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How can I change my standard account into an administrator account?

Q: How can I change my standard account into an administrator account?

Hi, I've been caught at school playing games on my computer .. so they took it from me, they deleted all of the games, and they changed my user account into a standard account! Do they even have the RIGHT to do this? Anyways, I want to change my standard account into an administrator account There's another account on my laptop called "Iconnect". This is an administrator account, and it's password protected. Can I get into this account and change my account to administrator? Please help me as I'm on spring break and I wont go to school for another 2 weeks !

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A: How can I change my standard account into an administrator account?

No one can help you here about this problem I'm afraid.......

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I recently logged onto my account about 2 days ago to finish a project. The music file I used for the account was could not be found and when I went to locate it I was told I didn't have administrator rights. I went to Control Panel because I was sure I was an Administrator, but sure enough, I was set as a Standard User. I tried changing it up but it wouldn't change. I tried changing the account name also, and it wouldn't change. I could only change account picture. I can't open UAC, I click it and it blinks but nothing opens.

I went online and tried these suggestions:

I deleted any recent program installations,
I booted in safe mode, however I was still not able to change my account,
I tried activating the hidden administrator account but I received an "access denied" message,
I tried creating a new account but I received the following message:

"The specified account name is not valid, because account names contain the following characters: /\[]":;|<>=+,?*

Please type a different name."

I didn't use any of those characters in the account name.
I ran 2 different virus scans, and they came up with nothing,
I turned the computer off, unplugged everything, and pressed the power button for 30 seconds, and rebooted, but still nothing!

My roommate shares this computer with me, and her account is still an administrator. However she has traveled and I haven't been able to get hold of her yet. We share music files and the file I ... Read more

A:I can't change a standard account to an Administrator Account!!!

You are going have to wait for your roommate...
Anything we could do would be consider hacking and that is against forum rules.

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 I am using an hp pavillion dv6 notebook pc with windows 7 home premium

A:How do I change my account from administrator to standard?

Go to Control Panel (icon view) and select User Accounts, if the user account that you want to change is not showing, click "manage another account" and select the account you wish to change. Once you have the account showing, click "change your account type" tick the Standard radio button and click "change account type"

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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.

Thanks
 

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

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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. 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.

Thanks

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

Hello,

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?
Dave

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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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Hello all,

First post for me -- glad to have found this site. Extremely useful !!!

I've recently noticed that I've lost adminstrator account priviledges on both my laptops. I've got Windows 7 Home Premium edition. When I am logged in to my original account, which was set up as an Administrator account, and I go to Change Account Type, the "Standard User" button is active. When I click on the Administrator Account button to change it, the Apply button becomes greyed out. I have two accounts that were set up as Administrator and both show the same thing. Curiously, the account icons that show up on the login screen and on the control panel screens still carry the label "Administrator". Maybe this is normal for Windows 7, but if so, very confusing.

What I've tried so far:

1) Activated the built-in Administrator account, logged into it, tried to elevate the two accounts to Administrator with the same results above (becomes greyed out when I click on the Administrator account type button).
2) Ran virus/spyware scans using SpywareDoctor, Malwarebytes, and Windows Security Essentials. No serious threats found other than the cookies, etc. on SpywareDoctor scan. Malwarebytes and Security Essential scans were clean.
3) Started up in safe mode -- same result.

I originally noticed the problem due to the fact that Itunes would not update -- gave me the message that I didn't have administrator proviledges even though I was lo... Read more

A:No administrator account -- cannot change account type

At what level is the User Account Control?

(Open the start menu type uac and hit enter.)

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Why ought somebody who has a PC and put's Windows on it, create a standard account and use it for their everyday computing, instead of just using the Administrator's account they created when they installed Windows?
The following page from microsoft.com,
Change a user&#39;s account type - Microsoft Windows Help
entitled "Change a user's account type, says:
When you set up Windows, you were required to create a user account. This account is an administrator account that allows you to set up your computer and install any programs that you'd like to use. Once you finish setting up your computer, we recommend that you create a standard account and use it for your everyday computing.

