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Admin Accounts saving on other users on Vista Ultimate

Question: Admin Accounts saving on other users on Vista Ultimate

I have a vista ultimate computer and i want to save a document that i have created on my admin account into another normal account. I went to users and then the other account and tried to save it but it said that it was unable to save as i do not have permission and to contact the administrator. But i am the administrator

Please Help

Thanks in advance

hammydbest

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Answer: Admin Accounts saving on other users on Vista Ultimate

You are going to need to save it to a shared folder and then log out and into the other account, then you can move or copy the file from the shared folder to the current users Documents folder.

By the way, you are NOT "The Administrator" but a member of the Admin group.

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I want to be able to share Administrator documents and files with user acoounts on the same computer.... without having access to the internet.


I only have one computer. But I have 7 different user accounts on that one computer. I want each of my users to have access to the Administrators documents (files and folders etc)

I went to Administrator Documents, then I Right clicked on a folder, then I clicked on Share With>specific people> I click on the user account and then I get a box saying my folder was succcessfully shared, and now I need to email a link to the specific user account.

I do all this and then switch user. I go to the users email and try to click on the link and it wont click. I try to copy and paste into the users documents, but it will not copy and paste.

I go to the user's Documents and try to see if there is a link there....but nothing is there.

What am I doing wrong?
thanks
Granny

Answer:one computer, 7 users accounts need to share admin documents

I looked thru HELP, but I have only a single computer. I am not trying to interact with other computers, so I cant belong to a domain, workgroup or homegroup, because all these seem to involve multiple computers.

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okay. freshly into win7 now, having obtained a new hdd for my comp. I have been running as the admin of my computer since accounts became an unavoidable thing. barring the occasional frustration-induced blunder I tend to stay Properly Paranoid in my habits to make sure I have no problems...

but win7 doesn't think that I could ever be intelligent enough to have full rights on any account other than the built-in admin account, which of course I'd want to avoid using outside emergencies that render other accounts damaged somehow.

so I'm looking to find out how to make another user account with FULL admin rights. not just the "constantly have to get permission" stuff that a standard*snort* admin account has, full rights that don't involve constantly having to "run as administrator"

yes yes I've heard people trying to get me more paranoid so that I'd endure the added hassles, all it does is make me more irate with the situation. so if noone's willing to provide me with instruction on this, it's probably best for the thread to be left to fall off the board.

Answer:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
Manage another account - Create a new account - Give it a name - put a check mark for Administrator - 
click - Create Account. 

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I believe I had the Google redirect virus and eventually got rid of it, although I don't remember how. It may have been the Combofix I've been reading about. Here is my problem - I can't change my desktop background to anything other than a solid color. Also, thumbnails don't show up until I change the view to a different size. I have tried making new users and only standard user accounts are normal. Any time I created an admin account, this issue arises. Anybody found a solution yet??
 

Answer:No wallpaper in Vista - Admin accounts only

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I finally decided to dig deep through the recesses of my computer and begin cleaning out dead-ended and similarily useless files when I ran into the infamous "permission" error. Long story short, I now have 2 user accounts: mine, "Amber / Administrator", and another accidentally created account, "Administrator / Administrator". This happened after I tinkered with command prompt in attempts to give my account permission to delete a folder. When I select the Admin/Admin account to try and delete it, it does NOT display that option. When I click on my own account, however, it allows me the option of deleting it (which I obviously have no intention of doing).

After pouring through help-sites, I can't find the exact command prompt I used. Did I display a "hidden" Admin account? Is there a way to delete it or hide it away?

Any help is deeply appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Vista - Deleting Admin Accounts

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Hello to all the computer techs out there! I've been having a recent problem where all my administrator accounts in Vista 64 bit have been automatically converted to standard user accounts. Does anyone know if there is some kind of malware that does this or is it a problem with Microsoft Vista? I've asked several computer experts and even received some advice on Yahoo. I've tried typing in the command net user administrator/active yes (with no spaces) and access was still denied. In the start prompt, I typed in control userpasswords2 and changed the settings to administrator and it still converted back to standard user. I've also tried booting in safe mode and I was able to use certain programs like Spy bot and AVG to remove certain spyware and viruses in this mode but when I switch back to regular mode under MSCONFIG, my user accounts are still set back to standard user. I've also tried setting up a new account as an administrator but it also converted to standard user. Does anyone know what's going on? I've contacted Microsoft and they say it's malware but many of the computer geek sites are saying that it's Microsoft. Any suggestions?

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When I customize my cursors and save with a special name, they only remain until I reboot. Then they go back to the original Vista cursor setup. How can I make my customization become the default?

Thanks.

Answer:Saving customized cursors in Vista Ultimate 64

Vista store cursors in C:\Windows\Cursors.If you want add any additional customize cursors just only past cursors files to this folder.Cursors you can change

Control Panel>>Mouse>>Pointers

If you want to back original cursors in this same applet is option "use default"

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I have Windows Vista Ultimate, and among dozens of other bugs, it does not allow full administrator privileges, I can install some software but not others, and there are some I need to install. I am sure that I am the administrator because there is only one account, and I also checked in control panel. I don't want a windows hack like changing the .msi file, or some commmand prompt trick, just some other advice if it is possible

Answer:Vista Ultimate Admin problems

There are two levels of administrator. Normal and elevated privileges. Try right clicking on the install icon and select "run as Administrator".

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Hi all.
My issue is with the caps/num/scroll lock lights. They don't light up.
all other lights work fine... you could land an a 747 on all the blue lights up on top of the keyboard

I'm running an HP dv6700 laptop (dv6885SE)
The pc was shipped with Vista 32 bit and by a stroke of luck all of the 32 bit VISTA drivers work flawlessly with windows 7 Ultimate from a clean install.

The only issue I have is that the caps/num & scroll lock lights on the sides of the keyboard do not light up at all.
They did light up with Vista Home Premium installed.

So.... I'm wondering if any other Seven Forums members have possibly had the same experience with a HP DV6700 model that I'm trying to solve with some success.

Thanks all!
Diana.

Answer:Any HP dv6700 laptop users here? Vista to 7 Ultimate help.

I believe they do have windows 7 drivers available for the dv6700.

You should just go to hp's site and look up your model number.
While the vista drivers do work with windows 7 they are not ideal.

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On my bookshelf lies original, authenticated copy of German Vista Ultimate 64-bit DVD, of course with original key. It?s been there since summer of 2008, I do not even remember why I bought it. It?s useless for me, having Vista DVD`s in English and Finnish.

First one to claim can get it free, I?ll even pay the postage.

Kari

P.S. It?s Ultimate, so with language packs anybody can use it, if you just manage installation in German. Non-German speakers I promise help with installation.

Answer:German users: Want a free Vista Ultimate 64-bit?

Kari
I have the impression it might be gone already, but my hand is up!
It could solve my problem, you know...

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Hello,

I'm running Ultimate 64bit. In my older XP installation I never used to use the admin account on a daily basis. I created a Power User for myself, and any administrative tasks I had to run I'd just use the 'Run as' function, so I almost never needed to logon as admin.

Tried it in Vista, and it didn't work (in my Power User account). I mean, I would select 'Run as Administrator', but I wasn't prompted for my admin password and didn't get the admin privs. So my question is - how do I do it?

Another question - when logged in as admin in Vista, why is there still an option to run stuff as admin? Does it mean anything?

