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I am trying to activate some software that requires me to log in as administrator. There is only one user account, and that is an administrator account. Why does it keep asking me to log on? I am using Vista home premium

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Right click the program and select "Run as Administrator"

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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.

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Enable / Disable the Local (Hidden) Administrator Account in Windows 7


Ways to Enable / Disable the Built-In Windows 7 Admin Account Many people familiar with prior versions of Windows are curious what happened to the Local Administrator account that was always created by default. Does this account still exist, and how can you access it?<br /> Recently I ran into an awkward situation where after disjoining a Windows 7 client machine from the domain, I was unable to log in to the computer. This was not because I had forgotten the local administrator password, but because the local administrator account was disabled (which is the default behavior in Windows 7). Like in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 the built-in Administrator's account is disabled by default. Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password. After doing some research, I found the following procedure that worked really well.<br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/enable-disable-local-administrator-account-win7.htm">Enable Built-in Administrator Account</a><br /> Basically there are 4 ways in order to activate the account:<br /> A) Command Prompt To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Command Prompt please follow these steps:<br /> 1. First you'll need to open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing "Run as administrator" (or use the Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut from the search box)<br /> <img src="run-command-prompt-as-administrator.jpg" /> 2. After that you only need to enter the simple command below to activate it.<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b><br /> <img src="enable-hidden-administrator-account.png" /> 3. You should see a message that the command completed successfully. Log out, and you'll now see the Administrator account as a choice.<br /> <img src="built-in-windows-7-administrator-account.png" /> You'll note that there's no password for this account, so if you want to leave it enabled you should change the password.<br /> B) Local Security Policy Another way of activating the administrator account in Windows 7 is via Local Security Policy.<br /> 1. Type secpol.msc in the search bar and hit enter.<br /> <img src="secpol.png" /> 2. After the Local Security Policy pops up, navigate to Local Policies-&gt; Security Options where you can see an entry that reads Accounts: Administrator account. Double click the entry to enable it.<br /> <img src="local-security-policy.png" /><br /> <img src="administrator-account-status.png" /> C) Using the Local Users and Groups Snap-in To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Local Users and Groups snap-in please follow these steps:<br /> 1. Open Local Users and Groups. You can do so by typing lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box or in the Run command and pressing ENTER. Or, you could open Computer Management by right-clicking Computer in the Start menu and selecting Manage.<br /> 2. Expand System Tools &gt; Local Users and Groups &gt; Users.<br /> 3. Right-click the Administrator account and select "Set Password".<br /> 4. In the"Set Password for Administrator" click "Proceed".<br /> 5. In the"Set Password for Administrator" enter the Administrator's desired password twice, and click "Ok".<br /> 6. Next, enable the Administrator's account. Right-click the Administrator's account and select "Properties".<br /> 7. Un-chek the "Account is disabled" check-box. Click on the "Ok" button.<br /> Administrator's account is now enabled and configured with a password.<br /> D) During the Installation Process There is a 3rd method which advanced users can use. This method can be used during the installation process itself.<br /> 1. During the installation, after being prompted to configure the new user account, you will be able to set the new account's password.<br /> 2. At that phase, press SHIFT and F10 keys together. A Command Prompt window will appear.<br /> 3. In the Command Prompt window, type:<br /> <b><i>net user</i></b><br /> Note how the Administrator account is there, yet the new user account has not been yet created.<br /> 4. To set the Administrator's account password:<br /> <b><i>net user *</i></b><br /> 5. Then enter the required password and confirm it.<br /> 6. To enable the Administrator's accoun:<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b><br /> 7. Close the Command Prompt window and continue with the installation process.<br /> If you log off you will now see the Administrator's account as a valid logon option.<br /> Disable Built-in Administrator Account Make sure you are logged on as your regular user account, and then open an administrator mode command prompt as above. Type the following command:<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:no</i></b><br /> <img src="disable-local-admin-account.png" /> The administrator account will now be disabled, and shouldn't show up on the login screen anymore.<br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/downloads/Windows_Password_Recovery_Tool_Trial.exe">Hack into Windows 7 Administrator Account </a> [Free Trial] Article source: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/enable-disable-local-administrator-account-win7.htm<br />

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How to Reset Windows Password With an Standard User Account?


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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




Sep 17, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer...

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Error Code BIOHD-4


Remove any external devices connected to the computer except the mouse and keyboard to check if it boots normally.

This error can usually be fixed by following the steps below. Doing all this requires a certain level of computer skills. You know yourself best and whether taking the machine to a competent local computer tech (not a BigComputerStore/GeekSquad type of place) is the better solution for you.

1. Log into another user account with administrative privileges. If you neglected to make an extra administrative account do Steps 2-3. Otherwise continue at Step 4. Also see the general information about setting up user accounts in Vista at the end of this post.

2. Boot into Safe Mode. Do this by repeatedly tapping the F8 key as the computer is starting up. This will get you to the right menu where you can use your arrow key to select Safe Mode [enter]. The built-in Administrator account is disabled by default in Vista. However, if no other administrative accounts exist on the system it may be enabled. If it is, you will see an icon for Administrator on the Welcome Screen in Safe Mode. Log into Administrator.

