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Q: Change user to administrator

I just setup my new computer. There is only 1 account, which was setup originally as administrator. It was changed to user and now I would like to change it back to administrator. How do I do this? FYI...when I click on add or remove user accounts, it asks for an administrator password, since I'm no longer an administrator, the password space is blocked.

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A: Change user to administrator

Only the administrator can give admin rights. I have no idea if this would work, but you could open the cmd prompt as administrator and enter

net user administrator /active:yes

This may make the administrator account show up. Your mileage may vary...

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An account on my Windows 7 installation cannot have its type changed from an administrator to a user account.

I tried to change it using the cmd and I'm getting these messages:>net localgroup administrators AccountName /del
System error 1377 has occurred.

The specified account name is not a member of the group.

>net localgroup administrators AccountName /add
System error 1378 has occurred.

The specified account name is already a member of the group.
I recently used a livecd to change this account to an administrator since I had forgotten my password to another account, and now I need to change it back.

What should I do?

A:User is both an Administrator, and not an Administrator. Cannot change

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

Right click on Computer and select Manage. The Computer management console will open up. In this console on the left side select "Local Users and Groups". On the right side of this applet double click on "Users", Select the particular user you wish to change and right click on it and select "properties". Go to the "Member of" tab and you will see the different groups alloted to this user.

Now you can add, delete these groups to suit your requirement.

For changing the password for a user, right click on the username and select "Set Password".

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want to upgrade to windows 8.1 but i opened command prompt and saw i was logged in as user.
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A:how to change user to administrator

Open the command prompt with Administrator privileges and then type in net user administrator /active: yes before hitting the Enter key. Once it's told you this works, close the command prompt, log off, and now you should see the built-in Administrator account appear as a logon option. Click on that and, if it has no password, ensure you apply one once the profile is created.

Do what you need to do with that, log off, log into the original profile, open the command prompt with Administrator privileges and then type in net user administrator /active: no before hitting the Enter key. This will deactivate the built-in Administrator account.
 

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A:How to Change to Administrator from Standard User?

Hi mendopaul

Try this .

Click on type CMD in search programs and files right click on CMD under Programs (1) choose Run as administrator click yes on the UAC window

Command prompt should open to this path C:\Windows\System32>_

Inside command prompt type in


Code:
net localgroup administrators {youraccountname} /add


   Note

{youraccountname} is your account name without the brackets

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A:User accounts Administrator change

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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I changed my administrator user to standard user and now I can update any programs on my computer. when a user control window pops up its states to continue type an administrator password and click yes, the yes button is greyed out and does not allow me to enter a password.

A:change from standard user to administrator

You need to log on as an administrator user and change it back. What OS are you running on it? Allso how many other users are active ont he computer?

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Hai
I am install windows 8 ,and my account is Administrator privileges ,if i see in control panel in User Accounts my account as Local Account Administrator Password Protected,but i cant run application as administrator,every time i need to click Run as administrator, and also i cant create folder or cant zip the folder in C drive.
it will show warning msg
" Cannot create mcl.rar A required privilege is not held by the client."

but i have administrator privileges .

Pls reply asap


Regards
Aravindb

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Sam K.

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, Outlook.com, MSN, Live) password reset site at https://account.live.com/resetpassword.aspx. 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:

First:

Then:
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

Kari

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Thanks!

A:Change user folder name of Administrator account

take a look at this tutorial User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

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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,
Josh

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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

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,
Shawn

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I can not find any access to password for the Administrator user account. I have tried many options but that one is never listed. I am the administrator and there are no other accounts.

A:How do I change the administrator user account password in Windows 10?

If you're the administrator, and there are no other accounts, try the below steps.
Settings -> Accounts -> Sign-in options -> Change your password
That should do it. Does that do it?

