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My sony vaio wont let me change administrators. what do i do? ive tried turning on the guest and it wont let me.after clicking save changes is switches right back... HELP!!!

Ive tried changing the administrator on my laptop it wont let me after i click save changes it switches right back to standard user i dont know what else to do. it wont let me download anything either...

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Are there other users in the laptop or is there an administrator?

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Open the control panel and select System and Maintenance.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Administrative Tools.

In the new window open Computer Management.

From there open System Tools.

Now open Local Users and Groups.

And finally open Users.

Right click on the account named Administrator and select Properties.

There is a series of tick boxes in the lower half of the properties window deselect the one saying Account Is Disabled.

Apply the changes and Log Off, there should now be 2 accounts in your log in screen, select administrator.


when you go to delete your old account it'll ask you if you want to save the documents and settings from it. say yes and copy the files from the folder into your new admin account.

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When you first start the machine, start pressing F8. It should go into safe mode. Safe mode looks different than the regular Windows mode, and there will be a screen with user account boxes, just like when you logged off in Windows. One box will have administrator, another will have whoever had the computer before, and there may be another with guest. Click on the administrator box, then open user accounts from the control panel. Then you can open the user account with the password and clear it. If you still can't get to safe mode let me know and we'll try a forceful way.

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restar computer continuosly pressing f8
start in safe mode go to control panel users
in there you can add or remove a user if you put a password remember what is was
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What is the Operating System installed on your Laptop? For windows, try this:

Open the command prompt, or simply start, type in "cmd" [without quotes], press enter and type in "Net user /active:yes" [without quotes and one space after user] again press enter and confirm if any message pops up. This is enable the administrator's account.

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.

If you need further help, let me know with more details.

Good luck.

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How do i unlock a sony vaio notebook. I forgot my password and dont have those old documents!!


This can be usually done by a Windows Password Tool. However, if you have already activated the Administrator on the PC (Any Brand) with Windows 7. You can try the following steps.

Generally, the logon does not have the administration account listed. So one may want to go restart the machine to the Command Prompt to enable the Command Prompt.

Restart the Machine --> Tap F8 (Advanced boot options) --> Go Save Mode With Command Prompt --> Command Prompt Window appears. Type :
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Also, If you do not have the the admin account activated, then you may want to get windows key from http://www.lostwindowspassword.com/windows-password-recovery.htm

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You may get several free software's online as well.

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Which operating system are you on ?

Windows allows you to create a guest account that is limited in terms of its ability to change settings and download content and software. At times, you may want to reset this account's password, which is easily accomplished.

Log into the system as the administrator. Click the "Start" button and then "Control Panel." Choose "Administrative Tools" and choose "Computer Management." Click "Local Users and Groups" in the left column and then "Users." Right-click "Guest" in the main menu and choose "Properties." Enter the old and new passwords. Confirm the password. Click "Next" and "Finish."

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Windows has a built-in security system that requires a user to type in a password to get to his personal account.
Only an "Administrator" account holder can make software changes to the computer.
All other users, including Guest users, need the permission of an Administrator to make any system changes.
However, if you have a guest account and need to access the Administrator account to make changes, you can do so via the Command Prompt feature.
Log in to your Guest account in Windows.
Go to "Start" > "Search" and type in "windows/system32/cmd.exe" to find the Command Prompt feature.
When the file appears on the search menu, drag it to your desktop.
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Right-click the cmd.exe file on your desktop and choose "Rename."
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Go back to the open "windows/system32" folder and right-click anywhere in the folder.
Select "Paste" to put the "sethc.exe" file inside.
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Press the "Shift" key 5 times in a row.
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Type "net user administrator [password]" and insert a new password in the [password] section.
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  1. Locate the My Computer icon on your desktop.

  2. Right click the icon and then click on Manage on the menu that should appear next to the cursor. This will bring up the Computer Management window.

  3. Locate the Local Users and Groups heading and click the plus symbol to the left of it.
  4. if everything has been done correctly, your window should look something like this. Click on Groups on the menu that opens. You will now see headings for Administrators, Guests, Power Users, etc.
  5. 5Double click on Administrators. This brings up a list of all the administrators on your machine. If you have administrative access to this computer, you should be able to change the settings in this menu.
  6. 6To add a new administrator, click the Add button. This will open a new window. Type in the name of the account you wish to add and click Check Names. The name should now be underlined. Click OK to close this window and save your settings.
  7. 7To remove an administrator, highlight the account you wish to remove from the group and click the Remove button at the bottom of the window.
  8. 8If you wish to retain your own administrative rights, make sure not to delete your account from this list.
  9. 9If the settings for your account haven't been changed, there is no need to reboot. Otherwise, logout and login again so that the settings will change.

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