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I cant seem to change back to my admins

Hi , I am have a problem with my computer logging me in under guest and not as admin. I dont know how this happenened. it isnt a matter of the password i have that. i can do anything because it say i dont have the athority and need to be logged in as admin.i have tried to switch user and it doesnt work being i am the only one that uses the computer.it wont let me download,or restore,cant even us a restore disk. until i am in admin mode. I hope you can help me solve this problem,i about to throw it in the trash. thank you, jan

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    Louie Role May 11, 2010

    Hi and welcome to FixYa,

    Initially, pls try:


    • Windows key + "R" less the quotes;

    • in the Run window, type "cmd" less the quotes;

    • Ctrl + Shift + Enter instead of pressing Enter or OK button;

    • in the Command Prompt window, type "net user Administrator /active:yes" less the quotes;

    • press Enter;

    • try switching user or reboot if necessary.
    Pls post back result(s).

    Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Have you tried::

  • Windows key + "R" less the quotes;
  • in the Run window, type "cmd" less the quotes;
  • Ctrl + Shift + Enter instead of pressing Enter or OK button;
  • in the Command Prompt window, type "net user Administrator /active:yes" less the quotes;
  • press Enter;
  • try switching user or reboot if necessary.
Pls post back result(s).

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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