I purchased a pc with Vista basic pre-installed. I set up 2 user accounts and
an Administrator account as directed. The 2 user accounts were for myself and
my wife and the Administartor account was there for when I needed it (as per
Windows advice). Everything was good and I decided to upgrade to Premium
using the Windows Anytime upgrade disc after puchasing the licence on-line.
The upgrade completed and my machine re-booted but the welcome screen only
showed the log in for the two user accounts. The administrator log in has
When I go control panel>user accounts>manage another account it shows the 2
user accounts and the administrator account. I just need a method of logging
in to that administator account so I can give the administrator control to
one of the other accounts.
This is getting very frustrating as I cant even clean re-install from the
upgrade disc because I dont have the right privilages - no control over my
own pc after spending 90 quid on an upgrade..
Any help gratefully recieved
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> That article simply describes the built-in Administrator account in Vista.
> This is an account that is hidden, by default and should not be used except
> in cases of an emergency. If for some reason all other administrator
> accounts get deleted, this account will still be available when you log into
> Safe Mode.
> Can you describe the problem you are having?
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> "Ben" <Ben@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Ive found a technical page on the Microsoft web site that explains my
> > problem
> > (see link below) but it doesnt tell me how to put it right simply so
> > someone
> > with very little computer knowledge can do it - any help gratefully
> > recieved.
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926183/en-us