User account nightmare

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dread

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Hi, first time on here so I hope someone can help me. My 13 yr old daughter has a laptop with Windows 7 Home pre installed. It has two user accounts, hers and mine. Last week in retaliation for me making her switch it off she set the windows parental preferences to block my account 24 hours a day and she reset both of our passwords. Undeterred I logged onto the default administrator account in safe mode, reset my password and set her account to standard user so that she couldn't repeat the trick. I didn't however change the parental preferences. Big mistake!

Now we have a laptop with one standard user account and one administrator account which cannot be accessed. The windows default administrator account no longer appears in safe mode presumably because I have made changes to it.

If I try to add another user or alter existing user account preferences or change parental preferences or make the default administrator account accessible I need administrator rights but my account accepts my password but tells me that time restrictions are in force. Always!

What can I do short of a complete return to factory settings?
 

dread

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Thanks for the quick replies but I think that system restore needs administrator rights too. I will check in the morning. And I don't need a password crack, I can log on but the parental preferences settings mean that I cannot actually use the account.

Using parental preferences to lockout your parents is pretty smart though. Bloody kids!
 

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draclan12,

I've deleted part of the contents of your post. Please refer to the rules regarding password issues.
 

Cookiegal

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And since there's nothing else we can do to help here since we really can't verify the actual situation or intent, it also falls under the Password rule and I have no choice but to close this thread.
 
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