User Account

Posted: 08-16-2008, 06:15 AM
I got a windows vista with an existing admin account - OwnerPC

my little sister created a user account (Mickey) and
assigned a password in it.

Now everytime i try to install something or run windows
updates, it prompts the user password for Mickey (Enter user password
for Mickey)


But after typing the correct password, it says, user doesnt
have any access or isnt authorized for this kind of operation, only
enter an administrator password for this.

But there isnt any administrator password for it though

any help will be highly appreciated!

thanks!

User Account


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Mr. Arnold
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Re: User Account
Posted: 08-16-2008, 07:41 AM

"ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I got a windows vista with an existing admin account - OwnerPC
>
> my little sister created a user account (Mickey) and
> assigned a password in it.
>
> Now everytime i try to install something or run windows
> updates, it prompts the user password for Mickey (Enter user password
> for Mickey)
>
You're not logged into the machine as Admin when doing aything?
>
> But after typing the correct password, it says, user doesnt
> have any access or isnt authorized for this kind of operation, only
> enter an administrator password for this.
Then Mickey is not an Admin and is only a Standard user.
>
> But there isnt any administrator password for it though
>
> any help will be highly appreciated!
You delete Mickey and you setup Mickey up as a Standard user, with you being
admin on the machine, the only admin that can login as admin.

If you don't want Mickey to know your psw, the set up another admin account
called BUFFALOBob or something with a psw and let her use that admin account
to run as admin, from her Standard user account. The UAC box should allow
one to choose what Admin user-id and psw to use when the prompt is issued.

ChiWhiteSox
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Re: User Account
Posted: 08-16-2008, 06:27 PM
apparently, it doesnt look like im logged in as admin, but when i logoff
current user / switch ser, there's only one user account setup, OwenerPC,
there's no 'Mickey' account setup



"Mr. Arnold" wrote:
>
> "ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:72845835-6628-4C69-85EE-4B541F006415@microsoft.com...
> >I got a windows vista with an existing admin account - OwnerPC
> >
> > my little sister created a user account (Mickey) and
> > assigned a password in it.
> >
> > Now everytime i try to install something or run windows
> > updates, it prompts the user password for Mickey (Enter user password
> > for Mickey)
> >
>
> You're not logged into the machine as Admin when doing aything?
>
> >
> > But after typing the correct password, it says, user doesnt
> > have any access or isnt authorized for this kind of operation, only
> > enter an administrator password for this.
>
> Then Mickey is not an Admin and is only a Standard user.
>
> >
> > But there isnt any administrator password for it though
> >
> > any help will be highly appreciated!
>
> You delete Mickey and you setup Mickey up as a Standard user, with you being
> admin on the machine, the only admin that can login as admin.
>
> If you don't want Mickey to know your psw, the set up another admin account
> called BUFFALOBob or something with a psw and let her use that admin account
> to run as admin, from her Standard user account. The UAC box should allow
> one to choose what Admin user-id and psw to use when the prompt is issued.
>
>
Mr. Arnold
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Re: User Account
Posted: 08-16-2008, 07:02 PM

"ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> apparently, it doesnt look like im logged in as admin, but when i logoff
> current user / switch ser, there's only one user account setup, OwenerPC,
> there's no 'Mickey' account setup
>
What do you mean OwnnerPC is not an Admin account? What account on the
machine is an Admin account that you can use to logon to the machine as
Admin?

If the account you are using in not an Admin account and Mickey is not
either, because it is certainly telling you the Mickey doesn't have Admin
rights, the what user account is Admin on the machine?

If there is no admin account on that machine that you can use to logon to
that machine as Admin, then you are flat-out toasted, and you might as well
get the install DVD out and reinstall the O/S, because that may be the only
way to get out of your situation.

ChiWhiteSox
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Re: User Account
Posted: 08-18-2008, 05:04 AM
oh , can i just get the windows vista disk and just fix the user account or
reinstall just that part then?

how? any special tricks or settings i need to know 1st ?
thanx

"Mr. Arnold" wrote:
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> "ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A9319603-45AD-40B6-8D25-C675695B5B58@microsoft.com...
> > apparently, it doesnt look like im logged in as admin, but when i logoff
> > current user / switch ser, there's only one user account setup, OwenerPC,
> > there's no 'Mickey' account setup
> >
>
> What do you mean OwnnerPC is not an Admin account? What account on the
> machine is an Admin account that you can use to logon to the machine as
> Admin?
>
> If the account you are using in not an Admin account and Mickey is not
> either, because it is certainly telling you the Mickey doesn't have Admin
> rights, the what user account is Admin on the machine?
>
> If there is no admin account on that machine that you can use to logon to
> that machine as Admin, then you are flat-out toasted, and you might as well
> get the install DVD out and reinstall the O/S, because that may be the only
> way to get out of your situation.
>
>
motarola2
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Re: User Account
Posted: 08-18-2008, 05:29 AM

Disable the 'UAC'
(http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/)


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Re: User Account
Posted: 08-18-2008, 05:35 AM

"ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> oh , can i just get the windows vista disk and just fix the user account
> or
> reinstall just that part then?
>
> how? any special tricks or settings i need to know 1st ?
> thanx
>
I don't know. If you have the retail version of the Vista install DVD, then
you might be able to Restore back to a point before all of this happened to
see if an account exist that had an Admin account on it.

If you have a retail version of the Vista install DVD and it's not an
upgrade version but a full version, you can do an upgrade over the top of
the existing O/S for sure, which will lay the O/S back down leaving
everything intact. All of your settings will be there and all your programs
will be there with nothing broken.

You might be able to set an Admin account during the upgrade over the top
install process. I think you can even tell the upgrade retail version of the
install DVD to do the upgrade over the top of the existing O/S too.

If you can do the upgrade and it works for you, then you'll have to re-apply
the SP1 and the Windows updates.

If Vista was preinstalled, then you don't have a retail version of the Vista
install DVD.


ChiWhiteSox
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Re: User Account
Posted: 08-25-2008, 02:38 PM
Hi motorola2,

i was trying to do what the website told me, but on the last part of the
website says, turn it off, again i was assked by vista to enter the password
for admin.

I think for any settings i wanna change, it asks for the admin password
which doesnt work.

any other ideas?



"motarola2" wrote:
>
> Disable the 'UAC'
> (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/)
>
>
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> motarola2
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FromTheRafters
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Re: User Account
Posted: 08-26-2008, 12:55 AM
Have you tried safe mode? If the last admin account is
demoted or deleted I believe the real admin account
is supposed to be reactivated and available through
safe mode.

"ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi motorola2,
>
> i was trying to do what the website told me, but on the last part of the
> website says, turn it off, again i was assked by vista to enter the
> password
> for admin.
>
> I think for any settings i wanna change, it asks for the admin password
> which doesnt work.
>
> any other ideas?
>
>
>
> "motarola2" wrote:
>
>>
>> Disable the 'UAC'
>> (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/)
>>
>>
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>> motarola2
>>

 
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