Cannot create a new user account account & comments pasted as an administrator. How can I activate built-in Administrator?
It's a long story, but it is a case of me not having only not the slightest idea of what I was doing and the things themselves are mean. I tried to access the built-in function
Administrator on my laptop, so I could create a password for it and to transform my only other account user in a standard account. The only way I knew a bit about this world work (at the time) was going to safe mode (already did this on another laptop of mine and it worked,) but the built-in administrator is not. Unfortunately, when I do my first mistake a lot of errors, I decided that I could force the built-in Administrator"is displayed by the guest in an administrator account so I could turn off my main user account. I realized that I couldn't change guest in standard account so I turned it off as an administrator. When I'm home in safe mode I finally see the built-in administrator so I put my password for it, but I noticed the UAC did not have a password field to type and 'yes' is gray. Thinking that it was because I left the account called Administrator, until I turned it off I go to reactivate it if I could go back to the standard, but the guest account would not change back or extinguish again causing the built-in Administrator "to disappear from the safe mode and therefore, preventing me from the question of fixing.
I've tried so far of troubleshooting:
(Start, typed the CDM, run as administrator, typed user administrator / Active: Yes) Having failed, I got msg "System 5 error has occurred. Access denied. "
(Start, typed the CDM, run as administrator, typed net users) see three accounts on my computer administrator, guest, and my main account.
(Start, typed the CDM, run as administrator, typed 'Jack' xxyyzz net user / add) Having failed, I got msg "System 5 error has occurred. Access denied. "
I tried to create a new account, but it still says "the specified account name is not valid, because account names cannot contain the following characters / \ " :;|<>+=,? ". ' * ' , but I don't use any of these at all!
Change the Standard user account to administrator did not
I tried to disable the guest account, but that didn't work either
If anyone has ideas or definitive answers to how to help me solve this problem would be very useful, thx!
The guest on my computer account has administrative authority.
If your guest account has administrator privileges (why?) then you can do this:
- Log in under the guest account.
- Click the start planet.
- Type cmd.exe in the search box.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter
- Click on "Run as Administrator".
- Type the following commands and press ENTER after each:
NET user administrator / Active: Yes
NET user administrator 123456
(to set the password to 123456)
- Log in as administrator.
- Plan ahead a little and create, test, and document an alternative admin account, even though you have a spare House key. This will save you a lot of trouble.
- Demote, then disable the guest account. There is a security risk.
Hello and good evening,
I have a laptop HP Pavilion I've had for about a month. I was creating a HP recovery disk. As I didn't have the right amount of available disks, I cancelled it. The next time I went to do the same thing, there was a message in the HP support assistant saying that the recovery disk was no longer available. So I created an image of the system in case I ever needed to recover my OS. It was stored on drive C. I copied and pasted into the recovery d drive [I don't know if you can do].
Anyway, some things have changed after I created the image of the system. The C: disk OS folder has been renamed Windows C:.
I felt a little uncomfortable about the whole, so I thought that I create another user account. Hoping that this would also restore my HP Recovery disk.
In any case, I went to do this and all seems to be OK, install applications and so on, until he came to a blue screen that says "Please wait". He remained on the screen for about 2 hours, after which the battery was flat. I repowered it and he started upward. He returned the same screen. I took the battery and plugged a USB based recovery disk. This led me to the Welcome screen, and I could log into my original user account.
I'm not game to try again to create another user account in case something terrible happens and it does not restart.
What should I do?
1. create another user account give back me my recovery drive originalHP?
2 could have another go to make him a corruption on my hard drive?
I don't know if it's an HP or a problem of Windows 8, so I posted both.
I hope someone can help
I see that you have some problems with your recovery disk. Create a new user account won't get your recovery disk. The same file structure will be implemented regardless of the user account. You should not generally be copy or save anything on the recovery disk.
You should be able to restore your PC to factory settings , but you need to back up personal files on an external drive or burn to a CD. It might not get your recovery back disc because this isn't the Windows function of HP.
Your only other option is to order the recovery CD for your model. If you can provide me with your product number I should be able to get your link to order. Are which country you located?
