Can't do anything, lost admin privileges?
Whenever I try to do anything, like install a program, open some files, I get an UAC warning saying: :"To continue, type an administrator password", but there's no textbox where I can type the password and Yes button is disabled. I found a solution on the forum http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-2122704/user-account-control-doesnt-enter-password-click-windows-windows.html, but I can't enter Safe mode whatever I try, I never get an option to enter safe mode and I can't use msconfig cause UAC blocked it. What can I do?
USAFRet said:A6TH said:I am actually the owner of the PC and nobody has access to it except for me. So I am my own admin.
What was the last thing you did before this happened?
I used a local account and then tried to switch to a live account to use Cortana, but I didn't like it and went back to the local account, when I lost all my admin privileges.
boot of the system recovery and if you can
try opening a cmd prompt with elevated privs.
net user administrator /active:yes
and when it activates log out and a new admin account should be available on your login screen.
use that to log in then
to turn your user account back into a user admin account from the accounts manager.
1s done log out and log in to the user account, opent the cmd promt (again elevated)
net user administrator /active:no
to turn off the hidden admin account.
log out again to make sure its gone.
System Restore failed with an error: http://oi61.tinypic.com/34gq9ed.jpg But when I restarted the PC, I got my admin privileges back :O