somehow my administrator account turned into a standard account

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by tinylea27, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. tinylea27


    Jun 2, 2009
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    I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 that runs Vista Home Basic 32bt.

    When I first got my laptop a couple of years ago, the built in administrator account was disabled. Last year I was having problems with my computer so I enabled the administrator account. This morning i was cleaning up my laptop and getting rid of programs that I have previously installed but do not use anymore. I disabled the administrator account because I never used it. Since the separate account I used was an administrator account, I figured there wouldn't be any problems. After I disabled the built in administrator account I started having problems installing things and changing my settings. Whenever the User Account Control window pops up with the "windows needs your permission to continue" box. I used to be able to hit OK and continue with whatever I was working on, but now I can't. I checked my account info and it was somehow changed to Standard permissions instead of Administrator. How can I change it back to an Administrator account? Do I have to do a system restore? if so, how do i do that?
    tinylea27, Jun 2, 2009
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  2. tinylea27


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    I believe that you already got the answer from another forum:

    Boot to the Vista DVD and run system restore from there to a date before you deleted the default Administrator account.

    If you can't do that, you will have no alternative than a full reinstallation.
    WAW8, Jun 2, 2009
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