I can't create a new user account (Windows 7): the user profile service service has no logon.
I have an administrative account which is the only account. I have problems with the installation of Autodesk Inventor so I need to create another user to see if I can solve the problem. But when I want to make a new user account and I get the following message: I can't create a new user account (Windows 7): the user profile service service has no logon.
I haven't added new programs in a long time and I don't know when this question has been raised as I've had my laptop for 3 years and this is the first time I create another account than my original. I don't want to reset my computer manufactured settings.
I also followed the http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/947215/en-us but I can't find any registry master in the list of profiles. In fact, I am the only user in there...
It seems that my computer does not have a record in the system registry.
In fact, the problem started when I tried to fix the "C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer.or on a network. Check to make sure that the disc is inserted correctly, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If he can't always find the information could have been moved to another location. "I was at least able to connect in the new user but will load a default profile and therefore do not load the profile properly. It seems I've done worse the problem after doing
at the prompt as an administrator.
The very initial problem started all this was when I was running from Autodesk Inventor, it gives me the following error: Mismatched Ole32.dll and Comcat.dll. And the support2.microsoft.com/kb/201364/en-us is to say that since I am under Win7, the solution is not applied. So I'm stuck. And the next move was trying to see if a new user profile may solve the problem.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
And if possible, please also suggest a "repair" method so I can get Win7 function correctly without reinstalling the whole machine. "" I use a laptop so I do not have installation media.
Thank you for your update on the issue.
I suggest that you try to run the file system (CFS) Checker scan to check all the corruption of .dll files.
- Go to Start, click all programs and open the Accessories.
- Right-click on command prompt in the list programs, and then select run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click OK.
- In the command prompt, type the following command and press ENTER:
For more information, see this link:
Please post back your results for assistance.
Running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 installed, running on a LG laptop. I am set up as an administrator, but when you click through the steps to create a new Standard user account, it does not create and does not appear in the list of users.
I tried searching for this issue of TechNet, but was unable to find anything related.
Any help is appreciated
Hi B Pick,
Thanks for posting us the Forum of community of answers.microsoft.com.
Since he had been some time since your last post, we marked this as resolved. Recently I saw messages and found that you had posted about it recently. Sometimes if a thread shows solved it do not get reviewed again, so, my apologies, it took some time to answer.
A point of interest in considering the issue of "unable to create a user account having administrative rights" is can create you an account that has no administrative rights from another account and then you use that has administrative rights? Information Justin had submitted and information, I'm reviewing, it would be very beneficial for our steps in troubleshooting to have this documented as being verified.
You would present to us in the forum if this is something you are able to accomplish in a new administrative account that you create for this system?
In another order of ideas, it would be that there are suspicious software loaded on the system. Try running scan of Virus and malware removal tool.
Here are some links for the Microsoft-Authored applications for these procedures. Check if these are products that you want to use, or if you have already produced in place for this activity to use them if you wish.
You can download the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool here:
Windows live one care. Please see the information relating to One Care. It doesn't have a trial period of 90 days.
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Whenever I try to create a new account or someone that I invited to be an editor or a Publisher tent, we receive an unnecessary error message that says: "there was a problem trying to create your account.» Please try again. "This happens after you have entered the name, address of e-mail and typing in the image verification code and clicking"Create Account ". Tried on IE, FF and three different computers, before and after the deletion of cookies. Does anyone know what causes this?
the InContext Editing service has expirenced some short downtime due to infrastructure problems and it is possible that you tried in the minutes...
Now, the service is running. I just created an account and it works beautifully.
Could you please try again see if it now works for you also?
I had a computer guy clean virus I had and upgrade me to Windows 8, but now I have adware runs in the background and am getting kicked out of my programs. Another type of computer I was just create a new user account - will that help? Will I always the same questions?
My apologies for the misunderstanding. :)
If you have some kind of virus/malware, I would recommend running a full scan of your computer to get rid of it. If necessary, you can use the Microsoft Safety Scanner, it's free:
Also, please see the following thread similar with a possible fix:
I hope this helps!
