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Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

Q: Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

I hope someone can help me.

Just this morning i booted up as normal and the always annoying UAC notifications kept popping up. I was sure i had disabled these! Then i went to use my music software and it said that this account didn't have admin privileges.

I checked my user account and the check box states that is is an admin account and that UAC is turnd off. (i only have one account anyways)

Ive looked on google extensively, Tried making new profiles and copy the old one over, but that only worked to a certain point - lots of programs didn't work, lost mail settings etc. Not really workable.

Tried system restore to no avail.

Tried using the vista admin account and changing my account - rebooting - etc. No change.

My guess is that something has got corrupt in my user profile and windows is not remembering that i should be an admin. I can't use my software and i have a deadline!!

Any one who can help will win a magical prize or something!

Jen

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A: Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

Welcome
Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
User Account - Create
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rs-groups.html
Procedure for Seven is the Same as For Vista.

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Hi,
I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??
 

A:admin account and user admin still no admin privilages

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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Hi

Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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Basically I have two admin accounts one of which belongs to another member of family and one which belongs to me. Heres the situation:

The person who owns the other Admin account is changing my accounts password (also an admin account). Surely there is some way to make it so that I can not have my account's password changed unless it is logged on to my actual account (so my account's password can only be changed if my account is logged on?)

Is there a way?

In urgent need of help!

Thanks!

A:Prevent Admin Accounts From Changing Other Admin Account Passwords In Xp!

Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309799But, IMO, the issue here is that the other person can't be trusted. In such a situation I'd suggest making the other account into a Standard User account - that way they won't be able to mess with your stuff, and they'll be reliant upon you for anything that requires administrative privileges.

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Hi,
I am working on a 2012 ADDS based network and I have the following requirement.
I want to create a local administrator user account on the local domain computers (Win XP, 7 and 8) which will have full access on the PC but not the permission to edit other local administrator accounts.
Please advise how I can achieve this.

Thanks in advance,
Andreas

A:local admin account with no permit to edit other admin accounts

Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
are trying to do.



I would suggest create a single shared local admin account and give it your desktop admins, change the password every 60-90 days to keep it more secure. This is common practice in many
organizations.




http://www.dannyeckes.com/create-local-admin-group-policy-gpo/

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The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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Hi guys when my pc gets to the first screen where you choose your account my admin account has changed from my name to 'Other user' and when I click on it it asks for a username and password. Also trying to access files from the admin account when it prompts me with a password I enter it and the dialogue box goes away as if it has accepted the password but does not let me access the files. Any help appreciated thanks.

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Hi Guys,

I'm new to this forum (as in this is my first post) so please be gentle with me if this has been answered before.

So anyway I have a standard account with admin privileges, turned off UAC etc... but it doesn't seem to be elevated all the time for example I still see the "admin shield" icon next to some programs on my desktop. Most of the time I have to right click and select "Run as Administrator" from the popup menu and also Windows 8 still asks me when something needs admin mode and do I want to continue.

I have activated the hidden (true) admin account on my PC and when I log into that everything is elevated and great, no more prompts etc... which is what I want. But the problem is it looks very basic, I want to be able to transfer all my settings from my standard admin account to my true admin account, is this possible? I've tried going to system->advanced system settings->user profiles to copy the account across but the copy button is grayed out.

If this is not possible is there any way to make this standard admin account the full type which is always elevated?

Hope someone can help me, I'm getting very annoyed having to give permission for things I want to do all the time.

Thanks in advance

-milw0rm

A:Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin?

Hello milw0rm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to elevate your standard administrator account to have the same elevated rights as the built-in elevated Administrator account.

Be warned though, that all Metro Store apps and the Store will not work in an elevated account.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Recently I did a clean install from the windows installation tool off a CD I made. Soon after logging on and making my first account (again!) I couldn't open the C drive. I messed with the owner options and made my account the owner so I could open it. Possibly before or maybe after (I'm not sure) I realised I wasn't able to use any admin settings, (like add another account or see advanced system settings) open any applications that required admin rights (like CMD or any installation file) or do anything in the system menu. I've tried to look up the solution but can't find anything that fits the description of my problem. Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance for at least reading this.

