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Can you enable the built in adminstator account as a standard user?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Nincro, Feb 6, 2011.

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  1. Nincro

    Nincro Thread Starter

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    Okay so i dont have access to any administrator accounts due to the fact that our admin forgot his password and the rest of us are standard users. So can we enable it as a standard user to use the admin account in safe mode?
     
  2. Saga Lout

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    To run the command net user Administrator active:yes in Command Prompt, you must first type net user Administrator followed by the name of an Administrative account and the password. Try it with one of your accounts but I can't see it working. To bring up the Command Prompt, use the Windows key and R together.

    If that won't work, you'll need to reinstall Windows 7.
     
  3. Nincro

    Nincro Thread Starter

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    But i dont know the password...
     
  4. etaf

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    we are unable to assist with password assistance here -so closing post
    see the rules
    http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

     
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