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Run main account as standard user, with admin account hidden

Q: Run main account as standard user, with admin account hidden

I ve just installed a new copy of Windows Ultimate By default the first user account as declared in windows setup is set at administrator level I want to run this main account as a standard user but when I went to change this in account settings the option to change the account to standard was greyed out I decided to enable the administrator account to change this hidden user, account Run account with standard as main admin computer management local Run main account as standard user, with admin account hidden users and groups un-ticked account is disabled I logged on as administrator then changed the main account to standard As the Administrator account is now enabled it shows on the welcome screen I don t want this I went back and disabled it running computer management as admin in the now standard account and re-ticked account is disabled technically this should be how it was before I touched it except the main account is now at standard user level rather than administrator level The problem i have now is when trying to run anything on the standard account that needs admin rights i get the UAC box asking to enter admin password which is blank but there is no administrator icon or password field and the yes button is greyed out How can I have my main account as standard user the administrator account not showing on welcome screen but allowing it admin to authorise actions on the standard account that required admin rights via UAC i e when UAC comes up I can click yes to run as administrator At the moment the correct process happens but yes is greyed out when the admin account is disabled When the admin account is enabled this works yes button not greyed out but the administrator account shows on the welcome screen which i don t want

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Hey, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop and I need help getting my Standard user account back to Administrator. I can't run certain programs and I also can't install and uninstall anything. I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restore. I have already tried Safe Mode and I can't enable and built in admin either. Please help me! Thank you!

A:How can I put my Standard user account back to Administrator when the ASP.NET Machine account is admin?

How are you trying to change the type of account?I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restoreDo you mean System Restore? If you are, you don't need the installation disk to do this.To use System Restore click on the start orb. In the search box type in System Restore. In the list of results click on System Restore, if you are prompted for an administrator password type it in.Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and restore your computer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/479959/how-can-i-put-my-standard-user-account-back-to-administrator-when-the-aspnet-machine-account-is-admin/
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Hi does anyone know what happens if I mistakenly deleted a user account When I open my computer then right click on the quot This pc quot there is a option called quot Manage quot Then under manage there are user accounts I mistakenly deleted the quot Administrators quot group from my current account Only left is standard user group The admin account is password protected and I have the password Is it possible to log into the admin account and changed Accidentaly user account account to admin standard change promote back my current account I did try to right click quot manage quot but I get this window attached file with no place to put the password That is slightly annoying I was trying to reassign myself back in the admin group I was thinking of making an account which can modify all items such adding hardware and items under quot Device manager quot etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account Seems that deleting the admin solves the Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account not being able to make a new account but in the process I'm locked out from the admin settings Is it possible to create a super-user account just limiting not being able to make new user accounts and have access to all such as device manager It would be nice to not have to log into admin account just to check newly installed hardware Currently on standard user I am unable to go to quot device manager quot and other admin based stuff with that admin shield logo Thanks

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.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/47233-accidentaly-changed-admin-account-standard-user-account.html
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I have always been running admin and even until now I run as admin. But, I have been doing a little bit of research and realize that using a standard account is a safer practice. I have never even used a standard account. Is using a standard account a better practice? Also, how does doing average task such as installing programs and updating work through the standard user account?

A:Using default admin account vs standard user account

Its safer to always run programs with lower privileges, and run as administrator when needed. Personally, I like my UAC set to the max. Basically, it stops programs from messing with your PC without permission.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/192765-using-default-admin-account-vs-standard-user-account.html
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Hi Guys I'm new to this forum as in this is my first post so please be gentle with Admin? Standard Account to Hidden (Admin) Transferring me if this has been answered before So anyway I have a standard account with admin privileges turned off UAC etc but it doesn't seem to be elevated all the time for example I still see the quot admin shield Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin? quot icon next to some programs on my desktop Most of the time I have to right click and select quot Run as Administrator quot from the popup menu and also Windows still asks me when something needs admin mode and do I want to continue I have Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin? activated the hidden true admin account on my PC and when I log into that everything is elevated and great no more prompts etc which is what I want But the problem is it looks very basic I want to be able to transfer all my settings from my standard admin account to my true admin account is this possible I've tried going to system- gt advanced system settings- gt user profiles to copy the account across but the copy button is grayed out If this is not possible is there any way to make this standard admin account the full type which is always elevated Hope someone can help me I'm getting very annoyed having to give permission for things I want to do all the time Thanks in advance -milw rm

A:Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin?

Hello milw0rm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to elevate your standard administrator account to have the same elevated rights as the built-in elevated Administrator account.

Be warned though, that all Metro Store apps and the Store will not work in an elevated account.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/16240-transferring-standard-admin-account-hidden-admin.html
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soz if in wrong place, but i had no idea where to make this topic...

so just found out that theres a hidden account in account manager, that doesnt show in C:/users folder or in LogOn screen, and it wasnt there few weeks ago.

any ideas how it was created? since noone else uses my PC then it was kinda a surprise for me.