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Using Win 8.1

First off, the account I'am signed on with is listed as admin type account. It's the one I had to enter my windows account email.
Since installing the new MalwareBytes 2.0 program (which went in without any problem) it put an shortcut icon on desktop. I tried too move the icon from desktop to another folder and it said I needed admin rights to do this. Usually once I click on continue it gives me access and proceeds to carry out the command.
So I followed the tutorial to build hidden admin account. I type in: net user administrator /active:yes, it completed. I signed on to the admin account and tried the same operation and it still asked for admin rights.
What am I doing wrong?

UpDate: MalwareBytes 2.0 has a self protection ability that needs to not be enabled, otherwise everything associated with the Program including program icons located anywhere cannot be moved.

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I just made a non admin user account on my Dell Inspiron (windows xp) laptop. When I went online to sign in under my account (admin) it is no longer there. My name (Penne) is there (and so is my daughters). I click on my name, put my password in and it takes me to the desktop for my daughter and ALL my stuff is gone. PLEASE HELP!!!
I have googled this and the only thing I am seeing is that you need to sign in under an Admin user account to fix this and get my stuff back. THere is NO admin user account so how can I get it all back? I did the F8 and went to restore to previous point and that didnt work. I know there is a way to go to the restore calendar and find a day that her user account was not on there (like last week) so this might work, but I dont know how to find this.
PLEASE help as all of my EVERYTHING is on my user account and I am lost without it all (have a retreat this weekend and I need all of my sheet music and my songs)
Thanks so much,
PENNE
 

A:Lost Admin user account when made non admin account

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So I went to cmd and I want to know if I have the built in admin account. Im logged in as a standard user, second account.
and in cmd I typed NET USER USER which probably shows the administrator account. But in the comment section it doesnt say BUILT IN ADMIN ACC FOR ADMINISTRATERING THE PC. Only the hidden admin account has that comment . But how do I know I have the built in admin acc?
Any help is patiently accepted

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I installed a few programs last night and I lost all my admin privileges.

I'm using an account that has admin rights, and yet these happened:
- run button in the start menu has disappeared.
- turn off button has also disappeared; I can only log off
- I cannot run the task manager when I press ctrl-alt-del
- some sys tray applications stopped being started up with the windows (skype, msn messenger, icq, adobe lightroom, daemontools)
- when I load Adobe Photoshop CS2, I get this message that says "You are not allowed to continue because your account does not have administrator privileges".
- I'm sure there're more things waiting to be discovered.

But the thing is, my account has admin status!

I've run adaware to clear out all spyware already. I'm attaching a HijackThis log; can anyone help see what's wrong?
Code:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:46 PM, on 8/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
E:\Win95\Utilities\Microsoft Activesync\wcescomm.exe
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A:Admin account lost admin privileges!

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Greetings,

I am trying to change the folder properties of a applications folder from read only. I am doing this per instructions from the apps provider to prevent crashes.

When I go to change the permissions it states I need admin privileges. The only account I have on the box is the admin however I did change the name to something besides admin. The account is definitely an admin account.

Any thoughts?

Windows 7 64 bit
 

A:Admin rights not working for Admin account

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I'm just getting a new HP Envy 700-010 computer set up. Came with 8 and then was upgraded to 8.1
 
I started with a Microsoft id, which set me up as Administrator, and that's working fine.
 
I set up a Local account with Type = Administrator, which it shows in the User Account profile.
 
I expected that this new Admin account would be a full-on Admin, with the ability to see and edit all files, pictures, documents, etc.,  including system "stuff," but it does none of that.  If I check the Properties/Security on a folder/file, it will show the account, saying that it is Admin, and showing the same controls as my Admin account, but it is unable to see any of the Library documents which reside in the structure under my Admin name (which is where I pasted them after copying from my Win 7 machine).  I haven't really done any other testing to see what else it could/could not do, once I found it couldn't even pick a new account picture for itself.
 
