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can i change my guest account to admin

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by stewartcool, May 2, 2007.

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  1. stewartcool

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    hi i am running xp on a guest account there are no options in

    user accounts to change from guest to admin or to add new account

    is there any way i can have control of my pc as i cant set time or remove apps and stuff

    please please help me
     
  2. bonk

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    If you are on the Guest account the you will have limited Control.

    Is this a family PC and and if so who is the has the Administrator account?
     
  3. stewartcool

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    its my pc and i should be the admin
     
  4. bonk

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    You will have to created a New User as the default guest account cannot create a Admin user.

    Try this Start in Safe Mode and when it starts in Safe Mode choose Administrator Account
    See if you can create a new user giving it Admin rights in User Accounts while in Safe Mode.

    How to Start in Safemode

    1. Restart your computer.
    2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
    3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
    4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
     
  5. stewartcool

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    been in safe mode still no option to add new account or change
     
  6. stewartcool

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    would it have any thing to do with the administrative tools
     
  7. stantley

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    You can change accounts in Control Panel > User Accounts.
     
  8. stewartcool

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    er stantley it is not as simple as that mate there is no option to add accounts
     
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    Are you logged on as Administrator?
     
  10. stewartcool

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    is there any thing i need to do in admin tools to add an account
     
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  12. stewartcool

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    no as a guest
     
  13. stantley

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    That's why you can't change accounts, log on as Administrator.
     
  14. bonk

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    When you started in Safe Mode did you see a choice for your account and a Administrator account?
     
  15. stewartcool

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    thank you very much that has worked well done you have saved me throwing my pc out of the window
     
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