A:Why Use a Standard Account Instead of Administrator?

An admin account runs with higher permission levels than a Standard one. If the account in use is Admin level it's easier for malware to infect the PC.

Having said that, I use only one, Admin, account on my machines.

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Hi everyone! I accidentally changed my administrator account to a standard one. Now, I can hardly change a thing on my pc for it requires me to insert a smart card. Its hard for me to purchase one for I don't know where to buy it here in the Philippines.I badly need your help, please. Thank you.

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Hi,

I'm currently using Windows 8.0. Would like to check if it is possible to allow a particular software to be run as Administrator, even when I am using a "standard account", without the need to enter the administrator password everytime I open it? Essentially like making an exception to allow the software to make changes to system while in a standard account.

Reason being, I am using a Standard account, but do not know the administrator password. But there is this particular program that I am required to use, but everytime I open it will prompt if I would like to Run as Admin. And if I click No to that, some functions will not be workable in the program.

Please advise, thanks!

A:Administrator rights for software in Standard account

Hello whoknew, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could use the method below to create an elevated shortcut to allow a standard user to run a program as administrator.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi-

Just a quick question.

I have read in some places that it is better to create two accounts on a Windows PC- a "standard user" account (used for most day to day activities) and a password protected "administrator" account for when it is necessary to install software or make system changes. Apparently, this may help to guard against malware in some instances.

Can anyone comment on whether this actually leads to any improvements in security in practice ? Is it actually worth doing most day to day PC activites as a standard user ?

Microsoft dont really mention this to the average home user.

Thanks.
 

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My Son And I Share A Laptop Running Windows 7 Home Edition , Am The Administrator And He Is The Standard User But He Keeps Going In And Changing My Account To Standard User And His To Administrator , Can Someone Tell Me How He Is Doing It And How Can I Put A Stop To It

A:How can a standard user gain access to an administrator account?

My first guess would be that he knows your password, or have managed to install a keylogger program to find out what password you type. Check in Control Panel - Programs and Features if you see any newly installed program you don't recognize. And change your password. And do a full scan with your antivirus.

Some keyloggers won't show up in the list of installed programs so take a look here as well:
How to detect if a Keylogger is installed? - Microsoft Community

Some laptops have a finger scanner and come with software you can configure to use your finger instead of typing a password. Mine has this and I've set a long and difficult password so even if someone saw me typing it they wouldn't remember it. But with this feature I type this in only ONCE in the finger scanning software, and then I only use my finger. Works very well.

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Hello,

Much like the title, I wanted to know if it's possible to convert the Built-in Administrator account into a standard user account with out copying over/losing data. I want to stop using the Built-in Administrator as it poses a security threat but I already have all my files/programs moved in.

Initially, I tried to rename the account to a different name, then created a secondary normal local admin account and went into the Group Policy Editor to remove the Built-in Administrator from the Administrator circle, but receive an error as expected. Something to the effect of, " Unable to remove Administrator from Built-in Administrators group". According to this page you can disable the account but not remove it, but won't that lose/hide all my data as well on that account? Is there any way around this without backing up/coping everything?

Thanks in advance

A:Convert Builtin Administrator account to standard without losing data?

You can't change any of the built in accounts to another type. You can freely disable the account without losing any of the profiles contents.

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I want to change my first account from admin to standard, but you need to have atleast 1 admin account on available at the time, so since it was my only account, I made another and made that admin too, the I changed my first created account to standard. However! The first account can freely go from standard back to admin by itself...is there a way to stop this?

A:can you change an admin account to standard?

You cannot demote your root admin account.

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I ran into a problem and hope someone can help me.

