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Old 09-14-2007
Jon P
 

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Lost Administrator Rights
After initially creating my account with Administrator rights, I switched my
account to a standard user. Now it won't allow me to revert back to an
Administrator account to make changes and install applications. It requires
me to type in an Administrator password but there's no field to type the
password into. Does anyone know how I can revert my account type back to
Administrator? Help please.
~Jon
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Old 09-15-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

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Re: Lost Administrator Rights
Jon

Not a good idea, as you have found. You must have at least one active
administrator account, with a password to do anything that requires admin
privileges.

When you do not have any active admin accounts, you can boot to Safe Mode
and the Built-In Administrator account should appear. This account is named
Administrator.

Reboot and start tapping the F8 key before windows starts to load. You will
see a black screen with a menu. Use the Arrow keys to select Safe Mode and
press the Enter Key.

At the Login Screen, select the Administrator account to log in. By default
this account does not have a password. Once you are in Windows, go to
Control Panel/User Accounts. Create another administrator account or change
the Standard account back to an Administrator account.

Let us know if you need more help.

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
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"Jon P" <Jon P@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> After initially creating my account with Administrator rights, I switched
> my
> account to a standard user. Now it won't allow me to revert back to an
> Administrator account to make changes and install applications. It
> requires
> me to type in an Administrator password but there's no field to type the
> password into. Does anyone know how I can revert my account type back to
> Administrator? Help please.
> ~Jon


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