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Accidentally deleted admin account by changing user name

Q: Accidentally deleted admin account by changing user name

I wanted to change my user account name so I followed instructions from a article I found online in which it looked credible enough but apparently not It instructed to RUN quot Control Userpasswords quot which brings up the User accounts window Then I clicked on account I wanted to change name which happens to be main Admin account and clicked on quot PROPERTIES quot There I was able to change quot USER NAME quot Everything seemed fine until I tried to open WORD but failed with an error message it read quot click run virtualization han quot on top of window and the number quot quot inside the window I then went back to reverse what I did and found the quot USER ACCOUNT quot window empty my account that used to be there was deleted So I tried to System Restore and that failed with another error window I also noticed I was not able to open UNINSTALL PROGRAMS window can any body help me I would greatly appreciate your time nbsp

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A: Accidentally deleted admin account by changing user name

Start Windows system restore before you boot. Tap F8 key as it's turning on, you'll get the option (Windows 7).
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I tried to follow this procedure: I have been using my default admin account for ages on this Windows XP machine. The system prompted me to create a Computer Admin account and then allowed me to set up a limited account. Now my default admin account has disappeared. It has taken many things I need with it, including my Photoshop actions and access to some software and all of my saved passwords in FireFox and IE. I have tried a system restore to no avail. Suggestions on how to get my default admin user back would be much appreciated. That user was passworded and the ones currently appearing are not and I don't really even get how, with any security features at all, it would be possible to set up a new admin account and delete the old one, thus disabling password access on a computer.

A:Accidentally deleted default admin user in Windows XP

Try this:
Reboot into Safe Mode, it should show A choice of Administrator or user account, choose Administrator, and then create a new account and make it Administrator, Reboot back to normal mode and boot into this account

Good Luck !
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Please help me. This is my first post. I lost my password-protected administrator's and all the files are nowhere to be found. Is there any way to retrieve it and all the files? I am using Windows XP. Please help me. Thank you.

A:Please help...accidentally deleted administrator user account

Are you talking about the account "Administrator" that is there by default? Or is it another account that had admin permissions?

If the second (I'd like to know how you deleted a system account - they are protected), you may be able to recover the data - you'll need some data reocery software like RecoverItAll (just google for it).

Don't use that machine for anything - leave it powered down. Remove the HDD, and install it in another machine as a slave. Install the recovery software and have it check the slave drive.
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Here is what happened I went to administrator tools gt Computer management gt Local users and groups gt Users Now I double clicked on the main user account Then I switched to the 'member of' tab I deleted the things whatever present over there Then I restarted the system Now I can only see Guest account My main account is not visible there to login I have no other account except Guest account So I logged into the same but I cannot re enable the main account from here Or I cannot create any new account from here But it seems I have Accidentally account windows user 8 deleted the built Accidentally deleted windows 8 user account in administrator account enabled Screenshot attached I tried to restore my system To do so it asked for the password of this administrator password But I did not set Accidentally deleted windows 8 user account any administrator password So I'm stuck here with a Guest account Please help me By the way my main account is not deleted permanently Screenshot attached for the same The same question I posted on other site Accidentally deleted Accidentally deleted windows 8 user account windows user account - xda-developers

A:Accidentally deleted windows 8 user account

Hello Jazz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below, then see if you may be able to create a new administrator account for you to use.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
If that doesn't work for you, then you could try booting into Safe Mode and try.
Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

Hope this helps,
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Hi everyone So account my Accidentally !!! HELP main deleted user i get back from a beautiful Holiday in Australia and my Laptop a sony Vaio running windows comes up with a message like this quot Accidentally deleted my main user account !!! HELP User Profile Service service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded quot So i found this link on you tube User Profile Service service failed the logon User profile cannot be loaded - YouTube and checked out what he had to say and it sounded like it would fix my issue I ran it in safe mode searched for regedit - went into the profile list and deleted the double up profile that ended with bac But now i cannot find my User when i log out It only runs as the administrator and looks like it does when i first got this laptop However when i do a search in the c Drive my user is there with all the contents in it and also when i go int control panel my user is also there SO my question is what on earth have i done and how can i get my beloved user back hahahaha would much appreciate your help I want my user back haha

A:Accidentally deleted my main user account !!! HELP

Have you tried Startup Repair I'd also run a full scan with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware to get that out of the way first.

