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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:04 PM

Sorry to invade in, but the howtogeek article posted by Broni does not work if you only have a Standard account.

Instead use the Method 2 explained here : http://www.trishtech.com/winvista/activate_the_hidden_administrator_account_in_windows_vista.php
(This is for Vista but works also on Windows 7.)

You would need Windows DVD. If you do not have a Windows 7 DVD, download the Recovery Disk ISO from here : http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/
After downloading ISO, burn it to a CD using something like ISORecorder or using the built in ISO writer of Windows 7.


I can never get far into these things before i just have another problem

I can't get to the command prompt except the one after my name/acct.

that is
c:\users\myname - it says I am not authorized to go to the c:\ prompt.

It's trying to fix one problem and creating another. Anybody have a gun? I'm ready to blow my head off? :woot:

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:07 PM

Open command prompt as administrator..

Go Start and in "Start search" type in:
cmd
Hold CTRL and SHIFT key, press Enter.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:14 PM

Open command prompt as administrator..

Go Start and in "Start search" type in:
cmd
Hold CTRL and SHIFT key, press Enter.


now why was I going there?

This all started with wanting to download something to do something else for which i need to be admnistrator so I can do that to get here but I forgot where here was, I'm like ten-levels deep of where am I going.

WHY does microsoft do this ? Are they just trying to make things impossible or what.

Thank you for your answer, now I am there but I don't know why, don't remember what i ever started out trying to do.

sorry to be so clueless but I'm just like my brain is fried.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:17 PM

You're there to enable hidden Administrator account.
Please, re-read Romeo's link.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:17 PM

I am like stressed to the maximum allowable and still be alive. I'm trying to get instructions for a product manual i don't have which requires me to have a pdf reader but when I try to get a pdf reader then it goes to this EXTRACTION thing I have never seen before, used to just install programs WHAT is the extraction thing, my computer never used to do all this I'm going crazy because i needed the manual like 5 hours ago and I still can't even get a damn pdf file opener.

My frustration is growing and multiplying by the second, not your problems just sayin.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:25 PM

OK, we can't be solving several issues at the same time.
As far, as I'm aware, we've been trying to get Firefox installed.

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