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#1 bowmanlester


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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:13 AM

....i had a microsoft tech lose my administraton rights, so as of now i am only a user on my own system...of cousre i called tech support with the ref # and they could not help me UNLESS i purchase a windows xp set up cd!!...i told the tech that it was one of your guys that got me in this situation to begin with so why cant you help me get out of this!!!....of course this was a great waste of time...so i am asking is their ANYONE out there that can help me to regain my administrative rights without having to break down and purchase set up cd???...OR i just may have to purchase a imac system from apple...thank u

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 08:14 AM

hi bowmanlester
as your the only user on this computer you just need to go into the control panel and go to user accounts and change the setting to admin from there
let me know how you get on

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:10 AM

No matter what you do, don't purchase another setup CD from Microsoft. How exactle did the microsoft tech took away your administration rights?

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:19 AM

There should be an admin account with full rights that was created when Windows was installed but it is usually only available when booting into safe mode. When safe mode starts, you should see an admin account and your account. Select the admin account and then go to control panel, user accounts. There you should be able to set up accounts and change the rights on existing accounts

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