My desktop is a Dell (3 month old) and runs Vista Home Premium(64bits), I set up an account for my son as a standard user, however, I noticed that his account was automatically changed to Administrator. Each time when I reset it back to Standard, it always changed back the next time (a few hours later or the next day) I checked it. I wanted to set up parent control on his account, but it won't work as one cannot set up parent control on an Administrator account. Does it mean my computer is virus infected? What should I do?

I have COMODO firewall and Avira anti virus (free version) installed on my machine.

Thanks in advance.
Ian
 

A:Vistal account problem: standard accounts automatically be promoted to Administrator

No way your son is changing it?

What I would do, delete your Son's user account and restart the PC, login to your Admin account and create another limited account for your son, restart the PC again, see if that one changes also.

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I was at my Math class and my roommate texted me telling me my computer started to freak out. The computer turned itself on and the fans went extremely loud and a clicking noise started. I have a Sager Clevo P150. So I get back to the room and my computer was off and everything seemed fine. I started it up and my sticky keys were not set. This happened before though, sethc.exe was not in the right spot. I fixed this before by putting it where it correctly goes and allowing full control to my admin account. I tried to do this again and it would not let me. I went to User account and found out my only account on this computer is set to Standard. Don't ask me how this is possible, so now I have no admin account on my own computer and I don't have full control over it. I tried bringing up the command prompt and manually activating an administrator account by doing: net user administrator /active:yes and my access is denied because I am not an admin account. I then booted my computer in safe mode and tried to access the admin account that way. Which there was an admin account but a password attached to it. The password is not what my password is and I did not set any other password because there was always only 1 user. So what the hell do I do? I can not set an admin account and I am locked out of any other admin accounts, please help.

A:Need Major Help, Admin account set to Standard and unable to change.

If you have an install or repair disc try this How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

Or this if you have no disc How to Reset Your Windows Password Without an Install CD - How-To Geek

Don't trust your room mate, password protect your computer!

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I always liked using a non admin account to (help a little bit) protect against spyware and Trojans and all of that. Now that I have W8 and linked to my Microsoft account I was going to do the same thing but it is not letting me.
W8 was installed and when I logged in for the first time using my MS account it set me up as an admin. I created a second local account that was an admin and used that one to try to set the MS account to a standard but it didn't let me.
Is doing this possible and should I even bother?

A:Change my Microsoft login account from admin to standard?

Hello Jezo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Odd, it let me change by default administrator account created during installation to standard after creating another local administrator account, sign in and out of local to finish setting it up, then sign back in to the administrator account to change the types.

Double check to make sure that the new local account is actually an administrator type. By default, when you add a new account in Windows 8, it's created as a standard account.

User Account Type - Change in Windows 8
If it just won't let you, then I suppose that you could do this below as a workaround.


Change the new local back to standard.Switch your administrator Microsoft account to be a local account.Switch the new local to a Microsoft account with your email address.
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,
I have searched for several hours for a response to this question to no avail. I am currently taking a network technician class trying to get network+ certified and there is an exercise that asks me to create a file as the administrator account, give
a standard user permission to take ownership, and then to log in as the standard user and take ownership of the file. however when I try to take ownership of the file as a standard user account I get a UAC window asking for an administrator password to run
the program "Permissions editor for files and folders". After several hours of playing with group policies and permissions I am still unable to take ownership of the file as the standard user. Thus my question on the title of this post.
Any help with this would be appreciated. 
Silvaback

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Hi, I basically had 3 accounts on my computer, one being "Administrator" (w Admin rights), one "test" (Standard User rights) and one more "User" that is the one I use most frequently (with Admin rights). When I last used it last Friday the User account was still present and all my programs were working fine.

However, when I came back to office today, I found that the User account was missing from the welcome screen, and only the "Administrator" and "test" account were there. Somehow, I could not login to the "Administrator" account. When I logged into the "test" account, all the program shortcuts were blank (Firefox, Adobe Reader Etc) and only IE and the default windows programs would work. I suspected that there might be a virus, but I couldn't install anything because I did not have the admin priviledges.

