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Computer says I'm not administrator but I am


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#1 sn0zb0z

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:41 AM

I've just restored my computer. It states my account is the administrator but when trying to set up security settings for automatic updates it tells me I need the administrators permission.

There's a number of things under the control panel with a shield thing next to them and I can't click any of them due to needing administrator rights.

How can I become the administrator? I can't even click change account type.

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#2 sn0zb0z

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:05 AM

The computer is Windows Vista (32 bit.

Now my laptop has suddenly decided I'm the administrator as well. I've had this months, it hasn't been restored or anything and I haven't changed any settings. This is Windows 7 (32 bit).

Both Acer computers.

With my laptop I had the administrator problem on a file I just created on Photoshop. Thought maybe it was just that. However, I went to delete a couple of folders that I don't want on the laptop and it came up with the administrator problem again.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:56 AM

Hi,

Maybe this will help: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/182527-vista-says-im-not-an-administrator-but-im-the-only-account/.

Arrow down to PsychPosse's response and follow instructions to add the Administrator account.

Good luck.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:07 AM

Thanks, but that would surely still mean I have to go onto another account for all the admin stuff if I stay using my own account? I didn't have to do that before. I had one account and it was fine.

Same goes for my laptop, although I'm still confused as to why it suddenly decided today I no longer had permission.




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