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Deleted Administrative User Account

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

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  1. Alicia1978

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    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?
     
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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.
     
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    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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