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Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

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    Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account


    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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    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.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 30 May 2014 at 00:43.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    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.
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    San Jose - California
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    I am sorry, somehow I missed getting back to you but you found my answer from the other post:
    Forgot admin password
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    I am sorry, somehow I missed getting back to you but you found my answer from the other post:
    Forgot admin password
    Thanks
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Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account
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