Since your files are there you can enable Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE, create a new Admin-level account, copy your files over from the failed one and once you are sure you have everything delete it. If you have hidden appdata just google the program (e.g. outlook) to find out where the data is stored so you can unhide the file to copy it too.

Once you've got the new profile set up and running well, you can hide the Built In Admin acct again.

This may be easier than trying to repair, but if you want you can from within the built-in Admin acct work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7, particularly to check for infections, run SFC, possibly Repair Install. It's easier to just make a new account though, unless that fails too in which case you'll need to do the steps - leading up to possible reinstall.
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- Victor27 -

A:Deleted admin user account

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A:Changing My user account to Built-in Admin

Quote: Originally Posted by ZeldaKrazy

I've just been having a very large amount of permission problems in various programs, right now I'm having trouble compiling and running the temporary .exe's CodeBlocks makes, getting "permission denied" as an actual compiler error.

So what I'd like to do, and I'm not sure if its possible, is activate the built in full power administrator, which I know how to do, and then rename it to my current account name, or make it so where they merge. I don't really want to have to set all my folders up and such (especially with programs like itunes, which will go off the file path of the username)


Hi kyle and welcome

certainly can rename it. Merging? may be more difficult. I am of no use there. Someone here will know
Sorry I cant help, and again welcome

Ken J+
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A:Deleted user and admin account. Cant log in. Copied partitions but cant find files.

Try this software, but use the computer as little as possible until the recovery

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

If that does not work give this a try, but this one is less likely to work.
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A:accidentally deleted permissions for admin

never mind, i fixed it by by going to >advanced>owner> and then choosing my user. whew!
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A:Accidentally Disabled Admin Account

Go into Safe Mode, enable built-in administrator account, reboot and log into administrator account, and then assign administrative privileges to the other account as desired.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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It won't let me enter my files. All it says is ''C:\DocumentsandSettings/Owner is not accessible.

Access is denied''

Is there any ways I can get these files? I heard I can somehow connect to another computer and send them. I don't know. Any programs I can use? I'll even buy. Please help.

A:Accidentally deleted account

You need to take posssesion of it since it is not recognizing your current User Name as having authority to access it.

In XP Pro you only neeed to right click on the directory and select the Security tab where you will find the option to add your user name to the permissions list.

In XP Home you must boot up in Safe Mode and do this.;en-us;308421
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A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
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In urgent need of help!


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Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help:, IMO, the issue here is that the other person can't be trusted. In such a situation I'd suggest making the other account into a Standard User account - that way they won't be able to mess with your stuff, and they'll be reliant upon you for anything that requires administrative privileges.
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A:Accidentally Deleted Administrator Account

When you first turn on your computer, immediately keep pressing f8 until you get an Advanced Boot up screen. There, choose Last Known Good Configuration. Not sure if that will work or not though.

I actually wasn't aware that you could delete the actual administrator account - interesting info.

When do you get the account missing error?
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A:I need help, I accidentally deleted my windows account.

You can't actually delete your live account. Delete just disables it. If you re-log in it will ask if you want to re-activate it. (log in to the web site, not the OS)
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A:Accidentally Deleted Administrator Account

Hello psychoviper, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator at boot.

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A:SOS - Accidentally deleted user accounts. Can't log on to XP!

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I went to
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Then I had accidentally deleted my user profile :\

Now i'm turning to you guys for help.

I'm pretty sure that ALL my files/programs are still on this computer because my C: drive still has everything.

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A:User profile accidentally deleted

Yes, can you still login to windows using any other user account?
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A:Accidentally denied admin User's folder. how can I get it back?


If you're not too badly denied you may reset it's permissions.

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A:Accidentally Deleted Default User in Widows 2K

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A:System Administrator User accidentally deleted.

Hi ab0429 and welcome to TSF

Have you tried manually typing Administrator as login name ? (Use the admin password or type enter if you hadn't set any password).

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

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows
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A:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

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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You will need to be signed on as a user that is part of the administrator account to delete the user account folder.

You can't associate the folder with a new user (well not easily) but you can copy the contents of documents, music etc to a new user.


