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Guest Account with Admin Privileges. How do I undo?

Q: Guest Account with Admin Privileges. How do I undo?

Hi. I was experimenting one day and I accidentally made my guest account an administrator. Is there a way to undo this? I just don't want to make another standard account because I feel like it's eating much space in my Hard Drive and files and programs are doubling. Somebody help!

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A: Guest Account with Admin Privileges. How do I undo?

hi and welcome toTSF go start and at the top right you will have a little picture click on it that will take you to user accounts if your logged in on your account as admin you can change the account type for your guest account

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/guest-account-with-admin-privileges-how-do-i-undo-374827.html
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I have a guest account that is programed with admin powers through cmd.exe and i was wondering how i could undo it?Thx.
PS:i tried undoing it the manual way from control panel it doesn't work.

A:guest account programed with admin HOW TO UNDO?

Hi and welcome to TSF see the info here it is for vista but should work Guest Account with Admin Privileges. How do I undo?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/guest-account-programed-with-admin-how-to-undo-576008.html
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Thanks.

A:Admin Privileges in Guest Acct?

hcour,

First, on the admin account, enable (temporarily or otherwise) UAC: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Then go into the limited account and change whatever you would like, with your admin user name and password handy.

Hope this helps

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/232496-admin-privileges-guest-acct.html
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But when I'm signed on as Admin , the only change I'm allowed to make to the guest account is to turn it on and off, or change it's picture. I can't even set /unset the password.

What's the point of putting passwords on Admin accounts when Guests can change them. What sort of crap is this he said (looking for his old XP CD) !!??

A:Guest Account has some strange privileges

Hello sackbut. With Shawn's tutorial you can enable the hidden Admin account in Windows and with it you should be able to configure your own account to have full rights and the guest account to have limited. You should also be able to apply Parental Controls to the Guest account and get things limited for the other guy's at your house.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/83061-guest-account-has-some-strange-privileges.html
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A:admin privileges for limited account

Im sure if u assign the laptop an IP address another account would use that.
Unsure and not willing to test it, but you could try!
Aslong as you know the admin stuff...we cant help with passwords :)

i dont think you can change the admin/limited rights..if they need to install programs..i would set as admin, what damage could they do :P lol

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/admin-privileges-for-limited-account-254258.html
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A:Only the guest account available. No admin account showing

You'll have to activate the built-in administrator account, and use that account to reverse-engineer the accidental lockout. Regular eightforum techs will appear shortly and give you the needed info.

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A:Need To Disable Guest Account On Admin Account

You could provide more info about your machine, of course.

For starters, password protect the BIOS and give the child a user account.

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A:Admin account changed to a guest account!

For those interested (?), the solution was given to me on another forum:
Safe Mode, log in as default admin, run the command prompt and enter the following command:
net localgroup administrators /add accountname
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/admin-account-changed-to-a-guest-account.669264/
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A:Guest/admin account help

I’m not familiar with Windows 10 yet but my observations are
 
The reason you are being asked for an admin password is because you are not logged in as an admin account as you noticed you are in a Guest account
--- Have you tried Switch user so you can log in to your admin account?
 
On the snapshot you posted, check Manage another account
--- You will see your admin account show up
 
 
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A:Admin has no privileges, cannot create user account

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A:Guest account no admin rights

Have you tried going into 'safe mode' to see if the hidden admin account is enabled?

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/60605-guest-account-no-admin-rights.html
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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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A:Problems with guest account set to Admin

Try to make the necessary change in Safe Mode. You may even try to access the hidden administrator in Safe Mode.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/160195-problems-guest-account-set-admin.html
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A:granting another user access to an account with 'admin' privileges

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A:User Account reduced from Admin to Guest

Hello and welcome to the Forums!

I suggest you try to enable the built in administrator account, log out and then back into the new admin account and then see if you can change your user account back to being an administrator account.

Here are the tutorials you will need to do this:

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Account Type - Change in Windows 10

Notice that there are several options for doing each change - you may need to try more than one before you find the one that works for you.

Hope this helps!

Phil

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A:Guest Account has Admin folders as shortcuts

Hello Avie, I am afraid I am not sure what you mean in your above post ^?

I got a little confused. Do you mean that you are sharing folders and/or sharing public folders and the guest account has access to files stored in them? I do not know of any other way in which the guest account can access Admin account folders. If so, type "Change advanced sharing options" without quotes into the start menu search bar, and select options to NOT share public folders and NOT share folders and printers. In addition, make sure you DO select password protected sharing to force a password requirement for all network connected computers in the event you decide later on to start sharing (added security).

