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    Lost Administrator privileges on single-user computer

    While trying to download a program recommended by PC Magazine, I got an error
    message related to UAC. I turned off UAC and it changed me from an
    Administrator to a Standard User. I have not found a way to restore my
    Administrator role. As a result, I can't use MSconfig, or System Restore, and
    protected mode stays turned off.

    I opened UAC but it won't let me turn on UAC or change back to an
    Administrator. How do I fix this problem?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Brink Guest

    Re: Lost Administrator privileges on single-user computer

    See if you can boot into Safe Mode and change your account type back to
    administrator again. Afterwards, just restart the computer. These
    tutorial will show you how if needed.

    Safe Mode

    Change Account Type

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    Re: Lost Administrator privileges on single-user computer

    I had a virus or some kind of malware once that closed me out of all of my logs, my Control Panel and did simular things to the things you mentioned. I had Malwarebytes on my computer but I couldn't run that.

    I started it in safe mode, ran the Malwarebytes and restarted it. It solved that problem. I'm no expert, but I hope this helps you.

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