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Deleted Administrative User Account

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Alicia1978, May 24, 2011.

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  1. Alicia1978

    Alicia1978 Thread Starter

    May 20, 2011
    My step son somehow deleted the only user account with Administrator rights. I cannot go in and create a new user because I do not have Administrator rights. How do I fix this problem?
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    If you have NOT deleted "The Administrator" account which is hidden, you may be able to login in the "Safe Mode" and then make yourself a new Admin User account.

    If NOT, then you are looking at rebuilding the machine and losing ALL that is on it at this time.
  3. Saga Lout

    Saga Lout

    Sep 15, 2004

    The personal files could be recovered first by using a Linux LiveCD and an external disk or flash drives, so all is not entirely lost.

    I had it in mind that at least one User Account had to have administrative privileges - anyone? If there's a Vista DVD or Recovery Set, there may be Command Line methods of creating a new account. Possibly, you could also enable the System Administrator by that method.

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