Are my expectations wrong, or is there something else I should have done, or done differently? I have deleted and then recreated it. I haven't done anything with Homegroup, as there is nothing to share. Should I?   We're a single computer/printer home.
 
My goal is too have only two accounts.  This new one as Admin account and a new Standard account for daily use, both as Local Accounts....then remove my Microsoft Admin user account. 
 
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A:New 8.1 account set as Admin, but doesn't work as Admin

Have You taken ownership of them?
This should work in windows 8.1 too. It works in My Windows 8.
Take Ownership of a File or Folder
Read the directions.

 
An administrator can take ownership of any file on the computer.

 
Good Luck
Roger

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So here is an interesting problem I ran into after working on the family computer (I was away at college and just got back for break).

After removing all the viruses, I was left with a computer where both the main user account and the Admin account did not have Admin rights. I can log into the Administrator account, but I cannot do even the most simplest of things, such as open Control Panel. So, I am at a loss to fix this. So simply enough, how does one restore administrative rights to the admin account when it has lost them.

Info:
Windows XP Home SP2
Control Panel, and many related functions, along side with such things as leftclick->properties on My Computer do not work (It says privilege removed, contact admin).
Even the Help will not open.
 

A:Admin rights for Admin account?

Please download Trend Micro's HJTInstall.exe to your Windows Desktop.

Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe . The application will install by default to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis
Click on the Install button. A shortcut icon will be created on your Windows Desktop.
When the installation finishes, the HijackThis application will launch.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. When the scan is complete, a log file should open in notepad.
On the notepad document, click Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy and then paste the contents of the log file into your next reply to this thread.

>>Please-Do Not use the Analyze This button-the results can be dangerous if misinterpreted.
>>Please-Do Not have HijackThis 'fix' anything yet. Most of what if finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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I have two Windows VMs, one Windows 7 and the other Windows 8. On both machines there is an account with administrative rights. On the Windows 7 VM if I run a DOS cmd window it is run with with administrative rights. However, on the Windows 8 VM the DOS cmd window has NO administrative rights.

Has anything changed between Windiws 7 and 8 in this respect?

Thanks

A:DOS Cmd run with admin rights if run from admin account?

Hello ndean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's the same in Windows 8.

Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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been about week i kept trying to get firefox to download onto my pc. But when i get it to download after that done.i go to run the installer a pop says i need to have admin rights when im on a admin account. im running win 7 64bit . i have a image of the screen that requires me to have admin rights.

A:need admin permission on a admin account

Try to create new user with admin rights and see, if same issue happens there.

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Pretty basic question (I think). Is the built-in administrator's account exactly the same as a manually created local administrator's account privilege wise? Or does the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges?

I have googled around, however, I can't find a clear answer for this.

Thank you

A:built-in admin account vs regular admin account

Hello Spurcell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They are basically the same, except that the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges, and the other doesn't until approved through UAC to elevate the action.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Issue:
Two weeks ago when I tried to install VLC, internet access (via IE, Chrome and FireFox) for all of my accounts (except admin account) stopped working. Please note, VLC never got successfully installed (I cannot find it on my computer). All browsers from my admin account continue to work. Windows is not able to detect any issues with LAN connectivity (in fact I see the byte count constantly changing).

My setup:
1) I am running windows 7
2)I do not have access to windows install disc or boot CD.
3) I do not have any valid backups or restore points
4) My LAN connection is wired (not wireless).
5) I have uninstalled IE and now have Chrome and FireFox (both of which also do not work on these accounts).
6) I have Norton 360 firewall and AutoProtect always turned on.

