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Enabled Net User Admin to change an account name - can't change name and now origial login account does not show up

Question: Enabled Net User Admin to change an account name - can't change name and now origial login account does not show up

Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in - there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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Hello 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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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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Friends,

i have windows 7 x64 in my dell precision notebook.
i have administrator user and tommy user.
tommy user is in admin group. but not able to execute any program but its account type is standard.
then i logged in as administrator and went to UAC there i try to change the account type of tommy user from standard to administrator.....as soon as i click the administrator's radio button. the "change account type" is disabling...its not enabling.
how can i solve this problem?

thanks
sathyguy

Answer:Change Account Type button is not enabled even as administrator user

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sathyguy


Friends,

i have windows 7 x64 in my dell precision notebook.
i have administrator user and tommy user.
tommy user is in admin group. but not able to execute any program but its account type is standard.
then i logged in as administrator and went to UAC there i try to change the account type of tommy user from standard to administrator.....as soon as i click the administrator's radio button. the "change account type" is disabling...its not enabling.
how can i solve this problem?

thanks
sathyguy


Welcome to the forum,

If the first two options aren't working for you in this tutorial,

User Account Type - Change

then you can try the other three and see if that works.

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I recently set up new machine and didn't set user account as Admin
I would like to change existing "new account" to have admin privileges.

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I am installing the 'Android sdk' software, however when I try select the 'SDK' path, it says something like 'android sdk should not contain whitespace'.
I am wondering how I would change my name so it has no space so I can get my issue fixed

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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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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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Hi there, this is my first post. I've been looking through out the forum trying to look for a problem similar to mine. My problem happened probably about a few weeks ago.When I installed AVG 2015 and AVG PC Tuneup with key gen I got off another website. I noticed that I cant install alot of of programs because I need Administrative Privileges. I type in msconfig and I get the message ,
 
"You do not have sufficient privileges to run System  Please run this utility as a user in the Administrators group."
 
Also cannot Uninstall AVG 2015. I never set a password for admin, and always log on to my account : NANNERGTO. I also get the admin shield next to a lot of radio buttons that wont allow me to save or change things in the User control panel. I cant delete, manage , the admin account. There are also shields next to the rename and delete buttons when I right click on a file. I have ran Anti-malware, and different Anti-spyware programs, and no luck finding anything.
 
Hopefully there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Hope there is enough info to begin with.
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Chris

Answer:I cant change the settings in the User Account for Admin

It sounds like you have infected your machine with malware. It is highly inadvisable to use keygens.
 
I suggest you follow this guide to create a malware removal thread.
 
TsVk!

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I am the sole user of this computer.

The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.

I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.

I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights

thanks in advance

Answer:Change User Account Admin rights

phynbarr said:

I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
thanks in advance



Trying to delete files on a CD? Surely you jest!!! A CD is a read only device, you can NOT delete anything off of a CD.
How did you install Windows 10 without making yourself the Administrator. I've installed W-10 at least a dozen times so far and I've always come up as the ONE and ONLY Administrator.
But still, I have to install and use "Grant Admin Full Control" to be able to 'Take Ownership' of certain files and folders.
Start here:




Grant Admin Full Control - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com



And, Good Luck!

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I am the sole user of this computer.

The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.

I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.

I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights

thanks in advance

Answer:Change User Account Admin rights

Originally Posted by phynbarr


I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
thanks in advance



Trying to delete files on a CD? Surely you jest!!! A CD is a read only device, you can NOT delete anything off of a CD.
How did you install Windows 10 without making yourself the Administrator. I've installed W-10 at least a dozen times so far and I've always come up as the ONE and ONLY Administrator.
But still, I have to install and use "Grant Admin Full Control" to be able to 'Take Ownership' of certain files and folders.
Start here:




Grant Admin Full Control - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com



And, Good Luck!

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I have changed the UAC in my (Admin) account to turn it off. I have accounts for 3 other people, regular user accounts.
On those regular accounts, if you try to start several of the games I have installed (LOTRO, Neverwinter, etc.) UAC stops the game from loading, asks if you will allow, then rejects it as you need to be logged in as ADMIN to give permission.

I checked UAC while logged into a regular account, and it is turned on (After I turned it off in ADMIN account). It will not let me change the setting, saying I need to be logged in as ADMIN.

Now, I am NOT going to give my 8 year old granddaughter ADMIN rights, so how do I turn off UAC in that account?

Answer:User Account Control will not change in non-admin accounts

Hello mac,

UAC settings can only be changed by an administrator. In addition, UAC settings are applied globally to all users on the PC.

User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 10

As a workaround, you could see if using the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that a standard user can use without getting a UAC prompt may help. However, this method does not always work for games.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have changed the UAC in my (Admin) account to turn it off. I have accounts for 3 other people, regular user accounts.
On those regular accounts, if you try to start several of the games I have installed (LOTRO, Neverwinter, etc.) UAC stops the game from loading, asks if you will allow, then rejects it as you need to be logged in as ADMIN to give permission.

