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Computer administrator how do i change to a limited account?

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    silverlight will not setup because it requires me to log in as administrator. I have done that but still it displays the same failure.



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Go to control panel, then users, and there you can administrate the settings of he users..

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How can i change limited account to administrator? The only option that I have in control panel is the Limited User account. Its not giving me an option to add, create, change account type. Please assist...

If you have limited account that means that you must have on that computer account with administrator privilege.

If you want to change limited account you must log in with administrator account.

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While tring to install a printer, a sign poped up saying we needed an administrator.

Log off the computer or restart the computer and login with administrator account and password to install it successfully.

If you don't have an administarator account then reboot the system in safe mode and login with administrator account and make a account which has admin rights.

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You need to be logged onto the computer as administrator.

Go into control panel, then user accounts. Find your account and see if it says limited user or administrator. If is says limited, then there has to be an admin account, you'll have to log into that one.

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