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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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Hi,
I have visual studio installed on my machine C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe and whenever i am opening it , it is always running as Adminstrator. I wanted to change it to run it as the user logged.
I tried looking for reg key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers and 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
but couldnt able to find any. I also searched for RUNASADMIN in the registry key but i couldnt able to find this string as well.
Is there any other reg key i need to change to run devenv.exe as  NOT ADMINISTRATOR.
I am using Windows 7 Professional.
Regards
Pushpendra


Pushpendra

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Friends,

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 administrator.....as soon as i click the administrator's radio button. the "change account type" is disabling...its not enabling.
how can i solve this problem?

thanks
sathyguy

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sathyguy


Friends,

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 administrator.....as soon as i click the administrator's radio button. the "change account type" is disabling...its not enabling.
how can i solve this problem?

thanks
sathyguy


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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/204948-change-account-type-button-not-enabled-even-administrator-user.html
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A:Solved: Administrator Acct vs User with Administrator privileges

This is an article on how to enable/disable the Built-In Administrator account but at the beginning it explains the difference between the two which, it seems, boils down to whether or not a UAC prompt is needed to gain elevated permission:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...-enable-disable.html?filter[2]=User Accounts&
 

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A:Can't change startup items, need to be administrator, but I am administrator

Hi, you could be a victim of a WinAntivirus which is one of Smitfraud lot along with many others. These tend to disable your admin status along with access to the control panel, task manager sometimes and startup options for obvious reasons. Scan your System32 folder for these WinAvxXX.exe, printer.exe, autorun.exe, system.exe. If you find any of these go here http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...LAV.LG&VSect=T and follow instructions. Also download SmitfraudFix. Do everything in Safe Mode and DISABLE system restore.

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A:User Administrator Account won't allow Administrator Privilages

You could try right clicking the program and choose run as administrator. Then try to disable the addon.
Although with Microsoft software it usually is smart enough to prompt you with uac when you need to change something like that.

Interesting...

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A:dont know user account control password and no administrator user

after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.

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A:No Administrator shown in User Account, but shows in C:\User ?

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.

When the built-in "Administrator" account is disabled, it will no longer be displayed in "User Accounts" (Control Panel) or the log on screen. However, it's user profile folder will still be there since it contains that account's personal settings and such.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Is this what you are referring to?

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A:It says only the administrator can change a setting but I AM the administrator

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/968522-some-settings-managed-your-system.html#post7724466
 

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Now, I somewhat frequently get a request for an administrator password. Supplying one causes, I guess, the operation being performed to be performed as if done by the administrator account. I think that if I were using an administrator account, the same actions would result in a UAC prompt to which I would have to respond in the affirmative to allow the action to occur.

My question is why is forcing myself to provide an administrator password safer than clicking Yes in a UAC prompt?

A:Relationship between standard user, administrator user and UAC

Quote:
My question is why is forcing myself to provide an administrator password safer than clicking Yes in a UAC prompt?


Human nature.

UAC prompts have a serious problem that limits their usefulness. This isn't a technical problem and it isn't something that Microsoft can fix. Software designers have known for a long time that most people do not read error messages or warnings unless they are unexpected. They will make the warning go away by the most direct method possible so they can get on with their work. They quickly become conditioned to click on "OK" without even glancing at the what they are authorizing.

Requiring you to enter a password slows the process down so that you will, hopefully, have time to read the message know what you are saying yes to.

At least that is the way I see it.

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Please post any operating (or infection) problems to the Mac forum area, as they are not handled here ...........
 
Operating Systems → Mac OS  ...............
 
 
Thank You - - - -

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A:Can I change the user's Name and completely remove the old user name?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CountryBumkin


But how do I get rid of "user1" and replace with "Karen"? Can this be done?


When a new user is created in Windows, either the first user when Windows is installed or any user later on, and the new user has signed in to Windows first time, the user profile is created and named. Any later username change does not change the name of the user profile.

An example, if my ex-wife had created a user account for me on a Windows computer she had most probably named it as "Idiot". If I then later on changed my username on that computer from "Idiot" to "Kari", my profile had remained as "Idiot".

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In your case now you can try the method told in this tutorial: User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

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A:Can't change UAC to administrator

See if you can use this. If so use it and then hide it again. It is for emergency use only.