I checked UAC while logged into a regular account, and it is turned on (After I turned it off in ADMIN account). It will not let me change the setting, saying I need to be logged in as ADMIN.

Now, I am NOT going to give my 8 year old granddaughter ADMIN rights, so how do I turn off UAC in that account?

Answer:User Account Control will not change in non-admin accounts

Hello mac,

UAC settings can only be changed by an administrator. In addition, UAC settings are applied globally to all users on the PC.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

As a workaround, you could see if using the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that a standard user can use without getting a UAC prompt may help. However, this method does not always work for games.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

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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'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.

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 just updated from Windows 8.1 Pro to 10 Pro. After a lengthy fight with networking due to VPN conflicts (a ridiculous problem by the way) I have everything working. However, some of the features require a Microsoft account to be used. My 8.1 login was local. Now I want to use Cortana and other new features in Win 10. How can I change the account to a Microsoft account? I have tried the "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" link but it does nothing to remedy the problem.
Any suggestions?

Answer:How do I change my login account from local to my Microsoft account?

try settings > accounts

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.

Help?

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.

Help?

Answer:Delete local user account or change default account on start up

Press WIN + R keys to open the Run. Type netplwiz and hit Enter. From there you can select your account and click Delete.

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Hi

I recently upgraded a HP computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 pro using the
Windows update/free Upgrade.

How can I change my childs admin account to a child account? The account
is registered With a Microsoft account and i have added my Microsoft account
as a second admin on the computer.

Thanks

Answer:How to change admin account to child account

Hello creativex, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you meant for how to convert your added account to be a "standard user" account instead of an "administrator" type account, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

Account Type - Change in Windows 10

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Hi

I recently upgraded a HP computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 pro using the
Windows update/free Upgrade.

How can I change my childs admin account to a child account? The account
is registered With a Microsoft account and i have added my Microsoft account
as a second admin on the computer.

Thanks

Answer:How to change admin account to child account

Hello creativex, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you meant for how to convert your added account to be a "standard user" account instead of an "administrator" type account, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

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I have a problem with my account that I want it to change as an administrator account. I tried to change the account type into Administrator, nothing happened and didn't work. How can I fix this. I'll be glad to hear you feedback.

Answer:Change W7 Standard account to Admin account

Only a user logged on with an administrator account can promote another account. A standard account cannot promote itself. This is by design. If this were possible it would create an enormous security problem and render the OS unsuitable for business use.

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So this is probably the strangest problem I have ever encountered with Windows 7. About two or three months ago, I noticed that my user account had suddenly changed into a guest account. I get prompted for an administrator password when trying to do any tasks that require administrator privilege. It is not a huge hassle, as I know the administrator account password.

Here is where it becomes very strange. When I turn my computer on, it automatically logs me into my user account (the guest account). When I got into the user accounts section of the control panel and try to manage user accounts, it shows exactly zero user accounts on my computer. Also, when I try to change my user account (the guest account) to an administrator account, precisely nothing happens.

It gets evens stranger. When I log out of Windows, the only user account I can pick from, to log back into Windows, is the generic "Administrator" account. My user account is nowhere to be found. When I go to the control panel and try to manage accounts, only the administrator account is listed. There is an option turn on a generic guest account, but nothing related to my original user account is shown. Again, this is in contrast to when I am logged into my user account (the guest account), and see exactly zero user accounts listed on the manage accounts screen.

I feel that I am pretty good at avoiding bad websites, and I do have an antivirus program installed (not that that will prevent my ... Read more

Answer:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

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Hello!
I have a new PC and set up. I have (stupidly, not knowing what I was doing) changed from an Administrator to a Standard User. There are NO other Administrators set up on this PC! Now, there seems to be NO way to change back from Standard user to Administrator. Every solution I have come across needs an Administrator password and of course, I don;t have one because I am not signed in as an administrator! Does anyone know of a workable solution to this? I can't even do a system restore because of course, I need to be signed in as an Administrator! ANY assistance will be most gratefully received!

Answer:Change Standard User account to Administrator account???

Activate the built-in hidden super Administrator Account and then log into it and create an admin account.

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Hi all.

I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition and I would like to use my current account as a Limited user account.

I realise that I will need at least one administrator account on my PC -- so I go into user accounts, create a new administrator account, then I try to change my current account to a limited account, but it will not let me!

See the screenshots;

I would like Admin to be administrator, and Dell07 to be Limited... I do not have the option to change Dell07 to limited for some strange reason.

I have managed to do this on my parents PC easily. I simply created another Administrator account, then changed their account to a limited one. I don't understand why this will not work on Windows XP MCE...

Any idea why this is happening?!
 

Answer:Help change my account to a limited user account!

