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How to change user account administrator and doesnt need to log off

Q: How to change user account administrator and doesnt need to log off

How to change user account administrator and doesn't need to log off

Hello good day, I need help here. im new window 7 user and im a gamer too

i have a online game played that is able to have dual screen, last time im using windows xp on playing online game and i can do the dual screen type of play by changing the administrator and doesn't need to re boot my computer. Now im using window 7 and tried the same procedure by creating a new user account administrator in control panel, but when i right click the game icon and run as administrator it just directly go to the client game, but in xp you can change direct the administrator, but here in windows doesn't. can anyone help me

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A: How to change user account administrator and doesnt need to log off

Hello ILYOU, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you were wanting "Run as different user" instead??

Run as Different User

Hope this helps,
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A:Account is administrator, but cannot change User Accounts

Have you Tried with Vista Administrator?

See Administrator Account For more Information

Hope This Helps,
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take a look at this tutorial User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name
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Aloha All My issue started when I tried to delete files in the hidden cache of Dropbox I went into quot my change Account Administrator Control & can't User Permissions computer quot clicked on my C drive scrolled down can't change Administrator User Account Control & Permissions to quot Users quot and found file quot All Users quot with a quot locked quot icon attached I clicked on it and up popped an error message that I don't have permission to access this folder can't change Administrator User Account Control & Permissions I rightclicked on properties followed by the security tab The security tab lists user can't change Administrator User Account Control & Permissions groups everyone system administrator When highlited none of these groups contained quot permissions quot I tried to quot edit quot the quot permissions quot which opened another quot permissions quot dialogue box I clicked on each permission in the quot allow quot list for each group to no avail I went back the the main quot users quot folder and found quot locked quot icons on other folders quot default user quot and quot administrator quot which is my wifes and my names I've read with interest some of the amp threads of a similar nature but none of the problems were quite the same and the fixes didn't help me Sure hope the community can help me resolve the issue I've provided a screenshot of the quot System quot page from Control Panel Mahalo for all the help Konadon

A:can't change Administrator User Account Control & Permissions

Another case of someone messing with permissions that they should not have messed with. "All Users" is nothing more then a junction to "C:\ProgramFiles" when you messed with the permissions of that junction you just messed up everything else concerning the system. See the links in my signature.
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That should do it. Does that do it?
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i have windows 7 x64 in my dell precision notebook.
i have administrator user and tommy user.
tommy user is in admin group. but not able to execute any program but its account type is standard.
then i logged in as administrator and went to UAC there i try to change the account type of tommy user from standard to soon as i click the administrator's radio button. the "change account type" is disabling...its not enabling.
how can i solve this problem?


A:Change Account Type button is not enabled even as administrator user

Quote: Originally Posted by sathyguy


i have windows 7 x64 in my dell precision notebook.
i have administrator user and tommy user.
tommy user is in admin group. but not able to execute any program but its account type is standard.
then i logged in as administrator and went to UAC there i try to change the account type of tommy user from standard to soon as i click the administrator's radio button. the "change account type" is disabling...its not enabling.
how can i solve this problem?


Welcome to the forum,

If the first two options aren't working for you in this tutorial,

User Account Type - Change

then you can try the other three and see if that works.
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How are you trying to change the type of account?I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restoreDo you mean System Restore? If you are, you don't need the installation disk to do this.To use System Restore click on the start orb. In the search box type in System Restore. In the list of results click on System Restore, if you are prompted for an administrator password type it in.Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and restore your computer.
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Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article: Hu
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I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.


A:Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account


Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?
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Nevermind. I figured out how to fix it. Instead of going through Control Panel->User Accounts, I go to Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management, and I'm able to make the change through there. Not sure why one method works and the other doesn't, but it does!
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Hello Glenn,

The "C:\Users\Administrator" user profile folder is for the built-in elevated "Administrator" account. It's only created the first time that the built-in Administrator account has been enabled and logged in to.

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Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Is this what you are referring to?
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No one can help you here about this problem I'm afraid.......
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You are going have to wait for your roommate...
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At what level is the User Account Control?

(Open the start menu type uac and hit enter.)
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Hi Mahesh,

Which version of XP, home edition, professional or media centre? I think the procedure depends on this.
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Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
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A:User is both an Administrator, and not an Administrator. Cannot change

If you login to an administrator account, you can try this.

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A:Administrator Account Change

Make yourself an user account and keep it as part of the Admin group.
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Here's what you need to do:
Sign in to current admin accountCreate a new user account for yourself (tutorial)Change the new user account's account type to administrator (tutorial)Sign out from the old admin accountSign in to your new admin accountDelete the old admin account (tutorial)
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This "Patch" is it from Microsoft?
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A:Administrator/User account

thats easy.If you created 2 acounts by accident. Go to my computer click on controll panel go to user accounts there you can pick to either change a acount add acount change the way a user logs on or off.Hope that helps
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By default, an administrator account behaves in exactly the same way and with the same privileges as a standard account. Some programs, however, need to be run at a higher privilege level, even when run from an administrator account. In these cases, you need to right-click and select Run as administrator. Depending on the account you are currently using, you will be asked to provide administrative credentials (from a standard account) or confirm that you want to elevate (from within an administrative account).

This is part of the improved security in Windows 7, and is designed to make it harder for malware to get on your system. Of course, it isn't infallible, so you must always keep alert.

