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How to copy Admin user account? (6 consecutive days of horror)

Q: How to copy Admin user account? (6 consecutive days of horror)

Hello,

First post, new to the fora, hope this doensn't exclude me from benefitting from your expertise though.
Quite literally I've been troublehooting for almost 100+ hours (I'm an insomniac) since last "patch tuesday".

Main/initial problem: After last updates my login for my only local Admin account on Win 10 64x Home has changed from PIN to password. I've been using that PIN for 18+ months and forgot my password so I am locked out of the account.

Current phase/question: After trying numerous options to to work around the main problem as a last resort I now want to copy my user account to a newly created account but encounter troubles as well, so this is where I need your help.

When a thread has a common title (like mine) or a large volume of text (as I will try to keep to a minimum though) there's always the risk people either will state the obvious or won't be bothered to read the whole thread. Nevertheless I will give a quick context and runthrough of what I've been trying as it may be needed for problemsolving.

I have a dual-boot system (UEFI) with 2 separate SSD's and OS-es. One OS (Win 8.1) is a highly tuned DAW environment and the concerned OS is Win 10 Home. These are both OEM although I do have the original Win 8.1 DVD. Thing is this set-up should be indicative for the technically adept (who I so need!) regarding SECURE BOOT/CSM enabled and the shared license between the two OS-es (build by & bought from a professional DAW-builder so please no semantic discussion on "system" vs. "machine"). Also, I am the first to admit I am an idiot by not having a backup/restore disk or apparentely even a restore point, hence my last resort: copying the user folder/settings.

- Initially I tried the original Win 8.1 disk for repair, cmd-line access etc. but nothing.
- The dual-boot/UEFI prevents me from using resources like Hiren's boot and several Linux distros to use pasword recovery utilities since they don't play well with UEFI settings (ACPI) although with Kali I could boot and I tried to alter the SAM file (chntpw -l SAM / chntpw -u "username" sam) but without succes.
- I had a Win Repair Disk lying around (downloaded) which eventually gave me acces to the registry and I activated the hidden Admin account (HKLM \ SAM \ Domains \ Account \ Users \ 000001F4 and the value F, Row 11, 0038 to 10). so now I finally had acces to the OS on GUI level. I created a new local Admin account and de-activated the hidden Admin account again with net user Administrator /active: no. Earlier attempts through wellknown options like 'Seth' file / Utility manager / net user options like create account /netplwiz did not work (can elaborate but trying to lmit text).

Since then I've been trying (without altering and/or not rolling back) to gain acces to my locked local Admin account (non-Microsoft) with at first the "hidden" and now newly created Admin acccount but to no avail. I've given up and now only want to copy the user profile to another one as a workaround.

I must say I've lost thorough conceptual understanding of accountmanagement since Win 7 and now under Win 10 I am completely lost as to how installing licenses/configs/rights/etc. relate. What I do notice though is that when I create a new user account (Admin or regular) all settings and most installed 3rd party programs (from the locked account) don't work. Why some are visible and do work (like a MP3-name change util) and others don't (VLC Player) for eg. I don't know. Even if I download and install for eg. MPC-HC media player under a newly created account I get errors so there must be something with double registry entries and/or rights for which I have no proper understanding.

So much for the context. Now the troubles with copying the user account: Although the boot SSD only contains Win10/programs and my media files are stored on a seperate HDD I do need my account back for some database data plus I have no proper conceptual understanding of the actual and possible errors I'd encounter with other locally created accounts in my last paragraph.

1. Copying the profile through diskmanagement doesn't work (greyed out) and regedit neither since Win 10 Home registry doesn't show a user folder.
2. So then I tried though Explorer \user accounts. The locked out account was about 11 GB and I could easily copy the contents to a newly created standard account. It did seems strange to me that I wasn't prompted about the files/maps overwriting the (similair named) maps of the new account though. Giving Admin rights and rebooting and logging in under this account had no results.
3. Rolling back I figured \Appdata is by far the biggest and hidden folder (30 GB) I exposed it, gained access and tried to copy that to the new account. Worked fine for 99% then ran into Content.IE5 as well as as some alphanumerical named .DAT files which wouldn't copy. IE5 for lack of rights, the DAT files for having too long a name for destination.
4. Realising I was probably copying corrupt NTuser.dat/ini/cfg as well I tried tried the proces again de-selecting the NTuser files. No succes either.

