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How can i change from power user to administrator

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March 24, 2010 5:08:19 AM

Hello,
March 24, 2010 6:03:00 AM

type "control userpasswords" in run prompt & select you user name from users & go to its properties...
select member of tab , then cick on ADD button and add your user account to administrators group..
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March 24, 2010 7:03:02 AM

You suppose a Power User is authorized to change themself into an Administrator? What sort of security would that be?

Only an Administrator can change a Power User into an Administrator. Of course, if you know the username and password of an Administrator then this method will work; otherwise you'll have to ask an Administrator to do this for you.
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March 24, 2010 7:19:37 AM

users, power users or any other user groups in windows cannot override the permissions of Administrators.. those who able to talk about user accounts type will normally know these stuffs. that's why i only mentioned the method to change..
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March 24, 2010 6:42:14 PM

Not a good idea; in the corporate world, this could be a security infraction; penalties vary by company, but don't seem worth the risk.
If you're a kid trying to overcome parental controls, you risk loss of computer privileges for an indefinite period of time, or worse. Again, it doesn't seem worth the risk.
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March 24, 2010 6:44:56 PM


OP - What are you trying to accomplish by making the change? If it's the "I don't like pop ups.." thing, you can use the search box to look for: User Access Controls Run that, and use the slider to set the level you want.
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March 24, 2010 7:10:29 PM

only an admin can make that change
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March 24, 2010 8:14:25 PM

505090 said:
only an admin can make that change



Yah - But you can provide admin credentials when using a non admin account.

The other reason I asked is it could be a case where someone else ("Mom and Dad") may have admin power, and the kid wants to get around the limitations they've set...
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March 24, 2010 9:17:22 PM

that was my point scott
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March 25, 2010 12:09:15 PM

:)  ..just coming at it from different directions, then :) 

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March 25, 2010 2:52:55 PM

:bounce: 
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December 11, 2011 4:39:17 AM

Ijack said:
You suppose a Power User is authorized to change themself into an Administrator? What sort of security would that be?

Only an Administrator can change a Power User into an Administrator. Of course, if you know the username and password of an Administrator then this method will work; otherwise you'll have to ask an Administrator to do this for you.

I'm sorry, but I accidentally changed the only administrator account to power user. What can I do then? I cannot change user settings.
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September 11, 2012 1:57:43 PM

curvature said:
I'm sorry, but I accidentally changed the only administrator account to power user. What can I do then? I cannot change user settings.

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