I guess a link to some in-depth articles about Vista account management would be best for me : )

Thanks,
Daniel.
 

Answer:A couple of questions about users and admin Priviledges in Vista

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Hi, I recently upgraded from an R51 (excellent machine) to an X61 running Vista Business.  I bought the floor model from Microcenter at a tremendously discounted price.  Here is my problem:  they sold me the computer right off the floor and when I got home, I discovered that under the "users" file, the administrator rights are assigned to "micro center" and there is a standard user named "Public."  I would like to rename both files with names of my choosing without having to reload the entire system.  So far, I am coming up empty and hope maybe someone here can offer some guidance.  I know this is a Microsoft issue, but trying to get help there made me want to put my head in an oven.  Microcenter offered to "look into it" if I dropped the computer off for an unknown amount of time, which I found unacceptable.  The path to users is:  "sw_preload/users" where two sub files are located, "micro center" and "Public."   Right clicking either one reveals there is no rename option.  My additional concern is that if I do manage to rename these files, will all my programs still run or should I worry that they may freeze or not run if they can't find "micro center" or "Public." Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA, Duke

Answer:How to change admin users name on x61 running vista business

To manipulate user accounts and directories you have to use the User Accounts control panel. I would create a new Administrator account for yourself and delete the Micro Center accounts (be sure to remove any of your own data which you might have put in the Micro Center user directories first).

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I've been using vista premium for about 3 weeks (2 new Dell computers) and am trying to setup a maintenance schedule for both. With my XP machine I have a batch file that will go out and clean all the temp, cookies and temporary internet files of each user.

I'm trying to find the path for vista, but with vista, when I open My Computer | double-click C: the layout is different than XP...I can go into the User's folders and see all the allowed users but the temp, cookies and TIF folder's are not there.

First Q = I am one of the admin. so how do I find the path for each user?
Second Q = Do I have to use the built-in sys admin acct to gain access to these folders? If so, how do I enable it?
I quess thats three Q's....thanks for your input/reply.
 

Answer:2 Vista Q's involving built-in sys admin & users directories..

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Three of four users are logged-off immediately after attempted logon. The administrator/user seems to work fine. Dell support suggests restoring the computer, only eight months old, to factory settings. Bill. :-(Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 16:07:14, on 11/23/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exeC:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exeC:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView5\NkvMon.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll3... Read more

Answer:Vista logs all users except admin off immediately after signon

Hi My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will need to close your topic.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic. The topics you are tracking can be found here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not... Read more

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Just wondering if there will be any discounted upgrades particularly for Vista Ultimate users to help them migrate to Windows 7.
Well before people start thinking this is another freebie whiners thread, please read here to udnerstand at least some of the valid reasons why Vista Ultimate users would be upset and dissapointed with Ultimate as it never lived up to the expectations.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=806&tag=rbxccnbzd1

There has also been many complaints by Vista users why there should be an easier upgrade for Vista ultimate users in this more recent article survey.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4347
So my point is for Ultimate users such as myself who paid a premium ( retail on the launch day no less ) but got short changed, we should at least get a cheaper upgrade at least to migrate to Windows 7 Professional ..... Microsoft should at least own up to it's broken promise for Vista Ultimate.

Makes people like me wonder why we even bother buying original when Microsoft don't do right by their customers. Hopefully there will be some easier migration for people in my situation or people may start resorting to other measures to recompensate themselves *cough cough Pirate Bay
 

Answer:Any discounted upgrade for Vista Ultimate users to Windows 7 ?

I purchased 4 retail licenses for Ultimate on launch and I got everything I expected. Media Center and the ability to join domains. Vista will be out for for 3 years when 7 gets launched, i don't feel shorted at all...
Moogle Stiltzkin said:


Just wondering if there will be any discounted upgrades particularly for Vista Ultimate users to help them migrate to Windows 7.
Well before people start thinking this is another freebie whiners thread, please read here to udnerstand at least some of the valid reasons why Vista Ultimate users would be upset and dissapointed with Ultimate as it never lived up to the expectations.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=806&tag=rbxccnbzd1

There has also been many complaints by Vista users why there should be an easier upgrade for Vista ultimate users in this more recent article survey.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4347
So my point is for Ultimate users such as myself who paid a premium ( retail on the launch day no less ) but got short changed, we should at least get a cheaper upgrade at least to migrate to Windows 7 Professional ..... Microsoft should at least own up to it's broken promise for Vista Ultimate.

Makes people like me wonder why we even bother buying original when Microsoft don't do right by their customers. Hopefully there will be some easier migration for people in my situation or people may start resorting to other measures to recompensate themselves *cough cough Pirate Bay Click to e... Read more

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Answer:Vista ‘Family Pack’ discount for Ultimate users

369 for ultimate click here and you can buy extras for the family. $99 price tag in the US usually equates to 99 here.So a copy for ER indoors, granddad and me comes out at just So it could just be 567 for three copies.The snag may be it's for the US and not here. Can't see them giving it to rip off Britain till the sales start to drop.

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I just recently created my daughter(14 yrs/old) a seperate restricted user account in Vista Ultimate 64. And alot of her games aren't playable. What do I need to do to make all the pictures availabe on both accounts, all the games availale, and stuff like that? For instance.. SAS and even Mbam. Do I have to go in and update the definitions for both accounts?? Cause when everything started up the core:0000 trace:0000. I'm assuming this is defintions. Will I have to change all the startup process and stuff, and programs that start up when she first logs on??? Cause I noticed alot more stuff starting up on her account. Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:vista ultimate 64, restricted users, file sharing

So no one knows how to make the settings the same on both user acounts w/o having to go in change everything manually? Is there a way I can just copy/paste??? anyone? anyone?
 

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

Answer:No Admin Access /Cannot change existing user accounts to admin account

Hi
Sorry for your trouble First and EZ thing to do is system restore
or look here http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-10&faq=27

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6917-account-type-change-windows-10-a.html
Choose option 3 or 4


http://www.thewindowsclub.com/rename...ccount-windows

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-ma...in-windows-10/

http://www.chntpw.com/change-standar...or-in-windows/

Good Luck

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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Basically I have two admin accounts one of which belongs to another member of family and one which belongs to me. Heres the situation:

The person who owns the other Admin account is changing my accounts password (also an admin account). Surely there is some way to make it so that I can not have my account's password changed unless it is logged on to my actual account (so my account's password can only be changed if my account is logged on?)

Is there a way?

In urgent need of help!

Thanks!

Answer:Prevent Admin Accounts From Changing Other Admin Account Passwords In Xp!

Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309799But, IMO, the issue here is that the other person can't be trusted. In such a situation I'd suggest making the other account into a Standard User account - that way they won't be able to mess with your stuff, and they'll be reliant upon you for anything that requires administrative privileges.

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Hi,
I am working on a 2012 ADDS based network and I have the following requirement.
I want to create a local administrator user account on the local domain computers (Win XP, 7 and 8) which will have full access on the PC but not the permission to edit other local administrator accounts.
Please advise how I can achieve this.

Thanks in advance,
Andreas

Answer:local admin account with no permit to edit other admin accounts

Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
are trying to do.



I would suggest create a single shared local admin account and give it your desktop admins, change the password every 60-90 days to keep it more secure. This is common practice in many
organizations.




http://www.dannyeckes.com/create-local-admin-group-policy-gpo/

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Hi all

I can't find any mention of my problem on this or any other forum. Or at least I don't think I can... Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Here is my set-up:
Linksys DSL modem, connected to an Apple Airport Extreme wireless router. The modem is configured to be the DHCP server, the Airport is set to bridge mode. I have a new Compaq Presario desktop running Vista Home Basic with a Belkin wireless-G USB dongle. All of this discussion is about wireless, btw - I don't have a long enough CAT-5 cable to connect the Airport and PC.

I have 5 users set up on the PC - 1 true, unlocked administrator account and 4 standard users. When I boot up and connect as any of the 4 standard users they automatically detect and connect to the Airport, and receive IP addresses.

But when I change user to be the administrator the connection drops after a few seconds. The Airport network is visible to Vista, because it is in the list of available networks. But if I try to connect to it it fails, and the Vista diagnostic tool tells me it has been unable to connect 'for unknown reason'. One of the standard users used to have admin rights, and that account had exactly the same problem. If I log in from a boot-up as the administrator I also cannot connect to the network.

If the administrator account has been used and logged out the other users cannot connect to the Airport. I have to re-boot before they can connect again.

I also have a MacBook and a Nokia N95, bo... Read more

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I just bought my 15 year old son a laptop with Windows 8. I was able to set up my Admin account and his "standard" account, and put a time curfew and limits on his account, but when I logged in as him, I saw that he would be able to create another account which would pretty much defeat the whole time limit thing! Is there a way to prevent all but admin accounts to be able to create more accounts?? I'm pretty technically savvy but this new W8 is not as easy to navigate as the previous versions!! (I wouldn't mind a "classic view" either, if that exists!)

Answer:prevent all but admin accounts to create more accounts?

Hello cbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.

By default, standard users are not able to create new accounts or do anything that effects anything other than just their user account.

The only way a standard account is able to create a new account is if that standard user entered the administrator's password when prompted by UAC when trying to do so through the Control Panel (icon view) -> User Accounts -> Manage Accounts.

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Hi,

I have recently built a New computer with everything working great except 1 minor flaw. When I leave the computer for awhile and the computer goes in Hibernation, I can't get it out of Hibernation. I try turning off the computer and restarting it and it says the same thing on the Screen. "Entering Power Save Mode". So I usually take the case apart and take out the memory and put it back in and start it up and it works. I have no idea why it works and why i have to do it every time. When the computer Is in Stand-By it comes out of it fine. But after it goes into Hibernation and try to restart it, I can't get the screen off "Power Saving Mode". If their are any suggestions on how to fix this please help. Some of the troubleshooting Idea's i've thought of are disabling Hibernation and Standby.


Specs: XFX 8800 GT, 2G of Memory, Q6600 2.4ghz, P35 Gigabyte Motherboard, Flat Panel 19" LCD Dell Monitor, 600W Rosewell

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Stuck in Hibernate. Vista Ultimate 64 Bit "Power Saving Mode"

Issued Solved Just Went to the Command prompted

[type] powercfg -h off [enter]

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What is the best way to share execution priviledges between limited users, power users, and administrators?

Say an application has already been installed by a higher priviledged user type, and a limited user cannot execute it - e.g. an ISP login software, or Spy Sweeper. Note: ISP login software lacks profile, so I suppose I could just create that, however, Spy Sweeper is a head scratcher.

Should the application be uninstalled and reinstall under All Users? How do you install an application to allow All Users to use it?

I have already tried to use the "Run As" right-click Properties w/Shift key approach and that does not work.

Is there an approach with regard to local security policy that would do what I want to do? How is that done? Or, is Access Control List the way to go?

-- Tom
 

Answer:Sharing applications between users, power users and admin

bump
 

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There is a user, Dad, with admin privileges on a Windows 7 machine (this is me).

There are other users, kid1 and kid2, with no admin privileges (my kids ;-) )

I want to let kid1 and kid2 access the contents of a directory in my userspace C:\Users\Dad\ . In fact it's not at the top level, let's say it's C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos (because it is). I want to let kid1 have read/write access and kid2 read only access.

I navigated my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud and then right-clicked on photos, clicked on properties, clicked on the sharing tab, and did what looked like the sensible thing (gave the kids the required access).

I then logged in as kid2 and attempted to find my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos. I got there -- but on the way I saw far too much -- kid2 can see a complete list of the names of all files and directories in D:\Users\Dad (not ideal) and also names of all files and directories in C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud (which is not acceptable, because that is my entire life in the cloud).

Is this expected behaviour when sharing directories in Windows? If not, what did I do wrong?

If so then this is no good and I guess I need a workaround. The problem is that I am not at all sure that I can move the directory, because it part of a cloud storage service (like Dropbox, but a different company) and as far as I know that directory ...\ownCloud\photos (the one I want to share with my kids) must be a subdirectory of ...\ownCloud (the one that I really don't want my kids ... Read more

Answer:Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

NTFS Folder Permissions

I'm thinking if you create a symbolic link in C:\Users\Public you may be able to let the kids go directly to the shared folder. Perhaps then you can deny Traverse permission to block the parent folder. But I haven't done it myself.

Stoik Joker,who has the NTFS permissions page in the above link, is also a regular poster on DonationCoder.com. You may be able to ask for clarifications there. And of course someone with SysAdmin type experience may chime in here.

If you succeed using external info please post the solution.

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Computer at work does not allow administrator priveleges. System recovery tab also missing. Privileges still not accepted in safe mode. Computer has problems with missing files upon start.

Thanks for any help.

Richard

Answer:No Admin privileges with Admin accounts.

Your work has most likely blocked administrator privileges.

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Question: 2 Admin Accounts?

I have 2 Administrator accounts. How can I remove one of them? I tried control panel/user accounts while logged in as "Administrator", but it won't let me remove the other admin account....Please Help!

I am running WinXP Pro.
 

Answer:2 Admin Accounts?

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Friend of mine helped me with my Vista install, everything went well but now my user account is Bob rather than what I wanted. I changed the profile name but the user account (c:/Bob/<desired name>) is still listed as Bob.

I did a bunch of research online and it appears the easiest thing to do is just create a new Admin Account and then remove the old one. Just need to copy any specific data I want to keep from that other user. Simple enough... mmmm not true!

When I deleted the undesired account, it no longer displays in the manage accounts section but when I right click on the start (windows flag icon in lower left corner of desktop), select explore all users, expand the users folder (c:/users), I have several user folders listed and the ones I thought I had deleted. When I try to delete one of the undesired folders it starts to delete the files (sending them to the recycle bin, but then stops and states "The action can't be completed because the folder is open in another program, close the folder and try again.

This is extremely frustrating.. how can it be this difficult. I want to delete the old account along with all of its data. Now I have 3 accounts that I want deleted all with about 23 MB worth of data just sitting there - empty folders and files.

Please help. Thanks.

Answer:Help with Admin Accounts

Hello Zagith, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check with this tutorial to see if this is how you deleted the old user account. When you delete the old C:\Users\(user name), be sure to do it from within the new account.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hello,
My PC for some reason has removed the administrator status from my account and therefore right now there is no administrator.
I can't download/open certain files because i'm not an administrator and when it gives me the option of typing in the administrator password, there is no spot located for me to be able to type and the 'yes' box doesn't allow me to click it either as it is grayed out.
I've attached some examples the troubles i have and what i think may be of help? sorry i'm not much of a tech person
Any help would be helpful. thank you so much ><

Answer:Help - No admin accounts

Windows has a built in Administrator account that is inactive by default. You have to activate it, and then make yourself an Administrator. Because you are not a administrator now, not all options are available to activate it. Start with Option 1, but I believe you need Option 4. After you are an Administrator, you should disable the built in Administrator account. This is a guide to enable it.

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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hellow everyone.i have a quick question.i use windows 8.1 pro with media center. me and one of my friend have separate accounts for each other on the same windows. we both are admin. my problem is... When I logged in to my friends account he can excess all the files on the other account. same when my friend log in to my account he can excess all his files and stuff tru my windows account. how can I fix this so That other users on my pc cant excess others files.even if your account is admin. i dont want other pepole on my pc to see what i have on my account. please help

Answer:need help with two admin accounts

The behavior you are seeing is by design. All admin accounts have access (or can grant themselves access) to all files on the computer. Attempting to restrict such access is an exercise in futility. Only with limited accounts are such restrictions possible.

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Question: Admin accounts

need help hacking into an admin account.

im limited account so i can't do very much. I have trieds to reboot in safe mode but because my log in set up is different, i can't see the admin account.

tried nearly everything. need help please!!!!!!!!

Answer:Admin accounts

this is against the forum rules, to help with this kind of stuff

please read the forum rules:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php

thread closed

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I'm using WinXP and have some accounts that are not admin. All of a sudden, they cannot access the internet without a problem occurring and it auto-closes itself. The admin account works fine for web access.

Help...

Answer:Non-admin accounts on XP

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Cable Connection

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So I have this problem since I first loaded windows.  It seems as if I have 2 admin accounts on the same pc but I can't seem to get rid of one of them.  One of them is titled "Administrator" and the other one is "XChrisX"  It doesn't effect my pc in any way and nothing seems to be slower or anything but it just bugs me that I have two admin accounts and can't get rid of one of them.  When I shutdown my pc and restart it the "Admin" account which is the one I use loads up and not the other one.  However when I log out of that account and not just switch users that account goes away and it not shown in my list of users.  However when I log out of "XChrisX" it stays there in my list of users.  I want to say that the "Admin" account I use now is the main account that had loaded up since the begining but I may be mistaken.  What I want to know is how I can get rid of "XChrisX" and just keep using the admin account since it has all of my personal files and everything on it.  I've tried going into "use Account" and changing all of that up and and modifying the account but I can't change anything.  Thanks for the help, and hopefully all of that made sense.

Answer:2 Admin accounts on the same pc

If XChrisX is under a logged off status and you access Control Panel, User Accounts, and select XChrisX, do you have the option to "Delete the account"?

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Hello everyone

I dont know if this question is allowed, if not, do forgive me. Is it possible to get into a Win XP admin account without knowing the password?If so how?and is there any way to prevent it?( No, I'm not trying to ruin someone's puter, just that a relative of mine apparently had someone do it on her puter apparently and I'd like to know how he did it).The same puter has 2 admin accounts so how can one of the admins be deleted?By going into the safe mode and use the built in admin?The same for changing the admin's passy?Can we somehow disable that default built-in administrator account?*sorry for the big bunch of questions*

Answer:win xp admin accounts

Yes, there are ways of doing this, but if I tell you then I'll have to kill you. Trying to circumvent security is against Forum rules I'm afraid so we can't help you on this one.

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Question: Admin accounts

Hi guys, I'm having a bit of a problem here.

I've tried several times to create a guest or local account but every time I do, they are automatically changed to an administer account instead of standard. I've tried several times to manually change them from admin to standard but every time I do, when I exit out, they are changed back to admin accounts. What can I do to stop this from happening? It's incredibly frustrating.

Thanks

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Question: No admin accounts?

I have a laptop that I received that I didn't want to completely wipe. I just wanted to reset the local admin.

Normally these computers just have the HD's cloned. They all use the same various domains for access.

With this one, there are no local admin accounts. I don't just mean the name "administrator". I mean there are NO local accounts with local administrator privileges. I can't even access the computer in safe mode!

I attempted to use locksmith and Sala's Password Reset tool v1.1 but I still can't login locally with any of the local accounts. I attempted to upgrade one of the default accounts to admin and then renew the password. Also tried to create a new admin account. No changes ever show up.

I've heard there are ways to kill the local admin access but I never heard of a way that totally prevents the ability to add a new admin. It seems that the only way to access the laptop is via domain login, even though there is a local computer login option.

Anyone ever seen anything like this? Know of a way to restore local access?
 

Answer:No admin accounts?

You'd probably be better off wiping it and starting from scratch. Too much of a hassle just to get it working and you'd probably still have issues later on.
 

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Hello everyone

I dont know if this question is allowed, if not, do forgive me. Is it possible to get into a Win XP admin account without knowing the password?If so how?and is there any way to prevent it?( No, I'm not trying to ruin someone's puter, just that a relative of mine apparently had someone do it on her puter apparently and I'd like to know how he did it).The same puter has 2 admin accounts so how can one of the admins be deleted?By going into the safe mode and use the built in admin?The same for changing the admin's passy?Can we somehow disable that default built-in administrator account?*sorry for the big bunch of questions*

Answer:win xp admin accounts

Hi,
I am waiting to see if this thread is OK. We can then go from there.

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Hello,
My PC for some reason has removed the administrator status from my account and therefore right now there is no administrator.
I can't download/open certain files because i'm not an administrator and when it gives me the option of typing in the administrator password, there is no spot located for me to be able to type and the 'yes' box doesn't allow me to click it either as it is grayed out.
I've attached some examples the troubles i have and what i think may be of help? sorry i'm not much of a tech person
Any help would be helpful. thank you so much ><

Answer:Help - No admin accounts

Windows has a built in Administrator account that is inactive by default. You have to activate it, and then make yourself an Administrator. Because you are not a administrator now, not all options are available to activate it. Start with Option 1, but I believe you need Option 4. After you are an Administrator, you should disable the built in Administrator account. This is a guide to enable it.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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I have a perplexing issue. My Windows 10 laptop does not save accounts and passwords for sites that I want to do so with. Now, my Windows 10 Desktop PC functions as it is supposed to with no problem, but not my laptop. I have it enabled to do so, but it does not. It asks to save them, but if I log out and log back in, I find that I have to input everything manually. Anybody have an idea as to what might be the issue?

AlphaStealthSYS

Answer:Windows 10 not saving accounts and passwords

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you are referring to saving usernames and passwords in the web browser, right? What browser are you using?
You could try resetting the browser to see if that makes a difference.
Reset Internet Explorer
Reset Edge
Personally, I wouldn't save logins in the browser - too dangerous. A password manager (like LastPass) is a much better alternative. Unfortunately, Edge does not have extension support yet, but you could use one in Internet Explorer, or any other 3rd-party browser like Firefox, Chrome or Maxthon.

Hope that helps!

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I have a perplexing issue. My Windows 10 laptop does not save accounts and passwords for sites that I want to do so with. Now, my Windows 10 Desktop PC functions as it is supposed to with no problem, but not my laptop. I have it enabled to do so, but it does not. It asks to save them, but if I log out and log back in, I find that I have to input everything manually. Anybody have an idea as to what might be the issue?

AlphaStealthSYS

Answer:Windows 10 not saving accounts and passwords

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you are referring to saving usernames and passwords in the web browser, right? What browser are you using?
You could try resetting the browser to see if that makes a difference.
Reset Internet Explorer
Reset Edge
Personally, I wouldn't save logins in the browser - too dangerous. A password manager (like LastPass) is a much better alternative. Unfortunately, Edge does not have extension support yet, but you could use one in Internet Explorer, or any other 3rd-party browser like Firefox, Chrome or Maxthon.

Hope that helps!

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OK I have a Vista laptop with 3 accounts, 1 admin, 1 normal user, 1 guest.

I as admin have updated my firefox browser installing addons, java, WMP, flash etc etc etc.

I am wonder since my I have installed java, WMP flash and as well as updated my FF to 3.5.5. can this update be transferred to all users accounts without me manually logging on to all users accounts and updating the browser one by one?

Answer:Vista Multiple accounts - Accounts/firefox update question.

bump?

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I have a T61 with 2GB which came with pre-installed 32 bit Vista Ultimate. Since the RAM has gotton pretty inexpensive I am thinking of upgrading to 4 GB RAM. I understand all Vista Ultimate editions have both 32 and 64 bit version and are interchangeable. Is that true? That being the case, how could I switch from 32 bit to 64 bit using the recovery CD.





Sushil_________________________________________________________________ThinkPad T61, (7658CTO), T7500, Integrated Graphics, 320 GB HDD, 3 GB RAM, 1 GB Intel Turbo Memory, Vista (32 bit) Business

Answer:Is Vista Ultimate 32 upgradeable to Vista Ultimate 64 using recovery disks

It is not possible to upgrade a 32 bit Vista installation to 64 bit. 64 bit would have to be a clean install in this case. Only RETAIL packages of Vista Ultimate contain the media for both 32 and 64 bit installs.





_____________________________________________________________________________________________________T61p 6459CTO | T9500 @ 2.60 GHz | WUXGA | Quadro FX 570M | 4.00 GB RAM | Turbo Memory | 4965AGN | BT | WUSB | Vista Ultimate 64 SP1

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Would it work installing from a Vista Ultimate 64bit DVD using a Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit CD-Key (I know 32 and 64bit cdkeys are interchangeable, but unsure if the SP1 vs Non-SP1 throws it off).
 

Answer:Installing from a Vista Ultimate 64bit DVD using a Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit CD-Key?

It should work.
 

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I have just activated 2 new user on my PC.When I try to get on the internet from the new accounts, Windows says I must go through the connection wizard, even though in Internet options/connections everything is present.Any ideas???

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Question: Users Accounts

Hi there I was wondering if there is a free program that will let you decide the users access

Thanks in advance

Mr.big
 

Answer:Users Accounts

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Hello everyone.
Lately, I've been unable to access either of my administrator accounts, or even open the full potential of the accounts screen as I am hindered by Limited Account restrictions. My primary account was, for example, "User Name" without a password. Now, the only account I have been able to access is "User Name_2". It is a mystery to me as to where this account came from all of a sudden, and why I am unable to access the original account, but have a totally new desktop layout and everything. When I try logging in as the Windows Hidden Administrator without a password (as it is by default if I am correct), it says "unable to log you on due to an account restriction", but if I type anything in the password field, it returns an error saying that I have entered incorrect login information. Any information anyone can provide as to how I might can access my administrator accounts from my boundaries as they are right now would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Rick

Answer:Locked Out of Admin Accounts

Start>Run>cmd.exe

type at (if it gives you a list of jobs or says no jobs in que then your good to go)

type at <time in 24 hour format seperated by ":") 1 minute after current time /interactive cmd.exe

"at 16:34 /interactive cmd.exe"

This is system level access.

Edit: should have explained.

It runs cmd.exe from task scheduler which is above admin level. Effectivly giving you maximum permissions. Sometimes this works from guest.

Now learn how to use cmd

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I shut the computer down yesterday and today I cannot login to my admin accounts. I am stuck on a limited account. I tried safe mode. I rechecked my user and passwords over and over. I haven't changed them. It keeps saying that my user and pass is incorrect even though it was working fine yesterday!

I can't download, restore, or anything with this Limited Account and I am going insane.

Please please help!

Please help! This is not a "icon isn't showing at windows startup" question. For some reason I cannot enable my admin accounts. Either of them. Online some say that Windows does it automatically sometimes, or that updates haven't been recently installed, or it could hackers and viruses. I really have no idea why this is happening. I'm kicked out of my own computer!

Is it possible that spybot is controlling my access to the Admin accounts for my safety?

This am I also was getting tons of pop-up error messages about a program. My pc has been running a bit slower as well ever since I added a limited account onto it.

Answer:Help! I can't access my Admin accounts

Hi and welcome,
Sorry about the delay, just saw the post. No, spybot would not do this. What error messages were you getting? When you boot into safe mode are you able to access the accounts? You are using the correct case for the password? If numbers are used in the password, and you are using the number pad on the right hand side, is the numlock turned on?

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Hey ..

When i start up my computer i get the loggon screen.
there is my ADMIN and a guest. when i sign on to my ADMIN i get a full black screen
and cant do anything abut it !! .
The guest account works fine.
So know im on the guest account and i dont know what to do about the black screen.

Answer:Help! I can't access my Admin accounts

Was anything added or removed from the system before the problem? Can you load your profile in Safe Mode?

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One of the office computers never had a password for the administrator account, and it was the only account ever used by everyone. We set a password and created a limited user account. Now when the admin account is attempted to be logged into the message: "C:\windows\system32\command.com incorrect paramaters" appears. However the limited account will login fine. When the system is started in safe mode, the admin account can be logged into.
I expect that a malware/trojen/whatever may be the culprit. Prior to the issue, Spybot removed 526 problems, but 25 needed a reboot before Spybot could remove them. I ran hijack this and saved the log before any "cleaning" of the system began. Where do I begin to correct this?
 

Answer:Admin accounts won't login

Do you use the Welcome Screen or a Logon Box.

If it's the welcome screen, press Ctrl + Alt + Del twice at the Welcome Screen. You should be able to enter the username and password there.

I'd create a second admin account in safe mode if I were you, since you said it lets you logon there.
 

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to set up a user to be an administrator in Windows 7 Ultimate...

1) I created the user as an Administrative account
2) I have turned UAC off in Conrol Panel -> Users Accounts -> Change User Account Control Settings by setting it to "Never Notify"
3) I have set UAC Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode to Elevate without prompting
4) I have set the user to the administrators group in "control userpassword2"
5) I have verified that he is a member of the Administrators group

... and yet, I am still prompted for administrative approval when I try to move/edit files in system areas. For example, if I want to move a start menu folder under "c:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu"

When I look at the file/folder permissions, the administrators group has "full control", but I keep getting prompted.

I DO NOT want to use the built-in Administrator account. I want to create a personal administrative account with the same level of access as the built-in account. Everything I've been able to find about this so far tells me to do the steps outlined above, but they don't seem to work for me. No matter what I do, UAC is getting in the way.

If anyone knows how I can fix this, please let me know.

Thanks to you all in advance,
-Michael

Answer:Full Admin Accounts

Hello Michael,

When it prompts you, does it require you to type in a password, or do you just have to click yes?

