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Can't Create New User Accounts In Windows 7

October 5, 2010 at 22:52:40
Specs: Windows 7
Not knowing any better, I deleted the default Admin account in my new Windows 7 laptop. Not much of a problem since I created a new admin account for myself first. Today I tried to create a user account for a friend (via control panel) and discovered that although it "looked" like I created the account, I kept getting a user profile service error and couldn't login with it.

No new folders are created in the users directory either.

Anything I can do besides reinstall Windows? Thanks.

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October 6, 2010 at 04:33:38
if its new, save your files and just do a factory restore, start again, always have 2 admin accounts with different passwords, (JIC).
depending on the machine you will need to tap a F key at boot to get into restore options.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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October 6, 2010 at 09:53:10
Thanks Prince. That had occurred to me but I'd rather not lose all the tweaks and applications. Took me about 2 weeks to get everything "just right". So are you saying there is no registry hack or command line trick to get back that original Admin account? The only thing I can do is revert to factory defaults?

Even without the original Admin account, is there any way to add new users? No matter what I do, the machine will only recognize MY personal account.

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