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How To make Windows Vista admin account act like XP

To make Windows Vista admin account act like XP On Windows Vista Business, Enterprise or Ultimate:
1. Click Start, type secpol.msc in the search box, then press Enter
2. From the list to the left, choose Local Policies, then Security Options
3. Set Accounts: Administrator account status to Enabled
4. Set User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account to Disabled
รข On Windows Vista Home Basic or Home Premium:
1. Click Start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the program cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator
2. In the command prompt window, type net users Administrator /active:yes then press Enter, you should receive a confirmation saying; The command completed successfully
3. Click Start, type regedit in the search box, then press Enter
4. Navigate to the section: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
Double click FilterAdministratorToken and set it to 0
5. Next, logoff and you will see a new Administrator account is available. Login to this new Administrator account
Your now logged in to Windows Vista with full administrative rights.
You will not receive any security prompts like before and you should
have complete administrative rights to your machine.

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How to do if locked out of Windows 8 laptop?


1. Run "lusrmgr.msc" to reset Dell Windows password.
In Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, there is an easy way to reset a forgotten user account password by just run the lusrmgr.msc. But you need to login your server or laptop with an account which has admin privileges. Note that resetting password with this tip might cause irreversible loss of information for the user account. This data loss will occur the next time the user logs off. You should use this command only if a user has forgotten his or her password and does not have a password reset disk.
Step 1. Start your PC and log on with an available user account which has admin privileges.
Step 2. Click "start" button, press "Win+R" to open "Run box". Type in "lusrmgr.msc" and hit Enter.
Step 3. Local Users and Computers appears, all user accounts of your computer will be list, right-click your user name and select "reset password".
Step 4. Type in a new password and type it again to confirm it, click OK.
After restarting you can login that user account with new password.
2. Remove Dell password by using a Windows password recovery tool.
This is a universal way to reset forgotten Windows password on HP Server or PC, no matter what your Windows system is, Windows 8/7/vista/XP. iSunshare Windows Password Genius is designed to recover Windows password for any kinds of PC, such as hp, dell, acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, IBM etc. It not only can help reset server or laptop password Windows 8, but also Windows 7, Vista, XP and Windows 2000.
Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Genius Advanced on another computer you have access to.
Step 2: Run the software to create a Windows password recovery disk with CD/DVD or USB drive.
Step 3: Insert the Windows password recovery disk to your PC or Server and set the laptop to boot from the disk by changing devices boot order in BIOS SETUP.
Step 4: After boot from the password recovery disk, Windows password recovery tool will start automatically and display a friendly window. Then you can reset whichever account password of your PC or Server by a few clicks.
Windows Password Genius also allows user to create new admin account for your Dell Windows system without logging. With this new user, you can login your Dell computer directly and access control panel to reset other user password.

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I am trying to download PCAnywhere 12.0 to windows 7 and it tells me they are not compatible


That is correct Symantec list supported operating systems and Windows 7 is not compatible..

System RequirementsWindows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server
Windows XP Home/Professional (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 2003 Server Standard/Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista Ultimate/Business/Enterprise/Home Premium/Home Basic (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 2008 Server
Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
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Nov 10, 2009 | Symantec pcAnywhere 12.0 Host & Remote...

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how to enable registry editing


Method 1 - Using Group Policy Editor If you are using an edition of Windows Vista (Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions) which includes the Group Policy Editor, follow these steps:
  • Click Start, type gpedit.msc in the Search box, and press ENTER
  • Go to the following branch:
User Configuration | Administrative Templates | System
  • Double-click Prevent access to registry editing tools
  • Set it as Not Configured
Important: If it's already set to Not Configured, set it to Enabled and click Apply. Then repeat the steps and revert the setting back to Not Configured. This removes the registry based policy if set already.
Method 2 This method should work in all editions of Windows Vista.
  • Download reg_enable.vbs attached at the end of this article, and save it to Desktop
  • Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  • Switch to your Desktop directory by typing the following command, and then pressing ENTER:
cd /d %userprofile%\desktop
  • Then, type the following command and press ENTER
wscript.exe reg_enable.vbs
  • Type EXIT to close the Command Prompt window.
If everything worked fine, the DisableRegistryTools policy should have been removed by now. See if you're able to launch Regedit.exe now.

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