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#1 jasonchaser

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:12 AM

here is the problem:
i changed my account to "limited" from administrator, im 14 so i need a simple anwser.

how do i change my account back to administrator?! :thumbsup:

im using windows XP professinal

Edited by jasonchaser, 29 July 2005 - 05:15 AM.


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#2 jcxhc

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 07:41 AM

Is there another account on your computer with administrator status?

Edited by jcxhc, 29 July 2005 - 07:41 AM.


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Posted 29 July 2005 - 07:58 AM

If So, Simply Log On As Them & Change Your Account Back To Admin, Otherwise If Your The Only User, Start XP In Safe Mode & Then (IF your using the welcome screen) Click The Administrator Name & Change Your Account Back To Admin In There.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:47 AM

Gee, I hope the parental units of this 14 year old don't mind your telling him how to do something they might prefer he not know how to do. They may have made him "limited" user so he couldn't do certain things on this particular computer.
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:22 AM

He won't be able to unless he had admin rights before.

#6 Jaws

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:27 AM

It's a simple matter of password protecting the administrator account from unauthorized users.

It's also a good idea to use passwords on all accounts even if your the only one using the PC.

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#7 jasonchaser

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:42 PM

its my own comp, and im pretty much allowed to do anything.
cheers mates

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:21 PM

Why did you change your account to a limited account jasonchaser?

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#9 jasonchaser

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 01:24 AM

i was experimenting, and im an idiot
its all good

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 10:06 AM

Actually, you should have two accounts - one admin and the other limited as you should never surf the web using an admin account.

The reason why is that any malware that might get through when you are using an admin account will have complete run of your computer just as if it were the admin.




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