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton

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I have a WXP sp2 laptop that has three accounts not including the preinstalled Dell accounts. One is the built-in Administrator account that is both disabled and I don't know the password to anyway. The second account is a power user. The third account is just a User. How can I can I gain Admin priviledges with out an admin account?
 

Answer:No active Admin accounts

Have you checked to see what your settings are in the user setup menu? Located in "Control Panel"->"Users". In here you can set privelages for the users on your machine.
 

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hey guys newbie here with windows 10,and i kept getting error message that i needed admin priviledges to do things like save files and to where.....so i decided to add another acct to be admin,but now i got 2 admin accts,and its not under family and others but both are in user accts,so everytime i boot up goes to 1 admin acct. then i have to change to other admin and use password to sign in? so how do i delete 1 of them in user accts,cause all the posts ive read only show how to delete family or other accts? any help is appreciated thnx bb

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Both my admin user account and the hidden admin account on my windows 10 desktop are gone I have tried resetting the pc but it just says requires admin and no admin accounts detected or something to that effect. I have tried to no evail to access the hidden admin account via cmd propmt. My wifes standard account remains and can access internet etc

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A friend called me up in a panic after he got himself into a quite a pickle with his Acer Aspire S7.

He no longer wanted Account A (a MS, admin account) so he created Account B (a local, standard) and deleted Account A. He then realized the mistake he made of not having Account B have admin rights. Quite frankly I can't figure out how he deleted Account A if Account B never had admin rights. Maybe it has to do with this stupid non-local account that Windows 8.1 forces upon its users?

Anyway, he now has one account on his laptop, Account B - a local account with no admin rights. This of course means that no changes can be made to the computer in terms of settings or software installation or removal. Every time I try to do something along those lines the UAC box pops up and asks me to enter a password yet there's no password field to type in.
I tried all of the usual command prompt tricks but they fail since I can't launch an elevated command prompt.I tried booting into safe mode w/ cmd and activating the built-in Administrator account but when I reboot the account does not appear as an available account to log in as.I cannot make any changes via the Control Panel since UAC blocks those types of changes.

Do I have any other options besides going the "Reset PC" route? Of course he does not have his Windows or Office 2013 product keys so reinstalling isn't an option. I'm not sure if the "Reset PC" will wipe Office 2013 though.

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Answer:Win 8.1 laptop with no admin accounts

I these situations I mostly grab my Hirens. It has an
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

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OK - We have a set of 100 Windows XP SP2 machines on the 3rd floor LAN. The problem is some of these users are electing to login to their boxes locally rather than the Domain/DC authentication. I have been tasked to go machine to machine and verify the machine has been added to LAN/Domain & lock the local admin account with a password only we (IT Dept.) knows.

The problem I can't even access some of the local admin accounts since their passwords have been changed or set by previous IT staff. We can't reinstall or impact any of their work so I decided to search online...I am a Linux guy so have never done this on a Windows machine and find many sites and utilities but don't know what is the best way.

Can you guys assist me or point me in the right direction?
 

Answer:Recovering Admin Accounts

ygpm
 

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I want to reorganise how people use my pc. Can I transfer files from "my docs" in admin a/c to limited account. Then delete them from admin a/c.I do not want to share them.

Answer:Admin/ Limited accounts

Sorry,i've answered my own question.

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I recieved a computer from a friend. I have all the passwords, etc for the computer, however it used to be on a network domain and I removed all the network drives but it still says I am on the domain. Is there anyway to remove this? Also I do not want to have to scroll through tons of files to learn what is where is there anyway to reset the main account or delete it and create a new admin account? I only want one admin account and Id like it to be a fresh one. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Admin accounts- deletable or not?

I have been tr5ying to find out how to remove the domains or whatever because I do not live near the person who gave me this computer and they keep closing my board thinking I want help with "passwords" I HAVE the passwords to the computer I just want everything OFF as I am the only one using it and I have no network I need this to be on. Please help.
 

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About a year ago, I forgot the password to an admin account. I didn't really need it at the time. Fast foward to the present, now I decided I did. I used Ophcrack which did not work, so I used Offline NT Password & Registry Editor which worked like a charm. Now I have the problem of suddenly losing the privleges and the three accounts I tampered with. All of the accounts that werent deleted were accs that were once admin. I really need help.

Answer:Loss of admin accounts

From TSF RULES

You may not ask for assistance with any deemed illegal activities such as but NOT restricted to the following::

* software pirating
* hacking
* password cracking
* keystroke recording software
* assistance with accessing copyrighted software programs
* Leeching on private or public WiFi/Broadband connections

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I've set up a limited account for my kids to use on my XP Pro SP3 PC, but the account seems to have admin privileges. The limited account is able to access my admin files and also the built in admin account. Does anyone know what's going on & what I can do to rectify it please? Cheers.

Answer:Admin & limited accounts in XP

how much do they know about computers and did they have access to an admin. account before the limited account?

P.S.- trust me, that can make a huge difference, especially having early access to an admin.

1.) Do they know your password? Change it anyways, you never know

2.) Press Shift 5 times real fast and report what comes up? (if its sticky keys click cancel and report that sticky keys pop-ed up)

EDIT: Message to Staff- Who do i talk to about posting a resolution to the sticky keys exploit, and in posting it an exploit may be derived from my post? that is if his problem is with sticky keys, and for future reference.

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looking for a decent outgoing program control firewall I come across a thread on another forum where the users and OP were arguing amongst themselves, the discussion was about outgoing protection on firewalls being "useless" ...specifically if you are running your windows as an 'admin' like most window account do... as this means any rootkit etc can bypass your firewall anyway...

im just a little confused here.... do they mean running the computer under the hidden "super administrator" account? or just "regular" administrator account? - I ask because I run my Windows 7 x64 under the default it installs in which is 'regular' admin - all the files i have can be "run as administrator" so Im assuming that under this 'regular' admin account I dont really have 'admin' privelages... ...it all gets a bit confusing... I think what Iam trying to find out is:- am I wasting my time using an outgoing firewall? - if so, why then do they bother with them if they can be bypassed when windows default installs on an admin account? - OR why dont thet mention at install of firewall that account should be dropped to 'standard' account? (I notice Avira do this before...)

im just not convinced that malware can bypass my firewall/Anti-Virus because iam on the default windows installation account and the software company that owns that security could not tell me that its 'useless on current setup' -... Read more

Answer:Admin accounts: whats it all about?

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Hi,
Our son's PC is running Vista Home.
There are two accounts on it, the Admin, which I setup and have password protect on it, and the other, is a "Guest" account(XP terms?).
We are having a grades issues and want to limit the PC use.
I believe I can change the password on the Admin account, can I also add a password to the Guest account?
Also, is there an easy way for him to somehow, get around this?
Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Admin and Other Accounts Question(s)

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I cant get the sound to work on my pc in any of the accounts on my computer other than my main administrator account... it works fine there but none of the others have sound.. i'm stumped.. lol its xp pro..

Answer:no sound in accounts other than admin!!

Have you installed the drivers? Have you got the sound configured in the Control Panel?

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Hey everyone, I've got a user accounts issue. Recently I noticed my main user account (the only one besides the default ones) has lost admin rights.

I don't know why, but it could be because I changed its name recently, via userpasswords2. I didn't change it's account type though. Still, if I open up the user accounts panel, it now says it's a guest account.