My question is:

1. How do I get back into my admin account?
2. is there any way to install anti-virus programs (by going around the admin account) to help solve this issue?

In a nutshell, I'm basically stuck with a standard user account and I can't do anything with it. Any help would really be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

*Just to add, I tried using System Restore on the Standard account, but when I click "Open System Restore" nothing happens.

A:Windows 7 admin account is locked, on;y stuck with a standard account.

First off if you actually named your accounts Administrator and User then that may be part of your problem (Maybe not with the account named User but certainly with the one named Administrator).

Windows already has a built in account named Administrator, even though it is normally disabled by default. Creating a NAMED account using the name Administrator is not a good Idea.

Start by booting into Safe Mode and see if the system boots to the built in, but normally disable, Administrator account. If it does create New Admin rights NAMED account, using some other name then Administrator. From that boot normally and log into that new account and see if you can access your files from the other accounts. You may need to take ownership of those other accounts.

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I've just installed a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. By default the 'first' user account (as declared in windows setup), is set at administrator level.
I want to run this 'main' account as a standard user, but when I went to change this in account settings, the option to change the account to standard was greyed out.

I decided to enable the administrator account to change this (computer management/local users and groups, un-ticked 'account is disabled'). I logged on as administrator, then changed the main account to standard.

As the Administrator account is now 'enabled', it shows on the welcome screen. I don't want this.
I went back and disabled it (running computer management as admin, in the now standard account, and re-ticked 'account is disabled').
technically, this should be how it was before I touched it, except, the 'main' account is now at standard user level, rather than administrator level.

The problem i have now, is when trying to run anything on the standard account, that needs admin rights, i get the UAC box, asking to enter admin password (which is blank), but there is no 'administrator' icon or password field, and the 'yes' button is greyed out.

How can I have my main account as standard user, the administrator account not showing on welcome screen, but allowing it (admin) to authorise actions on the standard account that required admin rights via UAC? i.e when UAC comes up, I can cl... Read more

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Hi, does anyone know what happens if I mistakenly deleted a user account?

When I open my computer, then right click on the "This pc" there is a option called "Manage". Then under manage, there are user accounts. I mistakenly deleted the "Administrators" group from my current account. Only left is standard user group.

The admin account is password protected and I have the password. Is it possible to log into the admin account and change promote back my current account?

I did try to right click "manage", but I get this window (attached file) with no place to put the password. That is slightly annoying. I was trying to reassign myself back in the admin group.

I was thinking of making an account which can modify all items, such adding hardware and items under "Device manager" etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account. Seems that deleting the admin solves the not being able to make a new account, but in the process I'm locked out from the admin settings.

Is it possible to create a super-user account just limiting not being able to make new user accounts and have access to all such as device manager? It would be nice to not have to log into admin account just to check newly installed hardware.

Currently, on standard user, I am unable to go to "device manager" and other admin based stuff (with that admin shield logo).

Thanks

A:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.

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I have always been running admin and even until now I run as admin. But, I have been doing a little bit of research and realize that using a standard account is a safer practice. I have never even used a standard account. Is using a standard account a better practice? Also, how does doing average task such as installing programs and updating work through the standard user account?

A:Using default admin account vs standard user account

Its safer to always run programs with lower privileges, and run as administrator when needed. Personally, I like my UAC set to the max. Basically, it stops programs from messing with your PC without permission.

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I am about to start using Windows 7 Home Premium.

As I understand it, a Standard user can install software if that user can provide a valid Administrator User name and password during the install process, when prompted by Windows 7.

My question is, if you providide a Standard user with Administrator credentials, how can you keep that Standard user from logging into Windows 7 with the Administrator account and messing the system up?

Is there another way to allow Standard users to install software and not know the Administrator user name and password.

Sorry if my question seems stupid, but I have done many searches and not been able to find an answer so far.

A:Keeping Standard Account Users out of the Administrators Account

Don't give them Administrator credentials....

