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Go to your control panel, from there to user control. In the user control you can remove the password if you are administrator. If you aren't, then you need access with the administrator account (set by the ones that installed the machine).
Computer administrators have access to make certain changes on a computer that other users may not have.
Administrators have full freedom to install and uninstall programs, move files around and make changes to the Windows registry.
There are actually three ways that one may become the administrator on their computer; during the initial setup, change the settings in the Control Panel or by having the current administrator change the permissions on the account.
Set up an account during the initial setup of Windows on the computer.
During the setup wizard, you will be asked to set up an administrator account.
Choose the account name, user icon and password to set up the administrator account.
Change your account permissions if there isn't an administrator account currently setup.
During some installations Windows users were allowed to install the program without setting up an administrator account.
Click on "Start" then "Control Panel" to open the Control Panel.
Click on "Users and Accounts" or "Users Accounts and Family Safety".
Click on "User Accounts."
Click on "Add or remove user accounts" then "create a new account".
Assign the new account administrative privileges, a user name and password.
Click "OK" and close all windows. Log in under the new Administrator account.
Have the current administrator change your account privileges from "User" to "Administrator". She can do this by following the same steps described in Step 1.
Instead of creating a new account, she must click on your current account and then apply the new permissions.
That happens when you are running a user account that is not the administrator account. In many ways this is smart because trojans and viruses have the same trouble installing. In schools or office buildings where they want to control who installs what on the computers it makes less problems for an administrator to fix. In your case switch users and log into your administrator account in control panel see if you can give your usual user account administrator privileges, shut down administrator account and log into your usual account and see if it now has administrator privileges in the control panel/user accounts. If not then install software while logged in the administrator account but install for all users from now on. Or you can only use the administrator account and set it up the way you like it (like your regular user account)
Go to Control Panel and the click on the User Accounts. There's one rule in deleting user accounts - You can delete all user accounts except for one ADMINISTRATOR account. This is to ensure that there is one user that can manage other users and the system configurations.
click on START, choose control panel, click on user accounts near the bottom of choices, and set up a 'guest account'. Or another user with personal icon and password. assuming you have the 'administrator' passworded access to the laptop. your 'guest', or new non-administrative access member will have no rights to access your private files, unless you choose to share them. this is for XP. good luck!
The problem is that you do not have administrator rights on your computer for this user. Logout and then log back in as the administrator. Then you will be able to access the control panel user accounts. If you can't log in as the administrator or another user that has administrator rights, there is nothing you can do.