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method of finding administrative account on A windows 7 with 64bit does not work

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  • Started 1 year ago by dumpsmartme
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dumpsmartme
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The method of turning an Automatic Administrative account by clicking start, then clicking, "administrator" is impossible, because there is no title heading that says "administrator" in the Start Menu.

Also at the command prompt, " c:/" the system does not recognize the line "net user administrator /active:yes" . Access denied error 5.

How can this be overcome and how can I change the "c:/Users/guest:" to" c:/Users/Administrator"

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germ-x
germ-x
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dumpsmartme hi
This might help. Not a good idea to use the system admin account as the regular user account
http://ttcshelbyville.wordpres.....windows-7/

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Run the CMD Prompt [ As Administrator ] and then type in [ net user administrator /active:yes ] all without brackets.

Do NOT change the Guest Account but just add another User. Then give the new User Administrator Group Privileges.

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StringJunky
StringJunky
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You can't have administrative privileges from the Guest account. That's why you are getting the Access Denied error. You need to speak to the person with admin status.

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scorpion99
scorpion99
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Try the following only if you are using one of these windows 7 versions (Professional, Ultimate, or Enterpise editions) :
go to run and enter : lusrmgr.msc
If it opens , Click on the Users and right click the Administrator and enable it.
You must be in the administrator group to do this and not a guest.

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