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Accidentally changed guest account as administrator

  1. #1


    Mauritius
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Accidentally changed guest account as administrator


    Hi All,

    Can anyone help me please ? I would be very grateful.

    I've mistakenly changed my guest account to administrator and my previous administrator account to local account in Windows 8.
    Now I'm unable to remove the guest account as administrator or switch it off.

    I have only one user account which has now become local account.

    I'm unable to make any changes.

    I don't know much things about PC stuffs.

    Will anyone be kind enough to explain me how to remove administrator in guest account ?

    Thanking you in advance.

    Priya

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    1. Login as Guest
    2. Press Win+R
    3. Type: lusrmgr.msc then click on Users Folder on the left pane
    4. Right Click on the User name that you want to make as Adminintrator->Properties then click on Member of Tab, click on Add then type: Administrators , Remove Guests, click OK
    5. Log Off and log back in as the Admin User above.
    6. repeat step 2 & 3
    7. Right Click on user Guest -> Properties -> Member Tab, remove Administrators and add Guests, click OK
    Last edited by topgundcp; 30 Sep 2014 at 05:28.
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  3. #3


    Mauritius
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    But I'm getting the below screenshot

    Click image for larger version
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    My bad. It is lusrmgr.msc
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  5. #5


    Mauritius
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I have tried the correct one but still the same
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  6. #6


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It should be working. Try opening a Command Window as administrator from the desktop (Windows Key and "X" key, then choose "Command Prompt (Administrator). Then lusrmgr.msc should work.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    if you are typing in the lusrmgr.msc, try copy/past to be sure of no typo
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