EDIT: yeah soz, googled it and found another topic about it in SF and so on... soz but im a NEWBIE in stuff that i dont know how they happen and i like to panic alot since pretty much every week something in my pc stops working...

http://forums.asp.net/p/758994/758994.aspx

A:hidden standard user account

Where did you get your copy of 7

I will know more when you answer.

or

It could have been put there by one of your programs, they sometimes create an account to operate.

or it could be malware

Make and antivirus scan and download and run malwarebytes.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/95626-hidden-standard-user-account.html
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Hello, I want to create a standard user and deny him seeing files on the main account on the computer.

I am using windows 7.

Basically one hard drive will have the main account(set to administrator) and another account for a friend to use(set to standard).

I do not want the standard user to see files on the administrator at all but ran into problems.

The administrator can have a file named "bank account" and the standard user can search on the start menu "bank account" and actually see the file! This goes for pictures, music, and other files I do not want the standard user to see or even access.

How do I fix this?

A:Wanting to create standard user and deny seeing main account's files.

One way to do it(from the main account) is to go into properties, security tab for folder c:\users\username where username is your main account. Click the Edit button and then Add the second user account. Then check Deny. When you check the first box "Full Control" it will set all others as Deny.

There may be other and better ways to do this as it's better to change the read access to only certain account types than to deny a certain account, but the above solution is fast and good enough as long as you continue to add deny restrictions for any additional standard accounts you create.

PS. On my current PC standard users don't have read access to my "main" account, and I've haven't done anything to set that up. I think that's the default behavior. Maybe someone knows more and can explain?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/359649-wanting-create-standard-user-deny-seeing-main-accounts-files.html
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In Windows Vista, when I try to execute a program from a standard user account that requires the admin password, it says the password is incorrect. It is the correct password because using the same password, I can log in to the Admin account.

Can someone help?

A:Standard user account will not accept Admin password

Welcome
Lets first make sure that the problem is not worse than it seems
Run an sfc check
System Files - SFC Command
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.
If all are negative
Open another user account and see if the problem persisits, it may be corruption in one account.

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So I'm logged in as a standard user and at start up I have to type in 15 admin passwords just to get the things running on the computer. Especially Asus AI Suite II. But I was just wondering is there a way to get that program to stop asking for all the passwords? I do use it ALOT and the program has saved my behind a couple times when I overclocked to high one time. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Standard User account and the barage of Admin passwords

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoib


We have liftoff!!!

I uninstalled everything. Logged in as the standard user. Hit the install package. It begged me for the admin - I responded. Install completed successfully. I went to the shortcut and took ownership of the referenced folder after providing again, the admin password. In the prop panel, the ownership was listed as "\\....Administrator" - and I reassigned ownership to the standard user, HA017. I closed out and rebooted.

Bingo! Standard user now has direct privs into the application - no admin password prompt.

BTW, before I got to this point of uninstall and reinstall, I did try the AppLocker secpol snap in as you suggested. When I called in the default "Path" item, It already populated HA017 as having "Allow" rights along with the Administrators Group and Administrators. With the standard user, this still failed. I went and added the "Everyone" object to "Allow" and tried the standard user. Did not work again.

So, happily, we're back in business and we didn't have to sacrifice security for functionality.

H




Would the above really work???

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/367402-standard-user-account-barage-admin-passwords.html
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Our users are standard users on their PCs. There is one program that is asking for a username and password with administrator rights.
I know of the shortcut method using runas /savecred /user:administrator, but this is not a good idea.
I tried the scheduled task / shortcut  method "schtasks /run /tn "taskname", but this doesn't work.  The GUI is launched in the administrator session and is not even visible to the user.
How can I allow a standard user to run this program without him having to enter admin credentials or without making him a member of the local administrator group on the PC?

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Hi I basically had accounts on my computer one being quot Administrator quot w Admin rights one quot test quot Standard User rights and one more quot User quot that is the one I use most frequently with Admin rights When I Windows stuck locked, account account. on;y a admin 7 standard with is last used it last Friday the User account was still present and all my programs were working fine However when I came back to office today I found that the User account was missing from the welcome screen and only the quot Administrator quot and quot test quot account were Windows 7 admin account is locked, on;y stuck with a standard account. there Somehow I could not login to the quot Administrator quot account When I logged into the quot test quot account all the program shortcuts were blank Firefox Adobe Reader Etc and only IE and the default windows programs would work I suspected that there might be a virus but I couldn't install anything because I did not have the admin priviledges My question is How do I get back into my admin account is there any way to install anti-virus programs by going around the admin account to help solve this issue In a nutshell I'm basically stuck with a standard user account and I can't do anything with it Any help would really be greatly appreciated Thanks Just to add I tried using System Restore on the Standard account but when I click quot Open System Restore quot nothing happens

A:Windows 7 admin account is locked, on;y stuck with a standard account.

First off if you actually named your accounts Administrator and User then that may be part of your problem (Maybe not with the account named User but certainly with the one named Administrator).

Windows already has a built in account named Administrator, even though it is normally disabled by default. Creating a NAMED account using the name Administrator is not a good Idea.

