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

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

I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

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

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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

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

Originally Posted by Jeff Eriksen


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




Jeff
there is a tutorial here for when the user profile fails to start. you might want to take a look. its here User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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This is very strange. A few weeks ago someone in my household created a user account with administrative privileges and changed the other accounts to standard users. Problem is that now we can not log on to the account. It isn't on the log in screen. All I can do it see it through the manage accounts option in the control panel. From here I can attempt to add a password among other things. Since the account I do have access to is standard. What I want to do is, get on the account or get rid of the account. I need administrative privileges on an account I can access. Why can't I see this account on the log in screen?

Answer:Weird account problem Admin account not at login screen

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

Now given you state it is someone within your household I am thinking this person or persons need a good talking to if that person is still there of course if not then you have a problem.

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

The alternative is to back up all your data and reinstall.

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Hello, I changed the name on the admin account (only me using the Windows 10 Home laptop) and noticed the home directory did not get renamed. So I attempted to create a new account and give it admin rights and change the old account to regular user. When I tried to login as new user with admin rights, Windows gave the error message "User profile cannot be loaded". So I am stuck: I cannot login as admin and old account is regular user who cannot escalate to admin (box pops up and accepts admin password but then does nothing). How can I fix this?

TIA
EB

Answer:Cannot Login to Admin Account - Profile Cannot Be Loaded

First approach would be to try and restore the system to an earlier point in time before you made the changes.

System restore

Please note that the user folder does not always get named the same as the account user ID. For example only the first 5 letters of an email address will get used.

You may need to activate the built in Admin account using option 4 in the following tutorial to make any changes. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...a.html#option4

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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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Please help!!!!! I've been getting the "user profile service failed the logon" error message on my account, which was the admin account. All of the solutions posted online require you to be logged in as an administrator in order to execute them.
So far I've tried
1) fixing user profile, editing system registry etc as per this page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215/en-US?wa=wsignin1.0 (can't from a standard user account)
2) creating a new account and transferring data (can't from a standard user account)
3) restoring system to previous point using command prompts (can't from a standard user account)
4) enabling the "hidden" admin account (can't as a standard user)
5) being stressed and grumpy (I can do this fine, but it's not effective at solving the problem)
I don't seem to be able to do anything as a standard user on the only account left and every time it prompts for my admin password, it won't let me go any further. What do I do!? We have loads of photos and documents which haven't been backed up yet (yes, yes, don't even say it) and so I don't want to just reset the whole thing or risk losing anything. Any advice?! Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:user profile - no admin account

Restart the machine in the "Safe mode"
Use the "Administrator" account and password if you set one up. If you did NOT set up a password, then just use the "enter" key when in the password box.
Once up and running in the safe mode, you should be able to make a new account of the admin group.
 

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After creating a new user account, everything is different from the administrator account: desktop, wallpaper, applications, setttings,... I don't want to install all of them again for the user account, any way to copy one profile to another?
 

Answer:How to copy the admin. profile to any user account in Win XP Pro?

right click my computer, click properties, go to the advanced tab, under user profiles, click settings, highlight the admin account, click copy to, and copy it to the new user account.
 

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I've been the sole user of this computer (Vista Home Premium SP2)for a while now, and have only just got round to creating my standard user account for day-to-day use (yes I know - not recommended! I got sidetracked by various troubleshooting; fortunately not including malware infection).
Ideally I'd like the same data & settings in the standard account that the admin one has accumulated.
I know how to create a user account (I've done a standard one for another user, and know how to make its settings the default for further ones). And how to change account passwords and all that type of individual task. But I can't seem to see the wood for the trees. (I couldn't seem to find the right search terms - instructions seem to be aimed either at big companies' IT teams, or users afraid of long words).
It's just a summary I'm trying to find (the chapter headings, so to speak).
Any pointers?

Answer:Creating original Admin's standard user account - sequence of steps?

Wow - this site's certainly on the defence against spam, isn't it?

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Hi

My client has got three user accounts on her machine. Admin account, her normal account and another account.

When trying to log on using her regular account, on the screen where it shows the thumbnails and where you have the option to view the password hint, it changes back automatically to the normal standard login window with the Username as Aministrator listed in the field.

My client is running Windows XP with SP2 at least.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

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

Install SP3 if it isn't already installed.
SP3 contains many fixes & patches which aren't available on their own.

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SETUP
I have a small domain of computers and a couple user accounts.  Each of these user accounts areconfigured as autologin on many different computers (e.g. the account "user1" will autologin on five different computers).  The auto-login
is configured in the registry, the profile is on a network share, the profile is mandatory.  Generally, everything with this setup works fine.

PROBLEM
Occasionally, the computers will get a BSOD.  The particular driver/cause of the BSOD varies, but regardless of this, the behavior is always this: the computer blue-screens, then next time the computer powers on and it attempts to autologin to the previously
mentioned domain user account, Windows displays an error message saying:
"The User Profile Service service failed the log on. User profile cannot be loaded."
The only fix is to then log in as an administrator (either a local admin or domain admin) and close out a dialog box that pops up saying:
"Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown"
There are two options given, "Check for Solution" and "Cancel".  Clicking on either of these options (or just X'n out of the window completely) and rebooting the computer then lets the domain account autologin.

Possible Fix?

It seems as if the computer is forcing an administrator to acknowledge that there was a blue screen before it lets any non-admin account log on to the computer.
Is the... Read more

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After a power failure , I could not have access to my only account (Ron Wolpa) which was administrator (DETAIL : I CAN?T REMEMBER THE PASSWORD I USED DURING INSTALLATION) .
After booting and rebooting many times I could load an empty desktop screen.
I remember to have read an error message stating that the info on my profile could not be found , the exact words I can?t remember :

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to an unavailable location. ?..
IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO CONNECT WINDOWS TO THE EVENT NOTIFICATION SERVICE , THIS PROBLEM PREVENTS THE ACCESS TO THE STANDARD USERS?.

Once in the corrupt desktop (none of my icons loaded, nothing at all ) by luck I gained access to the control panel through an icon on the task bar icon tray.
This enabled me to create a new account , named Emergency , that is where I am now writing this message.
I wished I could repair my old administrator account and spare me the work of reconfiguring everything on my new account that has not admin privileges.
At the point I am , without the admn password , what is the best that could I do ?

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Answer:Admin account profile corrupted , created a new account..