Administrator Account[11]=User Accounts


Try in safe mode, if you cannot access in the regular fashion.

Are you currently in an Administrator account?

Can you get ownership and permission for the files in quesion?

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A:How do you change name of administrator?

what OS running on pc?
 

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A:Need to change Administrator

If it still has the demo stuff on it, then you are going to have to take to place that added the demo junk, and have them remove the password.

If you can get a DVD from the OEM, then you can rebuild to the factory settings, which is what needs to be done any way.

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Hi, The following instructions are for Windows 10:     http://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/3-ways-to-change-user-account-name-in-windows-10.html You can do the same for Windows 8 or 8.1 Regards

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A:How to change Administrator's name

You won't be able do that with an MS account.

Change to a local account: Settings->Accounts->Your Account

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Howdy Bobcoop103...

Can you log onto the pc at all ?

If so should be easy, right click on My Computer - Manage - click on Local Users and Groups - in the panel to the right double click on Users - right click on the user name you want to rename - and Rename...
 

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A:user/administrator

Copied over from Newsgroup by: Brink
Re: user/administrator


They are all "Users". And no, unlike XP, Vista does not make the first logon
the Administrator. The first logon is made *an* Administrator, of the
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Never heard of "Default Administrator". Not sure what you mean by that last
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--
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A:Administrator-User

System manufacturer and model?

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A:Administrator password change

Hi pimpo:
 
Do you have administrator rights on the computer or the network domain?
 
From M$ suggested method:
 
Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform this procedure.



To change the Administrator password in Windows XP
 
Log on to the computer using the Administrator account.


Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts. The User Accounts dialog box opens.


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A:Is it possible to change the administrator name in Windows?

No u cant :(

I had this problem, I was accidently messing around when I installed my version and typed in something TOTALLY different. You would have to reinstall windows.

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A:Can't change permissions as Administrator

Solved, sort of:

I started the program notepad by right-clicking on the icon and selecting run as administrator. This allowed me to save anything I opened in this program, anywhere I wanted (as best as I can tell). I was able to do this while logged in as a regular user as well, so I did not have to be logged in as admin. Apparently, there is no true admin account anymore, but you are able to work around it by running specific programs as admin (go figure). I assume if you wanted to move a folder from program files (say one containing work data for a program) you would have to run windows explorer as an admin to be able to do this, but I have not experimented with this.

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A:Change Administrator Password

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A:So if I am the administrator, how come I can't change things????????

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A:administrator password change

Not much help here according to the rules.
"Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed."

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A:[SOLVED] Can't change anything, can't be administrator

I also can't start in safe mode by holding F8- nothing happens. This is really infuriating.

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A:Solved: Change Administrator name

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A:Change to a New Administrator Account

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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A:Cannot change Administrator password

made sure you have administrator right, if you don't have admin. right you not able to change

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so any suggestions?? They will be much appreciated.
Thank you
~ Christina~

A:How do i change administrator accounts?

Hello Christina, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will not be able to change the account type of the account that you are currently signed in to.

You will have to sign in to another administrator account first. Afterwards, you will be able to change the account type of the other account back to be a guest.

User Account Type - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/297333-how-do-i-change-administrator-accounts.html
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thanx
 

A:administrator account won't allow me to change anything

This "Patch" is it from Microsoft?
If NOT who?
And what is it patching?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/administrator-account-wont-allow-me-to-change-anything.621340/
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A:Administrator Account Change

Make yourself an user account and keep it as part of the Admin group.
Go to Control Panel, User Accounts..., Add or remove user account, then create new account.
Type the name of your new account and select the Administrator type and then create account.

Log out of the current account and then log in using the new account name.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/administrator-account-change.1147820/
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A:Change Administrator Email

Hello McCoady,

If both email addresses are listed as an alias for your Microsoft account, then you setting the one you want as the primary alias may have it show instead at sign-in. You are able to use the credentials of any of your aliases to sign in to your Microsoft account though.

Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Primary Alias

If that doesn't help, then you could switch to a local account, then switch back to your Microsoft account using the email address you want.