You should log-on to the administrator account thru safe mode and this will allow you to change the account you want to so it will be a low-admin account. You can not change the account you are logged into t anything other than the account it is because it is the active account.
 

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pls i cant change from microsoft account to my user account on the windows 8 preview platform
can somebody help with this solution. Thanks

Answer:cant change from microsoft account to my user account

What problems are you having when you try to switch from your Micosoft account to a local account?

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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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hi i am running xp on a guest account there are no options in

user accounts to change from guest to admin or to add new account

is there any way i can have control of my pc as i cant set time or remove apps and stuff

please please help me
 

Answer:can i change my guest account to admin

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After purchasing a laptop I noticed that the default administrator
does not have a password and would like to add one. I have tried
going to mmc and adding snapin to no avail. how else mite I do it?

I have also tried to log off all accounts and hitting ctrl+alt=del twice
and logging into administrator account and get this message
"unable to log you on because of an account restriction"

tnx

Answer:XP home pw change for admin account?

Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > select Change an Account
Charlie
PS
I use classic setting and this is how it shows up.

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hello.a few months ago my brother install win 10 to my laptop.i don't know which name choose but in user folder i see in
user folder in admin folder account the user name ''nikol''.yesterday i reinstall win 10 using media creation.i choose during installion a different name.but installation is finished i saw that the user name ''niko'' remain.i don't remember anything problem
like that in win 8-8.1.is a bug?can i rename user name of admin folder?

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hello.a few months ago my brother install win 10 to my laptop.i don't know which name choose but in user folder i see in
user folder in admin folder account the user name ''nikol''.yesterday i reinstall win 10 using media creation.i choose during installion a different name.but installation is finished i saw that the user name ''niko'' remain.i don't remember anything problem
like that in win 8-8.1.is a bug?can i rename user name of admin folder?

Answer:change admin username account

It sounds as if you did an in-place upgrade not a clean install. You can't rename the existing admin account but you can create a new admin account and then delete the user nikol. Alternatively you could again try to do a clean install and delete all partitions when you get to the screen asking where you want to install Windows.

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I just bought hp spectre x360. I entered my email (gmail) but it was linked to an old hotmail account that I am not using anymore. now I want to change that old microsoft email to a new microsoft email I created and use it for this laptop and all apps inside instead of the old email I am not using. Thank you

Answer:how to change admin account of spectre 360

@Marwa-eltohamy Please try:    http://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-account-name-windows-10-sign-screen You can change to local account which won't link to Microsoft account:   https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/instantanswers/5de907f1-f8ba-4fd9-a89d-efd23fee918c/create-a-loc... Regards,

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Hi Guys, I need some help here.How do i change xp unlimited to use only the admin account.It is in a user account.'my computer' icon is showing as 'users computer'.Please how do i change it so that it will only be in administrator.Thanks very much and counting on your help A.S.A.P.Henry..

Answer:how to change xp unlimited to admin account

whats xp unlimited?

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

Answer:can you change an admin account to standard?

You cannot demote your root admin account.

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The question is straight forward. I have one user account and one administrator account. Only the administrator account shows up on my login screen. I have my user account set up to automatically log in when my PC start's so it's not that big of a deal at the moment. I have windows XP home installed but I modified the registry so it thinks it's XP pro so I could run terminal services on it. When I connect to my PC with my iPod using RDP my user account is automatically logged out and there in lies the problem, I can't log back in without rebooting.

Is there any way to get my account to show back up in the login screen?

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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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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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A limited account one of my computers logs in as guest after name change! How can this be corrected?

Account Names changed to protect the ignorant

I have changed the username of a limited account to 'User', because it would not accept the name I had changed it to before (User03). I have also gone to the 'Users' section in 'computer management' and changed the user name. After these changes, the account logs in as a guest account, with the name and password I gave it, when it is actually just supposed to be a limited account.

I had also disabled the guest account before this, and it still is!
 

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My Windows 8.1 machine has only one interactive account - the built-in "administrator" account. It is just an internal file- and media-server without a monitor, which is accessed exclusively through Remote Desktop.

I would like to change the "user picture" associated with that built-in admin account. Trying to do it the "usual" way - through Control Panel -> User Accounts - does not work. Apparently, user picture selection is handled by a Metro app. And Metro apps are not launchable from the built-in admin.

Most likely there are workarounds. I can try using that hack that enables Metro apps under the built-in admin. Or I can add another interactive admin account and try changing the picture of the built-in admin from that other admin. I don't know whether any of these will work, I haven't tried yet.

But is there a more straightforward way to set the user picture for an account? Like copy the picture file to some folder or something like that?

Answer:How to change the picture for the built-in admin account?

Best practice is to not use the built in Administrator account for general use. Create an admin level account for daily use and leave the built in account for emergencies. If you have only one account and for some reason you cannot log into it you will have no access, no easy way to solve the problem. Having an alternate account makes this much easier.