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A:Preventing Guest from accessing Admin account

Hello werty.

I think the contents that are viewable to the guest account are the "shared folders", or is this incorrect? The guest account should not be able to see all your files and folders, only shared folders and public folders, according to your settings in "advanced sharing options" (Found by typing the phrase without quotes into your start menu search bar).

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When I log into win7 from XP, I enter the Win7 "Administrator" name and password (none at this time). But the (Compute > Manage >...) "Session" shown on Win7 shows a Guest account being used. Why is this?

(The Administrator account on XP also has no password.)

Are the passwords for network login and local login the same?
If they are separate, how are the passwords and enable/disable controlled for each type?

Lastly, I would like to login from XP with the Admin name and password and actually use the win7 Admin account. What must be done to allow that to happen?

A:Admin login from XP gets Win7 Guest account?

Solution:
WARNING: Do not change the Administrator password if you used the OS to encrypt files or you will lose access to those files.

Select Start button, enter in search box "Local Security Policy", then select "Security Options", and then "Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only". Read the "Explain" tab. Do not disable this policy for exposed computers. Rather assign passwords to all non-Guest accounts.

This policy will force a network login to use the Guest account when the login name/account has no password, as was the case in this problem statement. Note that the Guest account was enabled for all tests. To test this policy:
1) Remove the Administrator password on the Win7 system. Then log out and log in again on the Win7 machine.
2) Restart the XP machine. The password on this machine can be blank or not.
3) Right click on the Win7 Computer icon and select Manage > Shared Folders >Sessions; there should be no sessions listed. You may need to use the Refresh button at the top of the pane.
4) On the XP machine, log in as Administrator and via Win Explorer list the network computers on your LAN. Click on the name for the Win7 computer. Yiou should get a logon dialog box. For the user name enter "Administrator", and no password since the Win7 passowrd waas set blank. The logon should be successful.
5) On the Win7 machine, refresh the Sessions list; it should now list the Guest account.
6) Now on the Win7 machine, set a password for the Administrator account, then log out and back in again.
7) Repeat the entire process from step 2. You should again be able to log on from the XP machine, but the Win7 Sessions list should show the Win7 Administrator account being used.
8) Disable the Guest account. Start from Step 2 again, but remove the password from the Win7 Admin account. Log on from the XP machine should fail entirely because of the policy and the disabled Guest account.
9) Repeat step 8 but set a password for the Admin account. You should again be able to log on from the XP machine and get the Admin account on the Win7 machine.
10) You can repeat the above steps with the policy disabled, the Guest account disabled and the Win7 Admin password removed, and log in from the XP machine with a blank password. You should be able to log in and get the Win7 Admin account without a problem. You will also see an ANONYMOUS LOGON session.

Now you see why this policy should be enabled and the Admin password set non-blank.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/305310-admin-login-xp-gets-win7-guest-account.html
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If I try to run as admin from my account, I get the same result.

Any advice?

A:Program won't open unless run as admin from guest account

Hi backtoback, Welcome to Seven Forums.
Uninstall with Revo Uninstaller Portable - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com using default settings. Then do this. Installing.pdf

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/199789-program-wont-open-unless-run-admin-guest-account.html
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A:A admin account under a Guest account.

Hi StolenChips,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

First, try to access the built-in Administrator Account to see if you can create another Administrator Account or fix the one you already have: Administrator Account. If you can access and work with this account, but can't fix the current account, create another Administrator Account (and while you're at it, create yet another as a backup in case this or something like it happens again - if it's working, you're somewhat lucky - the next time may not be the same and the following procedure may be the only option) and treat the situation like a corrupt user account to transfer your data and profile information. To do this use http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile.

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I wish there were alternatives, but this situation doesn't present many because Vista is designed for security and anything less would potentially compromise the system and allow people to hack into it using methods designed to recover from something like this.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/286324-admin-account-under-guest-account.html
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Connect the old monitor and set the resolution back to whatever it was before.

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-vista/olevia-out-of-range-error-on-admin-account-not-guest/13816.html
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A:I can read CDs from my XP Home Guest account but not from the other two admin accounts.

You could try this fix:http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben...p;x=12&y=13

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/298158/i-can-read-cds-from-my-xp-home-guest-account-but-not-from-the-other-two-admin-accounts/
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A:User account type changed from Admin to Guest

Hello Piotr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could try refreshing Windows 8 to see if it will set you up another administrator account. You may need to do so at boot. Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first though.

Hope this helps,
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See if it helps - How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-give-guest-account-admin-rights-on-vista-to-accommodate-usb-dongle.1025365/
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Hello and welcome!