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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A:Administrator and Limited User a/cs

Log on as Administrator and upgrade the other account or uninstall the apps and reinstall them under the new account.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/administrator-and-limited-user-a-cs.647948/
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A:Corupt Administrator User

Look at this link:http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...22001e1033.mspxBefore doing any of this, go offline and unplug your modem! Backdoor Trojans are known to steal your passwords and your critical information/identity (bank and credit card numbers)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146372/corupt-administrator-user/
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Thank You
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SPECS
Toshiba Satellite C665 (Laptop)
OS:= Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), sp1 (Build 7601) OEM
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A:Installing as Administrator vs User

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GrayGhost2


When installing programs (.EXE files), is ...Log on as "User" > EXE file > RClick > "Run as Administrator" ?
... the same as...
Log on as "Adminsitrator" > EXE file > "Run" ?


Let's start with this question: No, it's not the same.

When a user, either a standard user or an administrative user selects Run as administrator, the command will be executed with elevated rights using a so called built-in administrator account rights.

The built-in administrator account has more rights than a normal administrative account. even if you log in using your normal administrator account you sometimes have not enough rights for a certain task and need to run the command elevated, as a built-in administrator.

Kari

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/311207-installing-administrator-vs-user.html
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A:Power User vs. Administrator in XP

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Help!
 

A:administrator user login

I'd create another Administrative User Account so that all ability to login is not lost. Make that new User Account your main one if you do not find a fix for your current account.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/administrator-user-login.1126398/
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A:Not the administrator on my computer, only user.

I just ran across this thread, perhaps it will help you get going:

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A:how i can protect my administrator (user)

please reply me if anyone know about. .. . ?


Quote:





Originally Posted by exectone


hey guys .

i am new here. Let me know how I can protect my administrator
(User) useing xp (OP) .In my office i am useing a pc haveing an administrator account some of other guys also useing that with a sub user name.They can break my (administrator) password easily going in safe mod.
I too much worry about that.Let me know If there is a way to protect my administrator account from them.

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A:Administrator/User Accounts

Create a new user account
* Logon to that account to initialize the newly created profile
* Log off from the newly created profile
* Login as built-in Administrator (original account)
* Open Control Panel \ System applet
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/administrator-user-accounts.571322/
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A:trying to get to Vista Administrator User

http://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...e_true_Administrator_account_in_Windows_Vista
 

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A:Solved: xp user can't log in as administrator please help

On the logon screen, press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice. Try logging into an account.

Then go to User Accounts in Control Panel to see if you can figure out what happened.

If you have Norton, you have trouble. (That sentence is a tautology.)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-xp-user-cant-log-in-as-administrator-please-help.1059645/
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Hello Decain, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be able to help you fix this error.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/197769-administrator-user-profile.html
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A:How to tell if a user is running as Administrator?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino


I am writing a batch file for a group of people that might or might not know how to run as admin. I would like to know if there are any files or varibles that are different for the admin or the current user.


Hi and welcome

sure there are tons. group mebership, gpedit, users cpanel, what exactly are you trying to do? Id the ones who are, or arent running as admin?
Kenn J++

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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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Help me

A:How to be administrator if I had standard user

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hadza999


Hey mans,
I am new in this forum or on this forum(s)
My problem is I disable my Administrator accaunt and now I have one accaunt my accaunt and I am standard use..
when I try back my administraotor accaunt say: Acces denide... and any changes I try make my UAC is just let me to click No... I can't click Yes..
How to back my administartor accaunt if I am standard use Is that possiblle and is possiblle to I het administrator not standard user
Help me


So you had an account with adminstrative rights and you disabled it? Now you only have standard user accounts? Correct?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/240342-how-administrator-if-i-had-standard-user.html
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A:Run program as different user (Administrator!)

You can design the program to run as a "Service" and have it use the SYSTEM account.

I used to have a great website with lots of usable code on it... I will try to recollect it and post it later....
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/run-program-as-different-user-administrator.45331/
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