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I was having some trouble with a newly installed program failing to run. Their tech support had me create a new user account (start, control panel, user accounts, create new account). I did not realize that creating a new administrator user account by following their instructions would make the original Administrator user account inaccessible. I dug through folders and found my documents and made sure they were all on my expansion drive. Now, I want my account back. Otherwise, I have to set up my entire computer again. The thought of this makes me turn into a velociraptor who wants to destroy the tech support that told me to do this.

As of right now, I have not internet connection on my computer. I tried searching forums from my phone, but it was extremely difficult (not the best phone). If this topic already exists and I just could not find it, please accept my apologies for the duplicate and post a link. Thanks!

Answer:Created new user account, original Administrator account disappeared

I just remembered that I could CTL ALT DELETE twice at the Welcome screen to get to the logon and type in Administrator. I haven't used it in years, so it did not occur to me. I am now in my administrator user account. If I delete the new user account, will it go back to the way it was before? Or will I screw something else up by doing that?

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We have a new dell business computer (don't have model with me now, but its an optiplex with serial and ps2 ports in the back, purchased a few months ago with i5 processor + 8 gigs ram) and our hard drive went bad and dell replaced it. Then a little later we had an issue with our windows genuine activation saying its not genuine when we had windows 7 and it blocked the admin account on the sign in screen (only account). Meaning you can't do anything, there are no other options, no option to enter key code or make genuine or anything like that. 
So I reinstalled Windows 7 (Dell CD) + downloaded drivers (except sata drivers which it didn't show it needed in device manager and I was pushed to finish quickly) from dell  today, thought all was well. It showed genuine and activated, etc... 
Employee upgraded to windows 10. Guess what? The login screen when you turn on the computer has once again blocked the admin account which is the only account. What is going on and how do I fix it? This is ridiculous. I can't even login to try to fix it.

edit: forgot to mention that this computer was added to a domain at work, not sure if that makes a difference or not

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

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
 

Answer: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
 

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I just made a non admin user account on my Dell Inspiron (windows xp) laptop. When I went online to sign in under my account (admin) it is no longer there. My name (Penne) is there (and so is my daughters). I click on my name, put my password in and it takes me to the desktop for my daughter and ALL my stuff is gone. PLEASE HELP!!!
I have googled this and the only thing I am seeing is that you need to sign in under an Admin user account to fix this and get my stuff back. THere is NO admin user account so how can I get it all back? I did the F8 and went to restore to previous point and that didnt work. I know there is a way to go to the restore calendar and find a day that her user account was not on there (like last week) so this might work, but I dont know how to find this.
PLEASE help as all of my EVERYTHING is on my user account and I am lost without it all (have a retreat this weekend and I need all of my sheet music and my songs)
Thanks so much,
PENNE
 

Answer:Lost Admin user account when made non admin account

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Suddenly, the Windows 7 doesn't allow me to access my Admin Account and showing error msg (The User Profile Service service failed to Logon). I am left with only the Guest Account with limited access.
I tried copying the cmd.exe, using Fix It Program, login through Safe Mode but all didn't work.
Would anyone help pls?
HMK

Answer:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7

Hi,

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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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!

Answer: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.

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I have a set of folder I encrypted from my user account. I haven't figured out how to access them from my admin account.

In reverse, while logged on my admin account, I droppped some files into folder encrypted by my user account. I can't access those files when I log on as a user.

How can I get access to all my encrypted files regardless of which logon I use?

Answer: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.

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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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 "This pc" there is a option called "Manage". Then under manage, there are user accounts. I mistakenly deleted the "Administrators" 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 change promote back my current account?

I did try to right click "manage", 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 "Device manager" etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account. Seems that deleting the admin solves the 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 "device manager" and other admin based stuff (with that admin shield logo).

Thanks

Answer:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

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

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

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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If I login to the administrator account to make changes, I naturally want any changes I make to appear in the standard user account since that is the one I am making changes for. Does this happen automatically or do I have to do something special to make sure it always works that way?

Answer:User admin account to make changes that show up in standard account?

You are correct - only a moron or someone who didn't care about security would run as part of the administrator group all the time. Lots of people do but that is their prerogative.

You say changes (what changes you do not say) are not copied from one user account to another. This is obvious. That is the point in having separate accounts. If user account A has authority to do something does that mean users account B-Z should as well? The obvious answer would be no.

Give an example of your issue as at the moment it seems you are just not understanding the difference between group and user level security.

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I've just installed a new copy of Windows 7 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 (computer management/local 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 cl... Read more

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I went out to eat something into the kitchen for abotu 15 minutes and I come back to see my computer on a non responsive black blank screen, I pop in my windows CD and for some reason it just decides to finish up an install.

Then windows (XP) and my user account is missing, it just loaded up a default admin account with my user name. But still the hard drive shows up as having all my info... Help anyone?
Thanks...

I just ran lavasoft and AVG this morning as well.

Answer:My User account is missing...Loads up a default admin account.. Help

My info is still on my HD in drive C/programs.. But I can't access it

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I have not found anything like my problem on any forum or thread. In my Administrator Account the Windows Store opens and I can install Apps. I expected those same Apps I just installed to appear in my User Account, they did not. Both my Admin and User accounts are Microsoft accounts.

In my User Account my Windows Store will not open (see image 1 below). I tried to use Command Prompt - Admin to run WSReset.exe (see image 2 below).
Then I tried to use a .bat file to re-register Windows Store (guess what? yeah see image 3 below).

I ran SFC /SCANNOW in both my Admin and USER accounts. No problems were found in either account. I noticed SFC ran in less than 30 minutes in my Admin account, but SFC took just over TWO HOURS to run in my User account.

My only idea at this point is to DELETE my User account and reinstall it. I thought I might reach out for other suggestions before doing that.

All replies are appreciated.

Answer:Problems in User Account, not appearing in Admin Account (store, sfc)

I should think you could delete it for it sounds corrupted.

User Account - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

User Account - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi all.

I have been up and down various boards over the last few days, and though I have found many suggestions, I keep finding myself in an endless loop.

I enabled the Hidden Admin account on my Win7 Pro laptop. The account was created without a hitch, but when I try to login, I get a defualt profile loading up. Blank desktop, and a very limited user profile. Not even a command prompt in the "Accessories" folder in the Start menu. When I try and access the Users folder, I get denied. Strange, as this is the "Super" Hidden Admin account.

I have found suggestions with regards to Regedit, but the account is not listed in profiles list. Only my original "Jay" account and system profiles (network, local).

I have tried to create other accounts. I created a Standard account, without a password, and I get this error.....

"User profile services failed the login....."

This error too led me to a Regedit solution, but again, the account is not present. In fact no new user folders are created when I make a new account.