How do I create a new user account with windows XP Home Edition after operational failureHi andyprice,-What is the operational flaw that you speak?-You receive an error message when trying to create a new user account?Write us with more information pertaining to the matter to help us help you better.In the meantime, you can refer to this article:
original title: hidden files
I just created a new 'user account '. Now all my files are considered to be "hidden". "I have thousands of .psd and jpeg files). Is it possible to change this for all files in that account without having to access each?
I don't know what caused the problem, but you can go to control panel | Folder options | Display and enable the display of the hidden files and folders.
I created a new user account for my admin account. I tried to create a standard account and I tried to change to an administrator account. The only place that this account presents itself is managing it new user accounts in Control Panel. If I try to change user or sign out and then sign back, it never gives me the possibility to sign until the new user account that I created.
I read another post that said to try to restart in safe mode, what I tried without success.
I also don't get no error messages, so I was not trying to fix anything, given that I'm not sure it's broken and I don't want to do something worse. I only use this computer and Vista for a few days now, so I hope it's something simple I'm missing because I am not yet familiar with the operating system.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
Logon as administrator
You must open a command prompt at the entry of the order.
Start - type in the search-> CMD box find top - make a right click on - RUN AS ADMIN
Run CheckDisk and continue as needed.
Good luck. Rob - bicycle - Mark Twain said it is good.
I created a new user account and made computer administrater and now all my documents, music, photos have gone what to do to get back to my old account
1. did you remove the old account?
If you have not deleted the old user account, and then follow the steps in this link to copy files to the new user account and check if it helps:
Check if that helps.
I noticed this issue posted everywhere that none got the answer, the person posting was looking for. Basically, the question is "can the folder of the user profile account be renamed? '... I have the same problem. I sent a PC in for repair. They reloaded the operating system and created the new test user account. Rather than just create a new user account, I've renamed the test NAME user account. I couldn't help but notice later that user account folder name has remained the same "TEST". That's why you have people to ask the question "can the folder of the user profile account be renamed instead of create a new user account." It of an easy fix but does not answer the question.
It is not usually. If you have a computer, why not have just him take care of it for you instead of friction top yourself? ;-)
Try this instead if you really must do it yourself:
1. create a new administrator account. Call it 'CompAdmin' or 'Tech' or similar. You definitely want to have an administrative user account like this set up that you will use not except for emergency situations. You will use this in the elevation of privileges in your daily report - which will be a Standard account - but will not need to connect to CompAdmin after that company copy unless something goes terribly wrong. ;-)
2. create a new user account Standard for your daily work. This called something that makes you happy. I don't know your real name, so I'll call it "HDXer". Connect to HDXer to create the profile files/folders.
3. connect to CompAdmin and:
a. Control Panel > everything on the control panel > Folder Options
b. click on the view tab, click hidden files and folders, clear the Hide protected operating system files check box and then click OK. Now you can see everything.
c. using Windows Explorer ("computer"), search for the file C:\Users\Test.
d. Select all files and folders in this folder, except the following files: Ntuser.dat, Ntuser.dat.log and Ntuser.ini.
e. click on the Edit menu and then click on copy. If you don't see the Edit menu, press ALT.
f. Locate the C:\Users\HDXer folder.
g. click the Edit menu and then click on paste. If you don't see the Edit menu, press ALT.
Sign out and then sign back in as a HDXer. All your stuff should be there. You need to configure your icons and wallpaper (Control Panel > Personalize) and some preferences have been postponed, but really with the exception of the email all your data, Favorites, etc., should now be at the HDXer.
If you have messages in an e-mail program, such as Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook, you must import your e-mail messages and addresses to the new user profile before you delete the old profile. Because I don't know what you use for email, I can't give you the details about it. If everything is working properly, you can remove the old Test profile by using the user accounts applet in Control Panel. It won't hurt anything to make you leave the trial on the system for a while, or even forever.
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I tried to create a new user account, but I get the following error when I try to open a session with him:
the user profile service service has no logon
Until I leave than anything more I will add that I activated the hidden administrator account and this is the account I use to create a new standard user account.