Now that wouldn't be much of an issue, if only the admin account wasn't disabled. And of course I can't enable it, because I don't have the rights. Safe mode didn't help either, and I can't do a system restore.

Could anyone please help me out? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Solved: No more admin accounts in XP Pro

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I have friends coming to stay with me, and they like to use my computer. I'd like to set up other accounts (i.e. non -admin accounts) on my machine to restrict their access. How can I accompllish this?
 

Answer:How do I set up other (non-Admin) accounts in Win2000?

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I need some advice please. I will be reformating my hard drive and reinstalling office 2002XP.MY family email accounts are set up in outlook and I have forgot the settings. Is there a way to back up the settings to a folder and import them back afterwards so that I do not have to set up each email account manually.

Answer:saving settings for outlook email accounts

"MY family email accounts are set up in outlook and I have forgot the settings"Open up Tools - Accounts - Properties and look up the settings and write them down. It's by far the easiest way.

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Answer:limited user accounts/ saving games?

i've set up a limited user account for my brother because he dont work and plays on my pc all day, but i didnt want him to mess my system up. so anyway its set up, but now the auto save on mafia doesnt work, he doesnt have the rights. i assume its the same for all other games, so i need a soloution. please people, help.

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Hi.I've recently installed xp pro sp2 and set up a limited user account for my daughter. However under the limited account when she quits her games it won't allow her to save them.It does allow you to save the games when logged on as administrator.Is there anyway of letting her save her games without giving her administrator rights? as this seams to defeat the whole purpose of setting up limited accounts.

Answer:saving games with limited user accounts

Find the directory where the save games are being saved.Then highlight in explorer, right click and choose properties. Then under security, you should be able to give the limited user account, or group, write access to the folder.Which should solve the problem.If you need any more help, let us know.HTH. R.

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I was recently looking on techguy for a similar resolution to the below question in the forum.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista-7/822354-ccleaner-not-working-when-i.html

I do not have problems using the CC Cleaner in my account (admin) but when I run the cleaner it does not clean Chrome. See, my girl use chrome for her internet browser on her user account and I use Firefox in my admin user account.

IN fact i have this problem in a lot with programs like Tversity, CCleaner and AVG.

Do I have install the program on every User account (hence taking up room on my PC because I am installing the same program twice)?

And when I use virus programs do they sift for infections through all the users etc?

Thanks kindly.

w3b3d1g1
 

Answer:User Accounts in Vista - Operating programs in both accounts

hello w3b3d1g1

try this (in your account) start > all programs > any program you want to share > right click on that program.> choose share.. maybe what your looking for.

hope this helps.
 

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3 accounts display at logon: administrator (the one used), my wife's name and guest. I'd like to remove all but admin from display. I visited User Accounts but there are no apparent options to do this. Is it not possible to remove the unwanted accounts from displaying?

Mark

Answer:Logon users accounts

Would you like to automatically login to the admin account on boot? Otherwise, see if this helps: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/remove-user-accounts-from-the-login-screen-in-windows-xp/

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I have created a second Administrator user account without password but gave it a different name. Now I have 2 Administrator user accounts named ?Greyvaio? which is the original one and the new one named ?MyVaio?.The computer is laptop Vaio with XP professional.When I start the computer it opens with latest user account I created - the one named ?MyVaio?.The ussue now is that I have no option to switch between the two users. To do this switching, the Help advise is to Click Start, Click Log Off and Click Switch User.The problem is that when I click Start and Log Off there is no option for switching users (that green square with 2 arrows inside does not appear at all).The only option computer displays is to log off.Then I?ve tried different approach - from User Accounts panel clicked on ?Change the way users log on/off in? order to switch to Welcome screen from which I can select with which account to login.No luck - here popped up this message :?Client services for network has disabled the Welcome screen and Fast User Switching. To restore these features you must UNinstall Client Services for NetWare?.Did search for Client Services and NetWare everywhere in the computer.Find ?NETWARE.DR? in folder C:\Windows\1386and?Netware.drv? in folder C:\Windows\system32Both files are displayed in blue (perhaps because are invisible?)No ?Client Services ? found anywhere.At this stage due to my insufficient computer knowledge I don?t know what else to do... Read more

Answer:How to fix switching between users accounts? HELP!

What happens if you select log off? Do you get a box into which you can type a user name?"Client services fo rnetware" try - Start

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HI All

I have a question about installing a program in the administrator account and then using the program in the user account. The user is set as a power user and I am having some trouble getting the program to run properly. It runs fine when I am logged in as an administrator. Been doing some reading but not finding a solution to my problem. Would giving the user account admin rights, installing the program and changing the user back to power user make any difference?

Thanks, Reddoug

Answer:A question about users accounts.

when you install the program ,were you giving an option for it to be used by all users or just admin /you

did you google the problem ,some google results look promising .i only look at the second one .
http://www.google.ca/search?q=give+power+user+admin+right+on+one+program+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

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I have notice that their is a account on my system that I did not create.
It's called (ASP.NET Machine A...) where did this come from and does it have something to do with IE7. This account is listed as a Limited Account and is password protected, but does not show up on start screen only in Control Panel Users Accounts.
 

Answer:Solved: Users Accounts

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Hi
I have two accounts on my laptop: Bryan as admin and James as my local account which I use for my daily workings.
All my work is save to a different partition on the hard drive.

I now notice that if I go to C:\users, I have my admin account but there are two other user accounts James and James.lenovo15.

Originally I found James and James-2 user accounts so I moved the James-2 folders and files to my work partition (just so I didn't lose the info before deleting it). When I signed in again, I could only sign in as a "guest" using the James-2 password.

I have now spent a coupe of days deleting the user account under the User Accounts setting. Then deleting the James account in the only place it appears (C:\Users); and creating a new Local User account in the user accounts (using Bryan admin). However, I find that in C drive I still have two James users - James and James.lenovo15.

I think that when I just deleted the James account in C:\Users it must have left some residual elements somewhere and it recreated itself and the new local account which I names simply James was forced to add to the name .Lenovo15 to prevent conflicts.

Although I doesn't affect the running of the computer, having both users takes up considerable space. James user 4.7 gbs while the new James.lenovo15 has 1.7 gb.

Has anyone any idea how to resolve the matter?

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Hi
I have two accounts on my laptop: Bryan as admin and James as my local account which I use for my daily workings.
All my work is save to a different partition on the hard drive.

I now notice that if I go to C:\users, I have my admin account but there are two other user accounts James and James.lenovo15.

Originally I found James and James-2 user accounts so I moved the James-2 folders and files to my work partition (just so I didn't lose the info before deleting it). When I signed in again, I could only sign in as a "guest" using the James-2 password.

I have now spent a coupe of days deleting the user account under the User Accounts setting. Then deleting the James account in the only place it appears (C:\Users); and creating a new Local User account in the user accounts (using Bryan admin). However, I find that in C drive I still have two James users - James and James.lenovo15.

I think that when I just deleted the James account in C:\Users it must have left some residual elements somewhere and it recreated itself and the new local account which I names simply James was forced to add to the name .Lenovo15 to prevent conflicts.

Although I doesn't affect the running of the computer, having both users takes up considerable space. James user 4.7 gbs while the new James.lenovo15 has 1.7 gb.