When I try to view Users folder from my "Jay" account, which works brilliantly, there are no other user folders. It's like it allows me to create new user accounts, but is loading a default profile instead with all accounts I create.

Restore point won't work as I cleared all but my most recent the other day ( my one account is doing great, so I cleared my restore points and made a system i... Read more

Answer:Hidden Admin account default profile problem

Hello Jay,

You might see if this may be able to help you fix this user profile error.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I installed Windows 7 home premium 64 bit on my new PC and presently have only an administrator account. I'd like to create a user account with limited privileges for safe browsing, emails etc; but I dont want to start afresh installing programs, setting up email etc.
Is there a way I can create a duplicate of the admin account?

Answer:Create duplicate user account of admin account

Go the easy route and create another admin account. Then just change the account type for the present admin account.

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After installing windows 10 home, I logged in with whatever default account there is. I then logged in with my Microsoft account to pull down some settings but then switched over to a local account so nothing else gets synced. Things have since been working fine until this morning.

Now for some reason, my user account is recognized as the built-in admin account and I can not longer run any of the modern apps that I downloaded or those that come preinstalled (including edge). the cmd command

`net users` lists my account as the defaultAccount so at least that's consistent.

I have tried the solution offered here:

Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10 - Super User

to no success.

I am unable to begin the prompt to create a new user account located in settings > accounts > Family & Other Users

Which brings the to point of me having no idea what to do. I can't create a new account to transition to. I can't give my account the ability to run these apps (which is preferred).

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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.

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My computer was set up using a single user account with admin privileges and all apps have been installed. In order to minimize the virus threat I now want to create a user account without admin privileges, but be able to access all apps and itunes library that I have already installed using the admin account.

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

Answer: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

Answer: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

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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!

Answer: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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My account may have gotten corrupt in the update, Don't know for sure.
I do know this, This mess is way above my paygrade...LOL...
I really need some help to try to fix this issue.
The attachments can explain far better than me trying type what exactly is going on.
All I can say it's looks pretty darn complicated to me.
I hoping it looks worse than it is.




I think the simplest way to address this is to make my account an administrator again.
If it can be done, I'm going to need a step by step on how to do it.
Let me know what you all think...Thanks...

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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

Answer: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 Admin user account for W7 64 bit OS. The program is a bit older and would not run after installation on my W7 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 2, then the program started running and working great!

My 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 the compatibility mode for Windows XP SP2 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

Answer: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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So today, the error came up when logging into the admin account. I only have access to Guest account at the moment. Booting up Safe Mode doesn't really help either. So anyone have a solution to this complicated problem..?

Answer:Admin account error "User Login Service Failed"

See here, see if this helps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947215

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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole/Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating System worldwide.
through which we can Access/Delete/Copy/Replace Important Data without Cracking/Resetting the Login Password in Windows 7 OS
and for this we not need any 3rd party Software/ CD/ DVD/ Pen drive/ CMD/ Script/ or any other means of hacking Devices/tool.

only through Windows 7 OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world, and user will never get to know that his/her computer has accessed by someone else.
This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world.

U can assume how much serious is this Issue, if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company/ Govt data/ or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows 7 OS.

I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool/software available.

also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum, but not get any meaning full response from them.

I am asking this message to here, coz i want to Spread this issue around the world, so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update.

Thanks for reading ..

Your's Truly
Arun Kumar Kushwaha

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My laptop user ID was Administator, when I created a new account with administrator rights to use as login, I loggged in on it & immediatly the old one dissappeared.Now I left withvertually no programmes or settings, its back to when it was new 3 years ago!How do I restore the old default login ?I have already tried Windows restore to no avail - Help?

Answer:XP Pro User Account Login problem

The old Administrator account may still be there, try booting up in safe mode to see if it is, if so log on and try a system restore from there or possibly even deleting the new ID.

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Tech-Spotters,

I have a tricky problem transfering user accounts between Windows XP machines. I have a friend who needs two employees to swap their computers. This requires me to swap their user accounts between the machines.

Naturally, I used Windows File & Settings Transfer Wizard (FAST.) I'd tranfer the accounts then delete the old ones. Well, FAST overlayed the existing account on both machines. Oops! I think I figured out why. Since both machines only had the one user account, the default name was "owner" for both. So FAST just added to the existing "owner" account rather than create a new one. Thankfully, I imaged both machines before trying it and restored them to their original state.

Now, I'm looking for a SEAMLESS method for swapping the user accounts on both machines. I know I could just create new "dummy" accounts and copy the files and settings in it from the other machine manually, but there's the chance I could mess it up. I was just wondering if someone has a clever, seamless method for doing this.

TIA,
-- Andy
 

Answer:Tricky Windows XP User Account/Profile Transfer Problem

You can't modify an existing account that way. When using "FAST", you need to create the account you need first, then the files/settings will be transferred to that.
Start over, don't creat any dummy accounts, create the accounts required (I assume they have different names?). RUn the "FAST" in the newly created accounts.
 

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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I made a new Admin Account and am trying to delete the original one. I have removed the password from the original, threw everything I could into the recycling bin, complete shut down on the computer and brought it back up.

I go into the New Admin, while not logged in to the old, and I've tried to change the Original to a "Limited Account" just to see if this may make it possible. When I go back into "User Accounts" it says that original is still and Admin Account! How bizzare!

Anyway, while logged onto the New Admin I go through all the steps to delete the Original and it goes through the process....delete account....delete files....are you sure you want to delete account.....delete account....then it gets stuck there, not doing anything. Help!!!!!

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
 

Answer:I Can't Delete Original Admin Account

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For some reason, when I first turned on my laptop upon purchasing it...and after doing a factory restore (which is like if I first opened it) I noticed that I can run the application M.U.G.E.N, which is a 2D fighting game application. However, after downloading some programs like:

Yahoo Messenger, AOL Explorer, DivX, Xvid, Limewire, Frostwire, Opera browser, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Google Sketchup, iTunes, Quicktime, Video LAN, PSP Video 9, utorrent, Leawo Free FLV Converter and Free Video Accelerator, and a few more...

I can still run MUGEN, except...some stage mp3's do not play, all of a sudden.

However, when I create a new user account, and play FROM THAT user account...Mugen seems to run smoothly.

All of the above has been tested out TWICE (when I first used the laptop, and after doing a factory restore).

So...it is a combination of using the default user account, and having downloaded the programs above. However, not having downloaded these programs and/or playing from a different account seems to bypass the problem.