I hope this post doesn't seem to chaotic. I tried too briefly describe what I've been trying to do and moved towards my current angle for solution: Duplicating (as much as possible) of the locked user account.

Now easiest way -some might say- is a fresh install. But given the dual-boot nature and the shared OEM license (which I did not set-up and have no clear understanding of other than the DAW-builder mentioning it was a PITA) even such a simple solution could seem fatal from my pov for my DAW environment. With numerous MIDI-components, 15+ external HDDs etc. it would end me having to restore or set that up again so...

If someone could point me in the right direction I'd be ever so grateful. I know too little about Win accountmanagement and the limitations of a HOME Edition (first & last time I buy such one) to properly understand the errors I encounter but maybe the experts here can (easily?) deduct something from what I've described or even offer a (semi-)solution.

Thanks in advance.

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A: How to copy Admin user account? (6 consecutive days of horror)

Once you have created a new Admin local account you can use it to change the password of your original account so you can then access it and it saves you having to copy everything across. Use option 3 of the tutorial below.

Password of User Account - Change in Windows 10

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

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I'm having some issues with a child accessing inappropriate material on a PC in our home. All of the PC's were originally setup with only Admin accounts (no user accounts).

I want to setup new user accounts and would like to copy the admin desktop and any programs on the Admin account to new user accounts. (Games, educational programs, etc.)

My goal is to lock down the PC's so only an admin (and not) a 'user' can make changes (add software, make dns changes, etc.). (I will be changing the Admin Password)

Any advice to direction to previous posts or other resources on how to do this is appreciated.
 

A:Copy admin desktop to new user account

From an Administrator User account you can create Standard User accounts. Standard User accounts are severely restricted in what they can do. Programs that have been installed by an Administrator User account will be usable by the Standard accounts unless they were installed "for this account only."

From the Administrator User account you should be able to copy stuff to the Standard User desktops.
 

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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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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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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,
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??
 

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

A:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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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'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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I have a set of folder I encrypted from my user account. I haven't figured out how to access them from my admin account.

In reverse, while logged on my admin account, I droppped some files into folder encrypted by my user account. I can't access those files when I log on as a user.

How can I get access to all my encrypted files regardless of which logon I use?

A:Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

Umm...if you could access encrypted files from another user that would remove the whole point of encrypting the files to begin with.

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Hello everybody,

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

But how?

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

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

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

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

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

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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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My computer was set up using a single user account with admin privileges and all apps have been installed. In order to minimize the virus threat I now want to create a user account without admin privileges, but be able to access all apps and itunes library that I have already installed using the admin account.

Please let me have a step by step method how I should set about doing this

My system : i3 windows 8.1 4GB RAM 500GB HD

Thankyou

A:How 2 transfer apps from Admin account to ltd user account

I'd go to Control Panel, Users Account and add a new Standard account. The new name only has to be one character different. The new account should be able to do most things but will be quite limited in making changes to the computer.
How Microsoft Overhauled User Accounts In Windows 8
I'd leave the existing account alone, should always have at least one that has administrative rights. There is an actual Administrator account but it is hidden on purpose.

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After installing windows 10 home, I logged in with whatever default account there is. I then logged in with my Microsoft account to pull down some settings but then switched over to a local account so nothing else gets synced. Things have since been working fine until this morning.

Now for some reason, my user account is recognized as the built-in admin account and I can not longer run any of the modern apps that I downloaded or those that come preinstalled (including edge). the cmd command

`net users` lists my account as the defaultAccount so at least that's consistent.

I have tried the solution offered here:

Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10 - Super User

to no success.

I am unable to begin the prompt to create a new user account located in settings > accounts > Family & Other Users

Which brings the to point of me having no idea what to do. I can't create a new account to transition to. I can't give my account the ability to run these apps (which is preferred).

A:My user account now qualifies as the built in admin account

Hi, press the win + r key's together in the run dialogue box type:- lusrmgr.msc press OK, expand Users find your account and right click, select properties, what is it a member of? Do you have other accounts?