Most of the patches for this issue are due to the fact that delete manually a user account does not remove the registry key that are associated, and you are required to go to the next section of the registry:
and delete the key associated with the user account to be deleted.
This fix IS NOT help, because whenever I try to create a new user, Windows doesn't bother creating a registry key to the new user. The new user account appears in the account management window. If I right click ondesktop and select Properties, then the settings , select the Advanced tab and click settingsunder USER PROFILES, the new account appears not here no more.
It is a huge problem. I have other people who use this laptop and I don't want to use my login information, or the guest account. I'm not editing the registry just to make a new account.
Please tell me there is a fix for this that works. Windows 7 was not free, and this kind of problem is very frustrating for the premium software.
Thanks - this is the only tip that help me to find the solution to this problem.
Two files in the folder C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live could not be copied without administrator privileges. This caused the connection in the attempt fail for all newly created user accounts. The files are:
I've added the read permission for all users in these two files and retried the logon. The opening of session proceeded set up initial user and filled perfectly. Probably, this problem started when I installed Windows Live Messenger which is the only Windows Live application, I installed.
Other important in your message board was to check the event log which stressed the two files which could not copy. Otherwise provided in WARNING messages immediately preceded files event log error message indicates that the profile service could not connect.
Win7 need to create a new user ACCT. move all the Info for it because want to rename the computer, and then delete the old user accountTo create a new user profile
To create a new profile, you must first create a new user account. When the account is created, a profile will also be created.
To copy files to the new user profile
Open a user account by clicking on the button start , by clicking on the Control Panel, click user accounts and family safety (or by clicking on user accounts, if you are connected to a network domain), and then clicking user accounts.
Click on manage another account. If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Click on create a new account.
Type the name you want to assign to the user account, click an account type, and then click on create an account.
After creating the profile, you can copy the files from the existing profile. You must have at least three user accounts on the computer to perform these operations, including the new account that you created.
Log on as a user other than the new user that you created or the user that you want to copy the files.
Open Documents by clicking on the button start , and then clicking Documents.
Click on the Tools menu, and then click Folder Options.
If you don't see the Tools menu, press ALT.
Click the view tab, click hidden files and folders, clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK.
Find the C:\Users\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive that Windows is installed, and where ancien_nom_utilisateur represents the name of the profile you want to copy the files to.
Select all the files and folders in this folder, except the following files:
Click the Edit menu and then click on copy.
If you don't see the Edit menu, press ALT.
Look for the C:\Users\New_Username folder, where C represents the drive Windows is installed, and New_Username is the name of the new user profile you created.
Click the Edit menu and then click on paste.
If you don't see the Edit menu, press ALT.
Sign out and then sign back in as a new user.
If you have messages in e-mail, such as Windows Mail, you must import your e-mail messages and addresses to the new user profile before you delete the old profile. If everything is working properly, you can delete the old profile.
I just created a new user account to solve a problem with my account live mail, but I want to keep my old office display. How to achieve this?
Thanks for your posting in Microsoft Community
What type of account you created?
Is it a limited account or administrator?
If sa is an account limited, you will need to log in as administrator account and you must give permission to access Office
If it's an administrator account you can access the desktop computer from the old account to which you want to access by going to
my computer > c drive > user > desktop and copy those file on your desktop or other disc
Account limited, you must log on as an administrator and give permission to access desktop of type lusrmgr.msc in the box RUN and press on into the House.
Double-click the users folder > right click on the new account is created (have you creat) > properties > click on Member of > add > administrator...
And trying to hold the Office to your account
Hello Microsoft community
Vista Home Premium, 64 bit, service pack 2.
I have an account administrator, my own account and a guest account installed on my PC. The guest account user is a regular (and only) user, so many passwords, Favorites, etc. have been stored on the guest account.
Is there a way to simply rename the guest account, keeping all the passwords and bookmarks and other personal settings these are not lost; and then create a new guest account to be used by other future temporary users?
Thanks for your help.
Rename the guest account
This can be useful if you want to change the name of the administrator or guest user accounts to minimize the risk of misuse of these accounts. It is always associated with the SID of comments to the registry in order not to lose your settings.
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