So far I have done the following:
1) If I switch the account type of other accounts to administrator - they still don't work.
2) If I create a new account (admin or Std) browsers still don't work.
3) Ran through malwarebytes and adware. I have Norton 360 installed
4) I disabled Norton firewall and Autoprotect, browsers still don't work.
5) With Old Rich's help on the Networking forum, we diagnosed that there is nothing wrong with accessing the network from the accounts on which Browsers don't work (see "Re: Administrator can get on the internet, but other users can't" on networking forum). I am able to successfully ping google.com from cmd window. So he suggested that I create a t... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Browsers stopped working for all accounts except existing admin account

I forgot to mention that proxy server is NOT setup for the accounts in which browsers do not work.

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okay. freshly into win7 now, having obtained a new hdd for my comp. I have been running as the admin of my computer since accounts became an unavoidable thing. barring the occasional frustration-induced blunder I tend to stay Properly Paranoid in my habits to make sure I have no problems...

but win7 doesn't think that I could ever be intelligent enough to have full rights on any account other than the built-in admin account, which of course I'd want to avoid using outside emergencies that render other accounts damaged somehow.

so I'm looking to find out how to make another user account with FULL admin rights. not just the "constantly have to get permission" stuff that a standard*snort* admin account has, full rights that don't involve constantly having to "run as administrator"

yes yes I've heard people trying to get me more paranoid so that I'd endure the added hassles, all it does is make me more irate with the situation. so if noone's willing to provide me with instruction on this, it's probably best for the thread to be left to fall off the board.

A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
Manage another account - Create a new account - Give it a name - put a check mark for Administrator - 
click - Create Account. 

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I deleted my admin account and now using guest account but i can't make a new admin account. Whenever i type in a name is says, The specified account name is not valid, because account names cannot contain charachters: . So i tried running cmd as an administrator then typed: net user administrator /active yes and no matter how or what i do i keep getting denied and i really need to make an admin account some programsi still cant run and projects i cant do even if i right click an d run as an administrator. So can somebody please help me.

A:deleted admin account need admin account

Specified account name is not valid because of invalid characters

You can't use some characters in account names.

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Hi Yet again, Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much as I have on whatever forum. Let me explain the problem: I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs, change account settings, make any changes through CMD without getting the system error 5 access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either. I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password which I don't have, is not "nothing" nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either. I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated cmd I can't activate the "hidden" administrator account. I've ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and I am now looking for the Gandalf of all Geeks to help me solve this problem. I'd immensely appreciate it!

A:System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?

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Hi everyone,
Here is my latest Vista woe(s). (Dell Inspiron 1420, 2gbRAM, 160gb HDD, Core2duo T5450 1.66GHz, Vista Home Prem - auto update, AvastHome, Windows Defender, AVGAntispyware, RUBotted, Threatfire)

Some background:
I have 3 profiles on the machine. Admin which is my original Admin account (I've used it to install apps etc); Basic which is my everyday, non-admin profile that I use for just about everything; New Admin which is a new admin account I created for trouble shooting but it has the same problems that the original one has.

There are 2 basic issues (I'll use one particular instance as an example but it's not the only instance AND it's an intermittent issue - sometimes problem happens sometimes it doesn't. Ten minutes after this instance I downloaded and installed an app and it ran fine):

1. In my Basic profile I downloaded Skype and saved the file to my Public Downloads folder. I right-clicked "run as administrator" to try and install and got this error:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I tried just clicking it to run it (without "run as administrator") and got the same error.

I did some searching on the error and found some postings elsewhere but most were very old and in WinXP instead of Vista but I tried investigating the things mentioned in those posts.

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A:Problems - Admin Permissions / App Install / UAC, Admin can't access Public files

Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).

Thanks
Buck

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Hello, I just purchased a new lenovo v570 laptop runing windows 7 home premium.

I scanned an image using my Epson NX 400 usb all-in-one printer. Then I tried to save it to my external USB enclosed sata drive. I haven't had any problem like this before. They said, I didn't have permission. I am running the laptop as an administrator. What other permission do I need? Antivirus and firewall software is all up and funny functional.
 

A:Scanned Image Using Windows Paint. Asked For Admin. Permission, but I am on Admin.