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A:change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

you cant change an admins pw from a guest account....at all

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A:Admin acount no longer has admin privileges?

Hello iroden.

Check out my recent other post for a similar matter
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A:WinUpdate made Admin act as no admin privileges available?

Addendum :

Managed to create a new Admin-level user.
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See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable about enabling the built-in admin account. Once you get it set up I would take a system image with third party software (aomei, eg) so you have a fallback.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/377115-my-admin-user-name-corrupted-so-now-pc-has-no-admin-privileges.html
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A:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7

Hi,

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
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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:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7389c4fb-18f4-43a9-b827-64581ddfff06/the-user-profile-administrator-account-service-failed-to-logon-and-then-left-with-only-guest?forum=w7itprosecurity
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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:
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/335636-user-account-changed-into-guest-account-how-can-i-change-back.html
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Hi,

When i access a system which is having windows xp professional as an operating system and it is in workgroup it is going to guest account and asking the guest password but there is an option in which if we change and when we try to access the same system it will ask the user name and password instead of going to guest account.

So do anyone have an idea about that option. Please let me know it is very much needed to me.

Awaiting for the reply.

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A:guest account - normal account access in xp professional

Not sure I understand your question or problem. Maybe this info will help.

If you are using Simple File Sharing (Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab - Use simple file sharing) it should quietly use the network guest account for access and there should be no prompt. If there is the system has a problem.

If you are using Advanced File Sharing (not using Simple File Sharing) you should get the prompt for a regular account/password.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/guest-account-normal-account-access-in-xp-professional.980068/
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A:regular account doesn't work only guest account

Hello singsingrn, and welcome to Bleeping Computer!
Please let us know the exact error message you get when trying to logon to your regular account so that we can better help you!
 
Also, please let us know if you have your Original Windows Vista Installation disc available in your next reply.
 
bloopie

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A:Set Guest Account Similar As Primary Account,(except on Several Files)

It is possible to create user groups on a workstation set-up in windows 7, although as the full set of tools available in a client - Server set-up are not available to you it is a lot more complex and time consuming.

The other issue is that a lot of the tools available in the more professional versions are not available in the Home versions

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A:Help ?Undo 'PRIVATE' on Admin?

Welcome to TSG....

Try going into safe mode to try and find the admin accounts then you can change

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-undo-private-on-admin.663324/
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A:Need help with Admin privileges

You cannot log in as an real admin. If UAC is not letting you past, there there is something wrong with the software or third party security software you may have installed. Where did you get this software and what is the name of it?

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A:No Admin privileges.

Since you bought it brand new and it is under warranty, suggest that you take it back for refund or exchange without delay.

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A:admin privileges

Open the security tab after right clicking on file or folder and choosing properties. Give your unique account permission by adding it. You have to actually type it and then check boxes too.

Edit | Add

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In Windows 7, Documents and Settings as well as several others in that folder are not real folders, they are Junctions that are there to allow legacy programs to interface to Windows 7's folder structure.

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A:Help re: admin privileges

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A:7-zip admin privileges?

 Here are the steps to modify ownership and permissions of folders and files:
  1.       Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
  2.       Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
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  Additional considerations
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   ·         Assigning ownership of a file or a folder might require you to elevate your permissions using User Access Control.
 
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-files/how-do-i-change-folder-and-file-permissions/465f2b42-63dd-4486-8dd1-c870290efeed

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A:Lost Admin Privileges

Just set up a new account. Give yourself privileges for the software in the first account. Make that the new account. The first account is corrupt

You can try this, too.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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A:Admin privileges disappeared.....

try safe mode to access admin with  total permissions  In safe mode you shpold be able to fix your problems
 
cmd in windows does not give full access permissions for some system access
 
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GetWindowThreadProcessId()

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A:Admin privileges issue?

Hello and welcome to the forum,

What DLL and what is the program your trying to inject the DLL to?

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A:Win Updates with no admin privileges

Have a read of this Winguides article Manage Automatic Windows Updates

See if that is any use to you
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-updates-with-no-admin-privileges.204430/
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A:How do I regain Admin privileges?

Not a smart guy... that roommate of yours!

User Account Password - Change from WinRE

In step 7 do:

Code:
net user name_of_admin_account *
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A:Lost Admin Privileges

The prompt for Admin during installs is actually a good thing (that is the UAC and you REALLY want it to prompt) BUT you can almost always use any log in the Administrators Group

use CP->User Accounts
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set type = Admin
*must* add password to it

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A:how do i get admin privileges back

Trying rebooting and hitting the F8 key. Go in to Safe Mode and there should be an administrator account you can use.