Has anyone any idea how to resolve the matter?

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I have taken off the user accounts on Win 98 however when i boot up it still comes up with the users password box and i have to click cancel to proceed. Can i stop this happening please

Answer:Windows 98 - Users Accounts

Have you tried clicking on Network Neiborhood and in the drop down menu box and changing it to Windows Logon.

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i changed settings on my windows 7 and every user profile say restricted acess contact administrator

Answer:locked out of all users accounts

Boot to safe mode maybe and see if you can access the administrator account. See what the status is of the user accounts.Might have to boot to a dvd and do a repair or restore point to a time before this change. Hang up and live.

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I cannot seem to change it for my other user accounts. Mine is fine but the others have @ symbol above the 2 whilst I need it near enter. The language settings are UK and override for windows display language says 'use language list'. I change it to UK and save but it never sticks. Please help. It's not really straightforward on Windows 10

Answer:Keyboard on other users accounts

Could it because it's a child account I cannot change it?

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I have a PC that I just disinfected from a sheeetload of infections. I can access one user account but the ones that were available before the infection do not come up when trying to log into this PC. In the user account management consol I can see the accounts and they are enabled. But I cannot log into them... What am I missing?
 

Answer:Solved: Xp Pro Users accounts

Nevermind... Got it!!!

I was just having a brain fart.....
 

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I cannot seem to change it for my other user accounts. Mine is fine but the others have @ symbol above the 2 whilst I need it near enter. The language settings are UK and override for windows display language says 'use language list'. I change it to UK and save but it never sticks. Please help. It's not really straightforward on Windows 10

Answer:Keyboard on other users accounts

Could it because it's a child account I cannot change it?

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I have an old laptop which I want to pass to my brother. I have deleted all the programs I installed and the other user account, but as administrator Windows won't allow me to delete myself. Is there a way around this?Thanks, people.

Answer:Deleting user accounts, in particular ADMIN

You can't delete all the accounts. If you did there would be no-one who could use the system.If you want to clean it up totally, reformat and re-install Windows.

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A friend gave me an old computer running Win XP Pro, The computer has both a Admin and Guest account setup on it. I have the admin password but right now if I sign in with the Admin account it will not allow me to install any software? I would like to deleted both accounts thus not requiring a login or password can I just go to the Control Panel / User Accounts and remove both and this will solve my issue or do I need to do anything else.
 

Answer:Remove Admin, User Accounts

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Hello all,
I am using windows 8 pro OS. I have only one local account on my machine. My account is already in Administrator groups. I have checked that.
My problem is that I am not able to create/change any user account from control panel. After traversing to
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts
There are all the different links named as below:
Change your account name
Change your account type
Manage other account etc..

However when I click on any of these links, nothing happens at all !!!
What could be the possible reason of this? Window is updated, I am able to do other stuff that only admin can do for example: installing/uninstalling software, running system tools etc. Moreover I am able to make changes to user accounts from Computer Management.
I look forward for your reply.
Regards,
P

SOLUTION: credit goes to medab1
Hello all, after being suggested by medab1 I finally switched to Microsoft account from local account and now everything is working!
I again switched back to local account and tested everything is still working yet!!!(Please note that I installed a fresh copy of windows8 again and then created a microsoft account and created a local account then switched to local account. You may NOT need to reinstall it!)
Well I think this must be reported to microsoft guys but before that try to test this on your machine.
Procedure to get this problem's situation is as below:
First make a fresh install of windows 8 any edition.
When setup complete there... Read more

Answer:Can't create user accounts despite being admin!

Have you tried "Add a user" in Settings ?

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For some reason IE in the admin account is SLOW.. VERY SLOW.. We have nothing extra installed (toolbars, etc) and have scanned for malware (malwarebytes, avira, panda)..

All the other user accounts work much better.. In fact the login process and general user experience is much smoother and faster on all other accounts..

How can I get the admin account IE to be fast and smooth like the other accounts?

Thanks

-Matthew

Answer:Admin IE: SLOW, other accounts IE: fast!

Hello 3DPiper,

Try re-installing Internet Explorer.

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Hi,

I added a user to my XP Pro and then switched admin privileges. That didn't work out as well as I expected, as when logged in my original account, my files were "read only". I switched the admin privileges back, but two problems persist: 1. my files are still "read only" even when logged in as admin, and 2. I am unable to delete the new user account ("permission denied").

Thanks very much for helping me.

~Dan

Answer:trouble with admin and user accounts

Hi .Just how did you go about switching admin privileges?FWIW: IMO, the read-only attribute really doesn't mean anything. If you check, you will find that any files on a CD/DVD are "read-only" and that makes sense, since the content of a CD/DVD cannot be modified while on the disk. But these files, when copied to a hard drive, may still reflect a "read-only" attribute...but they are indeed capable of being modified.Scroll down to Read-Only at http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/fatAttributes-c.htmlIf you are referring to folders/files that fall into the Docs & Settings category...that may be a different issue, one which simply requires your taking ownership of the files/folders in question.How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 Louis

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My C drive was filling up a while back so I made a makeshift folder on D:\Computer and save all my new programs, drivers, manuals, skins here etc.

I have 4 admin accounts set up and I can install programs here but to make a new folder or copying files I'm prompted I don't have permission. The original account set as the owner/creator has full access. So I changed the owner/creator to MyComp/Administrators which I assumed should give the same permissions to all 4 accounts. Now no accounts have permission to alter this folder.

I could change the user accounts to full access since it appears my admin accounts only have user access, but I don't really want to do that.

So why can I only grant full access to a single owner/creator account? I'm not at all experienced in this, so it is probably something really simple that I am doing wrong.
 

Answer:Admin accounts permission problem

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I was having some network issues that I thought I could resolve by un-joining the domain and then re-joining it (I'm Using Vista Business x32). When I un-joined the domain it also removed my local administrative accounts! I can no longer make any changes since I now just have the 'Guest' account and my newly created 'GregPa' account with just Guest priviledges - drat! I have been limping along, but now have a new DNS server that I can't change the IP to point at the new one. Anyone out there that can help?

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If i add anti malware programs to my Admin account do i also need to do the same to my user accounts

Thanks

Answer:Question about Admin/user accounts

Hello Herb,

No. When you install an AV program, it's for the whole PC. Usually only administrators will be able to adjust the AV program's settings though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I had one administator account & I guest account.Now, having created a second admin account both my user logins for admin have disapeared & I'm only left with a limited guest account!How can I find or use my admin logins ?

Answer:XP Pro admin user accounts gone missing - Help

You may be able to boot into safe mode and log in to the administrator account from there. It does not normally need a password. Safe mode can usually be activated by pressing F8 repeatedly during boot up at the black screen.

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Hi to all. I have another question. My home computer has an administrator account as well as a more general account. For the most part, my family and I use the general account. Recently I've noticed that websites that use a lot of Flash player, won't load correctly in the general account, but look great in the administrator account. There's no error message. The pretty pictures and things moving around and videos just don't load. One one site, the whole front page is with Falsh, so a blank screen comes up. What settings should I look to change in order to allow the general account to view websites with ease? Thanks for the help.

Answer:Flash Player On Non-admin Accounts

Hi, you may have to install flash on the standard user account. But you may have to elevate the accounts to Power Users as the standard account may not let you install.http://www.adobe.com/

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