___________________________
I was just wondering if there is ANYTHING about a default admin account that makes it special from any other admin account that you or I can create. I have another question following this about directories but this is my main concern now. Is there anything (even small things) special about the first admin account or is it like any other admin account? Because I was considering deleting it and just using another... Read more

Answer:Any Cons With Deleting Original Admin Account?

There is a 'hidden' Administrator account ... the default Admin isn't quite the same. Take a look through the Tutorials.

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Greetings,

A friend of mine has been having a recurring issue with his computer that's getting worse. I've spent hours going through the forums, but haven't seen anything about this, so I'm posting here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ISSUE:
He uses his computer with a password protected user account, while rarely logging in/off the password protected Admin account. For months, while working in his user account, his computer will BSOD at random times whenever he has IE11 or Chrome open. He's got malware causing him issues, BUT:

In the last few weeks, when it reboots after a BSOD, it will automatically login to his Admin account on its own, without him entering his Admin password. WTH?

I've never even heard of something like this and not sure where to start. He ran Malwarebytes and sent me an email tonight (below) that listed what was found. Over the last couple of years, he seems to be a magnet for downloading PUPs, PUMs, malware, adware, viruses, etc., that I've had to help him through.

His computer is custom built:
Windows 7 Home x64 - All service packs, auto updates turned on & current
Core i5
8GB RAM
ATI video card
AV = MSE
Also runs MalwareBytes free

His email last night:

"I received a BSOD while logged onto my user account side with Chrome and Outlook open. I went to watch TV for an hour and when I came back to the computer I must have had a BSOD and I was logged onto the Admin side. This is the second or third time this has happened ... Read more

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i have gotten my user account set up just the way i want, and now i would like to have an admin account available on my login screen (in addition to my user account) that has same basic settings (all the stuff the way i want it) as my user account.

i have found that if i activate the hidden admin account via command prompt, then restart my comp, the admin account is available at login. is there a way to grab my user basics with that account OR is there some other way to accomplish my goal ?

i have done a lot of reading acout default profile, copyprofile, etc....................isn't there a simple way to do this ????

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Hey guys,

Yesterday, I shut down my computer. A few hours later when trying to log back in, I get logged onto a blank profile, which I assume is a temporary profile.

Curiously the ProfileImagePath string under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-842173820-3506557639-1618326103-1004 is pointing to C:\Users\Mike_2.Mike-PC instead of C:\Users\Mike_2, which I assume is a temporary/alternate profile. (which I didn't create)

This has happened before, but usually a few restarts fixed the problem, however, that doesn't seem to be working now.

My question is, is there a way to reassociate the profile with the correct user folder? Or do I have to transfer everything over to a clean profile?
 

Answer:Solved: User profile dissasociated from account/logging onto temporary profile?

Its not an association issue, the user profile is corrupt, and is replaced by a temporary one.

Best thing to do is create a new user account, and migrate to that.

.
 

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i am unable to log on to my user ( admin profile ). i get a message which says - unable to log on to user profile, and then it logs of back to the start up page. however i am able to log on the user profile in safe mode and also onto the guest account. i also ran an antivirus scan in safe mode for viruses. also i tried to create another user with admin rights but that was also not posible. i would realy appreciates if any one could help out on this. thanks.

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I have given my desktop to my wife. Now I want to delete my account. The problem is my account is the original account that the computer was set up using. Will it let me delete that account? What will happen if I do?

Answer:Original user account

Well, your computer won't blow up if that's what you are asking.

If your wife has an account on the computer, then you should be able to delete your account without any problems.

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This isn't (now) a real issue, but am curious as to what happened. Before the 10 upgrade mess, my account was a Microsoft Live account. When I upgraded to 10, I did something and had to logout. When I tried to log back in, my account used my hotmail account. That's when I had to use the Macrium backup for 8.1 because I didn't have the password for my hotmail account. BTW, it didn't change my PIN number. Go figure.

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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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Hello:
 
Both User Accounts on my PC are administrative accounts. The one I now use is the more recently created account. I no longer use the original account.
 
I'd like to delete that original account as the contensts on it are no longer needed, and it does take up hard disc space.
 
The way it works now: When I restart the PC, I'm shown two user account boxes, with their respective icons, and I'm given choice which account to log on to. I do not have to enter a password  at all. I don't recall having set one, or perhaps I set one thats merely blank. I dont recall which of these two it was. All i know is that I dont need to enter a password for either account now when I restart the PC.. Nor do I need to enter: Alt+Ctrl+Delete to log on.
 
I want to be sure that all will continue to work as that newer account does now and that I won't require to enter a pasword. I would like for a PC Restart to go directly into the only User Account which will remain
 
Is there some User Account file which I can got to so as  to be sure this will work as I intend to above and without entering Alt+Ctrl+Delete  and/or password?
 
Thanks in advance:
 
Eliuri
==================
 
Windows XP Professional Edition SP3

Answer:Deleting original user account

Can you distinguish between the two accounts when they are opened?
 
If you can go to Control Panel and open Administrative Tools. Double-click the Local Security Policy.
 
When the Local Security Settings appears, open the Local Policies\Security Options branch and double-click the Accounts: Rename Administrator Account policy.
 
When the Accounts: Rename Administrator Account Properties dialog box appears, type a new name in the text box, and click OK.
 
You will want to rename the account you want to delete, this will allow you to be sure this is the account you want to delete.

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Hi

I currently have an XP laptop that has 2 account - one has all permissions, the other is a 'limited' account.

Last night the Main account decided it wasnt going to work and the screens stays blue with a cursor and thats it......

I can access the limited accoutn without problem, but i cannot get to the files because they are locked to the main account.

Anyone have any ideas on how i can get to the files? is it possible to upgrade the limited account without going into the main account?

Any help would be much appreciated.
Paul
 

Answer:XP Admin Profile Corrupt - Upgrade Limited Account?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
 

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I thought I'd make a new user account with a password, etc.. but the original user account I use has seemed to disappear, like it's completely vanished. It had all my photos on, etc. I'm not sure if I've deleted it, but from all the information I've read it says I haven't, how can I acess it again? (It isn't appearing on the log thing either)

Answer:Made a new user account & I think I've deleted the original

Did you look in C:\Documents and Settings?

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Hello Everyone.

Im currently having a problem with a freshly installed laptop at our office, or rather outside our office. Its running Win 7 Pro. The problem is that the user can login to the computer without a problem at the office, using cable or wifi, once outside the office it gets the error "there are no logon servers available" and it fails to logon to the cached profile.

