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Deleted Administrator Account by Accident Windows 7

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April 29, 2011 7:43:58 PM

I have 3 USER accounts in Windows 7. I accidentally changed my Administrator Account to a Standard User Account one year ago. Now I have no administrative account privileges. I really do not want to do a system restore as my computer is loaded with my business archives, etc. I tried starting in the safe mode, etc. , entering command prompt, net user administrator / active:yes That accomplished nothing...HELP!

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April 29, 2011 8:26:42 PM
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April 29, 2011 8:44:37 PM

You have 3 accounts on the computer we will call them 1) Admin 2) You 3) Me.
You is a user account, and Admin has been deleted. That makes me think that the last acount (Me) is a administrator acount. Just login as Me and make your account a administrator account again.
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April 29, 2011 9:13:08 PM

If the answers above didn't work then give this a go...,

Try activating the Windows 7 Super Admin Account.

Type cmd into the search box from the Start menu and wait for the result to show. When cmd appears at top right click it and select 'run as administrator'.

To enable the admin account, type this command:
Net user administrator /active:yes

Hit enter. Now, when you reboot the system you should have an account called Administrator which shouldn't have a password and will allow you to modify your other accounts and get your admin rights back.

When you're done follow the instructions above but this time type:
Net user administrator /active:no

This will disable the super account again.

Hope it works for you!
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April 29, 2011 9:39:07 PM

ecotox said:
If the answers above didn't work then give this a go...,

Try activating the Windows 7 Super Admin Account.

Type cmd into the search box from the Start menu and wait for the result to show. When cmd appears at top right click it and select 'run as administrator'.

To enable the admin account, type this command:
Net user administrator /active:yes

Hit enter. Now, when you reboot the system you should have an account called Administrator which shouldn't have a password and will allow you to modify your other accounts and get your admin rights back.

When you're done follow the instructions above but this time type:
Net user administrator /active:no

This will disable the super account again.

Hope it works for you!


this will save me a lot of time, thanks for posting this.
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April 29, 2011 10:17:08 PM

anonymous1 said:
You have 3 accounts on the computer we will call them 1) Admin 2) You 3) Me.
You is a user account, and Admin has been deleted. That makes me think that the last acount (Me) is a administrator acount. Just login as Me and make your account a administrator account again.



Already tried this...thanks for your tow cents worth...
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April 29, 2011 10:49:19 PM

Best answer selected by billwaldron.
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September 21, 2011 4:09:16 PM

ecotox said:
If the answers above didn't work then give this a go...,

Try activating the Windows 7 Super Admin Account.

Type cmd into the search box from the Start menu and wait for the result to show. When cmd appears at top right click it and select 'run as administrator'.

To enable the admin account, type this command:
Net user administrator /active:yes

Hit enter. Now, when you reboot the system you should have an account called Administrator which shouldn't have a password and will allow you to modify your other accounts and get your admin rights back.

When you're done follow the instructions above but this time type:
Net user administrator /active:no

This will disable the super account again.

Hope it works for you!



Thank you! I had the same issue and this solved it! :bounce: 
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