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Hi guys, 
 
Well I have recently created a new Admin and new Standard account as the last two were having issues. However when I opened up an APP on my Standard Account yesterday which was Login Studios and clicked the download link to search for new login screens, as well as opening up the login studio site it also opened up a Tab that I already had on my Admin account. And I could see the history from that one too. It was like I was back at my Admin account without even logging on or off or switching user accounts. I also tried this with another application and the same thing happened. 
 
Can anyone explain what this means please?
 
 
Thanks.

A:History From Admin Account Appeared in Standard Account

See if this helps.

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My fiance gave me his Windows 7 computer a few months ago, but he still uses it periodically. Because I am the new owner, I would like to know how to change the Administrators' name/account from his to mine. When I do change it, will he still be able to access his private accounts (i.e. bank info, etc.)? The computer is mine but, like I said, he still uses it--primarily for his bank info. Thank you for your help.
 

A:Administrator Account Change

Make yourself an user account and keep it as part of the Admin group.
Go to Control Panel, User Accounts..., Add or remove user account, then create new account.
Type the name of your new account and select the Administrator type and then create account.

Log out of the current account and then log in using the new account name.
 

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HELP! I changed the "adminstrator" account name and now it won't let me in.

A:Change Administrator account name

Which administrator account are you talking about? Did you set it up or was it set up for you as soon as you did the install?

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hi,
i wanted to replace a file with a patched one inside windows folder.
i followed instructions i found on other sites but nothing works:
i disabled UAC (user account control), disabled all other user accounts except administrator account, re-started and logged on using safe mode to administor account.
then i tried to replace the file but still i got the message that says that "i need permeation to do that action"
does someone knows how can i manage windows as i want to?
( i use vista 64bit ultimate )

thanx
 

A:administrator account won't allow me to change anything

This "Patch" is it from Microsoft?
If NOT who?
And what is it patching?
 

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I am using windows 8 or 10, I do not know how to switch accounts from standard to administrator? I need some instructions please.  Explain it to my like a child. Step 1, 2, etc. Please and thank you.

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I have purchased a laptop from a friend. Just prior to my purchase Windows 10 got loaded. The compter has one account which is an administrator account. I think that the same account information is used as a login to Microsoft. I would like to remove the account and substitute my own administrator account. How do I do that.

Thanks for you help.

A:Change to a New Administrator Account

Here's what you need to do:
Sign in to current admin accountCreate a new user account for yourself (tutorial)Change the new user account's account type to administrator (tutorial)Sign out from the old admin accountSign in to your new admin accountDelete the old admin account (tutorial)
Kari

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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Hello I have a problem,

i got a new laptop at work and the account i use for logging is the same as the old one but on a different domain. Sadly this new account has limited permissions where the old account on the old computer had administrative access. But both computers are on the same localgroup.

I tried enabling on the new computer the built in administrative account to change my accounts permissions, but when i try to confirm the changes i get the security prompt for the admin password and account. Tried all the steps as in the link below.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

So i was wondering if there is a way to increase the permissions without being the administrator or is there any way i could access the account from the old pc and admin account there?

Just to say the reason, our administrator/IT guys had a car crash and he wont be in office for a month and i need that account to change so i can install my work software on the new pc i've been waiting for a year to get.

A:How to change account permissions without being the administrator

Hello TJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. You must provide administrator credentials to be able to.

Plus, it would violate the forum rules to help to bypass this.

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Hi,
I have two user accounts "XYZ" administrator account and "PQR" Limited account. I logged into the XYZ administrator account and tried to change password, it was asking for my current password and new password...but finally I click "finished", it pops up window "password cannot be changed"....

Even I tried to enter into 'inbuilt' administrator account by pressing f8 on bootup but I cannot login into the administrator account as well

A:cannot change xp administrator account password

Hi Common,

Try the password again - I'm pretty sure that there is a 24 hour change timer in place in XP.