At first i didnt test this, i didnt turn off Wifi or unplug the network cable after i installed the computer for him, i just tought that it would work since i havent had this problem with other laptops on the site, so the user was rather pissed when he noticed that he couldnt log on to the computer when he was at home.

In order to solve the issue, i unjoined the computer from the domain, let it join a workgroup instead. I then renamed the computer and then let it join the AD domain again and it created a new workstation object.

I then restarted the computer 10 times, every other restart i logged in with network enabled, wifi and cable, and every other restart i logged in with the cached account with wifi disabled thru the physical wifi switch, and no network cable attached. And it worked without a problem.

So i tought i had fixed the problem by removing/unjoining the computer from the domain, and then rejoining the computer to the domain using a fresh new computer name and by that creating a new computer object in AD. Doing 10 restarts and doing 10 logins with and without netwo... Read more

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It worked a couple days ago, but I had to do a restore. Now, when I try to modify my account settings (Settings>Accounts>Your Account>Add work or school account) it connects to my work to complete the sign in, but instead of getting a confirmation, I get a screen with nothing more than "#" as my message. I am attaching a picture. Of course, on my account page, it doesn't show as a connection.

I can successfully navigate to my company's sharepoint and do work, etc. So I suspect a problem/issue on my PC. I just upgraded to Windows 10 about 6 days ago.

Answer:Problem adding work account to my user account

Today, I observed that if I attempt to navigate to the company sharepoint through Edge, I get this same "#" message when I attempt to sign in. If I use Internet Explorer, it works fine.

I've given up on "adding" the work account. Our company uses Okta, and perhaps it's a lack of support for Edge (hypothesis) causing the problem. The fact I can use IE and have no issues is enough for me.

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I need to add another standard user. I have one admin account and one standard user.

After adding the second standard account name and password on Control Panel
I get the confirmation that the new user can now sign in.

However,I get this famous message that the profile service cannot open.

I looked into C:users and find
Default.migrated
Default
Public
Administrator
First standard user

But not the newly created user account. Nor can I find it in the Registry ProfileService.

Why does Window lye to me saying the new user account is available but it did not create it?

Answer:Added user account Windows does not create user profile

Did you sign out of your account and then try to sign in to the new one?
The new user folder won't be created until you sign in and set up the account.

User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

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Hi,
I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??
 

Answer:admin account and user admin still no admin privilages

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Okay, this is for a friend. I've tried everything I've been able to find, and since she got the computer second-hand..

Let me start at the beginning. This is her Christmas present, that her mom bought for her at some auction. It's a decent system, almost as powerful as my own. That being said, the person who sold it neglected to mention that the administrator account that allows you to do ANYTHING has a password on it. Not only that, but they also neglected to give a password recovery or reset disc with the computer.

As it stands, here's what we've tried thus far:
Tried using a program known as Ophcrack on a USB drive, but for whatever reason, it won't work without administrator approval. (Yeah, that had me scratching my head, too.)
Tried to clean out the machine and do a fresh install from the boot menu. (After almost a week, you get desperate.)

Those were the two most feasible ones I could find on the web, but after that, I have no clue how to do this. (I've loved XP for as long as I can remember, so.. I'm not particularly schooled in Vista.)

Just a quick note, in case you weren't able to infer it: the PC in question is running Vista.

If anyone at all knows how we can get around this password issue, please.. this is driving her crazy, and, being her boyfriend, it's driving me crazy as well. >_<

Thank all of you for your time, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

(I was taught to be polite. o.o)
 

Answer:Can't login to Admin account due to password

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Hello everyone,
I recently was given a laptop to fix up by my brother in law that seems to be infected with a nasty troublesome Trojan.

Anyways I cannot login to his username with the password he has provided me with and he has some documents that he would like me to backup if possible.

So, I was wondering if their is a way to get into the hidden admin account within the login screen, I hate how Microsoft disabled the feature of hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del to get into the admin account. So I was just wondering if their was another way to get in, I've already tried Safe Mode and the hidden Admin account doesn't pop up. If you can get back to me ASAP with a fix, that would be great!

Thank you,
-Steve

Answer: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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I registered my microsoft account and lost the original user account. I now cannot access user accounts because it locks up everytime. please help

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Hello:

I created a second Computer Administrator User Account,and I've been using that almost exclusively for months.

The original User Account is no longer needed. I've copied the files/folders I needed on to a USB flash drive.


How safe is it to delete that original Computer Administrator User Account? It is taking up much disk space.


My concern is that since it was the original User Account, one can do things with it which cant be done in the User Account created later even though that too is a Computer Administrator account.

Might there be any risks at all in deleting that account?

Thanks in advance:

-eliuri

Windows XP Professional Edition: SP3
- with all security updates installed

Answer:Deleting Original Computer Administrator User Account

It is safe to do so as XP professional will never leave the computer
without an Administrator account to run the computer.

Be sure that you have backed up your data before deleting the Profile.

If you need any more details from me, I will be happy to help you.

Edit> Just create a new Admin account or add Administrator status to the "User" account you are using now.

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When I first turn the PC on it attempts to login through what must be the default account held by Windows 10. That fails because the password doesn't match. So I'm at the login, I've forgotten the password. At the login screen there is a second user icon for which I do know the password. So I can login manually. This is OK but I want to login automatically.I figure I can delete the faulty login (if I knew the password) or make the second user icon the default profile or account. I'm not sure if this is a feature of my version of Windows 10 or not, but I haven't found anywhere within my system that enables me to reset my password. This has been frustrating. I've tried netplwiz but haven't had access to anything to make a change. I followed the TenForums Tutorial to guide me through the registry, where I looked at the ProfileList and although there were several profiles with S-1-5 type numbers there was only one profile which had a GUID long number. Apparently this means it is an active profile. I don't have enough confidence in this area to do anything with it. So, I'm hoping I can get some assistance to resolve this situation and hopefully be able to turn on the PC and have it login automatically and finish at the desktop.

Answer:How do I change the profile or account of the default login

It sounds like you don't have access to an account with administrator privileges. Open a command prompt or powershell (Press Win + X to get the list where you will find Command Prompt or Powershell) and run:
net localgroup administrators

What accounts are listed under Administrators? Is one of those accounts one that you can log into?

For example, the accounts on my computer that are administrators are Administrator (which is disabled by default in Windows 10) and John:


Code:
C:\Users\John>net localgroup administrators
Alias name administrators
Comment Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain

Members

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Administrator
John
The command completed successfully.