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How do I make my Standard account to an administrator account if i change all my accounts to standard accounts on my acer windows 7 laptop

Answer:Change W7 account type from Standard to Admin

You shouldn't be able to set all Administrator accounts to Standard. There should always be one left. Although I've only got one user account, the option to set it at Standard level is blocked out. On the Manage Accounts page, are you sure none of them say Administrator?Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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I have a friend who keeps getting borderline malware (e.g. browser toolbars) installed on his computer. He has no idea how it happens. There is even an active antivirus on his pc (I believe norton). It comes with his new pc and is valid for 1 year.

After I clean his pc, if I change his account type from administrator to limited user, it should prevent any toolbars from installing, right?

Would this break any software or cause any file to become inaccessible?

Answer:Safe to change from admin to limited account?

Apologies if this is really obvious to you... but the consequences of getting this wrong are very troublesome to say the least so I'll say it anyway just on the 0.1% chance you didn't know it...

You must always have at least one Administrator-level account active and working on a PC at all times.

Otherwise you'll be locked out of being able to do anything at Admin-level and sooner or later this will be a big problem.

As an example you have to be careful to do things in the right order; for instance you can't change the only account to Limited and then add an Administrator account later; by then it's too late and you're locked out of Admin-level access.

Warning out the way, I'm not totally sure whether it would stop toolbars.

I generally use my machine as a Standard Level account and for instance I can update Firefox to a whole new version and add something like Adblock Plus without being asked for an Admin password, so I guess a malicious browser add-on may be able to get installed too. But running as Standard user does give some protection.

Also there are times when your friend might need admin rights. For instance if he uses Java (not Javascript but Java) then (a) I'd recommend getting rid of it, but (b) if there's some reason why he absolutely must use it, I think you may have to be logged on as Administrator to update it. (And be careful not to just click on defaults but to untick the Ask toolbar or whatever foist-ware it tries to install.) And sinc... Read more

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hello, I've checked everything I can think off but for some reason my admin account can no longer change system time. I was able to do this yesterday but now I can not. I checked my privileges in group, user, local policies...made sure my admin account is still admin even downloaded the support tools for xp and checked myself in cmd whoami /all and it says I have the permission and yet I can not change it.Any ideas? edit: I am using xp pro sp2

Answer:admin account can not change system time

QuoteI was able to do this yesterday Do a system restore to before the problem started.

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Just out of curiosity, how do I change my Google Apps login name? In the dashboard, I just gave another e-mail account administrative status, but then when I go and try to delete the username that I had originally selected, it tells me that I can't delete myself. How do I resolve this situation?
 

Answer:How to change my Google Apps admin account?

Have you tried logging in as the other administrator and seeing if you can delete the original?
 

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I was doing some work on one of my company's servers today and one of the servers time was out by one hour. Not really a big deal but when i went to change it said that i don't have privileges to change it but i was logged in as Administrator.

Whats up with that?

I don't even know how to go about changing it. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Win 2k Admin account wont allow time change

Hey,

What happens if you try to log in as another user that has administrator privileges? Do you get the same error message?

Also, try running Dial-a-Fix and scan for any Restrictive Policies. A restrictive policy may have been inadvertently placed.

Hope this helps
 

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I need to change my account email .. anybody can help me please ..

Answer:How to change admin. account email address

i just deal with it , thanks anyways

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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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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 started off using a local account called "Default" with no password. I have since switched over to logging in with my Live account. Whenever I reboot or the screen locks it defaults me back to the local account. Now all I have to do is click the back arrow and select my Live ID but there has to be a way to default it to it.

Thanks,
Scott

Answer:Change default login account

Hello Scott,

Usually, it will show the user account that had just last signed out, restarted, shut down, locked, etc.... the computer by default at the sign in screen.

Was the Live Account the only one signed in, and the one that did the above?

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I've been given an old work PC (Windows 7 Pro) and I'm trying to remove the password for my user account. My account has admin status and as I understand it I need to disable the "Password must meet complexity requirements" under password policy but I don't have access. Here's what I see: http://i.imgur.com/ZwR5Be8.png

Does anyone know a way around this? I tried to log in on the Administrator account as well but it made no difference... Thanks!

Answer:Unable to change the Account Password Policy as an admin.

Hello and welcome furtwangler I have been using some old education department machines and sometimes you can find this info out in the BIOS - have you had a look it there.


I found that the machines I worked on were set up in a very convoluted manner too.

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I was at my Math class and my roommate texted me telling me my computer started to freak out. The computer turned itself on and the fans went extremely loud and a clicking noise started. I have a Sager Clevo P150. So I get back to the room and my computer was off and everything seemed fine. I started it up and my sticky keys were not set. This happened before though, sethc.exe was not in the right spot. I fixed this before by putting it where it correctly goes and allowing full control to my admin account. I tried to do this again and it would not let me. I went to User account and found out my only account on this computer is set to Standard. Don't ask me how this is possible, so now I have no admin account on my own computer and I don't have full control over it. I tried bringing up the command prompt and manually activating an administrator account by doing: net user administrator /active:yes and my access is denied because I am not an admin account. I then booted my computer in safe mode and tried to access the admin account that way. Which there was an admin account but a password attached to it. The password is not what my password is and I did not set any other password because there was always only 1 user. So what the hell do I do? I can not set an admin account and I am locked out of any other admin accounts, please help.

