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Cannot Add New User in XP even by Admin A/C

Q: Cannot Add New User in XP even by Admin A/C

Hello guys Here is in Admin by Cannot XP A/C User Add New even the sitution My best freind has a HCL Laptop which he received while doing MBA in Noida His was a restricted a c Now he has finished his course and Cannot Add New User in XP even by Admin A/C had brought it back home to Kolkata He is the sole owner now His lappy name is REHANSINGH He called his Admin in Noida and requested him to give the Admintrator password so that he can create new user one Admin amp the other restricted He got the password and logged on with it But when he created a Admin user lets call it Boss for simplicity and gave the username and domain and specified quot Administrator quot as the a c type but there was an error The user REHANSINGH Boss could not be added to the Administrator group because REHANSINGH Boss does not exist Click to expand The same error prompts if creating a quot Standard Restricted User quot This is annoying as he cant install anything his being restricted a c SInce he is the sole owner now he wants to have complete control over the laptop PS When he opened the User Accounts windows there was one user named quot Administrator quot and the a c type was quot Debugger User quot Now when he wanted to change that to Administrator out comes another error Quote The user could not be added because the following error has occured The specified account name is alrady a member of the local group Click to expand He cant go back to Noida So plz tell me the solution so that a new admin and one restricted user can be created Even they have created a BIOS password so he wont be able to boot into Linux Live OS nbsp

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A: Cannot Add New User in XP even by Admin A/C

Try leaving the domain first and switch to workgroup, i'm wondering if the computer is running a roaming profile and is looking to the network for the groups.
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I have created two new user accounts. The first I set up as a standard account, logged on, did a few things, then logged off, logged on as my administrator account and editted the account to be an administrator. When I log back on as this account, it appears that the user still does not have administrator privileges even though under the user it says "Administrator". For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails. However, the second account created started as an adminstrator account and exhibits neither of these problems.

I just haven't seen anything in posts about this and wonder what the difference is and if there is anything that "second class" administrator user can do to become a "first class" administrator.

A:New admin user acting differently than standard user changed to admin

For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails.

Does UAC control display a confirmation question? this is the case for administrator accounts
Does UAC control ask for username/password? This is the case for standard accounts
Change the account back (just for testing) to standard account. Does it ask for username/password when changing system settings?
system built-in admin account has admin rights always
manually made account with admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup.
manually made account without admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup (enter a admin's username and password).
That's how it should work
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Thank you!

I am admin ( WIN 7 Pro 64 computer 4 years old): In admin user default account, any and ALL open, and .exe functions denied.

CMD right click 'run as admin' (net user admin etc.) has no effect. Checking all folders I show FULL permission. Right click 'run as admin' has no effect on any file.

Created new USER with ADMIN functions and all works in that account.

Q: How can I trouble shoot my normal ADMIN account (it has all of my 1000s of folders, programs etc.)
Q: Or how can I transfer all of my doc to my new user internally? (Without backup to external drive etc)

This happened after a Microsoft standard update weeks ago. I tried restore, but restore fails. By now I have done much on the computer and restore not an option.
I have not been able to open or run any program files.

Any help I would be grateful!


A:Admin User Error5. CMD solutions failed. New User with ADMIN works

Wow. 2 days and not a single suggestion or reply?

Is this a really a simple common error? Is that why no replies? Or is there no help for it?

I searched the forums for hours over 2 days reading multiple posts and possible solutions and came up empty. Nothing applicable to my situation.

I have tried:
1. System restore. It always fails, even in SAFE mode or REPAIR mode.
2. Run as administrator (Both from right click and from CMD)
3. Sharing all folders (Although this ADMIN account has all privileges/permissions as it is anyway)
This created a 2nd ADMIN account. Don't know why.
4. Reset all privileges back to default settings.

Have not tried to re-install windows as I don't have a copy of Win 7. Plus I would like to avoid the reality of reinstalling so many programs and files.