Sign on as an administratorCreate a new userSign on to the new user and sign offSign on as an administrator againCopy the data you want to the new users folderDelete the old user folder
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A:My user account now qualifies as the built in admin account

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A:admin account gets downgraded to limited user account

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

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A:Deleted Admin Account, help

OK, we at the forum will give all the help that we can. Its Christmas time, too, so I will treat you as well as I can
First try with the hidden administrator
of you can access it[2]=User Accounts
if not
Read this and understand before you try.
You will be installing another OS that will hopefully allow you access to the pics.
Try this also
Reset User Account Password
Not really meant for this situation, but you can try recuva.
I truly wish you my best.
Understand, after you get the pics a reinstall may be necessary. I know how bad you must feel, and Im sorry

Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
When a computer is not working
The Ubuntu is a last step since if it does not work it may make things even more difficult.
I am currently researching alternative methods.
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A:Deleted admin account

Hi, there are tutorials within the community on how to enable a built in administrative user account. Hope this helps. Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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A:I deleted the admin account.

Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt

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Nope. I restart it, and it's asking for a username/password. Which I had never created even for the "John" account.

Now what? whats the defualt username/password? I tried with nothing, and tried admin/admin with no luck.

Hi and welcome

Do you have a backup we can restore from?

do you have the win 7 dvd so we can do a repair install?

If you have the win 7 dvd and can boot from itm we can enable the built in hidden administrator account.

let us know

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A:I deleted my admin account

To make a new account with Administrative privileges:

> Reboot the computer
> when you see the black screen...
> Tap F8 repeatedly Until you see the black screen with white lettering
> Select (with your keyboard arrows) Safe Mode
> Hit enter

> The administrators screen should appear
> Click on and enter (no password is required)

Go to "start" button > Control panel > Users accounts > Click on "make new account".

From there you can make a new account with Administrator rights and password to protect it. Once done, log off.

follow the instructions above, but log in with "Normal Mode" instead of "Safe Mode"

You will see the new account appear and just log in. :)
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A:deleted admin account

Hi -

Boot into the Vista recovery partition (usually the F10 key during boot-up will invoke it) or use your Vista DVD to boot up and choose the selection for Windows System Restore.

Upon re-start see if the Administrator account is present.

Regards. . .


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A:deleted admin account

why would you delete the admin account in the first place
I think windows may have made guest an admin in response.
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Specified account name is not valid because of invalid characters

You can't use some characters in account names.
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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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Restart the computer and start tapping F8 once per second after the POST beep until you get a boot options menu.
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A:Deleted admin account and now have no permission to do anything!!!!!

Hello petitejete,

You will find many threads where this problem has occurred. The only way you can resolve this is to activate the hidden Administrator account and use it to create a new admin account on your system. This will then give you back the ability you had before. The only way you can do this is to run Option 4 in the following tutorial. You will need to use the Microsoft Tech Bench rather than the Media Creation Tool to download a Windows ISO that matches your current W10 version.

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Right click the My Computer icon and select manage.
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Gavin, did you give permission to the other user to use the game
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

You may also want to have it run as adminstrastor, when in the none adminstrator account
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A:Making User Account into Admin Account

Quote: Originally Posted by StevenBonnellII

I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, or even if this is possible, but...

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A:Restore XP Pro User Account accidentally removed in Computer Management > Member of tab.

Just a clarification.Your first topic/post was made 26 Apr in the wrong forum. You posted your comments in the Malware Removal Logs did not submit any logs, so the post did not belong there. Turnaround for topics in that forum is currently 7-8 it's probably a good thing that you made this second post or your topic would have remained needlessly in the wrong forum.I just moved your post to the appropriate forum, your topic is .Since you have an open thread/topic concerning a possibly infected system...I suggest that you not explore any other apparent issues on that system until the topic listed above is concluded.Louis
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A:Inaccessible files from deleted admin account

Why would a re-install invalidate the license?
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There is no way you made any change to the admin account if you were only logged in as a standard user. Please explain.
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A:Deleted admin account in Win 8.1 update. How to restore?

Hello Flashfox, and welcome to Eight Forums.

When you do not have another administrator account to sign in to, then you could try one of the following options below to enable the built-in Administrator account to sign in to and use..