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

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

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

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

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Sorry for the length of this post but I think it needs explaining.

I bought this laptop for a gift to my grandson about three years ago. Against my wishes, he has used it primarily to play high usage PC games. About 6 months ago it was hardly working anymore, viruses, malware, you name it.

I did a complete factory restore but he set it up to open with his hotmail user account on the "Lock Screen" in Windows 8.1, but he did give me his how hotmail email address and password so I can login. Well, within about two months later he had all the same issues back again and so he just quit using the laptop completely.

He gave it back to me and I cleaned everything up again (without doing a factory recovery) and also upgraded it from the original Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

Everything is working perfectly, it's very fast now and I love it.

Only issue I can see is if he (my grandson) deletes or changes his hotmail account I won't be able to login and also his emails are available for me to read (but I don't) and I don't use his email account. I use a webmail account of my own.

As I mentioned earlier, this laptop is running and set up perfectly for me with this one exception.

Without doing a complete factory recover, how can I chnage this laptop from requiring his (my grandsons) hotmail address and password to no login being required at all (as I am the only user now) or to run with a local account (as I believe it is referred to)?
 

Answer:How to change login from a hotmail account to a local login?

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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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I am the sole user of my pc.

Under Settings/Accounts
my name is:-
John Smith
my email address
Administrator

Q1 How do I change this to just:-
Pete
Administator?

Under This PC
I have drives C, F and G
In C the user is called John
In F user called Pete
In G user called Pete
Q2 How do I rename user John to Pete?

Thanks, Pete

Answer:How to change Account Name and User Name?

Under Accounts, your name is John Smith.
Isn't there the option "Edit name" right under John Smith ?

Settings > Accounts > right side, Manage my Microsoft account > left side, under your name, Edit name.


I don't know about changing user name.

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Hello! I was curious how I could change my account's name on my windows 10 HP laptop. If I go into CMD, I see.. "C:\Users\Micky>". (Micky, Me, is the name I set awhile ago for my laptop.) If I create a html file.. such as.. "file:///C:/Users/Micky/Desktop/Example.html", I then again see, Micky. How do I change it from Micky, to say.. Frank?(example). So when I create a Html file, or open CMD I see Frank, instead of Micky. Thanks for your help! I've tried many things but can't seem to figure this one out.

Answer:Change User's account Name?

If you are asking about changing your user name, see here:https://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/3-ways-to-change-user-account-name-in-windows-10.html

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Hello! I was curious how I could change my account's name on my windows 10 HP laptop. If I go into CMD, I see.. "C:\Users\Micky>". (Micky, Me, is the name I set awhile ago for my laptop.) If I create a html file.. such as.. "file:///C:/Users/Micky/Desktop/Example.html", I then again see, Micky. How do I change it from Micky, to say.. Frank?(example). So when I create a Html file, or open CMD I see Frank, instead of Micky. Thanks for your help! I've tried many things but can't seem to figure this one out.

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Win 10 changed my user account names when I agreed to log in for Microsoft. The associated email address on one account is wrong, denying me access

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HiMy copy of Windows XP Professional was registered to someone else's name when they upgraded my hard drive for me, but I want to have my name displayed as the user/login name without deleting and re-creating the account.I've already done the entire method of:Start>Run>regedit>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows NT>Current Version and edited the "RegisteredOwner", but the user name still doesn't display on the Start menu or login screen. However, it does display the correct name on the "About Windows" window when I type "winver.exe" into Run.Also, for some reason, there is no "Change My Name" option in the User Accounts menu.Is there a way to change it?Thanks for any help.

Answer:How do I change the name of my User Account?

Boot in safe mode and log in as administrator....then you should have "Change my name" option...Google is your friendwww.google.com-----------------------Keyboard not present,press F1 to continue...

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Hey. I changed my user account name on Windows 7, and now the account is inaccessible. I have another account on the computer, but I cannot change the name back. Is there any way to make the account accessible again without re-installing Windows? If not, would a full back up from the other account back the data on the inaccessible account up as well as the other account's data? Please help!

Answer:User Account name change

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try a restore to before you changed my user account name
System Restore

System Recovery Options

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Having created a Msoft admin account in form, say, [email protected], I then created a local account with admin powers, which I called Forename. However I see that all my local account documents are in C:\users\def79, an abbreviation of the Msoft version, not Forename, as desired.
How may change def79 to Forename in the paths to each item, preferably in bulk?

Answer:Change user account name?