Right now when the Original Admin user tries to run a .exe, I get a "Setup was unable to create the directory "...etc..." Error 5 access denied.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. It would at least get me moving trying some things. Thank you.
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I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
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A:My Admin user name is corrupted so now PC has NO admin privileges

See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable about enabling the built-in admin account. Once you get it set up I would take a system image with third party software (aomei, eg) so you have a fallback.
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A:admin user lost some admin rights

Quote: Originally Posted by Witch

I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

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Whats the name of the file?
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A:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood

So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

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The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name
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Sorry to bump but things have changed somewhat, and yes could start a new topic but will try the edit function as I am not here often. I see 110 views and that's promising

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A:Installing rights to standard user or prevent an admin user something

a) This may be possible in theory but it would not be easy. Don't go there.
b) All administrators are equal. Any restrictions you impose can be undone by another.
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A:Renaming Win 7 Pro admin [only user] or adding new user & hiding 1st.

Don`t rename her account, it will mess things up big time, just create another account and delete hers

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A:[W7] User management on Family PC - Admin and user groups

In Vista and Windows Seven the default account in the Administrator group that is created, is roughly equivalent to the Operators Group that was extant in NT Server 4. You could do things like install programs, register COM dlls etc.. but you could not delete system files.

I think it's a pretty good compromise.
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A:How do I transfer main user to Elevated Admin user?


It is the same a switching from any other account to a different one except that as you'll not be able to use the Store apps using the built in Administrator account you don't even get to use the OneDrive synching of settings.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
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A:Admin user has no admin rights?

the actual admin account is hidden and disabled for security reasons,your referring to a account with admin privileges

go into properties for the drive and click on the security tab and check the permissions are enabled for your account
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A:make admin user a limited user

Create another admin account before doing anything.

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A:"Unable to elevate to admin rights" error, when admin user

Try this:

SOLUTION: download the setup.exe for ADE, not using the flash install version.

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A:Vista erased admin user files, other user files left relatively untouched, Help!!!!!!

I don't know what, how, when or why, what I do know is while your still able you need to make another admin account.
that way (not if ) but when it happens again, it may be worse & you won't be able to do anything without admin privileges...

good luck
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I got the same message when attempting to login on Windows 7, after no previous problems or changes before shutdown the night before. It continued to loop back to the logon screen even after rebooting. I ended up having to log on in Safe Mode, then do a system restore to restore back to the last restore point, which was a system checkpoint a couple of days earlier. That fixed it, and I've had no problems since. I hope that helps.
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I am using Vista too

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A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
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A:Admin User

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A:admin user help

Originally Posted by mat16

hi ive got windows vista home premium 32bit on a zoostorm system,i have a bad habbit for messing around and ive set the user as the administrator on my p.c(the user came with the p.c but it never popt up on the login screen)thats left the other 2 users unable to do much without needing the password for because their now set on standerd,any help please? i am NOT a vista fan.

do you still have access to the account?
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A:Admin user

Hello Kelly, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You will need to reinstall Vista to wipe out the account.

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A:no admin rights but user only


Its pretty difficult for us to suggest something since we can't verify the authenticity of the request. The best bet here is for him to remember the password and pass it on to you - hopefully he can do that soon.

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A:User stuck as an ADMIN?

Please read the rules about double-posting.
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4) security warning you want to activate anti-virus software

5) iexplore fails to connect to internet.

I booted up into SAFE mode downloaded and updated new virus software( it stated previous software was infected) ran total system scan and cleaned 20 trojans/worms...but no luck with this one yet???

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A:admin user infected

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page. Since you are able to boot into Safe Mode with Networking, you may do so to download the necessary tools. Ignore the "infected" warnings while running them as it's most likely the work of the rogueware.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

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A:Admin User Password


You could try this,

Boot in from the cd you create with it, it finds all the installed o/s (probably only one in your case ). Highlight it and Next, it finds the accounts, highlight the one you want and Next. Tick the password is empty and Next, select No if it asks if you want to do anything else.

PCLoginNow, Reset or Recover Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista Administrator Password.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Puddin Man

... to have a way to turn-on Admin privileges painlessly on my user logon when needed...