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I'm working with Windows 2000 Pro. My problem is I'm not able to copy an unknown user account to an existing user profile (both local accounts). As I'm under the user profiles tab, there's a list of the current user profiles on the computer: Unknown Account and my existing account. The unknown account contains all of the documents and programs that I want to access. When I click on the unknown account, the "copy to" button is disabled.

I want to permanently access the unknown account under my existing user profile. Any kind of help is greatly appreciated!
 

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After having the whole family using one user account [Windows XP Home], I have set up a new account for each of my kids to keep our documents/media separate. When I set up one of my sons games, which was originally loaded on what is now the administrator profile, for him to access from his account, all of his "progress" (ie a series of time consuming completed battles) in the game is lost.

Is there a way to transfer that information to the new account? I have Microsoft article 811151 on copying profiles, but I don't really want to fully copy my profile data, just that small bit of information, almost everything else will be different.

Thanks for any help on this.
 

Answer:New User Account Profile

you need to copy the saved game files over to his account and grant him permission to those files.
 

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I have two computers on an in-home LAN, one running XP Pro, the other Win 7 Pro.
When I log into win7 from XP, I enter the Win7 "Administrator" name and password (none at this time). But the (Compute > Manage >...) "Session" shown on Win7 shows a Guest account being used. Why is this?

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

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

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

Answer:Admin login from XP gets Win7 Guest account?

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

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

This policy will force a network login to use the Guest account when the login name/account has no password, as was the case in this problem statement. Note that the Guest account was enabled for all tests. To test this policy:
1) Remove the Administrator password on the Win7 system. Then log out and log in again on the Win7 machine.
2) Restart the XP machine. The password on this machine can be blank or not.
3) Right click on the Win7 Computer icon and select Manage > Shared Folders >Sessions; there should be no sessions listed. You may need to use the Refresh button at the top of the pane.
4) On the XP machine, log in as Administrator and via Win Explorer list the network computers on your LAN. Click on the name for the Win7 computer. Yiou should get a logon dialog box. For the user name enter "Administrator", and no password since the Win7 passowrd waas set blank. The logon should be successful.
5) On the Win7 machine, refresh the Sessions list; it should now list the Guest acco... Read more

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Hi

I've got a Toshiba Satellite L750D-14R and it will not allow me to access my administrator account, I hadn't changed my password or anything and, the day before I had been on it fine and the next day it was saying that my username or password was incorrect.

I tried to put my password in around about 30 times and it wouldn't accept it so I have had to use the guest account to be able to try and found a solution, every time I log on I try to put in my password and it still says the same thing.

Can someone please help me?

Answer:Satellite L750D - Cannot login using admin account

Has anyone else access to your notebook? I mean password cannot be changed for no reason.

Maybe stupid question now but have you created recovery disc? Problem is that without this password you will not be able to install OS using recovery image saved on HDD and in worst case you must reinstall OS using recovery disc.

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So I am trying to log into a admin account and keep getting this

Answer:Windows 8 wont login to admin account

can anyone help with this?

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I was trying to remove a software from my system and i got several error messages.  Namefile.exe application error also had "Failed to initialize properly (oxc0000142) also YMSGR_Tray.exe.The computer completely froze on me, so I rebooted and when I tried to log back in I just kept getting the error messages and it freezes up again.  I can however log into another account on my computer.Please helpThanks

Answer:getting a application error when I login into the admin account

What programs specifically are you trying to uninstall?What OS is this? (Windows 98, XP, Vista... what service pack?)

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Hello everyone,

I'm new to Vista, but want to create another user account so that I'm not using my Admin account. It seems that this is suggested by Microsoft as it's safer.

I have all my programs installed and now I want to create a user account without admin rights that has all the settings, look and feel etc that I have set up with my admin account.

Can I copy the admin account and then just turn off admin rights? or is there some other way of doing this?

Thanks for the help and your time.

All the best to you,

Glen
 

Answer:Non-Admin User Account

Click Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage another account>Create a new account.Hope this is what you were looking for.
 

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Hello Everyone!

I made a HUGE mistake today. I was configuring 2 'puters at a time & accidently made the only admin account into a limited account. At first, I swear, I remember seeing the at least one other account that was an admin but I guess not.

The login screen is a bit wierd as well. Instead of it being the new xp screen with the users' icon it has the old 2000 version with the window asking for the username & password.\

I tried to enter the UN in that I thought I remember seeing & a variety of possible passwords but nada.

My questions are:
1. is it possible to reverse the limited restrictions on the formerly admin account without any other admin account. This seems unlikely but I guess there has to be a way, right? (GOD!, I hioe there is a way!)

2. If there really is another admin account (it seems unlikely that windows would allow the only account to be changed to limited access) then how can I recoup the forgotten password. I didnt make a passwords disks.

I am in a super jam here folx so if any mad scientist out there can help mw out, I would forever be greatful!

Thanks in advance!
peace
rusia
 

Answer:Admin User Account in XP

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Question: Admin user account

I have a big problem; can any one help.
I have two reg user accounts and i changed one to an administrator account that I didn't want to use regularly, but when I try to do certain things it ask for a password, but when I put my password in it says "wrong password' or something like that. I know that is the right password; so I try in safe mode it say "The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer. Also the account that I created will not show up when I restart my computer, so I can't login using that account.
Can someone please Help

Answer:Admin user account

Welcome

Try getting in with safe mode

Then try to access the hidden administrator.
Administrator Account

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I got the HDD Repair virus,i clean the virus after witch i ran a program call unhide to bring back my icons,that work ! so all's wel so far. But i founf out i can not log into other user just the admin account ? any ideas?

Answer:Can Not Log onto User account's just Admin

A User Account Does Not Appear in the User Accounts Toolhttp://is.gd/tIkC5sLost or Corrupt User Profile http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...Create a new account/administrator profile and log in. Then go to C:\Documents and Settings\[Previous User Profile] and copy all folders to: C:\Documents and Settings\[New User Profile]. Then reboot. How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profilehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

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I am the only person to use this laptop, and I remember a while back I somehow accidentally changed my account from being an admin to not being an admin. Now, I cannot allow any new software I download to make changes to my computer.

How can I make my account back into an admin?

Answer:My user account isn't an admin

All computers should have at least 1 account that has Administrative Rights. Other accounts can be Standard. There is a hidden Administrator that can do a bit more than what an administrator can do. [Need a playbook to keep it straight.]
Check this page, haven't tested whether a Standard user can open a Command Prompt/PowerShell window using Run as Administrator:
Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7, 8, or 10

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Hi

Using the web, how do I see the public profile of a user who has a Microsoft account live.it or outlook.com or outook.it?