If you truly created a local account with the username of Forename, then after you log into that user account the first time a folder should be created under \Users called Forename. Have you actually logged into this local account and do you have the Forename folder under \Users?

When I am signed in to my Microsoft Account, this is what I see under settings, accounts for my own account:



If I click on Family and Other Users, this is what I see if I have created an additional local account. Notice it says Administrator - local account. Is that what yours says?

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I am the sole user of my pc.

Under Settings/Accounts
my name is:-
John Smith
my email address
Administrator

Q1 How do I change this to just:-
Pete
Administator?

Under This PC
I have drives C, F and G
In C the user is called John
In F user called Pete
In G user called Pete
Q2 How do I rename user John to Pete?

Thanks, Pete

Answer:How to change Account Name and User Name?

Under Accounts, your name is John Smith.
Isn't there the option "Edit name" right under John Smith ?

Settings > Accounts > right side, Manage my Microsoft account > left side, under your name, Edit name.


I don't know about changing user name.

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Hi guys,    Kindly guide me on how can I change my user account. I always do encounter error while changing it. I can't access welcome screen and fast user switching .    Thanks in advance.Regards,cokeskie

Answer:Help! Can't change user account

QuoteHi guys,    Kindly guide me on how can I change my user account. I always do encounter error while changing it. I can't access welcome screen and fast user switching .    Thanks in advance.Regards,cokeskieWhat is the error that you see?

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Hi,

How can i set my account as permanant account without switch from the administrator in WIndow XP?

Actually my account is administrator account , dont know why since yesterday it changed to the default administrator account.


So how can i do it

thansk

Answer:change user account in win xp

What exactly are you asking to do?

If you're running XP Pro, right click on my computer, click manage. Expand Local Users and groups. That's where you should do your user administration.

In XP Home, go to the control panel and choose User Accounts.

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Ok, hoping someone can help me.

i was in process of adding my kids to the pc so they can log into the school website for the homework. now, somehow, the account i am actually on (which is mine) changed the user log on as my sons, meaning his name now has all the software and progs etc (not what is meant to happen) rather than creating a new separate account.
So, i have tried to change this but unable to revert this sign on as my account, and to simply create another with mine means i lose my work.

ive googled but all i find is setting up accounts, not exactly what i am after

is there a way i can revert this log on to mine and then create a new account (again) for my son?

TIA

Answer:user account change

Change it back to a local account first. Then back to your Microsoft account login:
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi,
I have problem in User Accounts, I am Computer Administrator (and account name is Administrator) and have been using password protect but when starting up windows, it won't stop at log on page to enter password, it log on to my accout automatic. And in user account page there are just 3 choices to choose which are Change my password, Change my picture and Setup my account to use a .Net passport. I just format drive C and Install new window xp. So how could I have 5 or 6 choices in User Account and enter my password when starting up windows.

Thanks,
Jarky
 

Answer:Can't change my name in user account

Try this; press Windows key + R and type control userpasswords2 Highlight the account in question and check the box “Users must enter a user name and password” Click apply and ok and restart the computer.

Here’s an article on Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP
 

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Hi can someone please help me with this, i have a Windows Vista PC x64 and i usually create 2 administrator right accounts and one standard user account on my pc, unfortunately for me i deleted one of my adminisrator accounts and so i was left with one and i upgraded my Vista to Windows 7 Professional sometime yesterday, i am not really sure how, i lost administrator priveleges in the account, so now i have two standard accounts but no administrator and the default administrator password has been changed earlier and i dont remember what it is, how can i change one of my standard users to an administrator. Now anytime i try to install something i can't because i have no administrative rights, i cannot afford to format, because i will lose a lot of programs that i have paid for, i cant even back up the keys because i have no administrative rights can someone please help me. It would be greatly appreciated. Is there a command i DOS or some form of a recovery disk that can help me out? I had not made a restore point when i upgraded so that was could not help either

Answer:User account change

Hello Aaron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using a Peppermint 3 live DVD/USB may allow you to be able to back up anything that you do not want to lose before having to reinstall Windows.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html

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I prefer to use an account linked to my Microsoft Account for various reasons, but I hate that it displays my full name on the login screen, on the Start Menu, ect.

Is there any way to edit the user text so it shows something different?

Answer:Change user name on Account?

Try this,,, goto Charms bar settings
Change PC Settings at the bottom
click on More Settings on line and you can change the name there.
This will affect your email account as well

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Ok, hoping someone can help me.

i was in process of adding my kids to the pc so they can log into the school website for the homework. now, somehow, the account i am actually on (which is mine) changed the user log on as my sons, meaning his name now has all the software and progs etc (not what is meant to happen) rather than creating a new separate account.
So, i have tried to change this but unable to revert this sign on as my account, and to simply create another with mine means i lose my work.

ive googled but all i find is setting up accounts, not exactly what i am after

is there a way i can revert this log on to mine and then create a new account (again) for my son?