Start by booting into Safe Mode and see if the system boots to the built in, but normally disable, Administrator account. If it does create New Admin rights NAMED account, using some other name then Administrator. From that boot normally and log into that new account and see if you can access your files from the other accounts. You may need to take ownership of those other accounts.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/254585-windows-7-admin-account-locked-y-stuck-standard-account.html
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I am only user on this computer and heard about the hidden Admin account for Windows 8. I logged into it, but all stuff from normal account such as documents and program shortcuts were missing. Is there any way I can transfer the Admin full access rights to my primary user account? Please help and thanks

A:Hidden Admin Account Access Transfer to User...

Hello Skeet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Just to note, that while signed in to the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, Store apps will not work.

Your other files are not missing, but just in the other account's "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder instead. Since the built-in Administrator is a separate account, it will have it's own "C:\Uses\Administrator" folder and settings.

If you like you could just include the other account's folders into the Administrator's libraries.
Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/21934-hidden-admin-account-access-transfer-user.html
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Hi guys, 
 
Well I have recently created a new Admin and new Standard account as the last two were having issues. However when I opened up an APP on my Standard Account yesterday which was Login Studios and clicked the download link to search for new login screens, as well as opening up the login studio site it also opened up a Tab that I already had on my Admin account. And I could see the history from that one too. It was like I was back at my Admin account without even logging on or off or switching user accounts. I also tried this with another application and the same thing happened. 
 
Can anyone explain what this means please?
 
 
Thanks.

A:History From Admin Account Appeared in Standard Account

See if this helps.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/528253/history-from-admin-account-appeared-in-standard-account/
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Hello everyone. This is my first post on Ten Forums.

How can I create an admin account on a system that only has a standard user account? I suspect that the answer is that I can't, but I live in hope.

I can't provide specific details of the PC in question because it's my son's, and he lives 35+ miles away. He was running Win 8.1 but recently (in the past couple of days) upgraded to 10 and has run into a driver issue. He can't upgrade the driver because he doesn't have admin rights. I think he has an admin account on his system because I put it there, but it doesn't show up as a log-in option.

I've tried to enable the hidden admin account from a standard user acc on my system by running the command prompt as admin but am always to verify as admin - catch 22...

TIA for any advice offered,

Steve

A:Set up admin account on system with standard account only

Originally Posted by finnfire


Hello everyone. This is my first post on Ten Forums.

How can I create an admin account on a system that only has a standard user account? I suspect that the answer is that I can't, but I live in hope.

I can't provide specific details of the PC in question because it's my son's, and he lives 35+ miles away. He was running Win 8.1 but recently (in the past couple of days) upgraded to 10 and has run into a driver issue. He can't upgrade the driver because he doesn't have admin rights. I think he has an admin account on his system because I put it there, but it doesn't show up as a log-in option.

I've tried to enable the hidden admin account from a standard user acc on my system by running the command prompt as admin but am always to verify as admin - catch 22...

TIA for any advice offered,

Steve



Hi finnfire and welcome to Tenforums.

If you did indeed put an administrative account on your son's machine, then it would show up when he tries to do something that requires administrative privileges, (i.e. install a new program), and ask for that account's password. When the UAC pops up, the administrative account will be there waiting for the password to be entered. If you remember the password for that account, then he can do whatever he needs to do, if you give it to him.

If this doesn't work, you could try Option #4 in this tutorial:
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

Edit: Once the hidden Admin account is enabled, boot into Windows, log into that account, create a user with administrative rights, and then go back to step #4 and disable the hidden Admin account.

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/29587-set-up-admin-account-system-standard-account-only.html
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I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.

Thanks
 

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

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I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.

Thanks

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

Hello,

Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?
Dave

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/194854-default-user-account-administrator-acts-like-standard-account.html
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How do I copy documents from my main user account to my second user account on my home computer?
 

A:How do copy documents from my main user account to my second account

Read this for instructions.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-copy-documents-from-my-main-user-account-to-my-second-account.799319/
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Since this a security forum, I thought it would be nice to see how many of our members bother creating a Standard User Account or simply use the default Admin User Account.

Anyone is free to explain their own reasoning for choosing a type of account if he/she wants to.

Currently I use a Standard User Account. Decided to try one a few days ago, and so far I like it. I don't find it that much annoying or bothersome(so far)
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/administrator-account-vs-standard-limited-user-account.61626/
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so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

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)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/how-do-i-copy-existing-admin-user-account-to-normal-user-account.146098/
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A:Admimistrator account or Standard user account?

My best advice is to simply avoid infection and contamination by getting yourself a good Anti-Virus and Firewall. Your common sense should be the first line of defense when it comes to downloading and executing programs on your computer though, Anti-Virus and Firewall protection are to be considered a last line of defense.

I've never heard of using a "Standard" account to improve security coverage, but I can see how it would help. Though I've used administrator accounts forever and never had any problems with viruses or other infections. I personally disabled UAC after a week or two of using it on Vista, it's to obnoxious, intrusive, and completely useless. It's quite a bit better on Windows 7 though, especially since you can set a "drag-bar" to the level of protection you want.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/208942-admimistrator-account-standard-user-account.html
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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

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/357762-user-profile-account-problem-cant-login-original-admin-account.html
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How can I get access to all my encrypted files regardless of which logon I use?

A:Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

Umm...if you could access encrypted files from another user that would remove the whole point of encrypting the files to begin with.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/180997-access-my-user-account-encrypted-files-my-admin-account.html
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A:My user account now qualifies as the built in admin account

Hi, press the win + r key's together in the run dialogue box type:- lusrmgr.msc press OK, expand Users find your account and right click, select properties, what is it a member of? Do you have other accounts?

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Please let me have a step by step method how I should set about doing this

My system : i3 windows 8.1 4GB RAM 500GB HD

Thankyou

A:How 2 transfer apps from Admin account to ltd user account

I'd go to Control Panel, Users Account and add a new Standard account. The new name only has to be one character different. The new account should be able to do most things but will be quite limited in making changes to the computer.
How Microsoft Overhauled User Accounts In Windows 8
I'd leave the existing account alone, should always have at least one that has administrative rights. There is an actual Administrator account but it is hidden on purpose.

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hello every one
I was hoping if some one could help me at this.
I had created a local account in my machine which is a part of a small office network. and given it administrative rights. every once in a while the account gets downgraded to a limited user account and a I had to go all the way to control panel to reset the settings for that specific user account. I tried background check on the machine to check it for possible malware or virus infection but couldn't find anything.
could it be the user profile settings getting changed athomatically due several usages or could it be log file getting full or needs to be cleared?
so much in need for help

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.

Roy

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/398805-admin-account-gets-downgraded-limited-user-account.html
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Hi Folks,  i like to use on demand scanners alongside my regular AV and i do this when i'm in my Admin account,  now when i go to my user account do i need to do the scans for it as well ?
 
Thanks

A:Question about Admin account and user account

This might be of interest: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/198067/anti-malware-scan-on-a-computer-with-different-users/
 
 
Regards.....................

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Hello all I need some guidance please I have a chess software program that I installed on my not account but account... run party SW User 3rd in Admin will Admin user account for W bit OS The program is a bit older and would not run after installation on my W OS After I went into the properties and compatibility mode and selected the option to run as if my OS was Windows XP Service Pack then the program started running and working great My 3rd party SW will run in Admin account but not User account... problem is that if I use a different User Account other than admin and try to run the program it gives me an error message and won't start I also selected 3rd party SW will run in Admin account but not User account... the compatibility mode for Windows XP SP in the other user account but it didn't help Finally I went to Control Panel - Programs and Features with the thought to try to uninstall and reinstall the program and the chess program isn't even listed with my other installed programs and yet it still runs just fine on my Admin account Any guidance or thoughts on this matter would be most appreciated Regards Gavin

A:3rd party SW will run in Admin account but not User account...

Welcome
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
Run as Administrator

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

Is there any possible way to make it so that my normal account can be transformed into an administrator account?

In order to make one of my games function properly, I need to enter the task manager and set the affinity so that the game uses 1 core to operate. In order to do this, I have to run the application, switch user accounts (from mine to the admin), set the affinity there, then switch back.

It gives me no option to apply administrative settings when I try to set the affinity on my main account, it just tells me I can't.

Any help would be great, thanks!

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...

Is there any possible way to make it so that my normal account can be transformed into an administrator account?

In order to make one of my games function properly, I need to enter the task manager and set the affinity so that the game uses 1 core to operate. In order to do this, I have to run the application, switch user accounts (from mine to the admin), set the affinity there, then switch back.

It gives me no option to apply administrative settings when I try to set the affinity on my main account, it just tells me I can't.

Any help would be great, thanks!


Hi ans welcome to seven forums

Why not either run as admin all the time, or Run with elevated rughts? There is even a tutorial on how to run elevated rights in the tutorial section here on SF

Ken

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For one reason or another I managed to delete administrator privileges for my one local account After several hours messing about I have managed to activate the hidden Administrator - but I am finding that this Administrator is not helping It Cannot Main See Account Administrator Local Hidden My cannot see my main local user account It does not list Hidden Administrator Cannot See My Main Local Account it at all in User Accounts so I cannot change any settings etc Similarly when I open User Accounts with my main account it cannot see the Administrator or the new account I created see below When I access User Accounts using quot netplwiz quot it sees my main account but will not highlight it or any other account It is stuck on Administrator It will not create a new account When I use it to access Accounts and try to add a new user the cursor spins and nothing happens I added a new user with administrator privileges using the command prompt - this Hidden Administrator Cannot See My Main Local Account was successful but it bumped my main account off the login page and it doesn't acknowledge it on the dropdown list with the start menu Yet when I restarted it took me straight in to my main account Needless to say I am quite confused Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Hidden Administrator Cannot See My Main Local Account

So, I was six hours sorting out this problem. After all the hullabaloo I went back to "netplwiz" and checked the box "users must enter a username and password to use this computer." This allowed me to access the main account, and I changed its allocation under the Advanced tab. Administrator privileges have been restored.

Sorry to bother you all.