Thanks

Bye

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Greetings all,

I'm hooked on Spotify, most of you probably know about it - It's like Pandora, iHeart Radio, and many more services that play thousands of songs on your mobile device. But there is an option to install it on your PC as well.

I went to do the PC install, and was given a message : "Spotify must be installed by a non-administrator account". OK. SoI played along and created a new user thru the Control Panel, Admin Tools, Computer Management. Msft automaticaly put it in the Users group, so I thought that s/b fine. But no. I logged in as the new user, and when I tried to install Spotify with the .exe file that my login (Admin) had downloaded, Msft gave some permission gripes. Anyway, it did finally install under NewUser and brought up Spotify.

I knew I hadn't one the battle yet. I logged off of NewUser acct and logged back in as me. I didn't see a new profile created for NewUser **Actually, a new profile was made for the new user, it just took several minutes for the new profile to appear**. I did a search on all of drive C for 'Spotify'. I didn't get any hits, and figured Spotify may have an alias when installed. I believe it will just give you access to it via your browser, ?? But I see now Bookmarks, etc in Chrome.

So I'd like to assign my profile to this NewUser. It's really just a one time shot, hopefully - to get Spotify installed, and to put any related files into my profile folder. Then, assuming this works, I'll want to delete this NewUser. ... Read more

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I previously had several user "limited" accounts in XP home I created as administrator, but after I installed XP Pro I cannot create user accounts. This is the message I get when trying to open a new account I have created.

""Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.""

I have no network to connect to. This is a stand alone laptop. Does any one have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Mo
 

Answer:Profile cannot be loaded in new user account

MoGo said:

I previously had several user "limited" accounts in XP home I created as administrator, but after I installed XP Pro I cannot create user accounts. This is the message I get when trying to open a new account I have created.

""Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.""

I have no network to connect to. This is a stand alone laptop. Does any one have any suggestions?

Thanks,

MoClick to expand...
 

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Hi

Using the web, how do I see the public profile of a user who has a Microsoft account live.it or outlook.com or outook.it?

Thanks

Bye

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Greetings all,

I'm hooked on Spotify, most of you probably know about it - It's like Pandora, iHeart Radio, and many more services that play thousands of songs on your mobile device. But there is an option to install it on your PC as well.

I went to do the PC install, and was given a message : "Spotify must be installed by a non-administrator account". OK. SoI played along and created a new user thru the Control Panel, Admin Tools, Computer Management. Msft automaticaly put it in the Users group, so I thought that s/b fine. But no. I logged in as the new user, and when I tried to install Spotify with the .exe file that my login (Admin) had downloaded, Msft gave some permission gripes. Anyway, it did finally install under NewUser and brought up Spotify.

I knew I hadn't one the battle yet. I logged off of NewUser acct and logged back in as me. I didn't see a new profile created for NewUser **Actually, a new profile was made for the new user, it just took several minutes for the new profile to appear**. I did a search on all of drive C for 'Spotify'. I didn't get any hits, and figured Spotify may have an alias when installed. I believe it will just give you access to it via your browser, ?? But I see now Bookmarks, etc in Chrome.

So I'd like to assign my profile to this NewUser. It's really just a one time shot, hopefully - to get Spotify installed, and to put any related files into my profile folder. Then, assuming this works, I'll want to delete this NewUser. ... Read more

Answer:Add new user (local account) - Use my profile?

What i would do is give the temporary new account administrator privileges. Log into it. Change your usual account to standard user. Go back to login into it. Install Spotify on your usual account. Then go back to your temporary account and change your usual account back to an administrator. Then you can delete the temp local account.

BTW: I just installed Spotify on my user account which is the only account on my computer and it is an administrator and Spotify did not complain at all. Did you download the latest version?

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When I open user profile accounts under control panel, it only shows 6 accounts.When I open user profiles under My computer/system properties/advanced, it shows 7 profiles, one called account unknown. Interestingly the memory used (gigabytes) is exactly the same as one of the known user profiles. Is this normal?Moderaters, if this is in the wrong forum please move it to the correct one.Thanks, Fried OkraI'm using Microsoft Windows XP Home edition Version 2002 Service pak 1. Everytime I've tried to upgrade to service pak2 I've had (more) problems with my computer.EDIT: Moved to more appropriate forum and merged posts ~ stevealmighty

Answer:User Account Profile Problems

fried okra,

This is normal, the "unknown" account is a user account that was on your machine at one time that was deleted (from user profiles in the control panel). You can simply delete the "unknown" account from My computer/system properties/advanced and regain the space it is taking up on your HD.

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just two days ago I installed xp in my computer and my user account name was "administrator" and today I created a one more account. All of a sudden now when I restarted my compter the old administrator account gone. I can see only the new account in the welcome screen. I cannot find my administrator account in fast switching mode.Please help with this

Answer:my user account administrator profile gone in

Don't use the welcome screen. Open the control panel & go to users & accounts, change the way users login. Get rid of the welcome screen. Make sure that you know all the passwords before you do it.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Hi, I'm still new with Windows 7. I downloaded the "Absolute uninstaller" here in the forum (got the link from here). Now, I'm cleaning my laptop, uninstalling those that are not familliar and usable. Now, I'm having a big problem, because, my anti-virus is not anymore working, the folder is still there and the icon. I tried to delete the folder but I'm getting an error that I need permisssion of the administrator, BUT I AM THE ADMINISTRATOR!

I remember deleting MS C++, because I thinking that I'm not a programmer, why would I keep that. Is that the reason why I'm having this big problem?
I saw MS C++ displayed on the lists of applications when I ran the "absolute uninstaller"

I noticed that user profile was added, I don't know how did it happened. My friends advised me to system restore but I'm worried b'coz it might delete the newly useful installed applications I downloaded.

I don't know how to fix it. Please help me guys!

Answer:Error in User Account Profile! Help!

Hi,

The MS C++ will no doubt be used by other applications requiring those runtime files so deleting them was a bad idea

As for your Antivirus, try re-installing it to see if it'll allow uninstallation from the Windows 'Remove Program' option in Control Panel.

By 'User Profile' what are you referring to? Every computer has/needs a user profile to function. Is it a new user created?
OS

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Hi

I have a unit i want to have 4 user accounts on and one of them should auto login.

How do i change to one of my other 3 accounts?
Change user doesnt work, just auto login.

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

Answer:Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Can you log off the user that was automatically logged on?

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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?