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Would that work, or does she have to transfer everything over?


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Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Security and Maintenance and set the UAC, (user Account Control), to the second from the top, which will slightly reduce your security settings but will remove the most annoying of the prompts.

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Can you see and deselect Admin profile if you click "Customize"?
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A:cannot create a new admin user account

Could a reboot before using the account help?
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A:User & Built-in Admin Merge

Hello MourningStar,

You could use the tutorial below to elevate the priviledge level of your normal administrator account to be like the built-in Administrator account. You'll use the "no prompting by UAC" option. I don't remember if you will still have the UAC icons on programs that require elevation afterwards though.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

Hope this helps.
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When you login with a new account, go onto task manager and click the "Processes" tab. See if explorer.exe is running, if not, run a new task of "explorer".
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Quote: Originally Posted by User3456

Hello, my brother has recently made himself the admin on my computer that have spent alot of money on and it is finally gaming ready but now I cannot access any gaming platform and not update any scripts

Your brother has admin rights
You are standard user.

You wanna have admin rights?? If so, ask your brother to login and he can give you admin rights
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A:Solved: System Admin v User

Read this:

After reading it you will know which accounts you have on your PC, which ones you're using and which of them are Administrator or not.

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are you the only user on this computer?
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Which version of Windows 7?

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User accounts: FAQ - Windows Help
The number of Users allowed appears to be limited only by the amount of space available on the HDD.
user accounts: How many user accounts can I create? - Microsoft Community
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If you can get to system restore, you could go back. Restore includes registry changes.
Try in safe mode if necessary
Try with the hidden administrator if necessary.
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The extra admin account is unnecessary since it does not serve the purpose for which you intended, i.e. as a restore point.  One admin account and one standard account should be sufficient.
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What problems do you have when using Internet Explorer ??Are they the same as Chrome and FF ??
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Welcome to Sevenforums,

I suggest you to have a look at the MS Support for Windows 7:
Windows 7 Solution Center

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A:User/Admin account question

1. Click the Windows Start button and then click Control Panel. The Control Panel appears.
2. Select Large icons on the right-hand side under the View by menu (if you are not already in Large icons view). This will display the Control Panel features as icons. Locate and click on  User Accounts.
3. The User Accounts panel appears
4. Click the Change User Accounts Control Settings option. The User Accounts Control Settings dialog box appears.
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Never notify
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop)
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Always notify
6. If the need arises to turn off the UAC to troubleshoot ACT! related issues, a general guideline is to change the setting to Never Notify, which essentially disables the UAC feature.
Note: A reboot of the computer will be required after choosing this setting.
You  can also change a user's account type, Follow these steps:
If your computer is in a domain:
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2. On the Users tab, under Users for this computer, click the user account name, and then click Properties.
3. On the Group Membership tab, click the group you want the account to be in, click OK, and then click OK again.
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Use runas from the command line. Otherwise you need UAC active.
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What is the exact name of this account?
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Hi bill1228 and welcome to TSF !

This worked for other users :
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A:Non Admin User Account Questions

Hello theRock,

The check boxes are to make selecting multiple files easier to do. You can turn this off or on if you like though.

Select Files using Check Boxes

It sounds like the menu open appearance setting has been changed. This can show you how to change it back to the default "Left Handed" setting instead.

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hello ,

administrative right / user contols

when you power on your system start tapping the (F8)key & keep tapping it until a screen is revealed thet give you the options

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safe mode with network

and many others

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A:non-admin user, wireless issues


Can be many reasons, but one is that the account is corrupt. Try making another for your daughter and see if it works any better.
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A:Reverting an admin to a limited user?

From what I can understand, you want to have one account on the computer. That account shouldn't be an admin, right?

I don't think that there is a way to do this, but maybe (if this helps) run this (Win-key + R):

control userpasswords2
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Moved you here where you may get a better response


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A:Deleted admin user account

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Actually the domain user restricted from the server, that user doesn't have any desktop background setting access.if i have local client administrator previlleges can i able to change the that domain user desktop background settings.

pls help me on this?