No Admin Account?

April 17, 2009 at 16:45:42
Specs: Windows XP
Hey all, i have recently wanted to change my accounts, and i deleted my admin account right after i made the other account, the other account i have is limited and im stuck with it,.i cant download anything. Help please?
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#1
April 17, 2009 at 16:54:33
From the logon screen, press ctrl+alt+del key and type in administrator for user and if you didnt setup a password, click ok or enter the administrator password and click ok to logon as administrator. From there, it's a matter of adding or changing a user account to admin privledges.

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#2
April 17, 2009 at 17:20:42
tried that . it said the admin domain or pass was wrong

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#3
April 17, 2009 at 18:57:25
You shouldn't actually be able to delete your Admin account. Do you mean you deleted your User account with Admin privlidages? Either way, you should be able to log onto the built in Administrator account.

What you might have done is disabled your admin acount. First try booting into safe mode to see if you can access the admin acount that way. If not, try this:

"There are numerous hacks that can be used, and I would advise people against them. Instead, stick with XP and work through the problem. To restate the problem, if the admin account has been disabled (to the best of my knowledge there is no way to delete it completely!) you will come to the windows login without a login name. You can press ctrl+alt+delete twice to pull-up a log-in screen and when you type in “administrator” and enter your password (if you have one!) it will say “Your account has been disabled. Please contact your systems administrator.” Obviously you can’t go much further with this. Instead, re-start your machine and keep hitting F8 and enter safe mode with command prompt. You should be able to hit ctrl+alt+delete twice to pull up a log-in screen again and re-enter administrator and whatever password you may have. That will take you to a command prompt “C:\ documents and settings/administrator.” Now you are in business. Simply type “control” at the prompt and press enter. This should bring up a message that allows you to enter Windows recovery function, and it will also open the control panel. Click on Administrative Tools and then Local Security Policies to bring up the settings. On the left side bar you can select Local Policies and then Security Options and Enable the Administrator Account the same way you may have disabled it. Of course another possibility and perhaps simpler option is to revert back to an earlier setting using the recovery utility. I actually enabled my admin account, so I am not sure if recovery will fix the problem. I think it should."

Source: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic65....


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#4
April 17, 2009 at 21:15:52
This is crap. You can not delete an admin user from a limited account user. This post is garbage. more than likely he has a stolen laptop and is trying to find a way around the protection. These first time posters in here come and log in to the place to get hack information and you people just give it to them.

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#5
April 17, 2009 at 21:44:29
Lurkswithin, We know you cannot delete an admin account from a limited account, nor can you delete the built in admin account at all. However, he could have mistakenly disabled the admin account. No one here is teaching him how to hack the computer. Just giving him the benefit of the doubt, even though I understand your concern.

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#6
April 17, 2009 at 22:36:22
Well, I got rid of the problem, thanks so much Badmanrc, it worked, and btw Lurkswithin, i did not steal a laptop or ask people to teach me how to hack, Plus even though i am a first time poster, doesn't mean im up to no good, everyone has a first post. Not to start anything but why the hell would you post a comment about how "crap" this thread is, if anything your post is "crap". So... anyways... Thx again Badmanrc, it worked, got my admin back and im happy now, THANKS! , P.S : Just because this is my first post, doesn't mean it's not helpful for other people.

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#7
April 18, 2009 at 08:21:56
Glad you got it working! ;)

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#8
April 18, 2009 at 14:08:30
It is still crap.
People who are adapt at using the admin tools and management tools should be able to tell the difference between delete and disabled...

A person says he deleted it on accident and people just jump to the conclusion that he disabled it through his/her own stupidity. If he did it then he had to know what he did....then make him explain that he did it this way or that way so that the support groups can tell if it is for real.

Badmanerc you linked to the site that you got this information from...the only reason it was made available in the first place is because the poster explained what they did to disable it...which is only right.

xleroy, I did not say that you stole the laptop only that you more than likely had a stolen laptop. A major difference as one may aquire a stolen laptop and not be aware that it is so. As people buy these from others all the time that for some unknown reason they fail to give them the password...Who buys a laptop and pays top dollar for a working one over a non working one or one that the seller just can't seem to remember the password so it could be checked out.
And if it is your laptop then you must have known what you did to disable it...so why lie about it being deleted.

The whole point is that there is a first time poster here asking to work around a deleted admin account. No one knows you or has an inkling of anything about you and the support group here just goes and gives out this information without even questioning it. This is a big problem here and in other forums as well. Especially about password cracks or work-a-rounds :
http://www.computing.net/answers/th...

There needs to be some definitive answers concerning this issue. Support personnel needs to question the validity of the poster or ignore them all together. They should never just give out answers without some sort of clarification....
to believe the OP's story or not....but to take it at face value or to infer that they meant something totally different than what they said....well that is what is crap!

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#9
April 18, 2009 at 22:06:29
Dude, chill out. If I believe some1 made a mistake and I think I know what they actually mean, i will try and help them. I don't need to push them to clarify it. This website is here to help people. If they kno what the hell they did wrong they wouldnt be here. You need to just relax.

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