|Are you saying |
- there is NO Windows user that has administrator rights ?
- or that the user name you're using used to have administrator rights and now it doesn't ?
If you boot the computer into Safe mode, the built in Administrator user usually has no password, and if so, the built in Administrator user can change the rights of any other user, in Control Panel - Classic view - User Accounts - name of user - Change account type.
Press F8 repeatedly while booting, and when the Windows boot choices menu appears (white text on a black screen), choose Safe mode.
The screen will fill with lines then stay the same for a while, then eventually the Logon screen will appear - click on the Administrator user - usually there is no password - just press Enter. Click on Yes on the message window, then go to Control Panel - Classic view - User Accounts.
Some systems have another use for the F8 key while booting - if you don't see Safe mode when you Press F8 repeatedly while booting (e.g. you see a blue screen with text on it) read what the menu says to exit the screen - e.g. press Esc - press that key then immediately Press F8 repeatedly - the boot choices menu should then appear (white text on a black screen), choose Safe mode.
Were you able to get on the internet previously on the one computer ?
Are both computers connected to the same router, or are you trying to connect both to the same router...
- via two network cable connections ?
- via one wireless connection, you are trying to connect to the other one wirelessly ?
- via one network cable connection, you are trying to connect to the other one wirelessly ?
You don't need to set up a Local network in order for both computers to connect to the internet. You just need both computers to connect to the router that connects to the internet via a high speed modem.
Setting up a Local network is only necessary if you want to share files and a printer between computers connected to the router.