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Old 07-13-2009
davidmalloch
 

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Lost administrator rights in Vista business

I previously had set up Vista on my laptop so that both userids had
administrator rights. That's changed (I don't know how because I
certainly didn't do it - Windows auto update I suspect !) and the user
group for both is now "debugger users". When I try to change it back to
administrator I get "access denied".

I've tried starting in safe mode but it won't let me enable the hidden
administrator account. My laptop came only with a recovery DVD and I
don't seem to be able to boot from that without wiping the disk. Clearly
I don't want to do that !

How can I recover my admin privileges please ?


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Old 07-14-2009
Flavius
 

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Re: Lost administrator rights in Vista business

davidmalloch;1087987 Wrote:
> I previously had set up Vista on my laptop so that both userids had
> administrator rights. That's changed (I don't know how because I
> certainly didn't do it - Windows auto update I suspect !) and the user
> group for both is now "debugger users". When I try to change it back to
> administrator I get "access denied".
>
> I've tried starting in safe mode but it won't let me enable the hidden
> administrator account. My laptop came only with a recovery DVD and I
> don't seem to be able to boot from that without wiping the disk. Clearly
> I don't want to do that !
>
> How can I recover my admin privileges please ?

Try to enable buildin admin by using one of them methods:

METHOD 1
'User Account Password - Change from Win RE'
(http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/20...ge-win-re.html)

METHOD 2
http://www.vistax64.com/851487-post2.html
http://www.vistax64.com/331839-post10.html

METHOD 3
Tools for reseting password also have option to enable/disable accounts
(for built-in admin also) for example 'Offline NT Password & Registry
Editor' (http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/)
If you have been degraded to limited user you can also use this tool to
add yourself to Administrators group


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