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Are all these windows machines? Or are you running in a mixed environment? Is this a workgroup or domain environment? Are the machines running a remote control client (Altiris, ZenWorks, etc.) of some kind?

Do you actually need to rename the account? Or are you just looking for a standard local admin account?

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A:Standard account changing back to Admin on its own

Hey mate,

For your last question, I usually use a standard [Microsoft] account, where I do all my work. The admin account lies dormant, until I need to install anything on it. I just install from my standard account, using the Admin account info when needed.
[Edit] The reason I do this is to add another layer of protection, to prevent malware access to the Admin account [/Edit]

For the first problem, you might try creating the two accounts over again, and delete the old ones. Make sure you have all important and recommended updates installed from control panel, and an antivirus (Either the built-in Defender or another you trust).

Let me know if this doesn't work for you, and I'll offer more advice. Take care.
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A:CHANGING User Account Folder names as well as User Name

Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The best method to do this is to create a new user account with the name you want, make it an administrator account type or leave as a standard user, sign out, sign in to the new account, then delete the old account.

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Is the old user account listed in C:\Users?

Open up a command prompt . Click on type cmd in Search programs and files and press [ENTER]

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We don't deal with HJT and computer cleaning in this section on the forum -- that you'll find in the HJT section, top left on the main index page.

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Click Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage another account>Create a new account.Hope this is what you were looking for.
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Try getting in with safe mode

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A:Changing admin user...and getting it to stay changed.

The best thing to do is to create a new admin account and then copy the profile from the old one to your new one. Then you can delete his account completely. Changing its name will prove to be an endless job with side-effects.

How To Copy A User Profile

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HI this is for the hidden admin account try doing the steps form the guest account
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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
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If you can get to system restore, you could go back. Restore includes registry changes.
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A:user profile - no admin account

Restart the machine in the "Safe mode"
Use the "Administrator" account and password if you set one up. If you did NOT set up a password, then just use the "enter" key when in the password box.
Once up and running in the safe mode, you should be able to make a new account of the admin group.
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My question is if I should disable internet on the Admin account that acts simply as my restore point? Is there a security benefit to doing this or could it be a security risk due to not getting auto updates?

A:Securing my Admin user account

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.
Also, the "internet" or a network connection does not work in the way you describe.  Disabling the wireless connection on one account disables it for all accounts on that machine.  You cannot selectively turn on the wireless for one account and not for others.  The same goes if you are using a wired connection.
I am assuming that you mean Windows updates, which are updates to the operating system.  Once the operating system is receiving updates, those updates apply to all users on the same machine.  The operating system is central to all users.  Although individual users may apply their own settings (e.g. wallpaper) or install applications for their sole use, those things do not affect the operating system as a whole.
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I am the only user  but am confused about security.  I started with just an admin account and kept everything up to date and ran scans regularly etc... but i am finding i'm doing the exact same thing with the user account.
 When i update one and run scans i should automatically do the same for the admin account?  Windows update for example, i need to check for updates with both accounts?
Sorry for the confusion and thanks

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.
5. Windows 7 UAC settings have a slider to change between different notification levels. You can choose one from the following four options:
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:
1. Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking User Accounts, clicking User Accounts again, and then clicking Manage User Accounts.  If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
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.
 If your computer is in a workgroup:
1. Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking User Accounts and Family Safety, clicking User Accounts, and then clicking Manage another account.  If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. Click the account you want to change, and then click Change the account type.
3. Select the account type you want, and then click Change Account Type.
For more information on user accounts, please logon to:
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A:why is my guest account the only admin user?

Which version of Windows 7?

I don't think the Guest account can have administrator rights, be an administrator. The actual Administrator account is hidden by default. You need at least one User set with administrative rights, shows as Administrator but others can be Standard users.
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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So cannot create a new account , anyone know why?


A:logging into new user admin account

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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I have Windows XP Professional in two of my employees PCs

Recently, I have observed they have started adding new software carelessly to the PC and are delaying work on the other hand

I would like to put an end to this menace

Can you please tell me how to:

1. Restrict software from being installed on the PCs

2. Restrict the websites that they log on to

3. Get a log of activities they have been doing daily

Maybe this is harsh however, I have to keep some control over them as all my accounts are managed on the PCs

Please help me

Thanks in advance

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