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We have a script that installs a program (Office 2007). It then imports some registry file settings. It imports HKLM and HKCU. We have noticed that if this is installed as a local admin, the settings seem to take if we scan the box as a local admin(we are running a security scan to determine this (the security scan checks multiple gpo's supposed to be set by the program/reg imports). If we scan as a domain admin, the system doesn't seem to show they are set. We believe we see the opposite if it's installed as a domain admin. For the domain scan they are set, for the local scan they are not. Does this have to do with how you can change registry entries as a domain admin versus local admin? The registry settings are imported with reg.exe import filename.reg like commands in the .bat script. Any ideas are helpful.
 

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Hi
I need to either change a guest log in (kid's access) to
adminstrator, or a way to reveal or change the password
for the Admin profile. Thanks for your help.
I tried this already: Run: cmd net user guest *
I tried to rest the guest password this way but
it didn't work - I'm thinking it is because I am not
logged on as admin in the first place. What do I do now?
Thx
lrr

A:change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

you cant change an admins pw from a guest account....at all

only way to change the admin pw is to boot to safe mode and enter the sys admin account or use a hacking program iso which you can find easily but use at your own risk....

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Hi,
I'm new to Windows 7.

I'm still trying to master the file permissions.. I need some help and I'd appreciate it if someone could help me out.

I have a folder with mp3s (created with my old Windows XP system). I've included this mp3s folder in the "my music" library and then I inspected the folder and took ownership of it together with everything it contains (following instructions I found on the Net).

Nevertheless, when I'm trying to delete or move a file I get the message that I need to provide administrator permission! But I thought I am both administrator and owner...

Also, when listen to the songs with WinAmp, it seems I cannon save any song data. I get: Cannot save metadata: Error opening file.

I suppose, it's an aspect of the very same problem.

What am I missing?

thanx.

A:I need admin permission to delete/move file (but I'm both admin/owner)

Take a look on the properties of the folder see if you have an unblock button . If you do click on it .

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Frustrated with admin rights - Please help me.

Just purchased new PC - HP Pavilion desktop and upgraded to Windows 10 during installation. I've downloaded Google Chrome as my default search engine with no issues. I've attempted several times to download Google Earth. Download fails: "Google Earth needs administrator privileges to install."

I am the only user on this PC and User Account type indicates that I'm the "Administrator".

Why won't Google Earth install?

A:Google Earth won't install - admin privileges required (I am admin)

Hello and welcome!

Sometimes you have to run the installation file and deliberately make it "Run as Administrator" by right clicking on the downloaded file and selecting this option. Not sure if this is the case with Google Earth but worth a try.

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For a long time I've had much difficulty understanding the exact difference between the computer administrator and a user whose type is administrator. On my system there are two administrators - one known as "Administrator" and another with my name, Gary or Gary and Susan. Each administrator has their own profile. I used Windows 7 Professional.

The distinction doesn't matter to system operation in general. With MS Office Professional, however, it does. When I start MS Word or MS Excel as myself, for example, it won't let me access the help files. When I try to, a message states "There is a problem with one or more installed help files. Please repair your office installation and try again." I ran the repair program successfully, but as myself I can't access the help files. When I log in as user "administrator", I can but the access is limited. I can also access all features of the program in safe mode. Yet when I log in as myself I can only access the help files if I run the program as an administrator. This perplexes me because my user type is administrator. This problem has occurred with other programs from time to time.

Would someone please help me understand this, and is there a workaround? I can set the privilege level to administrator which will permit me unrestricted access to the help files, but then a dialog box appears every time I start the program, which I'd prefer to not see.

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I'm having some issues with my upgrade to win 10.

Programs that need elevated access are now asking me for both the Sys Admin and my local admin password.

Of course, the sys admin has no password and my local admin does. So no matter what I do, I get it wrong.

Earlier today, I was trying to reset the tiles in my start menu to default.

I followed directions I found on the web, activated the sys admin account, went to the sys admin account, the users app data tabletray..... But I kept getting the error that something " was already in use" and I couldn't copy all the files.
I went ahead and pasted what I had in my local admin and standard user account.
then I disabled the sys admin account.