TIA

Answer:user account change

Change it back to a local account first. Then back to your Microsoft account login:
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have had this pc for a couple years now and i had bought it from an individual.It at one time had windows vista ultimate 64bit and was upgraded to windows 7 ultimate 64bit.I do not have a CD program to repair the system.

My problem is i have 3 accounts registered and i am the administrator.The other 2 are user accounts.I use to awhile back be able to access the "change your user account,Change your account type,and manage another account" feature.I cannot for some reason any more,i click the short cuts and nothing happens.I tried searching the net and didn't find anything that could help me out.


If i click the "manage your account type" function i get a Credential manage error....


Any help is much appreciated.....thanks

Answer:change your user account plus some

sigh.......................

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I went to the Control Panel/User Accounts.  I created a new user account named CAG, and made  CAG an Administrator.  Then I went to the directory on Drive C and looked in the Users account, instead of finding CAG I found Owner.
 
According to Mr. Microsoft a user account is a collection of information that tells Windows which files and folders you can access, what changes you can make to the computer, and your personal preferences, such as your desktop background or screen saver. User accounts let you share a computer with several people, while having your own files and settings.  I would like users on my LAN to refer to me as CAG not Owner. 
 
I understand that the Owner account is the default setting,  What do I need to do to get rid of it?
 
Does CAG need to become the Owner of the Owner account? Does she need Special Permission to become the Owner?  Is the Owner account radioactive?
 
 
 
 

Answer:How to change User account name

Answering topic title [How to change User account name:
Changing the name of a created user account or of a created admin account will only change the "face" of the account.
The account's infrastructure retains the name it was created with.

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I have Windows 7. Whenever I turn on my computer, it takes me to my Log In screen. Here, it asks me to enter my username and password. I would like to customize my Log In screen so that it always shows my username only (and no other users), and only asks for my password. I've done this before, but I can't remember how. I edited something in the registry before. Could someone please explain the process to me? Thank you!

Answer:How to change login screen to show one user and only ask for password?

See if this helps: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...orum=w7itproui

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Hi,
I want to change my login screen into the blue one on windows xp. This is so that it is easier to view all the users. However from the administrator account i can't do it because i forgot the password. So is there any way of doing it via limited account?
 

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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 currently use a yahoo.com e-mail address to log in to my Microsoft account. I have created a new outlook.com e-mail account and I want to use that as my Microsoft account login (I will eventually close the yahoo.com e-mail as there is too much downtime).

When I go to "Your Info" and then "Manage how you sign in to Microsoft", I click on "Add E-Mail" and I have 2 options 1) Create a new email address and add it as an alias and 2) Add an existing email address as a Microsoft account alias****************

When I click on option 2 and enter my outlook.com e-mail address, I get an error which says "This email address is already taken. Please try another."

I posted in Microsoft Community and got a reply that I should contact their Answer Desk. I made contact and gave the above information. The assistant gave me instructions on how to create a "New" account (something I did not ask for). When I pointed this out, the assistant said that if he could have access to my computer, then he could resolve. I said no and asked for a step-by-step.
This is what he sent:-
1. Please Press ?Windows? and ?I? at the same time.
2. then select accounts.
3. select sign in with local account.
4. sign out from the present Microsoft account.
5. then sign in with the local account, which you created.
6. after signing in with the local account.
7. Please Press ?Windows? and ?I? at the same time.
8.then select accounts.
9. then select... Read more

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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 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 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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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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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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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 just got this laptop and it was used. just want to change the username, but it will not let me. i've gone through the control panel, user name change, and when i do, it says that i cannot have a name with "$#@* etc., which i obviously don't have in the name.
i've tried setting up a different administrator account, and it gives me the same error saying it has an unacceptable character.
any ideas?!?

Answer:cannot change user name or account type

Try using the administrative account through safe-mode.

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I installed a desktop theme that changed my user account picture, but then changed my mind. I uninstalled and deleted the theme but now can't change my picture back to what it was. Account pictures are located in C/ProgramData/Microsoft/User Account Pictures, but PC Settings, where I'm trying to change my account picture from, won't let me access the ProgramData folder. What do I do?
 

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I have laptop gifted to me, with a user name which I want to change.
I have the following steps in mind:
1. Create a new administrator account
2. Copy the profile from old username to new user.
3. Backup the entire registry.
4. Edit the exported .reg file to find and replace old user with new user.
5. Login as the new user.
6. Delete old user
7. Restore the new (edited) .reg

Would it work? If not, what other steps do I need to follow?

Answer:Change account user name in Windows 7

I would just create another user and delete the one that came on it.

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I had my friend set up my computer, and when I got it the user account name for admin was MrX, so I changed it however it didn't change the folder name. On some of the games I play, they draw the profile name from my user account and it still comes up as MrX, even though I've changed the name already. How am I able to permanently change everything so that this stops happening?

