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Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account


mystvearn

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Hi, does anyone know what happens if I mistakenly deleted a user account?

When I open my computer, then right click on the "This pc" there is a option called "Manage". Then under manage, there are user accounts. I mistakenly deleted the "Administrators" group from my current account. Only left is standard user group.

The admin account is password protected and I have the password. Is it possible to log into the admin account and change promote back my current account?

I did try to right click "manage", but I get this window (attached file) with no place to put the password. That is slightly annoying. I was trying to reassign myself back in the admin group.

I was thinking of making an account which can modify all items, such adding hardware and items under "Device manager" etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account. Seems that deleting the admin solves the not being able to make a new account, but in the process I'm locked out from the admin settings.

Is it possible to create a super-user account just limiting not being able to make new user accounts and have access to all such as device manager? It would be nice to not have to log into admin account just to check newly installed hardware.

Currently, on standard user, I am unable to go to "device manager" and other admin based stuff (with that admin shield logo).

Thanks
 

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System One

  • OS
    W8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i5-4570
    Motherboard
    Asus Z87i-Pro
    Memory
    G.Skill Value 8x2 GB
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    MSI Lightning 770 GTX
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    Dell U2713HM
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    2x1920x1080
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    960 GB SSD
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    Corsair TX650M
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    Bitfenix Prodigy
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topgundcp

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#2
  1. From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL key
  2. Click on Switch User
  3. Type: Administrator and enter the password
  4. Once you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)
  5. Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your name
  6. sign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
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mystvearn

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#3
  1. From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL key
  2. Click on Switch User
  3. Type: Administrator and enter the password
  4. Once you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)
  5. Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your name
  6. sign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.
Stuck at step 3
I made the password, yes. I only found my account when I switch user. Could not find the Administrator account even after typing it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i5-4570
    Motherboard
    Asus Z87i-Pro
    Memory
    G.Skill Value 8x2 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Lightning 770 GTX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2713HM
    Screen Resolution
    2x1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    960 GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair TX650M
    Case
    Bitfenix Prodigy
    Cooling
    1x230mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro fan, 1x14mm rear fan
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Logitech M 705
    Internet Speed
    8 mb/500k
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    Avast
    Other Info
    Printer: HP F4180
    Panasonic SA-PM11

topgundcp

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#4

My Computer

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  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox

mystvearn

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#5

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i5-4570
    Motherboard
    Asus Z87i-Pro
    Memory
    G.Skill Value 8x2 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Lightning 770 GTX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2713HM
    Screen Resolution
    2x1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    960 GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair TX650M
    Case
    Bitfenix Prodigy
    Cooling
    1x230mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro fan, 1x14mm rear fan
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Logitech M 705
    Internet Speed
    8 mb/500k
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    Avast
    Other Info
    Printer: HP F4180
    Panasonic SA-PM11