3. If If you don't see the icon for the Administrator account in Safe Mode, then the built-in Administrator account is still disabled and you'll need to do some more work. If you have a Vista installation DVD (not a recovery DVD) you can boot the system with it. Select the default language, then choose "Repair your computer". Then select "Command Prompt". At the command prompt type:

net user administrator /active:yes [enter]

[Note: Do not type the brackets!]

If you don't have a Vista installation DVD (only have a recovery disc), the computer mftr. may have given you the Vista System Repair option (not a System Recovery!) on the diagnostic menu. This diagnostic menu is the same one where you can choose Safe Mode. Or you can make a bootable Vista Repair DVD from the file at this link:

http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/
which will cost you $9.75


Note: All the Neosmart recovery disc downloads are torrent files. There is a good explanation of torrent files at the Neosmart website. You will need a torrent client such as muTorrent to get the files. The torrent client will download the .iso file with which to create the bootable DVD. You will need third-party burning software such as Nero, Roxio, or the free ImgBurn (www.imgburn.com ) to burn the .iso as an image, not as data.

Now remove the rescue CD/DVD you made, reboot the system into Windows, and log into the built-in Administrator account you enabled.

4. Try a System Restore to when things were working. If you can log into your own user account, you're finished. Otherwise continue at Step 5.

5. The critical files are under %systemdrive%\users\user-account\ntuser. The ntuser.dat file is actually a registry hive. Run Regedit elevated and select HKEY_USERS and "load hive" from the menu. Now navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

There is one line for each profile. If a profile is bad, check:

a) That the key name doesn't end in ".bak" (remove .bak if there)
b) That the RefCount value is 0 (change it if different)
c) That the State value is 0 (change if different)

Make any necessary changes, close Regedit and try to log in as that user.

6. If that doesn't fix your profile, it is corrupted. At that point you should make a new Standard user account and copy your data to it. Do not delete the old account until you have retrieved the data you need!

Once everything is working, log into the extra administrative account you will make per the suggestions below and disable the built-in Administrator account again for security purposes:

Start Orb>Search box>type: cmd
When cmd appears in Results above, right-click it and choose "Run as administrator" [OK]. Now you will get the command prompt. At the command prompt type:

net user administrator /active:no [enter]

Exit the command prompt.

General Recommendations For Setting Up Users In Vista

You absolutely do not want to have only one user account. Like XP and all other modern operating systems, Vista is a multi-user operating system with built-in system accounts such as Administrator, Default, and Guest. These accounts should be left alone as they are part of the operating system structure.

You particularly don't want only one user account with administrative privileges on Vista because the built-in Administrator account (normally only used in emergencies) is disabled by default. If you're running as Administrator for your daily work and that account gets corrupted, things will be Difficult. It isn't impossible to activate the built-in Administrator to rescue things, but it may be more work than you want to do. Best not to get into a bad situation to begin with.

The user account that is for your daily work should be a Standard user, with the extra administrative user (call it something like "CompAdmin" or "Tech" or the like) only there for elevation purposes. Running as a Standard user is best practice for security purposes and will help protect your computer from infection. After you create "CompAdmin", log into it and change your regular user account to Standard. Then log back into your regular account.


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Enable hidden Administrator account Window 7


Try this, 1. Open a elevated command prompt. Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.
2. To Enable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account -
A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter.
3. To Disable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account -A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:no and press Enter.
4. Close the elevated command prompt.
5. Log off, and you will now see the built-in Administrator account log on icon added (enabled) or removed (disabled) from the log on screen

on Feb 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Got an error message 1935 while downloading software for a printer. tried sfc /scannow per kodak help tech, message said must sign on as administrator in console session to do this. how?


I think your system has many user accounts to log in. In your case I think you are logged in as other user in spite of administrator so the person who logs in as administrator has kept some securities so when you are trying to download anything it will ask administrator's permission,To avoid this type of errors always log in as administrator, or just remove securities from the administrator's account.

Thanks.
have a great day.

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Changing the Administrator


sign in using his name and password if it is using one  then go to control panel/user accounts and change your name to administrator  then boot back to your user name

Nov 07, 2009 | HP Pavilion m7750n PC Desktop

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System won't go past profile page..stuck


It seems that the Guest account profile is corrupted because of which you are unable to log in as like in previously.

In the Profile Login page, hold the Ctrl and Alt keys and press the Del key twice.

This will give you a window where you need to enter the User name and Password.

Enter the User name as administrator and leave the password column blank if you have not set any Password to the administrator account or enter the Administrator password if you have set any.

Now once you are loged into the Administrator account, create a new User from the Control Panel > User Accounts.

Set the required limitatios to the account like limited account or administrator account and log off from the administrator account.

Now, you should have the newly created user account available in the login page. Select it and you should be able to login.

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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.

An administrator account user can only install the printer drivers or software.

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