> I have tried this procedure in the past and have researched Microsoft
> Knowledge Base for help on this problem. It appears that I am being
> blocked by the UAC & Administrative priviledges. The only options I can
> change in the User Account setting is Create a password for your account
> and Change your picture. I cannot change your account name, your
> account type, manage another account or turn UAC on/off. It appears that
> I am not the Administrative but I know I am because I build this
> computer myself and their is also an display box to the right of this
> options that says ckinfiniti Administrator. I have even disabled the
> UAC in msconfig but that has not helped me. If there are any other
> options out there for me to resolved this problem, let me know.
In this case, something else is wrong. An administrative user account can do
*all* those things. Yes, you will get the UAC prompt but simply clicking OK
will take care of it as long as you're in an administrative account.
First make sure the computer is completely virus/malware-free since malware
could definitely produce those symptoms.
If the machine is really clean, then turn UAC back on and enable the
built-in Administrator account (which is disabled by default).
To enable the build-in Administrator account, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click
Run as Administrator.
3. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
4. At the command prompt, type:
net user administrator /active:yes [enter]
5. Log off and you will see an icon on the Welcome Screen for Administrator.
Log into it.
6. Make your changes - create the administrative CompAdmin account and the
Standard user account for your daughter. Delete your old user account.
7. Log out and into CompAdmin. Run cmd as Administrator and disable the
built-in Administrator account:
net user administrator /active:no [enter]
8. Log into your daughter's new account and set it up the way you want.
Obviously if the computer is infected you will need to clean it up before
doing the user account work.
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