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

A:admin account gets downgraded to limited user account

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

Roy

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Hello everyone in 7Forums. I'm new here so here it is:

Last 2 days, I switched on my computer just fine, everything ran normally (mice a little bit rough). But after 4 hours after that, I switched again and it showed up BSoD screen and it restarted itself. So, I want to read it and I turn off automatic restart. After I read it, I get this STOP code:

STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x8E8B1263, 0x80786454, 0x80786030)

I don't what the problem is, the last thing I know before it crash is I was playing The Sims 3.

So, the first thing I do is Startup Repair with no result, I boot into safe mode and it works but suddenly my mice doesn't work at all. It's frustrating and I don't know what to do! I will get a new mice soon to replace the current one.

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A:BSoD on my Computer for 3 consecutive days, help!

Hi JassonTan98.

Can you not boot? If so, remove the GPU and and try to boot again.

If you can boot, even in the safe mode, click on the button below ....



It will download the DM log collector. Right click on the application and run as administrator. It will generate a .zip file on your desktop. Upload the .zip.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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How do I copy documents from my main user account to my second user account on my home computer?
 

A:How do copy documents from my main user account to my second account

Read this for instructions.
 

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Hello all,

I need some guidance please. I have a chess software program that I installed on my Admin user account for W7 64 bit OS. The program is a bit older and would not run after installation on my W7 OS. After I went into the properties and compatibility mode and selected the option to run as if my OS was Windows XP Service Pack 2, then the program started running and working great!

My problem is that if I use a different User Account (other than admin) and try to run the program it gives me an error message and won't start. I also selected the compatibility mode for Windows XP SP2 in the other user account but it didn't help.

Finally, I went to: Control Panel - Programs and Features with the thought to try to uninstall and reinstall the program and the chess program isn't even listed with my other installed programs (and yet it still runs just fine on my Admin account).

Any guidance or thoughts on this matter would be most appreciated!

Regards,

Gavin

A:3rd party SW will run in Admin account but not User account...

Welcome
Gavin, did you give permission to the other user to use the game
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

You may also want to have it run as adminstrastor, when in the none adminstrator account
Run as Administrator

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Hi Folks,  i like to use on demand scanners alongside my regular AV and i do this when i'm in my Admin account,  now when i go to my user account do i need to do the scans for it as well ?
 
Thanks

A:Question about Admin account and user account

This might be of interest: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/198067/anti-malware-scan-on-a-computer-with-different-users/
 
 
Regards.....................

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I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, or even if this is possible, but...

Is there any possible way to make it so that my normal account can be transformed into an administrator account?

In order to make one of my games function properly, I need to enter the task manager and set the affinity so that the game uses 1 core to operate. In order to do this, I have to run the application, switch user accounts (from mine to the admin), set the affinity there, then switch back.

It gives me no option to apply administrative settings when I try to set the affinity on my main account, it just tells me I can't.

Any help would be great, thanks!

A:Making User Account into Admin Account

  
Quote: Originally Posted by StevenBonnellII


I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, or even if this is possible, but...

Is there any possible way to make it so that my normal account can be transformed into an administrator account?

In order to make one of my games function properly, I need to enter the task manager and set the affinity so that the game uses 1 core to operate. In order to do this, I have to run the application, switch user accounts (from mine to the admin), set the affinity there, then switch back.

It gives me no option to apply administrative settings when I try to set the affinity on my main account, it just tells me I can't.

Any help would be great, thanks!


Hi ans welcome to seven forums

Why not either run as admin all the time, or Run with elevated rughts? There is even a tutorial on how to run elevated rights in the tutorial section here on SF

Ken

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I am tracking employees consecutive days worked. One cant work more than 13 consecutive days. Formula should count consecutive days worked, tough part is.... needs to reset count when employee doesn't work. Also, formula should base count on current date, which will change each day. Times in cells are clock in times, empty cells are days employee did not work. Hope I explained it ok.... I sincerely appreciate your patience and help. Thanks you.
 

A:Help with Excel.. counting consecutive days worked

Here's one solution. Let's see if anyone else comes up with something better.

1.) Use copy & paste to make a duplicate chart, including the names and all the data just below the original. Leave a couple of blank rows between them.