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Hello,
My problem is - I CAN'T change back MY USER ACCOUNT from 'STANDARD USER to an 'ADMINISTRATOR'. Now, my account is a 'standard user', and i was UNable to change back MY ACCOUNT to an 'administrator' at the user account .When i try to change 'ASP.NET Machine account' account type,i was UNable to change it to 'Standard User' the note given i ''must assign another user on this computer to has an administrator account before you can change this account type''.how i can do that?.Next,at my user account,i click at the change account type, after that,i choose 'administrator' but it still as a 'standard user', it was UNable to change back my account to 'Administrator'. Only 3 account at this computer.1.My account now as a 'standard user' where are the first account as administrator at this computer,2. the ASP.NET as an 'administrator' when i accidentally change my user account type to 'standard user' and it automatically changed the ASP.NET as an administrator at this computer,the last account is Guest, the Guest account is Off, Only me use this computer. I was ACCIDENTALLY change my user account from 'ADMINISTRATOR' to 'STANDARD USER',after that, ASP.NET Machine account AUTOMATICALLY changed as an administrator at my computer, and now i CANNOT change back my account to 'ADMINISTRATOR', i want to change back my user account from 'standard user' to an 'administrator account'. Can you tell me how to CHANGE BACK my user account to ADMINISTRATOR ? Please . . . .

A:Cannot change back my account to administrator

Start in Safe Mode by pressing F8 on boot. Safe Mode
Then you can login as user "administrator" (try blank password). Now you can change your user type

UPDATE:
Sorry but what I said isn't working!
You have to logon with an account with admin rights to do it. Since this is impossible for you you have to enable the built-in admin account called "administrator". Is has a blank password by default.

For 32bits win7 it's easy, for 64bits win7 more difficult

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE

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I have purchased a used Asus laptop that already has Win 10 installed on it from the original owner. All of the settings on the computer are linked to that owner's Microsoft account and administrator account. Is there a way for me to change the administrator information to my Microsoft account and email? I can log in using the old owner's password to access the administrator account, but I don't see any way to change the account to my information. If I create a new user account and make it an administrator account, when I log in using the new account, there is no access to any of the apps I need from the original account. Thanks.

A:Change original administrator account

I don't have the answer to your question except..................

You can change the old owner's password if you want. Use this tutorial :
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...a.html#option6
Use Option Six

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Hello, my daughter and I share the same computer. She changed my account that was administrator to Standard and then clicked on this : require password when computer wakes. Now everytime i download something the download works but then the security question pops up and says i require a password and i have to type it below but it wont let me type it below because the setting : require password when computer wakes needed administrator account to function but now because i have standard it wont let me type a password. i tried changing the account type but the same thing happens and i tried : change settings that are curently unavailable and its the same! please help me because it wont let me download stuff for my work . thank-you

A:I cannot change my account to administrator problem PLEASE HELP!!

Hi lpellerin,

Reboot into Safe Mode. If there is no other administrator account on your computer, this will automatically bootup into the built-in administrator account. From there, you will be able to set your account back to normal. I strongly advise that you protect this account with a password and also create another account for day-to-day work, this time a standard account, and protect that with a password (do not divulge either of the passwords to your daughter).

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All,

I realized today that I do not have access to my system's "Administrator" account though happily I do have admin privileges in another user account. Using "net user administrator" I learned the Administrator account is not active but a password is required to to make any changes. Unfortunately I no longer have the Administrator account password.

Using the admin privileges in the user account can I change the password for the Administrator account. If yes, how?

Thanks.

mummyboy

A:How to change Administrator account password

I found the answer; run command prompt as administrator, change Administrator to active using 'net user Administrator /active:yes", then "net user administrator [new password]". Thanks for playing.

mb

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Hello everyone. This is my first post on Ten Forums.

How can I create an admin account on a system that only has a standard user account? I suspect that the answer is that I can't, but I live in hope.

