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We just got WindowsXP with Vista and it came with 2 accounts -- both of them set as the Administrator. Of course, I changed one of the accounts to "limited", set the other as the administrator and gave each passwords. Problem? I can access them both but the Administrative one will not allow me to make any changes. (I can not even access "system restore.") What I need to do? I need to change the limited one to Administrative but cannot do so in the Administrative? Can anyone help me?

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If its windows XP, the administrator work was set to the very first user name created before you started changing it. just try to remember the user name you first used in doin the changes, it could administrator also, try typing that and leave the password blank see if this work...
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Retrieving administrator settings


Click start Control Panel.


Select "User Accounts and Family Safety," then "User Accounts."


Click "Turn User Account Control on or off."


Remove the check mark next to "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer."


Click "OK."

Set All Accounts to Administrator


Still in the UAC section of Control Panel, select "Manage another account," and click on a user account.


Click on "Change the account type." When working with multiple accounts, some changes can only be made if you and the account holder are both logged in with "Administrator" accounts so you need to change all user accounts to "Administrator."


When you are done making changes, you can change them back to "Standard," but always leave at least one "Administrator" account.


Select the "Administrator" radio button.


Click "Change Account Type" at the bottom right.


Repeat this procedure to change each user account to "Administrator." When all user accounts have been changed, close the Control Panel.

Create a Full Administrator Account


Click "Start" (the Windows Vista icon in the lower left of your screen). In the Search box, type "cmd". Right-click on "cmd," and select "Run as Administrator." An elevated command prompt window will appear.


At the command prompt, type "net user administrator /active:yes", and press "Enter."


Choose a password and assign it to the "Administrator" account, by typing "net user administrator 'password'", where 'password' is your selected password. For instance, if your password is "abc," type "net user administrator abc". Press "Enter."


Type "exit" and press "Enter."


Log off. When you log back into your "Administrator" account, you will have full rights.


hope this helps




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How To make Windows Vista admin account act like XP


To make Windows Vista admin account act like XP On Windows Vista Business, Enterprise or Ultimate:
1. Click Start, type secpol.msc in the search box, then press Enter
2. From the list to the left, choose Local Policies, then Security Options
3. Set Accounts: Administrator account status to Enabled
4. Set User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account to Disabled
â On Windows Vista Home Basic or Home Premium:
1. Click Start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the program cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator
2. In the command prompt window, type net users Administrator /active:yes then press Enter, you should receive a confirmation saying; The command completed successfully
3. Click Start, type regedit in the search box, then press Enter
4. Navigate to the section: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
Double click FilterAdministratorToken and set it to 0
5. Next, logoff and you will see a new Administrator account is available. Login to this new Administrator account
Your now logged in to Windows Vista with full administrative rights.
You will not receive any security prompts like before and you should
have complete administrative rights to your machine.

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"Unlock the super secret Administrator account for vista"


Deep inside the bowels of Windows vista, there's a secret Administrator account, and it's different from the normal administrator account you most likely have set up on your PC. This Administrator account is not part of the Administrator group. (Confused yet? You should be.) It's a kind of superadministrator, akin to the root account in Unix, and by default it's turned off and hidden. (In describing this hack, we'll always use the capital "A" for the secret Administrator account, and a lowercase "a" for a normal administrator account.)
In versions of Windows before Windows Vista, the Administrator account wasn't hidden, and many people used it as their main or only account. This Administrator account had full rights over the computer.
In Windows Vista, Microsoft changed that. In VISTA , the Administrator account is not subject to UAC, but normal administrator accounts are. So the Administrator can make any changes to the systemand will see no UAC prompts.
Turning on the Administrator account is straightforward. First, open an elevated command prompt by typing cmd into the Search box on the Start menu, right-clicking the command prompt icon that appears at the top of the Start menu, then selecting Run as administrator — or just use the shortcut you created in the previous hack.
Then enter this command and press Enter:
Net user administrator /active:yes
From now on, the Administrator account will appear as an option on the Welcome screen, along with any user accounts you may have set up. Use it like any other account. Be aware that it won't have a password yet, so it's a good idea to set a password for it.
If you want to disable the account and hide it, enter this command at an elevated command prompt and press Enter:
Net user administrator /active:no
HOPE THIS HELPS.
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Don't panic there is a much easier solution.
Most likely you just changed the user account password which means the administrator password is still set at default (blank)
Push F8 several times before the WindowsXP animation pops up on load. Choose safe mode. In save mode choose user Administrator and you should be able to log in with a blank password. After that go to control panel/user accounts and remove the password on your user account. After that - reboot.
If you also set and forgot the Administrator password there are utilities that will clear that for you. What comes to mind first is the Active Password Changer. Look for it on the web.

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