Now, some programs icons I installed earlier today have disappeared. I have to go to an admin account to gain access and turn them on (MSI afterburner.....). And any program that needs admin access, I'm not sure if I'm giving it access or it's just starting without admin access. Seems like the next time I re-boot or log off, I have to do it all over again.

when a program asks for elevated access, it shows sys admin account AND local admin account above the password box. Is that normal? I could have sworn it only had my local admin account listed before.

If I have to re-install, where do I get the free win10 upgrade again? are those files saved on my pc?

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I have some software that only functions right if the person has administrative permissions on the machine.  I don't want to give my users the admin passwords so they can do a Run As for obvious reasons.  Is there a way to force a program to run
as administrator without exposing the admin password, like it would be exposed if i made their shortcut run a script or batch file containing the admin password?

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Hi, from my research I saw this is the best place to ask these types of question. Any help is appreciated.
Here is the gist of my issues:
Windows 10.
I had just finished downloading a file from our Google drive directory; it was for some anti virus.
Right after the anti virus installed Windows froze up, and an error popped up. It stated Windows had crashed or something along those lines.
I had to unplug the cord.
Once rebooting I noticed it was taking incredibly long. The screen went to yellow showing signs of loading, then to black. I could move my mouse here,
After this happened the login screen appeared. Everything was very slow. I tried to right click and noticed it freezing up.
After it finally loaded the login screen I entered in my pin, but it took over 10 minutes then went to black.
After other tries to boot I had very mixed signals. Sometimes it made it to the login, other times just a black screen.
On one occasion I got this error:
"The Group Policy Client Service Failed The Sign-in. The Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) Type Is Not Supported."
Sadly, this is for the admin account.
I have no idea where to go from here, and have a lot invested file, and program wise, and thus time wise into this set up, for work.
Any ideas where to go ? I cannot access system restore or anything as it won't let me log in.
Any help is appreciated.
Edit: title shouldn't say admin at the end. Meaning I cannot log in to the admin, or any other profile.

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For a long time I've had much difficulty understanding the exact difference between the computer administrator and a user whose type is administrator. On my system there are two administrators - one known as "Administrator" and another with my name, Gary or Gary and Susan. Each administrator has their own profile. I used Windows 7 Professional.

The distinction doesn't matter to system operation in general. With MS Office Professional, however, it does. When I start MS Word or MS Excel as myself, for example, it won't let me access the help files. When I try to, a message states "There is a problem with one or more installed help files. Please repair your office installation and try again." I ran the repair program successfully, but as myself I can't access the help files. When I log in as user "administrator", I can but the access is limited. I can also access all features of the program in safe mode. Yet when I log in as myself I can only access the help files if I run the program as an administrator. This perplexes me because my user type is administrator. This problem has occurred with other programs from time to time.

Would someone please help me understand this, and is there a workaround? I can set the privilege level to administrator which will permit me unrestricted access to the help files, but then a dialog box appears every time I start the program, which I'd prefer to not see.

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I created an administrator account for MSConway and changed my original account (pmconway) to user. Now when I log in to MSConway I get "The user name or password is corrupted." At the cmd line I entered "net users" and saw that my Admin account is mistakenly named "Ms. Conway". Also, when I use "net user" for MSConway that name is not recognized, nor is any variation on Ms. Conway (like "Ms. Conway" "Conway" "Ms" "Ms.) What can I do? I really want to upgrade to Windows 10 but I'm stuck with no Admin account.

Also, my Windows 7 DVD came with my refurbished HP and says "Intended for distribution with a refurbished PC." When I boot from that DVD I don't get an option to reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows, so I'm wondering if I can even do a clean install with this type of Windows 7 DVD. Can I?

I'd really appreciate any suggestions!

Thanks a lot,
Trish

A:My Admin user name is corrupted so now PC has NO admin privileges

See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable about enabling the built-in admin account. Once you get it set up I would take a system image with third party software (aomei, eg) so you have a fallback.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3540M CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8078 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 297 GB (66 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 07Y85M
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Hey guys. I am trying to delete a folder in my downloads, but my computer is telling me I need admin privleges.
Yet, the thing is, I am an administrator, and I am on the user account it is asking permisson from.... what is going on?