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I want to change my first account from admin to standard, but you need to have atleast 1 admin account on available at the time, so since it was my only account, I made another and made that admin too, the I changed my first created account to standard. However! The first account can freely go from standard back to admin by itself...is there a way to stop this?

A:can you change an admin account to standard?

You cannot demote your root admin account.

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Hi All,

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I have used the guide on how to enable and hide the in-built admin account and was successful however I found that after making the account I used to set up Windows 7 from admin to standard user and then disabling the in-built admin account the UAC setting would not correctly work, as it wanted admin privileges but it was not giving me the option to enter the admin password. The ok button would be greyed out.

Has anyone come across this before and if so what is the solution.

A:Admin and Standard Account Users

Never happened to me before, however, did you try going into safemode and sorting it out from there?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/303016-admin-standard-account-users.html
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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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Hello,

I installed Windows 8.1 two days ago and have set up two accounts, one Administrator tied to Microsoft and one local Standard account. For some reason, the Standard account keeps on changing its account type by itself to have full administrative rights. Any idea on how to fix this?

Also, do you think I even need two accounts? I am the sole user of this PC. Do you think I could just use the Admin account? Thank you!

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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Hi,

I want to know if it makes a difference whether I install applications under the Admin or standard account. When I upgraded from XP to W7, I decided to setup an admin and a standard account. I know computers well but all my life, I always had one account but now want to be more secure.

I have been installing some applications under the Admin account and others under the Standard.

Does it matter? Is there any difference? Will I have a problem doing one over the other?

Thanks

A:Installing apps - Admin or standard account?

mkarias, usually you will have to log in as admin or provide an admin password to install an application. In the end, Win7 will see you as the admin. Standard accounts can't do many changes to the computer (that is the idea actually)

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Hi guys,

I'm having this weird problem with accounts. My mother has an administrator account on her PC and I've created a standard user account for my nephew to play his games on. The thing is, every time I install a new game/program the icon not only shows up on his account but on the Admin desktop as well. I've got around this by dragging the shortcut from the admin desktop to the corresponding user desktop, but I don't want to be doing this all the time. What did I do wrong when I created the standard account and is there anything I can do to prevent any future shortcuts on the standard account showing up on the administrator desktop?

A:Standard account creates shortcuts in admin

Unfortunately some installers just do not deal with multiple accounts well.

The only thing you can do is to always choose custom install on a program (which you should always do anyway to avoid bloatware) and if it has the option, to install for all users. Other then that, that is the way it is.

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A:Changed Default Admin Account to Standard - Now Having Issues

Anyone? Was changing the default admin acct to standard a bad idea?

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I always liked using a non admin account to (help a little bit) protect against spyware and Trojans and all of that. Now that I have W8 and linked to my Microsoft account I was going to do the same thing but it is not letting me.
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,
Shawn

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A:How to run in standard account a program requiring admin cedentials ?

Hello aschwarzie and welcome to the forums

Despite the name, we help people with both x86 and x64 Anyone is welcome here

Have you seen this: Parental Controls - Specific Programs

Tom

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

If you have an install or repair disc try this How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

Or this if you have no disc How to Reset Your Windows Password Without an Install CD - How-To Geek

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

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Basically what I'm wanting to do is have the user sign in with the standard account and see and access their stuff as normal as if nothing changed other than they now cannot utilize the admin account (no downloading, altering, installing software, etc...
Not sure what to call this type of action so searching for the procedure has been difficult. Not sure if the action necessary is universal between Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 which are the 3 OS I have between the 3 PCs. Any guidance in achieving this task would be great.

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When "OK" is chosen to the above message, screen takes you back to the user accounts.
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A:Can't Log-On to Main User Account

Go to Microsoft Support, there are three methods listed to repair the account.  The third method is the simplest as it is a Fixit where all you have to do is click on "Fixit".  If this doesn't resolve the problem you can try the other two.  The first one involves a registry edit, it mistakes are made during this process it can render the computer inoperable.  For this reason I would suggest backing up the registry, there is information below which will help you do this. Backup Your Registry with ERUNTPlease download Erunt.
For version with the Installer:  Use the setup program to install ERUNT on your computer.
For the zipped version you will need a program like 7-Zip to unzip the file.  
Unzip all the files into a folder of your choice.Click Erunt.exe to backup your registry to the folder of your choice.Note: to restore your registry, go to the folder and start ERUNT.exe

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A:hidden admin account

Try scanning for malware. This topic has links to free, online scanners: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/203081/hidden-admin-account/
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A:should I use a standard user account?

Personally, my Microsoft Account login has administrator privileges. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a main user account with user privileges and a seperate local account with administrator privileges.

What you absolutely do NOT want to do is rely upon or use the built-in Administrator account as your routine administrator account.

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/43250-should-i-use-standard-user-account.html
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We walked to the permission, I gave full control and still not working correctly.

sorry for my bad english

A:standard user account

Have a look at this:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- P5Q - Sixengine.exe

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A:Standard user account

make one of your user accounts have admin priviledges
although you give it admin priviledges it is not the same as the actual admin account which is hidden

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/standard-user-account-184997.html
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I just got verizon DSL and it was working fine until yesterday...
I can't get online with any of my programs (messenger, IE, Winamp etc.)

so I made a new user account and the internet on that account seems to be working fine.. its just my main account thats having this problem.

