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Enabled Net User Admin to change an account name - can't change name and now origial login account does not show up

Q: Enabled Net User Admin to change an account name - can't change name and now origial login account does not show up

Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in - there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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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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W8 was installed and when I logged in for the first time using my MS account it set me up as an admin. I created a second local account that was an admin and used that one to try to set the MS account to a standard but it didn't let me.
Is doing this possible and should I even bother?

A:Change my Microsoft login account from admin to standard?

Hello Jezo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Odd, it let me change by default administrator account created during installation to standard after creating another local administrator account, sign in and out of local to finish setting it up, then sign back in to the administrator account to change the types.

Double check to make sure that the new local account is actually an administrator type. By default, when you add a new account in Windows 8, it's created as a standard account.

User Account Type - Change in Windows 8
If it just won't let you, then I suppose that you could do this below as a workaround.


Change the new local back to standard.Switch your administrator Microsoft account to be a local account.Switch the new local to a Microsoft account with your email address.
Hope this helps,
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A:I cant change the settings in the User Account for Admin

It sounds like you have infected your machine with malware. It is highly inadvisable to use keygens.
 
I suggest you follow this guide to create a malware removal thread.
 
TsVk!

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The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.

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I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights

thanks in advance

A:Change User Account Admin rights

Originally Posted by phynbarr


I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
thanks in advance



Trying to delete files on a CD? Surely you jest!!! A CD is a read only device, you can NOT delete anything off of a CD.
How did you install Windows 10 without making yourself the Administrator. I've installed W-10 at least a dozen times so far and I've always come up as the ONE and ONLY Administrator.
But still, I have to install and use "Grant Admin Full Control" to be able to 'Take Ownership' of certain files and folders.
Start here:




Grant Admin Full Control - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com



And, Good Luck!

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I checked UAC while logged into a regular account, and it is turned on (After I turned it off in ADMIN account). It will not let me change the setting, saying I need to be logged in as ADMIN.

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A:User Account Control will not change in non-admin accounts

Hello mac,

UAC settings can only be changed by an administrator. In addition, UAC settings are applied globally to all users on the PC.

User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 10

As a workaround, you could see if using the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that a standard user can use without getting a UAC prompt may help. However, this method does not always work for games.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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A:How to change admin account to child account

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A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

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:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/335636-user-account-changed-into-guest-account-how-can-i-change-back.html
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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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A:Help change my account to a limited user account!

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A:XP home pw change for admin account?

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A:XP changes to Admin account login screen when trying to log on as normal user

Install SP3 if it isn't already installed.
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A:Safe to change from admin to limited account?

Apologies if this is really obvious to you... but the consequences of getting this wrong are very troublesome to say the least so I'll say it anyway just on the 0.1% chance you didn't know it...

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Warning out the way, I'm not totally sure whether it would stop toolbars.

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A:cannot login, user profile cannot load, cannot run built-in admin account

Originally Posted by Jeff Eriksen


I have a Dell running Vista Home Basic. There are two accounts set up. One was for a family member who is no longer with us, and I do not know the password. The other account , "Jan", did not have a password, but is now messed up so I cannot log in. When I choose "Jan" I get the following: the user profile service failed the login - user profile cannot be loaded. I read some about this on another forum and it was suggested that I go into safe mode and try to get the "real" built-in administrator account enabled. I did so, but then when I re-boot I do not get that built-in admin account as an option. Can you help further?




Jeff
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A:Change default login account

Hello Scott,

Usually, it will show the user account that had just last signed out, restarted, shut down, locked, etc.... the computer by default at the sign in screen.

Was the Live Account the only one signed in, and the one that did the above?

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/9442-change-default-login-account.html
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A:Unable to change the Account Password Policy as an admin.

Hello and welcome furtwangler I have been using some old education department machines and sometimes you can find this info out in the BIOS - have you had a look it there.


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A:Need Major Help, Admin account set to Standard and unable to change.

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Don't trust your room mate, password protect your computer!

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Hello and welcome Chas mate I would find the culprit and recover the password for that account from whoever it is and change the admin back to what it was previously.

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I don't think even a system restore will do it either.

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sigh.......................

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A:Can't change my name in user account

Try this; press Windows key + R and type control userpasswords2 Highlight the account in question and check the box “Users must enter a user name and password” Click apply and ok and restart the computer.

Here’s an article on Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-change-my-name-in-user-account.451237/
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Try this,,, goto Charms bar settings
Change PC Settings at the bottom
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Hello Aaron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using a Peppermint 3 live DVD/USB may allow you to be able to back up anything that you do not want to lose before having to reinstall Windows.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/281369-user-account-change.html
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Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try a restore to before you changed my user account name
System Restore

System Recovery Options

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Change it back to a local account first. Then back to your Microsoft account login:
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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A:How to change User account name

Answering topic title [How to change User account name:
Changing the name of a created user account or of a created admin account will only change the "face" of the account.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/594696/how-to-change-user-account-name/
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Under Accounts, your name is John Smith.
Isn't there the option "Edit name" right under John Smith ?

Settings > Accounts > right side, Manage my Microsoft account > left side, under your name, Edit name.


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The best way is to MAKE and new account and then move all of your files to the new account. You will need to make all of you customization again.

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Hello theIrishBAMF, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
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Is it XP Home?

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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-change-limited-user-account.897456/
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I would just create another user and delete the one that came on it.

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I'm fairly certain this is not possible. But I'm bumping your thread just in case anyone else knows...

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Windows Outreach Team

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From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.

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A:How to change user account actual file name

You would have to create a new user and then copy the profile over to the new one.


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Will it log in now using the Admin account? Is this the hidden Admin account?

If you don't want to run under the hidden Admin account, can you use it to create a new User account with Admin privileges?

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Wouldn't you be able to just change it via "PC settings"?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/504846/change-stored-user-account-password/
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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,
Shawn

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You should be able to use ADMIN Tools and change to another user or you can simply add a password to the guest account also.

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same problem here as well... i want to change my
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I think Further explanation is needed

Have you followed this - User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Also what "Link" are clicking on?

Josh

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Hi, navigate to :-

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Welcome to you toom2020,
I'm a little unsure of exactly what you mean. However have a look at these tutorials to see if they provide you with the answer.
If they aren't what you require post back & we will try to help you further.

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Power Settings > Left side bar "Require a password on wakeup", then "Change settings that are currently unavailable", and now "Don't require a password"

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Step1: Switch your user account to Local Account (Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums).

Step 2: Switch your account back to MS Account using your Gmail address based MS account (Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums).

That's it, the issue should be resolved.

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Have you Tried with Vista Administrator?

See Administrator Account For more Information



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Welcome to Sevenforums. do you mean how to change the "Administrator"? .

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Sorry for asking a dumb question, but did you try these?
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Name of the user profile and the profile folder always remains the original one. If a user was created as LarryLaffer, that will be the name of the user profile even after you change the username to JohnDoe. In other words, in the future this user would sign in to Windows with username JohnDoe and have his user data stored in profile folder C:\Users\LarryLaffer.

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Hello Tally,

You might check to see if it opened a window that may be hidden behind another opened window. Sometimes these windows are small and can easily be covered up.

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possibly because that comp didnt come with Ultimate and when it re-activates, it uses the true Admin account and resets the others.

Roy

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