2.) In the bottom set, in the cell for "Sweezy, Chris" / "9/5" Enter formula below:
Code:
=IF(COUNT(D2:P2)=13;"!!!!!"; "")
3.) In the bottom set, Copy & Paste that formula to each cell for each Employee. Set format of all those cells to be "Centered"

That's it!
Simply look at the bottom set and anywhere you see "!!!!!", there are 13 consecutive days worked.

A cleaner more complicated way to do it is to Write a Macro, but I only know VBA macro language in Excel.

--pete--
 

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I am tracking employees consecutive days worked. One cant work more than 13 consecutive days. Formula should count consecutive days worked, tough part is.... needs to reset count when employee doesn't work. Also, formula should base count on current date, which will change each day. Times in cells are clock in times, empty cells are days employee did not work. Hope I explained it ok.... I sincerely appreciate your patience and help. Thanks you.
 

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Hello Everyone!

I made a HUGE mistake today. I was configuring 2 'puters at a time & accidently made the only admin account into a limited account. At first, I swear, I remember seeing the at least one other account that was an admin but I guess not.

The login screen is a bit wierd as well. Instead of it being the new xp screen with the users' icon it has the old 2000 version with the window asking for the username & password.\

I tried to enter the UN in that I thought I remember seeing & a variety of possible passwords but nada.

My questions are:
1. is it possible to reverse the limited restrictions on the formerly admin account without any other admin account. This seems unlikely but I guess there has to be a way, right? (GOD!, I hioe there is a way!)

2. If there really is another admin account (it seems unlikely that windows would allow the only account to be changed to limited access) then how can I recoup the forgotten password. I didnt make a passwords disks.

I am in a super jam here folx so if any mad scientist out there can help mw out, I would forever be greatful!

Thanks in advance!
peace
rusia
 

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I have a big problem; can any one help.
I have two reg user accounts and i changed one to an administrator account that I didn't want to use regularly, but when I try to do certain things it ask for a password, but when I put my password in it says "wrong password' or something like that. I know that is the right password; so I try in safe mode it say "The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer. Also the account that I created will not show up when I restart my computer, so I can't login using that account.
Can someone please Help

A:Admin user account

Welcome

Try getting in with safe mode

Then try to access the hidden administrator.
Administrator Account

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Hello everyone,

I'm new to Vista, but want to create another user account so that I'm not using my Admin account. It seems that this is suggested by Microsoft as it's safer.

I have all my programs installed and now I want to create a user account without admin rights that has all the settings, look and feel etc that I have set up with my admin account.

Can I copy the admin account and then just turn off admin rights? or is there some other way of doing this?

Thanks for the help and your time.

All the best to you,

Glen
 

A:Non-Admin User Account

Click Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage another account>Create a new account.Hope this is what you were looking for.
 

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Recently, I don't know why, but my computer started to literally piss me off.
It first kept me manually rebooting it then until I've done it a few times, it can work stably. (no rebooting, no bsod, worked fine)
This is still happening. Then I went into safemode, and this time the computer didn't reboot. I couldn't find out the exact reason for this happening because there is thousands of reasonable answers for this.
After a few days, CMOS checksum error showed up. I googled it, and found that it was because either battery has not enough energy or not enough RAM or BIOS error. I went into BIOS and resetted it to default.
Later, STOP: 0x0000008E appeared. I googled it, apperantly I got affected by some rootkit called pe386, but I did nothing, and error didn't happened again.
Today, I'm getting another BSOD. I copied down some of the techincal details:
DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL
STOP: 0x000000D1 (0xB7E45320, 0x0000001E, 0x00000008, 0xB7E45320)
NDIS.sys Address B7E45320 base at B7E19500 Datestamp 48025D03
NDIS.sys Address B7E45320 base at B7E19500 Datestamp 48025D03
Like always, I googled it and found thousands of solutions for "0x000000D1 ndis.sys"
I want to finish it once and for all. Can any kind souls help?

