Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

Enabling Administrator Account in Windows 7

In Windows 7, like Windows Vista, when you install the operating system, you are asked to enter a user name which will be the primary local user that will use this system.
Like in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 the built-in Administrator's account is disabled by default. Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password


The new user which is created during the installation is configured to be a member of the built-in Administrators group, and in fact, can be used for any management task. That use is in fact equivalent by all means with the original built-in Administrator account.
However, there may be situations where one would like to use the built-in Administrator account instead of that "new" user. One of these might be when you're building a system for cloning purposes, and would like all cloned machines to be able to use the built-in Administrator's account.
Note that since that account does NOT have a password, enabling it without properly setting a password for that account will open a serious security opening on your system!

To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Local Users and Groups snap-in please follow these steps:
Open Local Users and Groups. You can do so by typing lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box or in the Run command and pressing ENTER. Or, you could open Computer Management by right-clicking Computer in the Start menu and selecting Manage.

Expand System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users.
Right-click the Administrator account and select "Set Password

In the"Set Password for Administrator" click "Proceed".

In the"Set Password for Administrator" enter the Administrator's desired password twice, and click "Ok".

Next, enable the Administrator's account. Right-click the Administrator's account and select "Properties".

Un-chek the "Account is disabled" check-box. Click on the "Ok" button.


Administrator's account is now enabled and configured with a password.

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when i turn on my laptop it ask for a password in blue and then there is a blinking curser and black screen it wont do anything after that unless i press f2 reapeatedly or f12 but i cant fix nothing on the reboot screen


There are two types of password:
1. BIOS password. To remove the BIOS password, the solution is, remove the BIOS battery. Location of the BIOS battery, the bottom of the laptop. So you have to unscrew the bottom of the laptop, find the BIOS battery and release approximately 7 seconds, then plug it back. Then, turn on the laptop, enter the BIOS by pressing F2, do the setting the date, time, etc.

2. Password Log on. When turning on the laptop, and log on, then we are asked to enter a password, but we never give password to log on. However, when we enter the password, always fails, it means the virus-infected operating system (operating system has been controlled by a virus). These cases often I meet, the Windows XP operating system is infected with the virus. The solution is to reinstall the operating system. Repair operating system, or breaking into password virus, I've tried, but always failed. So, the best solution is to reinstall the operating system.

If you are using Windows 7, you can fix with, insert the Windows operating system CD, then boot from the CD Room. Solutions you can do:

1.
Boot from CD Room, select Next - select Repair your computer - Next - select System Image Recovery


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2. Boot from CD Room - select Next - select Install now - check the "I accept the license terms" - Next - select Custom (advanced). Then, select the drive where you installed windows - Next. Wait for your operating system install process to complete. Then enter your user name, etc.

After entering the desktop, don't open drive C, D, E, F, because the drive is still infected with the virus. All you have to do is, connect your laptop to the Internet, download anti-virus. You can use free anti-virus (Avira or AVG), then anti-virus updates. After the update is complete, do a virus scan, drive C, D, E, F. If a virus is detected, Primary action = repair, Secondary action = delete.


After drive C, D, E, F clean from viruses, you can open the drive C, D, E, F. You don't have to worry about losing data, because Windows 7, will backup your data in a folder Windows.old. In Windows.old folder, there are three folders: Program files, Users, Windows. Data stored in My Documents, can be found in the Users folder.

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If you have trouble, you can send an email.

hope it helps

Oct 07, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Need to reset the pasword on my del inspiron 1521 with vista


1. Reboot the Windows Vista
and boot up with Windows
Vista installation DVD.
Crack Windows Vista logon
account password in minute
with the Windows Vista
installation DVD. Click on the
Repair Your Computer
option, bring up Command
Prompt to open Local Users
and Groups management in
MMC.
2. While the Windows Vista
installation interface pops up,
click the Repair You
Computer link at the
bottom-left corner.
3. Next, the System
Recovery Options dialog box
appears. There are few
options that related to
repairing Windows Vista,
looks like Recovery Console
in Windows XP:
Startup Repair options is
used to automatically fix
problems that are
preventing Windows Vista
from starting.
System Restore to restore
Windows Vista setting to an
earlier point in time.
Windows Complete PC
Restore to restore Windows
Vista from a full system
backup.
Windows Memory
Diagnostic Tool could be the
first Microsoft memory
tester toolkit that bundled
with Windows setup media.
Command Prompt is the
target option of this Vista
hacking guide. Click on this
option now.
4. In the Vista Command
Prompt, type mmc.exe and
press ENTER key to bring up
the Microsoft Management
Console.
5. Click on the File menu,
select Add / Remove Snap-
in option, locate and select
the Local Users and Groups
on the left panel, and click
Add button to add it to the
right panel.
6. Now, the Choose Target
Machine dialog box pop up.
Keep the default setting by
clicking the Finish button -
that means using the Local
Users and Groups snap-in to
manage this local computer,
and not another computer in
network.
7. Click OK button and
return to MMC windows.
Under the Root Console in
left panel, double-click Local
Users and Group that was
added earlier. Click on User
folder, locate and right-click
the target Vista logon
account that found in the
right panel.
Select the Set Password
from the right-click menu to
set a new password / reset
old password.
***Note this does not work
on all versions of Vista***
In case if you dont have a
windows vista DVD then call
DELL and ask them for a
DVD. You need to provide
the details like Name, Phone
# and Address which you
provided when you
originally purchased the
system. In case you want
the DVD to be shipped to
alternate address, you can
provide after the
confirmation.
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Jul 25, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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i will ask if i can download windows 7 on linux acer aspire 4738?there will be a problem?


there won't be any problem as far as Windows and Linux, but this is a fairly involved procedure.You'll first need to create a Windows partition on your hard disk in NTFS file system format. Otherwise,Windows might overwrite / erase your linux installation when Windows 7 installs.
make the windows partition the "Primary" or "Boot" partition.
When Windows 7 installs, it may ask if you want to delete the linux partition.Answer "NO" to this.
The next concern is which operating system will boot by default,Windows or Linux.
I had no problem doing this with Windows Vista, and whe Vista booted,it listed a choice of operating systems to boot,and I would select either Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux.

Apr 03, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I bought this laptop wiyh a pass word on. How can I change this pass word?


Hi

how far can you get with the laptop before it askes for a password ??
is it as soon as you turn it on which could be a bios password or
is it when windows itself asks for a password


please repost telling us when it asks for the password
also what operating system you are running eg is it xp or vista or windows 7

many thanks

Feb 07, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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