Hitting "Try Again" does nothing , can you guys help?
 

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Hello All,

I have a Dell Pentium laptop running Windows 8.1

I am trying to use wordpress to fix some websites that have no arecords.

These are websites that are not assigned to a DNS.

I think there is a problem with a psuedo admin on this machine.

I have tried to configure the Hosts file but Windows 8.1 won't let me save over it.

Does anyone know of a better solution?

Thanks for taking your time to read my post!
 

A:Running laptop as admin but I think there is a psuedo admin

I also tried the net user command when I saw a system error 5 and I tried the active:yes command but that would not work either.
 

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I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?

A:admin user lost some admin rights

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Witch


I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?


Whats the name of the file?
Have you tried deleting it in safe mode?

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There is a user, Dad, with admin privileges on a Windows 7 machine (this is me).

There are other users, kid1 and kid2, with no admin privileges (my kids ;-) )

I want to let kid1 and kid2 access the contents of a directory in my userspace C:\Users\Dad\ . In fact it's not at the top level, let's say it's C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos (because it is). I want to let kid1 have read/write access and kid2 read only access.

I navigated my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud and then right-clicked on photos, clicked on properties, clicked on the sharing tab, and did what looked like the sensible thing (gave the kids the required access).

I then logged in as kid2 and attempted to find my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos. I got there -- but on the way I saw far too much -- kid2 can see a complete list of the names of all files and directories in D:\Users\Dad (not ideal) and also names of all files and directories in C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud (which is not acceptable, because that is my entire life in the cloud).

Is this expected behaviour when sharing directories in Windows? If not, what did I do wrong?

If so then this is no good and I guess I need a workaround. The problem is that I am not at all sure that I can move the directory, because it part of a cloud storage service (like Dropbox, but a different company) and as far as I know that directory ...\ownCloud\photos (the one I want to share with my kids) must be a subdirectory of ...\ownCloud (the one that I really don't want my kids ... Read more

A:Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

NTFS Folder Permissions

I'm thinking if you create a symbolic link in C:\Users\Public you may be able to let the kids go directly to the shared folder. Perhaps then you can deny Traverse permission to block the parent folder. But I haven't done it myself.

Stoik Joker,who has the NTFS permissions page in the above link, is also a regular poster on DonationCoder.com. You may be able to ask for clarifications there. And of course someone with SysAdmin type experience may chime in here.

If you succeed using external info please post the solution.

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I've been trying to remove all my sims 3 games cause they aren't working they are saying version 0.0.0.0 but my computer tells me i have insufficient access please contact system administrator, I'm the only one that uses this computer and I am the administrator Ive been trying to uninstall it for weeks now and have tried force uninstall programs as well can anyone please help me?

A:cant uninstall programs says need admin access but i am the admin

Did you try the free version of Revo Uninstaller?

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Hi.

The main (and only account) I have been using since the first beta came out had administrator privileges.

Today when I booted up I noticed that my account could no longer do things that are associated with an admin account, such as installing certain programs and writing to certain folders.

I created another account with admin rights and that account has the exact same problem. I tried removing the admin status on my account and putting it back on but that did not work.

Anyone else have this problem or have any advice on how to get my account seen as an admin account?

A:Admin acount no longer has admin privileges?

Hello iroden.

Check out my recent other post for a similar matter
NewSID.exe HELP!!!!!!!!!

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So, for the second time this month, a Windows Update has basically killed my machine.

As I was going to bed at 0230GMT, WindowsUpdate started an auto-install and rebooted my machine.
As I logged into the Admin-level account normally, it appears to stop loading any of my programs - firewall, AV, email, everything.
Volume appears, and that's it.

I click my browser icon on the jump bar, and it popsup an alert box that says :

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

I get this on everything : command prompt window, Games on non-boot drive, Windows utilities/programs themselves.