Thanks

Answer:How To Change User Account Name (fully)

Go to start then run type in "control userpasswords2" without the quotes obviously.

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Just got a new laptop with windows 8, not familiar at all with the OS, but accidentally misspelled the account name. Obviously, this has little impact on functionality, but I would like to change the name so any files I have from my other computer get put in the proper location without having to correct the username typo when switching back and forth. Basically, how can I go about changing the account name on my computer. There are no other users, I just set it up today. Thanks inadvance.

Answer:How to Change Account/User Name on Windows 8

Hello theIrishBAMF, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you would like to only change the display name of your account, then you could use an option in the tutorial below depending on if it's a local or Microsoft account.
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
If you wanted to change the name of your user profile folder (C:\User\(user-name), then The best way would be to create a new account with the name you wanted instead, and just delete the old account when finished. If this is a Microsoft account, then you would need to switch it to a local account before creating a new account since you will not be able to have two Microsoft accounts on the computer using the same email address.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I know there are many things that are suggested but I wonder if there is a simple way to do this.
We just got our new Windows 10 Pro laptop yesterday and it was set up with an MS username and junk password. It then created a username in the USER directory and, all programs will want to use it. So, before I install Quicken, I want the data to go into the Proper User directory. I went to accounts and had Windows NOT use the MS sign in but added my wife's name and selected a password. Simple enough...BUT she is NOT in the user directory. Is there any way I can fix this? Someone suggested that I try to create a family member and say that there was no email account but this is starting to sound like a real mess!

Could I just remove her and then add her back from the control panel? Would that then create her name in the USERS directory? I do not want to keep trying stuff and messing up this new system.

Answer:Is there a Simple way to Change User Account/Name?

all programs will want to use it



- in what way? When you install it - the install path? Or in another way?

Not quite sure I understand your concern.
Try installing a program you're interested in
a. for the current user
b. for all users

In case (b) try running that program when logged in as two different users and see if that meets your needs.

Are you concerned about the name of the user folder (under C:\Users), or the name of the user?

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okay...this is my first time on a forum. i don't know how to start a new thread or message anyone to ask the question which I need answered. so sorry if this is innapropriate but i need to know if there is anyway that I can change the name of my user account folder. my friend sold me his laptop and when he set it up he named it his name. i dont want to see his name every time I download something. I changed the account name but cant figure out the folder name. can someone please give me a little instruction or point me towards a tutorial?

Answer:change the name of my user account folder

Welcome aboard KyraGator08. Have a look at the link below, if it fulfills your needs

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

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Ok guys I'm having problems with my user accounts on windows xp. I accidentally changed my User account to limited now it wont let me change the account type. It says only the administrator can change it so how do I get around this. If someone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:How To Change Limited User Account

Is it XP Home?

If so boot into Safe Mode and change the account there.

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When i first got my computer, it was running windows XP and the computer had two hard drives. A small one for windows, and a larger one for my documents (my music, my pictures etc) and where to save stuff.
now that ive upgraded to vista, its saving everything in my profile (my music, my pictures etc) to the small hard drive.

is there any possible way i can move it to the big hard drive?

i hope im clear...
thanks in advance
 

Answer:how to change directory of user account

A step by step method is here:
http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1371
 

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I know this has been discussed before so please forgive me if I am naive. I am pretty computer literate but a) I have just joined this group and b) I have only just progressed to Vista.
I have a problem and it's bugging me to the point of turning me neurotic!! I bought my Vista laptop from "Comet" and I have no idea how to delete all of their information from my computer. Whatever I do the folder C/Users/Comet appears everywhere - hundreds of times in the registry. I cannot delete it from User Accounts because for some reason it doesn't appear there at all - just my own admin account. It will not allow me to rename it (that would just screw up the system anyway, I expect). I want to remove all references to COMET. But how?
What if I took it back to the shop? But would my data be and settings preserved?

Answer:Change User Account info

Hello Graham, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You cannot rename the C:\Users\Comet folder. Changing the name only changes how the name that appears in the Start menu, then both names are attached to that user account.

To change this completely, you will need to create a new administrator account. Afterwards, copy the contents of your C:\Users\Comet folders into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders to keep your settings. If everthing checks out ok, then you can delete the old account from within your new account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

A few months ago I purchased a Toshiba Satellite Laptop that has Windows 7 installed. I blew through the set up process and I realize that I made a descision that I want to change.

My computer had a default setting for the user of OWNER-TOSH when I look at our network. How can I change that to a different name? I have cruised around the Control Panel and just can't find it.

Thanks for the help!

-Dave
 

Answer:Default User Account Name Change?

The best way is to MAKE and new account and then move all of your files to the new account. You will need to make all of you customization again.

AFTER you have moved everything and have been running the new account for a while (several days), then you can delete the account AND files from within Control panel.

Yes, there is a way to rename the account, BUT, the folder under "Users" will stay the same.
 

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