So i dont think that the internet connection is the problem here...
and also my programs always freezes saying its not responding on my main account.

I'd appreciate any help.
thanks..
OS-Windows XP
 

A:My main user account can't go online!!

Try deleting the user's profile, which may have become corrupted. To do so right click My Computer, select Properties, and Advance tab.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-main-user-account-cant-go-online.404139/
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This doesn't work for me.

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I need to do this so that I can rename a file.

Can someone help please.

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Hi all ... I remember that Win XP has the Default Hidden Admin Account that is created when you install the OS and also by default it's not password secured which can be a security issue. By doing a quick search, apparently Win 8 also have this Default Hidden Admin Account.
When in Win8 I verify the available created users I see an Admin account. Is this account the 'hidden' one, but made visible?
I also did the prompt cmd: net user administrator /active:yes, but I get a msg saying that there is 'no' user under the name 'administrator' ... maybe the admin user I'm seeing is a microsoft account, not a local account?

A:Default Hidden Admin Account

Hello Ken, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The account with the default name "Administrator" is indeed the built-in elevated Administrator account. If you have a Pro version of Windows 8, then you could use Option Three below to see what it's named.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Type net users in a command prompt to see the names of all user accounts on the PC to see if you have Administrator or one that may be for it. If this is an OEM PC, then sometimes they may rename the account to something else.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I need to do this so that I can rename a file.

Can someone help please.

A:Enabling hidden Admin account.

If you type "net user<enter>"
in the elevated command prompt it will show all the accounts.
You cannot set Administrator "active" if it is already active.

Why not give more details what you are trying to do. Which file are you trying to rename?

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A:Hidden admin account has a password???

Nevermind I fixed it with a Net user administrator command. Was able to force the password change on the hidden admin account.
You can close this mods

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A:How do I login to the hidden Admin account?

You can indeed log in with the hidden admin account if you boot into safe mode (it is automatically enabled), but of course you'll need to know the password. If it isn't enabled, then are we sure the account is still even there? The only other real option is to boot it offline from a bootable DVD or USB key that can read NTFS volumes and copy the files that way.

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A:I made my hidden account my admin and cannot get on to it!!

Try starting your computer on safe mode. I'm not sure if that'll fix your problem, but I know for sure that you can find the default administrator account that way.

Let me know how it goes.

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A:running a hidden Admin account on XP

not likely, unless you are the one doing the hack-tweak
 

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A:Picture standard user account

Go to PC Settings > Accounts > Browse .... then click on the picture that you want to associate with your account.

T.
 

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Hi Cyber Kong,

Can you please post a screenshot of what you're describing, according to these instructions? http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

That will help a lot, thanks.

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Windows Outreach Team

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A:standard user account just logs off.

All non-admin accounts result in immediate logoff?

Does that also happen if you boot the machine into safe mode (hold F8 at startup)?

Is anything of interest logged at the time in the system or app event logs (run EVENTVWR afterwards to check)?

Have you installed any additional "parenting" software on that machine?

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A:Standard user account question

AFAIK, it should keep those settings but not 100% sure.

You could try a trial of a third party program such as TuneUp Utilities or Vista Manager as you may be able to get the settings to stick that way???

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I did scans with Malwarebytes and MSE, didn't help. I also tried to repair potentially corrupt system files by typing "sfc /scannow" into Command Prompt. That didn't help either. My laptop has Windows 7 too and doesn't appear to have this problem.

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A:Can't sign in to Standard user account

The same thing happened to me. I checked my event logs and found out it was the Soluto program pre-installed with the laptop. I had uninstalled the program (and the other pre-installed programs like Pokki and WildTangent) through the "Programs and Features" control panel but apparently not everything was uninstalled. Check out the following link to get the Soluto uninstall cleanup tool after you uninstall Soluto through the "Programs and Features" control panel:

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I also recommend getting the uninstall clean up tool for Pokki, too:

Pokki | Uninstalling Pokki

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https://wildtangent.zendesk.com/hc/e...stalling-Games
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2. standard user CANNOT re-install windows by inserting a windows disc at boot up!!

Is this already present under default standard user or..do i have to add some settings?

thank you!

A:Account type: Standard user

  
Quote: Originally Posted by johnn1


1. standard user can install programs, which is saved for future uses (i have seen pcs where the programs are deleted/uninstalled as soon as the user log out)


Installing a program isn't actually a special thing, it is just copying files to a certain location and setting some things up. As long as an application is not depending on administrative power it can be ran or installed anywhere. So yes a standard user can install applications...if they support installing without admin power. Look at Google Chrome, it requires no administrative power to install or run.






Quote:
2. standard user CANNOT re-install windows by inserting a windows disc at boot up!!


Impossible. Windows is not running when a computer boots up, thus no user accounts.

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A:Standard User Account Restrictions

You moved your documents outside of your user directory (C:\Users\[username])? Otherwise they would have been protected...unless you altered the permissions of the system.