Funnily enough, although "Run as Admin" on my browsers doesn't work, using the "Run Safer" option through my OnlineArmor firewall/program guard does allow a browser to run. But not anything else. And not as with Admin Privileges.

Bloody annoying!
I can't uninstall anything.
"Last Known Good Configuration" and "Safe Mode" does nothing for this problem. There's no way to access "System Restore", so even if there is a restore point (which there should be - I made one after reinstalling at beginning of the month, the last time this happened), I can't use it.

The "Shut Down" button on the Start Menu constantly tells me to click it for the update process again....5 times or so, and it's still there.

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A:WinUpdate made Admin act as no admin privileges available?

Addendum :

Managed to create a new Admin-level user.
No go. Same problem. Will not run anything - not enough permissions?!

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If someone with greater technical savvy than I can help, it would be appreciated. If logs would help, please advise which. I've tried to find/dislodge hijacker (.ru URL) I feel like I'm playing chess in the dark against grand master as grim reaper. Losing
money, time and peace with situation. Windows level 2 techs have remotely tried to fix ( 3 separate cases) and top tech guy at Corte Madera, CA store unable to fix problem. DCOM flooded with error messages by time OS completes Welcome  song/dance. Unable
to fix corrupt certificates with unknown and unsigned certificate extensions. Default (built-in admin) replaced by Defaultuser. Paths changed on any owner created admin accounts which no longer have any admin privileges despite still being named as admin.
Attributes changed on Library files so documents saved and pusic ripped cannot be accessed. Rollback option on drivers also all changed immed. after start up 1st time. Disk Management loses ability to format or save info on USB devices which are converted
to RAW format. Thrice weekly reset of system does nothing but allow brief window of usage.
Network settings corrupted and based on description believe DNS cache to be poisoned. Tried using sysinternal accesschk but log shows for less than 1 second & disappears. Procmgr shows huge amounts of svchost programs running simultaneously. Though my
guess is that both machine and network corrupted, probably 1 primary and rest result of ports left open by 1st so ... Read more

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Hello.

I am having a lot of issues with my work computer, and the IT guy here doesnt know what is wrong. I am suppossed to have Admin Privileges. But I am not able to download programs or delete shortcuts from my desktop.

For example, when I try to go to "Local Secuirty Policy", it says "Access is denied" "You do not have permission to perform this operation."

Now, everyone in my company (6 people) is linked over a shared network. I beleive the user accounts are linked too. In other words, my coworkers can sign on to their account on my computer, even though they do not have any local information stored.

My username (that I see when I press the start button) is "PSI Staff". When I open the "Local Users and Groups" window, the only users I see are "Administrator", "Guest", and "Nadia15". I do not see "PSI Staff". So I am assuming that "Nadia15" is "PSI Staff".

However, when I right click on any document, click properties, and then click secuirty, I see the following image. (Attached).

All I want is to have admin rights. Any one have any ideas at all???

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Hello most excellent group!

My friend across the country got an XP pro box as a gift, and I cannot get admin privileges.
I just wanted to create a new account for him with admin privs, but when logged in as administrator,
the interface is not there to create a new account (behaving like a user account).

I do not know the history of this PC, but I think there have been security restrictions put onto the admin account.

Is there an easy way to restore the default security policy in XP? Or at least a way to remove the restriction on account creation with privs?

This is a new one on me.

It's easy to tell me to re-install, but he is a fairly inexperienced user who can't handle that, and he's 3000 miles away.

Any clues out there?

I was gonne A:B the local users and groups settings with my pc, and review security policies too.
Not sure where to find these controls. I just want it to behave like a normal XP pro box admin account.

A:Admin acct has no admin privileges XP pro

There should be an admin account with full rights that was created when Windows was installed but it is usually only available when booting into safe mode. When safe mode starts, he should see an admin account and his account. Have him select admin and then go to control panel, user accounts. There he should be able to set up accounts and change the rights on existing accounts

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