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My account as an administrator is gone for any reason,maybe was a mistake went I try to open another account with an standard password,now I end up with two accounts with no administrator privilege.Please tell me how could I recover my administrator account.

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  • Tony Mar 20, 2011

    windows xp? or windows 7?

    have you tried rebooting into safe mode and logging in as administrator?

    from there you can access user accounts and change your user to admin.

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    Manolito Mendoza Mar 20, 2011

    What is the version of your Windows?

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You need to boot to Safemode to do

1. Turn on the Laptop

2. Continuously press the button F8

3. When the menu appears, move to Safe Mode and press Enter.

4. In safe mode, you can create an administrater account as usual

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My account as a administrator is gone for any reason ,maybe went I tried to open another account with an standard type password I overwrite my administrator account.Now I end up with two standard accounts...


For administrator account recovery, turn on your computer start tapping F8 key and the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen will appear. Select safe mode using arrow up or down key then press enter then press enter again to select the operating system. Wait for the loading which could take about 3-5 minutes to load the safe mode.

For system restore: Click Start, Click all programs, Click accessories, Click system tools and click system restore. Here is the video on how to system restore,
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Click Administrator to enter that account and click Yes to start running on safe mode, after loading go to control panel and click user accounts. Click create a new account and type the name of the new account and click next. Now pick an account type select administrator then click create account. Restart your computer and when you prompted on your user accounts click the admin account that you made and you have the admin account have a nice day.

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    Hi Reggie,

    Please read the entire article before proceeding:

    All administrator accounts are created equal, with equal
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    be deleted and it does not appear on the login (or users)
    menu by default.

    You do need an alternate administrator account to solve this
    problem. You must login to a user account with administrative
    privileges in order to access system resources, take ownership
    of files and folders, and to change other people's passwords.
    (including the built-in administrator account)

    Otherwise, what would be the point of any security at all,
    if you could bypass it at will.

    If you can login to another account with administrator pri'vs,
    then follow me. Otherwise you may have to pursue more difficult
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    1) Open up the control panel
    2) Open up Administrative tools
    3) Open up local security settings
    4) Expand Local policies in the LHS folder tree

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    Accounts: Rename Administrator Account = Administrator

    this is to make sure that the admin account is enabled,
    and has not been renamed. You can double click on these
    settings to change them. Is you are for some reason unable
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    where the admin account is always enabled.

    Now that you are sure that you have a functioning administrator
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    From the control panel, once again open up

    Administrative Tools ---->
    Computer Management --->
    Local users and Groups ---->
    Users ----->
    Administrator ---->
    Right click on administrator ---->
    SET PASSWORD

    ....

    This should do it.

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    The administrator account will be re-created, you will loose
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    ==========================================

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    SYSTEM RECOVERY CONSOLE.

    2) Do not proceed to install Win 2000, make sure you
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