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Thread: How to change from a standard user to an administrator on Vista?

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    How to change from a standard user to an administrator on Vista?

    On my computer i have administrator opened but a forgotten password. i cant do anything on my computer with out that adminstrator password. My standard user account is open but i have no way at all to change it. Does anyone know a way to change the account with out the password to the adminstrator account?

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    Re: How to change from a standard user to an administrator on Vista?

    However have you tried by enabling the hidden vista admin account?

    First open a command prompt in admin mode by right click on command prompt shortcut in start menu and select "run as administrator"

    Now type the following command:

    Code:
        net user administrator /active:yes
    You should see a message that the command completed successfully. Log out, and you’ll now see the Administrator account as a choice.

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    How to change from a standard user to an administrator on Vista?

    Yes if you wan to change your administrator password you can change it by clicking on forget password or it might happen that you might have a backup of your password on USB drive then also you can change your password because in Vista you have a feature of taking backup of your password on USB drive.

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    Re: How to change from a standard user to an administrator on Vista?

    Sad thing is, the hidden administrator account was already opened to begin with and there was no back up.

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    Re: How to change from a standard user to an administrator on Vista?

    So access PC with that hidden account if its already open. Have you set the password on that hidden account also??

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    Re: How to change from a standard user to an administrator on Vista?

    hahaha. There's a password on it too. Someone has been doing a lot of playing around on this computer. I can't do anything.

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