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Some areas the user can NOT make changes.
What changes are you trying to make?
 

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A:built-in admin account vs regular admin account

Hello Spurcell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They are basically the same, except that the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges, and the other doesn't until approved through UAC to elevate the action.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/255985-built-admin-account-vs-regular-admin-account.html
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Hey guys. Im having a problem with my computer!somehow my administrator account has turned to a guest account. Today I tried to unistall a program and it didnt let me saying i needed to be admin. . Also I tried turning it to admin by using cmd command but it says access not allowed.

A:My Administrator account turned to Guest account

Ok I have these






Quote:
Administrator - Built-in account for administering the computer/domain

Guest - Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain

Homegroupuser$ - Built-in account for homegroup access to the computer

(MyAdminwhichTurnedTOguest)

VSA Server Account - Account for the Visual Studio Analyzer server components


I cant even unistall or delete simple things like shortcuts

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Hi
I have an account problem with Windows XP on my PC. The Windows Welcome page shows both my user account (password protected) and the guest account. When I attempt to login using my user account the PC opens the guest account. The settings for this are as if the PC has just come from the factory and has none of my files in My Docs or Desktop. When I open user accounts in Control Panel it only shows guest account as running. I have tried to do a System Restore but after a selecting a restore point the screen sticks on "gathering information" and won't go any further.
Help please, I have a lot of important inforamtion stored in various memories and also important emails in Outlook Express which I can't access

Thanks

A:User account opens as guest account

Your user profile has become corrupted. If you have Windows XP Pro (not home) at the login screen, pres CTRL+AL+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the classic login screen. Here log in as Administrator, leave the Password blank unless you set a password for the admin account. Here go to Start/Run and type control userpasswords and press enter. Create a new user account with admin rights. Log out of the Administrator account and login as the new user. Browse to C:/Documents and Settings open up your old user profile folder and Copy the My Documents, Favorites, Desktop and Start Menu folders and Paste them into your new profile folder overwriting the empty ones.

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My kid uses Guest Account in Windows 8.1. The Family Safety seems unable to apply to the Guest Account, right? So I have to create another account with the Family Safety applied. But, my kid does not want to lose all game data in the Guest Account. How to move all the data from the Guest Account to another account so that my kid can play the game from the new account without losing anything? Thank you for your answer.

A:How to move data from Guest Account to another Account?

I have moved data from one account to another several times. Most of the time, it goes really well! However, finding, identifying [safe to move], copying and/or moving folders' files from guest to a standard account is very geeky! If you are not properly geeky, it can go really not well at all. I recommend copying the files from folders, I do not recommend trying to move folders. How geeky, how skilled, do you regard yourself concerning Explorer [which was once called File Manager back when Fred Flintstone used windows]?

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/60534-how-move-data-guest-account-another-account.html
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please help me!!

I bought a shiny new laptop yesterday with windows 8 pre-installed. After setting a few things up, i restarted the computer for the first time. At this time the computer downloaded many updates. On start up since my user account has been downgraded to a guest account. This is the only account on the computer, as such i do not have administrator rights and i am unable to log in as an administrator.

having read other peoples posts i believe i may have to restore the computer back to factory settings but i am cannot figure out how to do this without being the administrator.

Please help me!

A:help - windows 8 account downgraded to guest account

Go to menu boot: winkey + C > Settings > Power > Shift + Restart > Troubleshoot > Restore
maybe it could help.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/32844-help-windows-8-account-downgraded-guest-account.html
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Hello. I can't open the guest folder usgin my admin ccount on windows 7. Each time I need a file I have to login using guest account and its frustrating. I just clic on the folder and nothing happens

A:Can't access to guest account files from another account

Administrator account is not for general usage, and NOT your own account.
Administrator account required password to access.
Usually, no one use Administrator account.
Do note the differences between "Administrator" account and "admin" rights.
Administrator account have full rights to anything and everything.
"Admin" rights is just act as administrator and is not an account.

As the 1st newly create account (mainly your own account) may have that admin rights.
With admin rights, you are accessible to create accounts for other users.

Also for guest account, by default have no password.
Guest account is always available, but need to initiate it for use, and no password is needed.

If you create guest account, it will not be a guest account, and this will be another user account, but the name "Guest" may conflict with the system created "Guest" account.

In conclusion, you may started the wrong way.

So, if your had manually create an Guest account with password, it is not a guest account at all.
But an user account with the name "Guest".
When you activated the Guest account, there will not be any password.