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A:Windows 7 Standard User Account

I don't know if it is necessary, but I'd try a reboot before doing anything more.
 

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A:Not accessible through a standard user account?

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Standard Account:





Quote:
A standard user account lets a person use most of the capabilities of the computer, but permission from an administrator is required if you want to make changes that affect other users or the security of the computer.
When you use a standard account, you can use most programs that are installed on the computer, but you can't install or uninstall software and hardware, delete files that are required for the computer to work, or change settings on the computer that affect other users. If you're using a standard account, some programs might require you to provide an administrator password before you can perform certain tasks.


Administrator Account:





Quote:
An administrator account is a user account that lets you make changes that will affect other users. Administrators can change security settings, install software and hardware, and access all files on the computer. Administrators can also make changes to other user accounts.
When you set up Windows, you'll be required to create a user account. This account is an administrator account that allows you to set up your computer and install any programs that you would like to use. Once you have finished setting up your computer, we recommend that you use a standard user account for your day-to-day computing. It's more secure to use a standard user account instead of an administrator account.

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A:Standard User Account in Windows 7

Hello JazzMahn,What you are missing are probably only the Shortcuts on the Start Menu.When you install a program if possible choose the option "Install for All Users" or similar, when the installer ask this it will create the Star Menu entry's for all the users.Now to fix that you should open this path (1)C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs with your account with Administrative privileges,all the shortcuts and folders created on this location will be visible to all the users.At the same time open the Start Menu for you user, to do this open the Start Menu> right click on All Programs and select open It will open a folder with a path similar to this one: (2)C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu open the Programs folderWhat you need to do is copy the shortcuts and folders from path (2) to (1) and they will show when you login using any other account.Hope my instructions are clear to you.

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Sorry, everyone, I think I've solved this. I must have set particular sharing permissions and forgotten I'd done so.

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A:How should I lock down a user account for employees? Beyond 'standard user'

Hello, You didn't mention the OS. You can set up a Software Restriction Policy but it is only available with Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise and XP pro.
 
http://www.mechbgon.com/srp/
 
With Windows Home you can use Parental Controls to allow only certain programs.

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A:Cannot connect to websites from main user account

Scratch the bit about the Web working in another account. It still accessible from my laptop, but not from any account on the desktop

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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.

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A:Automatically Log In To Main Account & Switch User

Do you really want to switch users or you want your screen password protected?

It sounds to me you want to log on and then after (say 1 minute of being idle) lock the screen. To do this you could set up a new Task Scheduler task to call this: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Enclosed is an example task you can import - copy the xml below into notepad and save it as lockscreen.xml (.xml attachments can't be uploaded here). You can then import it into task scheduler.
You will need to change the user (COMPUTER\USER) and may want to play with the idle time, delay time. You can do this when you import the task - no need to edit the xml.


Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2004/02/mit/task" version="1.2"><RegistrationInfo><Date>2014-08-28T08:17:32.8816798</Date><Author>COMPUTER\USER</Author></RegistrationInfo><Triggers><LogonTrigger><Enabled>true</Enabled></LogonTrigger></Triggers>
<Principals>
<Principal id="Author"><UserId>COMPUTER\USER</UserId><LogonType>InteractiveToken</LogonType><RunLevel>LeastPrivilege</RunLevel></Principal></Principals><Settings><MultipleInstancesPolicy>IgnoreNew</MultipleInstancesPolicy><DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>true</DisallowStartIfOnBatteries><StopIfGoingOnBatteries>false</StopIfGoingOnBatteries><AllowHardTerminate>true</AllowHardTerminate><StartWhenAvailable>false</StartWhenAvailable><RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable>false</RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable><IdleSettings><Duration>PT1M</Duration><WaitTimeout>PT1H</WaitTimeout><StopOnIdleEnd>false</StopOnIdleEnd><RestartOnIdle>false</RestartOnIdle></IdleSettings><AllowStartOnDemand>true</AllowStartOnDemand><Enabled>true</Enabled><Hidden>false</Hidden><RunOnlyIfIdle>true</RunOnlyIfIdle><WakeToRun>false</WakeToRun><ExecutionTimeLimit>P3D</ExecutionTimeLimit>
<Priority>7</Priority></Settings><Actions Context="Author"><Exec><Command>rundll32.exe</Command><Arguments>user32.dll,LockWorkStation</Arguments></Exec></Actions></Task>

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A:i deleted my main windows user account

If you have already tried these my apologies.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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i have the system tool virus

i have to change my passwords?

can some creep see these saved passwords stored in mozilla firefox?

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Computer was on and lightning hit the building. Computer still works but I can not get into the main user account with all the file. I only can get into the guest user account. Whenever I click the main account the screen goes black and the computer freezes. I can get into the guest user account with no problem. I have a Compaq Presario SR1303WM. How can I get into the main account without starting all over and formatting the computer? I have Windows Vista.
 

A:Can not get into the main user account for Window Vista

Welcome to TSG!

