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Changing account from Limited to an Adimistrator

by John45 / February 1, 2004 2:43 PM PST

Over the X-mass I had some family members staying with us. For some ungodly reason she created new account as an administrator and changed my main account to Limited. Of course her account is password protected.
Can I change a registry key i.e., remove her password so I can change my account back to an Administrator.
Any help would be great
Many thanks

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Re:Changing account from Limited to an Adimistrator
by Papa Echo / February 1, 2004 6:20 PM PST

If you can, that would defeat the purpose of a password. Anyway, you need to be an Administrator to do it. Why not send a nice request for the password ? After, she was a guest and that was not her computer. Not cooperating ? Send a DEMAND, and be nasty- go for her jagular viens ! Is she otherwise nice ? Happy

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Re:Re:Changing account from Limited to an Adimistrator
by Basket628 / February 1, 2004 8:24 PM PST

Reboot your system hit f8 while its booting up go into safe mode then hit the Adminstrative account then the control panel users click on the person you want to click on remove password thats all you need to do.

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Re:Re:Re:Changing account from Limited to an Adimistrator
by John45 / February 2, 2004 2:04 PM PST

Thank you VERY MUCH

Finally I got my PC back.

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Cheats like in Games... :-)
by John Robie / February 3, 2004 11:50 AM PST

Wonder if John45 is my grandson trying to undo the controls on one of my PC's. I'll have to check to see if your system worked. Happy

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Re:Changing account from Limited to an Adimistrator
by jontoo3 / February 2, 2004 10:21 PM PST

I may be missing something but can't you contact her and explain what has happened and ask for the password she used
Is it possible to use 'system Restore'to go back before Xmas?

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tell me how to change
by rick418 / May 8, 2006 10:54 PM PDT

hello please tell me how to change limited account to administrator

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Control Panel > User Accounts > Change an Account.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 9, 2006 4:41 AM PDT
In reply to: tell me how to change

But I am not sure why you have resurrected this thread when it is more than 2 years old.

Why not create your own thread?


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