I'm chinese, so if my English is bad and you can't understand something, please reply to this thread, I'll try to explain what I'm saying

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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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I have a program, BOINC in this instance, that I want to run only when I log in as a user, I do not want it to run when I log in as admin. is this possible? the program is up and running now but runs in both accounts. I use my admin account to do banking only and the user account to do 3D and allow the BOINC app to run when the PC isn't being used.

thanks,
bob

A:I want a program to only run as user, not with my admin account

I run the same program .. have you tried to suspend
the projects when you use your admin account??

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Hello, my brother has recently made himself the admin on my computer that have spent alot of money on and it is finally gaming ready but now I cannot access any gaming platform and not update any scripts

A:How do I get into the admin account while being a strandard user

  
Quote: Originally Posted by User3456


Hello, my brother has recently made himself the admin on my computer that have spent alot of money on and it is finally gaming ready but now I cannot access any gaming platform and not update any scripts


Your brother has admin rights
You are standard user.

You wanna have admin rights?? If so, ask your brother to login and he can give you admin rights

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Any response given will be greatly appreciated, even if there's nothing you can do to help me. First, I don't know much about computers, so I'll explain the problem the best I can.

I got a little bubble telling me I had a spyware, then an IE window (FF is my default browser) came up with an ad for some antispyware xp 2009 or something. I closed it, and ran a scan with AVG. It found 5or 6 threats, one was Vundo, can't remember the others. After it finished, it said to restart, which I did. When it resarted, it went to the screen where you pick an account to sign in. Normally it does not go to this screen.

I only have one account, which does not have a password, I clicked on it, the screen blinked, then it logged out of the account. I went into safe mode, tried the same for the admin account, and the same thing happened. I'm typing this on my PS3, so I'll be quick to respond. Again, thank you to anyone who responds.

A:Unable to log in to User or Admin account

Hi bill1228 and welcome to TSF !

This worked for other users :
Fix Windows XP Log On/Log Off Loop

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Account was active (and I wasn't paying great attention) and set the admin. account almost fully to what and how I wanted it to be, not realizing that it was the admn. and not my user acct. that I named my own name, as the standard recommendation of not logging or using the admn. acccount as your logon or user acct. Is there a way I can trick or copy the admn. to my name or delete the user acct. in its sub or alternate, such as the acct.-my name and then use those settings as I was going to, and then rename admn. to other acct. if that makes sense(?) or would I just have to go ahead and bite-it and reset the same settings or the profile for my alternate-user acct.? Thanks, Joe

A:setting up Admin. and user account

There are registry changes you can make to trick xp to load other profiles, but imo it would be safest to leave the admin account as is, setup your user account and proceed as normal. I only use the reg changes if i join a pc to a domain that has a profile being used and they want that profile as the domain profile.

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Ok, I may have made a mistake here, I was told to click this SID thing and change my SID I code in order to be able to install this WindowBlinds application however, it seems to have gone crazy.

After restarting my computer, It now has two users after looking in the C:/users - one Gareth.GarethPC which has NOTHING IN IT. And the other is my original GARETH account which it wont let me access - asking for an ADMIN password however It wont let me type anything in!

So I can't do any activity that requires Admin access, i've been trying to system restore naturally Admin required.

Any help? I'm wetting myself.

Thanks Everyone.

Edit: Mine is now a guest account..
 

A:Admin User Account - Im Locked Out!

HI this is for the hidden admin account try doing the steps form the guest account http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...idden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/
 

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Hi,

As I have some troubles to take ownership of HKLM, HCR,... from the registry.

Someone recommend me to do the following:







Step 1:
Clicked: Start Menu
Click: Run
Type: net user administrator /active:yes
Close All Other Applications And Reboot Your System.

Step 2:
Click/Login To The Administrator Account.
Clicked: Start Menu
Click: Run
Type: Regedit
Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Right Click On: EnableLUA
Click: Modify
Change: Value Data To A 0
Click: OK

Step 3:
Go Back To The Root Folders In The Registry Editor.
Right Click On: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Click: Permissions
Click: CREATOR OWNER
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: SYSTEM
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: Administrators
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click On Users
Click: Remove
Click: Your Account Name If It Shows
Click: Remove
Click: OK

Step 4:
Right Click On: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Click: Permissions
Click: SYSTEM
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: Administrators
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: OK

Step 5:
Right Click On: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Click: Permissions
Click: Everyone
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: RESTRICTED
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: SYSTEM
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: Administrators
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: OK

Step 6:
Right Click On: HKEY_USERS
Click: Permissions
Click: Everyone
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: ... Read more

A:User and Admin account big troubles !