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I've been running Vista Ultimate and Photoshop CS for more than a year and suddenly today when I try to open PS it says that "Current user account does not the privileges to perform product activation..." and refuces to open. If I go to the PS exe and check the box for Run as Admin it runs (altho I have to click the UAC warning when using this setting). Any ideas as to what is happening? (No major software or hardware changes recently.)
 

A:Photoshop CS suddenly needs admin privileges

It appears to be covered here.
http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=331419&sliceId=1
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/photoshop-cs-suddenly-needs-admin-privileges.705998/
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So I have this problem, that I can't run anything what needs to get admin privileges, like installing stuff, changing windows settings etc. The consent window doesn't open up. There are consent.exe processes in Task Manager, I need to close em by ending processes because if I don't, they'll just sit there doing nothing.

A:[SOLVED] Can't run any programs which need admin privileges.

Push your UAC Control up and reboot - See if that invokes the prompt?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-cant-run-any-programs-which-need-admin-privileges-650569.html
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Hi Team,

i want to install a application without admin privileges, please provide example batch file or command for the same.

Thanks in Advance!

NTRao

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Ever since my first attempt to convert Win7 to 10, I can't write or delete anything in My Documents, getting message must be administrator. (My personal login is as administrator.) This even happened in Win 7 when I reverted back for a while. Error message asks if I want to save in My Documents instead, and then allows it (outside of my desired sub-directory). However, cannot delete files.

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I need admin rights on my windows 7 computer because I cant download or delete anything on my pc. It is used for school so I NEED the admin rights. Is there any way without entering a Admin Password?
Thanks

A:Can't delete or download, no admin privileges!

No as that could be a possible confidential breach.

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I am signed in as the Administrator of my computer, however, the system will not allow me to install my antivirus. It gives me an error message saying that I need admin. privileges to install.

I did have some viruses but fixed them, now I can't install.

Please help.

Thanks!!!
 

A:Can't install anitvirus w/admin. privileges

Try tapping F8 as you push power button until you get safe mode option. Go into safe mode and try install.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-install-anitvirus-w-admin-privileges.465988/
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As the title says, i'm having a difficulties burning a CD (computer has a Combo DVD/CD-RW drive) in the facullty network.

The problem is (at least i think so) becouse they deleted aspi drivers from Windows directory.

Is there any possible way to burn a CD, and what is it?

Regards,

[email protected]@d0x
 

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I ve suddenly Lost permissions... privileges Admin and been denied quot permission quot or access privileges to install or even update programs on my computer I have tried going back Lost Admin privileges and permissions... to several different restore points but none of them have helped I have Windows XP Pro SP on this computer and only one quot user quot account which is of course an Administrator account The quot permissions quot are check with FULL CONTROL with all boxes checked I would greatly appreciate all the help I can get because I ve tried everything I can think of to resolve this problem without success Actually I m afraid I just keep making matters even Lost Admin privileges and permissions... worse because now my computer runs awfully slow and programs stall or just shut down suddenly I was going to just give up and re-install windows hoping that would correct my problems but a friend told me to try seeing if anyone here could help me out first Thanks in advance for your help GJ nbsp

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When users with admin privileges have ownership of files and folders, do those files and folders remain, or are they deleted?

This question arises from having tried to copy my primary admin profile to that of a new (backup) admin user. During that tedious and unsuccessful process, I had to change ownership and privileges of a number of folders and files, and now some of my programs are having trouble finding needed files. So rather than wading through everything and changing the settings back, I'd prefer to delete the new admin user -- as long as I won't lose the files.

Does that even make sense? (It's way past my bedtime!)

A:Deleting Users With Admin Privileges

Make copys of all the files you want to keep or use an admin account and pull the files onto the account you wish to keep then delete the old one. As long as you have a copy that you have privileges to on the account you are going to keep you should be fine, just make sure to keep a copy of all the files that you can get into.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/118638/deleting-users-with-admin-privileges/
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Hallo,

I wrote a Script that uninstalls an application, move some files and install an Application.
The Script is working if I start it as Admin (right click - run as Admin ...).
Everything works fine.

But I want to have it working without the "run as".
The script is only used in a separated Test system,
so there is no problem if the Admin user name and password is in the script.
(also link wouldn't work, should also work if it moves to another station within the test domain)

Is there a way to manage that?

A:Admin privileges in batch script

Batch command runas with a standard trick
echo password | runas
it is NOT going to work, because the password should be entered manually.

If you do not mind clicking Yes in UAC window you can use Elevate.exe
With it you won't need writing password anywhere
"C:\yourFOLDER\elevate.exe" "C:\yourScriptFOLDER\yourScript.bat"
would be enough to start script with admin privileges (still need to click YES on UAC window).

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/167673-admin-privileges-batch-script.html