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Old 11-06-2007
Sparty
 

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Administrator Account
I originally setup an Adminstrator account and a User account. The
Adminstrator account inadvertently got changed to a User account so now I
have two User accounts and no Adminstrator account. Whenever I try to add
new software or make a change to one of these User accounts, it asks me for
an Adminstrator password, which it will not let me type in. I think I need
an Administrator account but cannot set one up since I cannot type in the
Administrator password to get to that point. Any thoughts??
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Old 11-06-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

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Re: Administrator Account
Sparty

If all of the administrator accounts have been changed or deleted, you can
log on in Safe Mode and the Built-in Administrator account will be available
to use. This account does not have a password, by default.

Restart the computer and start tapping the F8 key until a black screen menu
appears. Use the Arrow Keys to select Safe Mode and press Enter. Select the
account called Administrator. After safe mode starts, go to Control
Panel/User Accounts and change the original account back to an administrator
account.

Reboot back to normal mode.

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"Sparty" <Sparty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A37C019D-219D-4364-BB6E-E51EB9F7987F@microsoft.com...
>I originally setup an Adminstrator account and a User account. The
> Adminstrator account inadvertently got changed to a User account so now I
> have two User accounts and no Adminstrator account. Whenever I try to add
> new software or make a change to one of these User accounts, it asks me
> for
> an Adminstrator password, which it will not let me type in. I think I
> need
> an Administrator account but cannot set one up since I cannot type in the
> Administrator password to get to that point. Any thoughts??


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