I can't provide specific details of the PC in question because it's my son's, and he lives 35+ miles away. He was running Win 8.1 but recently (in the past couple of days) upgraded to 10 and has run into a driver issue. He can't upgrade the driver because he doesn't have admin rights. I think he has an admin account on his system because I put it there, but it doesn't show up as a log-in option.

I've tried to enable the hidden admin account from a standard user acc on my system by running the command prompt as admin but am always to verify as admin - catch 22...

TIA for any advice offered,

Steve

A:Set up admin account on system with standard account only

Originally Posted by finnfire


Hello everyone. This is my first post on Ten Forums.

How can I create an admin account on a system that only has a standard user account? I suspect that the answer is that I can't, but I live in hope.

I can't provide specific details of the PC in question because it's my son's, and he lives 35+ miles away. He was running Win 8.1 but recently (in the past couple of days) upgraded to 10 and has run into a driver issue. He can't upgrade the driver because he doesn't have admin rights. I think he has an admin account on his system because I put it there, but it doesn't show up as a log-in option.

I've tried to enable the hidden admin account from a standard user acc on my system by running the command prompt as admin but am always to verify as admin - catch 22...

TIA for any advice offered,

Steve



Hi finnfire and welcome to Tenforums.

If you did indeed put an administrative account on your son's machine, then it would show up when he tries to do something that requires administrative privileges, (i.e. install a new program), and ask for that account's password. When the UAC pops up, the administrative account will be there waiting for the password to be entered. If you remember the password for that account, then he can do whatever he needs to do, if you give it to him.

If this doesn't work, you could try Option #4 in this tutorial:
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I planned to try the frequent advice to do as much work as possible in a "Standard user" account, rather than in the "Administrator" account.

I created a new account, "me_Standard". On opening the account, I found that I could not access any of "my" personal files. That seems fair enough. I should probably have guessed that would happen

So, I deleted the new "me_standard" account. I'm now thinking about the possibility of downgrading my "me_Administrator" account to a Standard account.

But is that going to make any difference?

Here is the description of UAC from "Help and Support":

"User Account Control (UAC) is a feature in Windows that can help prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. UAC does this by asking you for permission or an administrator password before performing actions that could potentially affect your computer's operation or that change settings that affect other users."

Currently, as Administrator, I need to click the UAC popups that appear frequently. (I'm not complaining. I know the reason for the UAC.) If I downgrade to a Standard user, I will still need to click the UAC (and probably need to give an Administrator password). Again, I don't mind doing that. But what will I gain in terms of security?

Another frequently-mentioned reason to use a Standard account is that it restricts viruses and malware to the account of the current user.

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A:Admimistrator account or Standard user account?

My best advice is to simply avoid infection and contamination by getting yourself a good Anti-Virus and Firewall. Your common sense should be the first line of defense when it comes to downloading and executing programs on your computer though, Anti-Virus and Firewall protection are to be considered a last line of defense.

I've never heard of using a "Standard" account to improve security coverage, but I can see how it would help. Though I've used administrator accounts forever and never had any problems with viruses or other infections. I personally disabled UAC after a week or two of using it on Vista, it's to obnoxious, intrusive, and completely useless. It's quite a bit better on Windows 7 though, especially since you can set a "drag-bar" to the level of protection you want.

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I was using the "Windows XP Services Tweak Guide" in the OS Resources section of your website.

I followed the instructions in the guide and modified the services using the services utility.

I restarted my computer. When I logged on, I was greeted with a message saying that I had modified my services and that I could revert back to using the default services or continue with my modified ones.

I clicked ok to continue and got the message that the changes couldn't be made because I was not on an admin account. I am however using the only account on the desktop and have checked to make sure it is an admin account many times.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Tpie.
 

A:Running administrator account but cannot change certain features.

The Administrator here should reply to this but use
Sight Feedback.

Go to Start Menu,Settings,Control Panel,Users accounts.
It's all there to configure.
Take your Users control back.
 