Welcome
If you can get to system restore, you could go back. Restore includes registry changes.
Try in safe mode if necessary
Try with the hidden administrator if necessary.
Administrator Account
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ix-issues.html

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The Daughter is 12 years old now and needs to have her own desktop (space) and such so I created another account for her with no password required.

I noticed when I mouse hover on her icons they display empty "Check Boxes". What is this for?

Also, I run two displays.
In my account the start button displays the start menu in the same display (right side) as the button & task bar.
In her account it displays to the left display on it's right edge.

any answers on the above or any other tips would be great.

I looked at the tutorials but no lessons on what an administrator can do in the other accounts. Some newb account creations tips would be nice. Or a link to it .......?

A:Non Admin User Account Questions

Hello theRock,

The check boxes are to make selecting multiple files easier to do. You can turn this off or on if you like though.

Select Files using Check Boxes


It sounds like the menu open appearance setting has been changed. This can show you how to change it back to the default "Left Handed" setting instead.

Menu Open Appearance


If you wanted to restrict what she can do, then you might consider making her account a standard account instead and using Parental Controls on it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I have Windows XP Professional in two of my employees PCs

Recently, I have observed they have started adding new software carelessly to the PC and are delaying work on the other hand

I would like to put an end to this menace

Can you please tell me how to:

1. Restrict software from being installed on the PCs

2. Restrict the websites that they log on to

3. Get a log of activities they have been doing daily

Maybe this is harsh however, I have to keep some control over them as all my accounts are managed on the PCs

Please help me

Thanks in advance
 

A:User Account Admin in Windows XP - PLEASE HELP

Some antivirus have "parental controls" on them, and that might be the best way to take control of misuse...
 

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I have six user accounts on my PC, i have a big family, but one of them can't login because "The Group Policy Client service failed to logon. Access denied" error message pops up and we are sure the password is correct. Also the guest account does not have a password it just logs in and takes a while to prepare the desktop, after it has logged on there's a pop up message that says that the current account is temporary and can't acces any files and the ones created will be deleted once I log off. This account is also the admin account and when installing programs a prompt comes up and ask for the password but there is none and all you have to do is press enter and it works as if you had actually input a password. Also I cannot create or delete accounts because for some other reason acces is denied, I have tried using the command prompt to change the password and tried several other commands but they don't work. I have several limitations because of this problem and it seems to keep on getting worst, any help is appreciated.

A:why is my guest account the only admin user?

Which version of Windows 7?

I don't think the Guest account can have administrator rights, be an administrator. The actual Administrator account is hidden by default. You need at least one User set with administrative rights, shows as Administrator but others can be Standard users.
User accounts: FAQ - Windows Help
The number of Users allowed appears to be limited only by the amount of space available on the HDD.
user accounts: How many user accounts can I create? - Microsoft Community

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PC has WinXP Pro there are 4 accounts 3 admin("Administrator", "qq" and "My Computer" and 1 guest. Have ran Malwarebytes and removed over 60 items, have scanned with new AVAST no virus found ran both in safe mode under "Administrator" account. Adminsitrator account is running fine, loading fine no issues. "My Computer" account is only showing desktop background photo, no desktop icons are showing, is extremly slow and keeps locking up and comes up with errors cant find "null" and missing "dll" errors. I have now removed HDD and have hooked it up to a second PC and am currently running new scans on it. Any ideas would be great
 

A:Admin User Account Locking up

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Hi, i created a new user account only last week and decided i would log into it again, this is only the 3rd time i've logged into this new user account, so it was ok last i accessed it.
After pressing the icon and xp login plays the tune, all that i am greeted with is a blank blue screen. I accessed task manager and logged off. Logged in my admin account and deleted the new account and created another, the same thing happened again, and again etc.
So cannot create a new account , anyone know why?

thanks
 

A:logging into new user admin account

When you login with a new account, go onto task manager and click the "Processes" tab. See if explorer.exe is running, if not, run a new task of "explorer".
 

