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Windows Vista won't let me change my administrator user account

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    You must have Admin rights so is your only value user account? Change it to Admin with the invisible
    Account. Another new Admin to test and fix and possibly a 3rd to migrate to.

    McAfee will turn off Defender - to turn this back on

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    Windows Defender service - change to START - AUTOMATIC

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    How to enable or disable the Windows Defender

    More information in this thread

    Windows Defender error when you restart the computer with VirusScan installed 2009
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    As you have tried the default user logon image, create a new user account can help you determine if the problem is related to the corruption of user account.

    Otherwise, sign in with the account that has administrative rights and try to change the image.

    Create a new user account and check if the problem persists, if the problem does not persist in the new user account, then you can fix the damaged user account.

    Create a user account

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    Click on the link mentioned below as a reference:

    Answer please if you have any questions.

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    Read information about it to Dell link above.

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    You can run the Admin account hidden from the prompt by if necessary.

    This tells you how to access the System Recovery Options and/or a Vista DVD

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    I hope this helps.

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    Note: All the Neosmart recovery disk downloads are torrent files. There is a good explanation of the torrent on the site Web of Neosmart files. You will need a torrent as muTorrent client to get the files. Torrent client will download the .iso file with which to create the bootable DVD. You will need to use third-party burning software such as Nero, Roxio or the free ImgBurn ( ) to burn the image .iso image file, not in the form of data.

    Once you have fixed things, log on to the additional administrative account you will be made by the suggestions below and disable the administrator account integrated yet for security reasons:

    Start Orb > Search box > type: cmd
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    NET user administrator / active: No. [Enter]

    Exit the command prompt.

    General recommendations for creating users in Vista:

    You absolutely don't want to have only one user account. As XP and all the other modern operating systems, Vista is a multi-user system with integrated system of accounts as default Administrator and comments. These accounts should be left alone because they are part of the structure of the operating system.

    In particular, you do not want one account user with administrative privileges on Vista because the administrator account integrated (normally only used in emergencies) is disabled by default. If you use as an administrator for your daily work, and this account is corrupt, things will be difficult.  It is not impossible to activate the built-in administrator to rescue things, but there may be more that you want to do. Better not to put you in a bad situation at first.

    The user account that is for your daily work must be a Standard user, with the extra administrative user (call it something like 'CompAdmin' or 'Tech' or similar) only it for elevation purposes. As a user Standard is recommended for security reasons and will help protect your computer against infections. After you have created "CompAdmin", connect to it and change your normal user account Standard. Then log on to your regular account.

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    My Windows 7 PC is now standard user. How I can change standard user to administrator. The system won't let me change.  How can I reset the administrator user accounts?  Or, how you're going to help me change the setting?

    If you have AN administrator account on your computer then the answer of Joel help at all.

    You cannot change a user account Standard on an admin on another account Admin account (AFAIK)

    Try this:

    Boot from your Windows repair disk (you DID make a?) and use system restore to set Windows to a point before it happened.

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    All the above problem ONLY happens in the administrator user account. Both regular user accounts work fine. Windows help works very well, information system works very well!

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    If you "move" the files/folders to PUBLIC folders, you can then access them when you are in the new admin account and then you can place them in your personal folders.
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    My brother has changed the only account on my computer a regular account, and now because of this I can not install stuff etc, because I'm not an administrator, and I can't change my account type because only Admins can do that and I tried allow the all-powerful administrator user , but I can't, advice on how to solve this problem?

    Try to start in safe mode. If and only if there is no administrator account Windows won't allow the master account administrator mode without failure.

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    Thanks for posting this question in the Microsoft Community!

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    (a) open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click programs, accessories principally made, right-click Guest, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password, or click on allow.

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    Registry warning: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    It will be useful. For any other corresponding Windows help, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you.

    Kind regards!

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    When I try to delete or to rename my files in Windows Vista, I always get the statement that I don't have permission and I'm the only one on my laptop and an administrator.  How can I get rid of the boxes that tell me that I'm not allowed to delete or rename my files?


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    Tweak UAC utility - easily put UAC into Silent Mode or POWER


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