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Lost admin rights on only account


bdmcewen

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#1
Need Help asap, I have lost all admin rights on my only user account on this machine. I have searched for a solution high and low for awhile now but I need to install software for work!

I cannot open an elevated command prompt (Access Denied)

I cannot edit registry (Access Denied)

When I try to refresh windows I am asked to pick an account to continue with and the only account shown is the Homegroupuser$... no clue what the password for this would be as I have no network.

I need to know how I can access my admin account... I am not using pro version of windows........:sick:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire/M
    CPU
    INtel I5 4200U
    Motherboard
    UNknown
    Memory
    8g
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Browser
    Various
    Antivirus
    Yes please

Addictive Gamer

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#2
If you do not have administrative account and can't create administrative account then there is not much you can do.

it looks you have deleted the only administrative account?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

bdmcewen

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#3
no I have never deleted an account
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire/M
    CPU
    INtel I5 4200U
    Motherboard
    UNknown
    Memory
    8g
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Browser
    Various
    Antivirus
    Yes please

bdmcewen

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Posts
4
#5
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire/M
    CPU
    INtel I5 4200U
    Motherboard
    UNknown
    Memory
    8g
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Browser
    Various
    Antivirus
    Yes please

bdmcewen

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Posts
4
#7
I didnt, but somehow it happened. When I view my user rights it says I have admin rights but I get denied when trying to do almost everything.

I have no installation media.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire/M
    CPU
    INtel I5 4200U
    Motherboard
    UNknown
    Memory
    8g
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Browser
    Various
    Antivirus
    Yes please

Addictive Gamer

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Posts
356
#8
I'm sorry, without installation media or administrator account your hands are tied.

get new windows ISO from microsoft, create bootable media and run system restore.
if that doesn't work you can just fresh install windows by using the same media.

create backup first.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise