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cannot log in to new windows 7 installtion


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#1 SteveD4

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:37 AM

Cannot log into windows 7 ultimate after completing and upgrade from windows vista ultimate. This is a standalone home pc not connected to a sever or any network. received the error "You cannot log on because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer, please contact your system administrator".

searching the web for answers I found:
Run gpedit.msc.
2. Expand Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies
3. Click on User Rights Assignment
4. Ensure that "Allow log on locally" includes Administrators, Backup
Operators, Domain Users or Users.

however I need to know how to do this through the command prompt since I cannot log in

any help would me highly appreciated.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:27 PM

Does anything open up when you type gpedit.msc at the command prompt?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:28 PM

when entered at the command prompt gpedit I receive the message is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:21 PM

Does this get you into it?

"When the Command Prompt window appears, enter the command net user administrator /active:yes"

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:28 PM

Tried that command yesterday and again a few moments ago. says that the command completed successfully then when I restart it brings up the login screen, when I try to log in as the administrator (no password) it flashes the same message (you can not log on etc...)

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:08 PM

Sorry, Steve. I'm all out of ideas. Vista seems to be able to cause some very nasty issues without, what it considers to be, a proper administrator user account.

Hold on, this is interesting.

http://computerperformance.co.uk/windows7/windows7_activate_administrator.htm#How_to_Activate_Your_Hidden_Windows_7_Administrator_

Edited by Blathnat, 09 November 2010 - 03:16 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:26 PM

Was the upgrade successful?




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