Have you tried booting to Safe mode? That might let you log into the Main User account. If the Built-in Administrator account has been enabled, you can log into that account, which will give you access to the files, and may allow you to fix the problem. A System Restore might do the trick.

If the Built-in Administrator account is not enabled, you can enable it from the Guest account:
Log into the Guest account
Click Start, type cmd into the search box, then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
You'll be prompted to enter the password for your main account (If that was the only account besides the Built-in Administrator)
A command prompt window will open with Administrator: in the Title bar
Type the following and press Enter
net user Administrator /active:yes

Reboot to Safe Mode, a User tile for the Administrator account should now appear.

HTH

Jerry
 

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Hey, so I have an asus laptop with three users on it. "ASUS", the one I use that is standard user. Guest account, and a hidden "Administrator" account. I want to be able to make my ASUS account administrator, or at least be able to login to the hidden admin account to do so. I've tried like every tutorial there is. Commands like "net user administrator /active:yes" and "net localgroup administrators /add NAME" don't work, they give me an system error 5 message. Because doing so requires being admin, which doesn't make any sense because I wouldn't want to log into an admin account if I was already admin.

Does anyone know how to get around this? I can't disable UAC or install some programs as a standard user.

A:[SOLVED] Enabling hidden admin account.

See if this one helps Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-enabling-hidden-admin-account-808234.html
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ok so I have enabled the hidden admin account in windows 7 and I picked up a virus...it won't let me do nothing...I have tried installing antivirus but it keeps giving me an error message that says the application I am trying to open is infected and it won't open it....

now I can log into the other account and work fine, however these accounts do no admin priviledges!

so my question is can I delete the current hidden admin acct and recreate a new one? or is there anyway around my problem, basically how I can I restore the account back to normal. Please help?

Thanks.

A:How do you delete hidden admin account in windows 7?

I would run a virus scan from a bootable cdrom or DVD. Removing some viruses while still in Windows is like trying to treat poison ivy while walking naked through the woods. You might get some of it but it'll probably pop up somewhere else.

When you're clean, this might help:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/107401-how-do-you-delete-hidden-admin-account-windows-7-a.html
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gang I realize some of you are touchy about this subject but help me out - I have not seen this one before I bought using it as 'we speak' DC from a huge recycler - the rd I've bought from these guys who do a great job it has Windows Pro Admin account Hidden never again worked password ONCE... on it from them refurbisher volume licensing its activated happy for the most part their slipstreamed install process however sets a password on the Admin Account and the password is quot Administrator quot last night I tried for the first time to get in there the password failed this morning on a fresh start I tried again Voila' - it began setting up the Administrator desktop first run so I turned to the important ritual of preparing my Hidden Admin account password worked ONCE... never again morning cup of Golden Yunan Hidden Admin account password worked ONCE... never again When I came back to the screen it was sitting at the 'pick a user' screen again I hit it input 'Administrator' again and it failed again and again and again so is the account corrupted I would really love to avoid a total nuke amp reinstall if I can but if it must be it must be I am just wondering how this can happen obviously its a security concern what started me on this path was there is a 'live' instance of 'Windows Mail' installed on the system that is invisible in the Programs Install uninstall utility so I cannot get rid of it when I try to delete any of the associated files I'm prevented Try to change permissions I'm prevented thus you know the drill

A:Hidden Admin account password worked ONCE... never again

Try a cold start again.

I dont think the Password would change its self.

Make sure you are typing it in correctly!

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A:Solved: problem with hidden admin account

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

As for hiding files, maybe look at this option?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;298399
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-problem-with-hidden-admin-account.406966/
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Hi !
Once an administrator has been created the "Built in Administrator" account
doesn't show up on the welcome screen as an login option.
What do i do to get the option to login as the "Built in administrator" at that
screen ?(The one with the name Administrator).

The reason i'm asking is for this scenario:

Someone is using the welcome screen option and has forgotten their password.
The account they have is with administrative rights.
They then use a tool to reset the administrator password (like in ERD commander from winternals).
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login cause that account doesn't show up on the welcome screen......
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when you were going through the install of the game, did it prompt you to install it for yourself or for all users on the PC? .. I don't use the apps so I'm not for sure if it even does this but it was worth suggesting considering other programs do ask this, including games, if you want to install it for yourself or all users.

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A:@ symbol will not display under a standard user account

Does a Guest account allow you to go to Control Panel to alter the keyboard to English (UK)?

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/symbol-will-not-display-under-a-standard-user-account.973817/
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A:Reboot a server from a standard user account

It's actually a restriction of Remote Desktop, not Administrator vs non-Administrator. I don't know of any work around other than using the shutdown command as you did.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/351669-reboot-server-standard-user-account.html
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A:Standard User Account - File/pgm access

In the User Account - Create you should be able to use Parental controls to limit programs and file access (although I haven't had to do so myself)

You should be able to create a standard user accounts on your computer and reserve administrator permissions for your user account, you’ll have to type your account’s password whenever a standard user wants to install or access restricted programs.

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You could also use Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows

If you have Windows Ultimate you could also use AppLocker - Create New Rules

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/360699-standard-user-account-file-pgm-access.html