Answer: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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I have two accounts on my Win10 device. A User account, which works fine, and an Administrator account, which has a problem: when I try to log into the Admin account, the screen I get is totally black. I can Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up task manager, and from there I can launch things, but when I launch explorer, no joy--the screen remains black.
The funny thing is that this does not happen in my User account.
NOTE: I did not see this behavior before I installed today's (Tuesday's) update for Windows 10.
Details: Machine is a Lenovo X140e (AMD quad core) with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. Windows 10 Professional 64-bit.
This isn't the end of the world for me, but it does make certain things that I'd like to do considerably more difficult...

Answer:Windows 10 blank screen after login--only on Admin account. What should I do?

OK--just wanted to come back and let you know that this cleared up after a hard reboot.
Also, after Win10 installed, I got a message on my Lenovo's camera saying that additional work was needed. The camera acted completely dead. I decided to try the battery trick and so uninstalled the camera and then scanned for hardware changes. Ta-da! Microsoft's driver installed and everything began to work again.

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ok, thanks for welcoming me to TSG, i read the posts etc for hlp and they are great, however my problem is not covered by the search button.
its my friends pc and spec is athlon xp2200,80gig hd, 512mb ram, xp home,4 login accounts,3 set as admin level.

ok, ill be as through as i can with what has gone wrong and what i have done at each stage to correct it. i dont want to reinstall cos its my friends business pc with loads of data on, and yes he does not have a backup cos he dont do them.(he will know though )

he installed corel draw 4 (bad news i know - old 16 bit app for win95) and then rebooted. he couldnt log in on his user as he got an error about "INVALID ACCESS TO MEMORY LOCATION". none of the other logins worked as they suddenuyl had passwords on them.

ok i took it off him and tried the login. safe mode admin didnt work as it had suddenly got a password on it. i also got some memory ref 0xc00000bb and same error message.

obtained the password crack cd boot image from (website not allowed- boot disk site suggested by a mod on another forum post) and did a reboot.

lots of the accounts where locked so i sorted that and reset all the passwords to blank.

rebooted and got an error on bootup so had to switch to using a floppy disc with an xp bootup on it created usuing a program from a guy off the net called gilles villiant.

ok got to the login screen and tried the users but this time just got an error about typing the password in correctly. did the old ctr... Read more

Answer:xp login error admin account restriction -tough one this

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Dear All,

I have 2 accounts set in my windows 7 PC- admin & standard.
Is it possible to prevent safe mode login for the standard a/c? I mean when the standard user will try to enter in safe mode, he/she will be denied access (may be force shutdown or a prompt to enter some password set by me). If there is any 3rd party tool to do so, you can suggest me that as well.

Thanks in advance,
Troy.

Answer:How to prevent safe mode login for non-admin account?

Why? Do you have a particular concern about a non-admin user entering safe mode? A non-admin user in safe mode will have the same access as they do in the non-safe mode. They are not granted any extra powers or capabilities.

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Have 2 accounts on a PC running XP sp2 for home use; 1 is the admin account and the other is a regular user account. The PC boots directly to the password protected admin account's Window, bypassing the Windows welcome/login screen. As a result, there is now no password protection for the admin account when the PC boots up. However, if the admin account is timed out, Windows shows the welcome screen and requires the admin password to login.

The User Accounts screen in the Control Panel has both Use the Welcome Screen and Use Fast User Switching checked.

Any suggestions as to how this might be fixed? I don't want to loss the password protection on the admin account because my daughter is only 6.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Windows XP Boots to Admin Account without Stopping at Login

Go to Start, Run, and type control userpasswords2. Reset the password for the account (use the same password), then restart. See if this solves the problem.

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i am trying to install and uninstall programs (jumi mouse and f-light or whatever its called).. i only have one user account and it has full access but it keeps telling me i dont. and need that do install/uninstall.
 

Answer:vista and admin user account

What is your OS?

What are you running for virus protection? Has this changed?

Exactly what programs show in your add/remove program list, related to this?

And you cannot uninstall same program?

Can you uninstall in safe mode perhaps?

Also, make and model of computer?

Any other quirks in the puter's performance?
 

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I have just got a new Laptop
The account already on it is called Admin.
Do I need to set up an Account in my name also?
I just want local one if I do.

Answer:New Laptop do I need another User Account as well as Admin thats on it

Hello JO69, and welcome to Ten Forums.

It sounds like "Admin" is a default administrator account setup by the OEM for you to use to setup the laptop how you like.

Sure, you could add a new local account for yourself to use.

Add User Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

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Hi,

As I have some troubles to take ownership of HKLM, HCR,... from the registry.

Someone recommend me to do the following:







Step 1:
Clicked: Start Menu
Click: Run
Type: net user administrator /active:yes
Close All Other Applications And Reboot Your System.

Step 2:
Click/Login To The Administrator Account.
Clicked: Start Menu
Click: Run
Type: Regedit
Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Right Click On: EnableLUA
Click: Modify
Change: Value Data To A 0
Click: OK

Step 3:
Go Back To The Root Folders In The Registry Editor.
Right Click On: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Click: Permissions
Click: CREATOR OWNER
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: SYSTEM
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: Administrators
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click On Users
Click: Remove
Click: Your Account Name If It Shows
Click: Remove
Click: OK

Step 4:
Right Click On: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Click: Permissions
Click: SYSTEM
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: Administrators
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: OK

Step 5:
Right Click On: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Click: Permissions
Click: Everyone
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: RESTRICTED
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: SYSTEM
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: Administrators
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: OK

Step 6:
Right Click On: HKEY_USERS
Click: Permissions
Click: Everyone
Check: All Allow Boxes
Click: Apply
Click: ... Read more

Answer:User and Admin account big troubles !

Welcome
If you can get to system restore, you could go back. Restore includes registry changes.
Try in safe mode if necessary
Try with the hidden administrator if necessary.
Administrator Account
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ix-issues.html

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I set up a new User Account with Admin Authority. Originally, I have 2. The new account gives me the message
"Your Internet Security Setting prevented one or more files from being opened" when I try and run an application.
More Weirdness. I reset IE11 with NO LUCK. I tried running C:\Windows\explorer.exe under RUN with NO LUCK.
Weird, Under Run I CLICKED BROWSE and sure enough Windows Explorer opened. From this I SHOULD be able to execute any programs.
NEVER HAPPENED. NOTHING EXECUTES.
I went back to NewQ id and tried to run CCleaner, Firefox whose icons had been setup as part of the install.
I get the same STUPID message about "Your Internet Security Setting prevented one or more files from being opened".

Answer:3rd User Account with Admin won't Run Applications

And do the other accounts still work fine?

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