This is controlled by means of tokens, and a standard account has just one whereas an administrator account has two, a standard token and an administrative token. In normal use, both types of account use the token with standard privileges. When you right-click and select Run as administrator (see above), you are instructing the program (and that program only) to use the administrator token and to run with full administrative privileges.
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A:Change original administrator account

I don't have the answer to your question except..................

You can change the old owner's password if you want. Use this tutorial :
Use Option Six
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Hi lpellerin,

Reboot into Safe Mode. If there is no other administrator account on your computer, this will automatically bootup into the built-in administrator account. From there, you will be able to set your account back to normal. I strongly advise that you protect this account with a password and also create another account for day-to-day work, this time a standard account, and protect that with a password (do not divulge either of the passwords to your daughter).
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A:How to change account permissions without being the administrator

Hello TJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. You must provide administrator credentials to be able to.

Plus, it would violate the forum rules to help to bypass this.
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A:Cannot change back my account to administrator

Start in Safe Mode by pressing F8 on boot. Safe Mode
Then you can login as user "administrator" (try blank password). Now you can change your user type

Sorry but what I said isn't working!
You have to logon with an account with admin rights to do it. Since this is impossible for you you have to enable the built-in admin account called "administrator". Is has a blank password by default.

For 32bits win7 it's easy, for 64bits win7 more difficult

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
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I found the answer; run command prompt as administrator, change Administrator to active using 'net user Administrator /active:yes", then "net user administrator [new password]". Thanks for playing.

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Hi Common,

Try the password again - I'm pretty sure that there is a 24 hour change timer in place in XP.
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Have you tried a sys restore to a time when all was well?
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If it is XP Home, Boot into Safe Mode and login as the account named Administrator.
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you can't remove the administrator acc.
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A:Password For The User-Administrator Account

Add a password to your administrator account.

A Standard user will be prompted for the password for "Run as administrator".
You will also need to enter the password to login to the administrator account.

Don't lose or forget the password !
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Hey Ocra Jones, Welcome to TSF.

I'm not sure it's possible to delete an admin account (if it's the only admin account). XP usually insist's on having atleast one Admin account at all times.

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A:user account problem with administrator

Hi David and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you do not have any administrator accounts to use to change an account type, then boot into Safe Mode and see if you can change the account type from within there. You should startup in the built-in Administrator account while in Safe Mode if you do not have any regular administrator accounts. You could also just create another administrator account to use instead.

For Safe Mode:
Safe Mode

For Account Types:
User Account Type

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A:Administrator Password In User Account

Here is a link. Not sure if will help, but helped me.
Add Take Ownership Option Shortcut in Right Click Menu of Windows 7
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Unzip the file, using WinRar.

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What problems are you having when you try to switch from your Micosoft account to a local account?
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See the screenshots;

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A:Help change my account to a limited user account!

You should log-on to the administrator account thru safe mode and this will allow you to change the account you want to so it will be a low-admin account. You can not change the account you are logged into t anything other than the account it is because it is the active account.
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A:Running administrator account but cannot change certain features.

The Administrator here should reply to this but use
Sight Feedback.

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A:Administrator Account Password Recovery or Change

Sorry but our rules state that we cannot help you recover any passwords.



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You'll need reset CMOS, and do a clean install of Windows for this.
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A:Change user to administrator

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Hello Seymoria,

Administrator accounts do not run elevated by default for security purposes. This is done so that nothing on your PC will also be able to run elevated without you first getting a UAC prompt to approve it. Once you click on YES, then it runs elevated for only that session and instance.

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User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level
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We can't help you with this because we have no way to verify that you actually own this computer.
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Are you talking about the account "Administrator" that is there by default? Or is it another account that had admin permissions?

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A:lost administrator PW, still have access with one other user account

Hi Bayern, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This tutorial may be able to help you by resetting the password for that account. You may need to use Method Three.

Reset User Account Password

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What account are you using what type is it?
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Lenovo T400
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A:User-defined administrator account does not load.

Didn`t know a standard user could create an admin account.

I would try again, enabling the hidden admin account to create another admin account.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mikenz88


I have been using my new Sony Vaio for months now - every time I restarted the System Out Of Box Experience was shown. This would not work properly and I kept cancelling it as I did not know what it did and stored all data in the administrator user folder - the user name was administrator.

Today I upgraded to Ultimate 64 from Home Premium 64 and the Out Of Box Experience was shown again after first booting up following the upgrade. This took me through a setup process and created a new user account.

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Any ideas where the files have ended up and how to recover them?

Two things when you upgraded you probably created a windows.old folder with all of your old data. Second you can enable the built in administrator account but that one is not the same as your other user. If your other user was administrator there may be a way to get it back.

So what was your user name?

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Go to Control Panel / User Accounts in Windows XP
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A:Changing user account to Administrator will not save.

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Since you know how to log in with your mom's admin account that should give you access to those settings. Who are all the other users?
As admin why not delete the password, problem gone.
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A:Cannot change administrator in user accounts

Hi Samkrit, welcome to the Eight Forums.

I assume your administrator account is a Microsoft Account and with "reset password site online" you mean the Windows Live (Hotmail,, MSN, Live) password reset site at Also, I assume you signed out from the original administrative Microsoft Account and signed in to your secondary standard account trying to change the account type from there.

If this is the case, sign in to your original administrative Microsoft Account using the new password. When signed in, change the account type of your secondary account from there, you don't have to be signed in to that account to change the type but instead can make all changes for all accounts from your administrative account:


If changing the type of your secondary account now works, you can change your original account to standard.

Tutorial: User Account Type - Change in Windows 8

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