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I need to restore administrator privileges on microsoft windows XP Home edition. It was accidentially deleted.

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  1. click start - control panel - user account then click new user account as administrator with password strongly then restart
  2. then click run as mmc
  3. then you go to Computer Management console in there you can manage your administrator privilages as Manage local or remote computers by using a single, consolidated desktop tool. Using Computer Management, you can perform many tasks, such as monitoring system events, configuring hard disks, and managing system performance

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Hi
please follow these steps to restore the administrator privileges

click "start" button and then click "run" in run box type gpedit.msc

once you do this you would be able to logon to the group policy editing feature of windows Xp .

on the left had side click on the "user configuration" and then click on the "window settings" .once you do that it will give you a list of option on the left hand side .In the list check that what all things are "enabled" double click on the option and then try to put a check on the radio button which says "not configured " .And through this you would be able to gain all the features back on your computer .You can also do the setting change from group policy .
If you face any problem in doing this or have futher question you can get back to me on fixya.

thanks
techbuddies

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

  • Ullekh Tandon Apr 26, 2010

    hi
    please follow these steps to restore the administrator privileges

    click "start" button and then click "run" in run box type gpedit.msc

    once you do this you would be able to logon to the group policy editing feature of windows Xp .

    on the left had side click on the "user configuration" and then click on the "window settings" .once you do that it will give you a list of option on the left hand side .In the list check that what all things are "enabled" double click on the option and then try to put a check on the radio button which says "not configured " .And through this you would be able to gain all the features back on your computer .You can also do the setting change from group policy .
    If you face any problem in doing this or have futher question you can get back to me on fixya.

    thanks
    techbuddies

  • Ullekh Tandon Apr 26, 2010

    hi
    Please follow these steps to restore the admin right in your computer .

    click on "start" button and click on "run" ,in run box type "gpedit.msc" .once you do this you would be able to log on to the group editing policy feature of windows Xp .

    on the left and side click on "user configuration" and under that click on the "windows setting" .once you click on this option on the left hand side it will give you a list of option .check that what all things has a enable option once you find it double click on the option and put a check mark on the radio button that says "notconfigured" .
    Even you can change lot of option from this feature

    if you face any problem you can get back to me on fixya

    thanks
    techbuddies

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