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My administrator account has been disabled and i have also not any other user account to open my window how i can enable my account now without opening window?

As i am unable to access the window so this problem can only be solved in safe mode

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You can try starting up pressing F8 and choosing safe mode with command prompt. If you get to the command prompt type net user administrator /active:yes then press enter then it should say command done successfully then close command prompt and restart (you may have to Ctrl Alt Del.)

Posted on Nov 26, 2012

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SYSTEM restore should help u

Restart the computer and return to the OS in "safe mode"
THen you click system restore from control panel and restore the system giving admin password when asked.

Theres another way of changing the setting in registry but thats too cmplicated, and i am not sure abt it

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try to press windows+r.
or go to start, run and type: control userpasswords2

now you can edit the users.

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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If you are using Windows XP, you must be logged on as the administrator in order to disable the account settings.
Microsoft suggests that you set up another account with administrator permissions in the event that you may need to reverse this process.
Otherwise, you won't be able to.
Right-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and select manage.
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Click Administrator account under Users and Groups, then click Add.
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Go to Start Menu, click All Programs, select Accessories and right-click on Command Prompt and click run as Administrator.
Open the command box and type net user administrator/active:no. Press enter and you should receive a prompt stating the command was completed successfully.

If you are running a Mac, the Administrator account is enabled by default.
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What is the Operating System installed on your Laptop? For windows, try this:

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You can also manually enable it from the Computer Management, right-click the My Computer, select "Manage", click "Local users and Groups", then again open "Users", double-click the "Administrator" and enable it.

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Unlike Windows XP the administrator account is disabled by default in Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Many people prefer to have the amin account open just in case they forget their main account password or to alocate admin rights over another user account like your childrens for example.

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Expand System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users.
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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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Try this, 1. Open a elevated command prompt. Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.
2. To Enable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account -
A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter.
3. To Disable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account - A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:no and press Enter.

4. Close the elevated command prompt.
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2. To Enable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account -
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