to the logon and type in Administrator. I haven't used it in years, so it did not occur to me. I am now in my administrator user account. If I delete the new user account, will it go back to the way it was before? Or will I screw something else up by doing that?

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I have two accounts on my XP laptop. I have the Administrator account and a regular
User account. I had to do some administrative work with my User account so I logged
in as the Administrator, changed my User account to an Administrator account, went
and did my work.

I then logged back in as Administrator and tried to change my User account back to
a normal user account, but it wouldn't let me telling me that I have to have at least
1 Administrator account for me to be able to do this. I'm not sure why it's telling
me that because I still have my Administrator account.

I logged in as Administrator, then went into Control Panel, and then User Accounts.
Then I clicked on "Change An Account". Then I clicked on "User1". Then I clicked
on "Change My Account Type". But then on this page, the "Limited" radio button is
grayed out and I cannot change it, and above it, it says, "You must assign another
user on this computer with a computer administrator account before you can change
this user's account type. This ensures that there is always at least one user with
a computer administrator account on this computer."

Don't know why I'm getting this seeing as how I'm logged in as Administrator.

A:Problems Changing Administrator Account To Normal User Account?

Nevermind. I figured out how to fix it. Instead of going through Control Panel->User Accounts, I go to Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management, and I'm able to make the change through there. Not sure why one method works and the other doesn't, but it does!

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Is it possible, using Win XP Pro, to have an account set up, Limited Account, and not allow the limited account access to the internet?

If so, how could I set this up? I just want to set up another account for a roomate, but not allow internet access if possible.


A:Blocking internet access for limited account...

I don't know of a free one, but here is a program I believe will do the job for you. Click here.

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Aright...so, I have a limited user account on my laptop (windows xp home sp2) and I'm trying to allow this user to access the internet via my wireless LAN.

The limited account can access the internet through a dial-up connection, and my virus update software can connect to the net through the wireless network, but when I try to use Internet Explorer while logged in as a limited user, there is no internet connection available.

How do I allow the limited user to access the internet?

A:Limited user account can't access internet!

Change the limited user account to an admin account open up IE and run the wizard (tools/internet options/connections/setup) and make sure its setup for your type of network. Once you have it opening up webpages change the account back to limited.

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Hey Guys,

I'm having a fairly similar issue to this one. My boss at work (who is completely computer illiterate) decided to install Norton Internet Security on his own. And now the HotelGuest account which is a Limited User account can't access the internet at all. I have tried serveral solution on my own - uninstall NIS, delete user account and then recreate it, reinstalled NIS and triple checked NIS user settings to insure account was active and allowed Internet access, I even tried the one suggested here, which caused an odd occurence. Once the Limited account is changed to Admin the internet works and once its changed back it stops again, and since this is a public computer leaving it set to Admin(my boss's suggestion) is completely out of the question unless I want to spend 10 hours a day cleaning up Porn, P2P appz, and otherwise "Duct Taping" this POS back together.

Any ideas that may help with this issue are great appreciated and welcome.
Thanks in advance,

A:Limited user account can't access internet!

I've split your post into it's own thread, since we like to have one problem per thread.

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How do I access the Administrator's account in Vista.

To be clear, I am not asking about a user with administrator's priviledges. I want to access THE Administrator's account.

A:How to access the Administrator's account??

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I was using my computer and wanted to change the security setting and access level of the folder where the windows was installed. When i right clicked on the folder and then selected the properties,then the security tab and i saw many users ,which i think i have not created,. So, I deleted all the users and something went wrong now as I lost access to the whole folder of windows, Folder C.
I am logged in as an administrator but still i don't have access to anything. I can't manage accounts, I can't create new accounts and I am really confused .
Please help me.

A:No access to administrator account.

Try doing a system restore until before you deleted the accounts, then go to control panel>user accounts and family safety>add or remove users. remove the ones u dont want, u may also want to search their files just in case somehow they have something of importance to u

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I am running windows xp and under "user accounts" I am listed as an administrator but when I try to install yahoo messenger 5.0 (old version) it says " You do not have access to make the required system configuration modifications. Please rerun this program from an adminstrators account." A similar thing happens when I try to install the latest version of yahoo messenger. It stops in mid install and says try again after restart. Can someone help me please? I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

By the way the problem started after my wife deleted yahoo messenger to try and install it again because her pictures would not load up on her messenger account......

A:Need Access To Administrator Account

Is yours the only admin account on the computer?

How did your wife "uninstall" the program? Did she use the Windows utility in Add/Remove programs or just delete files?

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On my parents HP laptop with Windows XP, we can't access the Administrator Account. It keeps sending us to a temporary account. When we get to the Welcome screen before the Desktop, one box pops up and says,"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insecure security rights or a corrupt local file." At the bottom of this one it says that it can't write over, read, or flush out a file. A second box pops up and says,"Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile."

I've tried restoring the system but it won't work, and our Antivirus program,Windows Live OneCare, says there's nothing wrong with our computer. I really don't know what else to do,so I hope someone can help me.

How do I get rid of whatever it is that won't let me access that account?

A:Can not access Administrator Account.

Try booting the computer into Safe Mode and log in as the Administrator. or you can Disable the Local Administrator account http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281140

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When the system loads up the error message below pops up:

The user profile service failed the logon, user profile cant be loaded

Can u let me know what action I could take to resolve this.

Kind regard


A:Cannot access administrator account

Try booting up in the safe mode.

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hi, on my HP laptop running Win Xp Pro sp2 fully uptodate -

I wanted to put on passwords. First password protected the Administrator account and made it private. Then made another admin acct with a different name and a couple of limited user accounts.

I remember all the passwords.

problem - I cannot get back to the Administrator account which has a lot of files etc that I want. I can get on to the other admin-privilege account with no problems. On page that lists all the accounts for logging on, the Administrator does not appear. Controlaltdelete does not seem to help tho one time I did get in so I know it is still there somehow. I get in to the other acct that has administrator privileges but it does not have the files I need.

so - what to do? Thanks!

A:Administrator account - cant access

You should find, at the log on (with the display pictures you click), if you pres ctrl+alt+del TWICE, it should bring up a log in box where you can type Administrator as the username, and then your password.

(You may need to try this in safe mode, if it's XP Home)

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