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Hey
I have accidentaly deleted my administrator account. It happened because i created a new user, then I used that abit. When I logged on to my old accout I deleted the new one that I made, but then I wasnt't administrator anymore... ON NONE OF THE USERS ON THE COMPUTER. So I can't create a new account with admin rights and I can't change my account type to administrator Please help me if u know how.

- Victor27 -

A:Deleted admin user account

It is against the policy of BleepingComputer to provide information on methods to reset or bypass the Administrator password. Though your question is most likely legitimate, there are others who may read this topic and use the information for less savory reasons. It is for these reasons we do not provide this type of information.If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a private message or an email. Thank you for your understanding.The weathermanBleepingComputer Forums ModeratorReference: BleepingComputer Board Rules

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I recently set up new machine and didn't set user account as Admin
I would like to change existing "new account" to have admin privileges.

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Please help!!!!! I've been getting the "user profile service failed the logon" error message on my account, which was the admin account. All of the solutions posted online require you to be logged in as an administrator in order to execute them.
So far I've tried
1) fixing user profile, editing system registry etc as per this page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215/en-US?wa=wsignin1.0 (can't from a standard user account)
2) creating a new account and transferring data (can't from a standard user account)
3) restoring system to previous point using command prompts (can't from a standard user account)
4) enabling the "hidden" admin account (can't as a standard user)
5) being stressed and grumpy (I can do this fine, but it's not effective at solving the problem)
I don't seem to be able to do anything as a standard user on the only account left and every time it prompts for my admin password, it won't let me go any further. What do I do!? We have loads of photos and documents which haven't been backed up yet (yes, yes, don't even say it) and so I don't want to just reset the whole thing or risk losing anything. Any advice?! Thank you in advance.
 

A:user profile - no admin account

Restart the machine in the "Safe mode"
Use the "Administrator" account and password if you set one up. If you did NOT set up a password, then just use the "enter" key when in the password box.
Once up and running in the safe mode, you should be able to make a new account of the admin group.
 

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when i use my admin account to create a new admin account i get stumped.

i can create the account, set the password, and then when i try to switch users, i click on the new account admin2, and i get a warning that

"unknown user or bad password"

i have actually seen posts in other forums with the same issue but no answer

windows 7, 64 bit laptop

A:cannot create a new admin user account

Could a reboot before using the account help?

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Hi guys, i have recently begun to use a user account instead of running full Admin and my question is should the two separate accounts be treated separately when it comes to security,  and do most keep one account minimal with just a few programs or to just surf and the elevated one for something else.
 
I am the only user  but am confused about security.  I started with just an admin account and kept everything up to date and ran scans regularly etc... but i am finding i'm doing the exact same thing with the user account.
 
 When i update one and run scans i should automatically do the same for the admin account?  Windows update for example, i need to check for updates with both accounts?
 
Sorry for the confusion and thanks

A:User/Admin account question

Hi,
 
1. Click the Windows Start button and then click Control Panel. The Control Panel appears.
2. Select Large icons on the right-hand side under the View by menu (if you are not already in Large icons view). This will display the Control Panel features as icons. Locate and click on  User Accounts.
3. The User Accounts panel appears
4. Click the Change User Accounts Control Settings option. The User Accounts Control Settings dialog box appears.
5. Windows 7 UAC settings have a slider to change between different notification levels. You can choose one from the following four options:
Never notify
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop)
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Always notify
6. If the need arises to turn off the UAC to troubleshoot ACT! related issues, a general guideline is to change the setting to Never Notify, which essentially disables the UAC feature.
Note: A reboot of the computer will be required after choosing this setting.
You  can also change a user's account type, Follow these steps:
If your computer is in a domain:
1. Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking User Accounts, clicking User Accounts again, and then clicking Manage User Accounts.  If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. On the Users tab, under Users for this computer, click the user ac... Read more

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I recieved a computer and there is no admin account to log in to only the User log in. Tried rebooting in safe mode and it still goes to the log in screen.

A:No Admin account and Dont know the user log in

What exactly do you mean by "I received a computer"?
 
Did someone give it to you as a gift for you to keep?  Can you not ask the person you got the computer from for the login info?

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