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i got this computer from someone and i want to delete the other users and the admin..or make me the admin..however i can not do anything because i dont have the password for the adminastrator...i cant get into the bios without a password i cant even do a diskcheck..it just pops up with the name and wants a password..i cant delete any of the users nor can i add one..i am riding on the guest and unable to change anything or view anything...what can i do?

A:administrator account/password need to delete / change

Hello Sissyh20, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You'll need reset CMOS, and do a clean install of Windows for this.

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Hello,

My Windows XP Home SP2 account is an Administrator and I just installed a FPS game and I cant run that game because it produces an error saying that the games EXE folder needs to writable.. but when i try to make it writable windows tells me "Access Denied". How do I correct this so I can play my game??

also, of the files and folder it DOES let me change the change doesn't actually happen.. it looks like it does but it doesn't

j
 

A:Administrator account not able to change write access...

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Hello -
When I did my initial install of Win7 (fresh install) I created my Administrator account with the name of "Denis". I would like to change the name of the Administrative account to "denisl". I went into control panel and changed the account name, which worked, but the folder remained named as "Denis" under the "users" folder. How do I rename the folder named "Denis" to "denisl"?

Thanks!

A:Change user folder name of Administrator account

take a look at this tutorial User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

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Well it looks like MS shot themselves in the foot again.  Over night my system has changed so that my personal account is no longer an administrator even though it is still listed as one in Computer Management.  In User Accounts it is set as
a standard user and it cannot be changed to an administrator user.  Why does MS keep screwing up Windows 7???  It is a great operating system other than the stupid things that they have done, like not being able to copy a configured user account
to the default user and now this!!!   My assumption is that they do not want corporate users anymore, they just want brain dead faux McIntosh home users!  What they are going to do is force everyone to run as "The Administrator" instead
of creating other user accounts, why did they drop the "Power User"?  That was a very useful account, I know it's still there but it isn't the same!  Mr. Ballmer, please retire and let someone with some brains take over this company before you totally
screw it up!Ted McCarty

A:Can't change a user account to a local administrator

Hi Ted,

 

According to your description, I would like to say that if it is grayed out when you trying to change the account as administrator, it states that you
are already the administrator.


 

If you boot to Safe Mode, are you able to log in as Administrator? If so, go into User Accounts in the Control Panel and change your personal account
back to the Administrator type.

 

Regards,

 

Sabrina


 

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I am using Vista Home Premium 64bit. I currently have two accounts set up as an administrator. One as my standard user account, the other 'administrator' account I created awhile back when Adobe tech support helped me create it to troubleshoot installing adobe apps.

If I go to Control Panels - -> User Access, when I select any of the links "Change your account name", "Change your account type", Manage another account" or "Turn User Account Control on or off" nothing happens.

Well, I should say, I get a windows UAC dialog asking if I 'Agree' to make changes or whatever, but then nothing happens.

I did try starting my PC in SafeMode, but no change.
I tried starting up by setting 'msconfig' to have all services/startup items off, but that didn't help.

I can type "control userpasswords2" to access stuff, but I'm not sure if that helps me in anyway, since I'm new to Vista.

Thanks!

A:Account is administrator, but cannot change User Accounts

Have you Tried with Vista Administrator?

See Administrator Account For more Information



Hope This Helps,
Josh

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How to change user account administrator and doesn't need to log off

Hello good day, I need help here. im new window 7 user and im a gamer too

i have a online game played that is able to have dual screen, last time im using windows xp on playing online game and i can do the dual screen type of play by changing the administrator and doesn't need to re boot my computer. Now im using window 7 and tried the same procedure by creating a new user account administrator in control panel, but when i right click the game icon and run as administrator it just directly go to the client game, but in xp you can change direct the administrator, but here in windows doesn't. can anyone help me

A:How to change user account administrator and doesnt need to log off

Hello ILYOU, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you were wanting "Run as different user" instead??

Run as Different User

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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