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Do I have to reset? I have a password for it and its a windows 7. can you tell me how to do this. They gave me my laptop but I didn't get time to take the workplace administrator off it and now I am stuck with it.

Thank you   I have moved house and job .

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Removing an old administrator

I just wanted a clean sweep of the old administrator. There has to be a way other than reformatting the hard drive. Please let me know.

I am sure many people have this problem, for example, people who buy used PCs. I also was able to change the name in My Computer as to whom the computer is registered to. b.matt99

Welcome to TSG.... If you have the recovery or restore disk set you can backup all of the important data on your computer to another media like CD-R's, DVD or whatever media you prefer and then do a clean install of windows and restore your data and do all of the windows updates and service packs.

I found it in the following files and locations:

NetSetup.log C:\Windows\Debug
Wininit.ini C:\Windows
Setuplog.txt C:\Windows
Mdmcxsft.inf C:\Windows\inf

How can I edit these or make sure there is no references to the old administrator? Just on a lark, I ran a search to check "a word or a phrase in a file" with the old administrator's name. I created the new administrator, copied the files from the old administrator, and then logged off, logged on as the new administrator, and deleted the old administrator profile and files. I ran a registry cleaner and removed all references to the old administrator file.

Removing the administrator

idk someone told me about a boot disk or something.If you can help me plz do p.s i cant even try to log on the administrator acc

For what specific purpose do you want to delete the admin account? If the laptop doesn't belong to you and was, for instance, issued by an educational institution (or a parent) with certain administrative restrictions on the user account then we can't help you circumvent it, due both to forum policy and on general principles.
Is the system admin account asking you for a password?

Removing an administrator account

I've followed many instructions but cannot delete the account as it doesn't give me the option to delete this account. This account is now the administrator for my laptop. I do not want to keep the laptop and I want to remove the account from the laptop.

Since you are not keeping the laptop, it may be best just to do a factory recovery to restore Windows 8 back to default.

I signed into my new HP laptop with the account I had for windows 8 on my desktop. Hope this helps,

You can then set it up with a dummy local administrator account with no password instead.

removing the administrator from users

I have a dell opti-plex gx270 w/ xp pro service pac 2. I don't have the operating disc.can you guys help me get rid of this admin problem

Would you please clarify what you are trying to do? Are you trying to change the administrator?

Removing Administrator Password


Removing administrator privileges

One of the standard users must have gotten in to the admin account, and then gave themselves admin privileges.

Here is the problem in a nutshell. Trying to delete the account doesn't work either.

The admin account was invisible, but no password (the default I think). I have an account with admin privileges, and the other users were standard. Well, maybe the user has used the task scheduler to give him/herself admin privileges on system start up. I've tried removing these privileges, but can't.

I can change admin privileges on my own account, or any other account, but not on this one. I tried in safe mode as admin (using netplwiz), but no luck. I even changed the password on the offending account and logged in with that userid, but still can't change admin privileges, even from within the account. Any suggestions, short of hanging the offending user upside down by their ankles?

I have Vista Home Premium with several users. If I try to change to standard user, it keeps coming back as having admin privileges. That's what I would do :P

Go into the taskschd.msc and look for any tasks that involve a "net" command or the users username. Or if you cant be bothered doing the technical stuff delete the user and make him/her a new account with a different username.

Removing Administrator Right Message

Try searching for some password-crackers online. I wanted to clear the system by doing a F-Disk so that I could load Window 2000 as the operating system. I keep getting a message that I do not have administrators rights. Otherwise, well, you're going to have to hack into the computer.

Remember, don't start using them on anything else. How do I clear this message or get around it. They're like police radio scanners; legal, but there's few legal uses for them.

Removing Administrator rights


I have an article about removing Administrator rights but the procedure described is quite complicated. The only way I have found to deal with this is to shutdown and re-boot.

From time to time when trying to use an app (on a Windows 8.1 Tablet) I get told that it will not launch while I am logged in as Administrator. The posts I have looked at are all about granting Administrator rights, not removing them. Help would be appreciated ---- I would like to be prepared for it the next time it happens.

Solved: Removing the Administrator log on

I created an Adminstrator user with a password and a visitor user. I would like to go directly to the Desktop without having to Login. Any suggestions appreciated.

I want to delete the Administrator account now completely, so that I don't have to Log on.

Removing/ Replacing Administrator On 8.1

I removed the two users and want to change the admin to myself or for that matter, I don't necessarily need an admin (unless 8.1 requires one) as I will be the only one using the computer.

I purchased a used computer that had 3 users listed with one being the administrator. So do I even have to have an admin?

And if I have to have an admin, how do I change the administrator to myself and delete the old/current admin? If not, how do I rid the one I have? I have the password for the current admin. You first have to create a new Administrator account for yourself, and then you can delete the other admin account.

Adding and removing Administrator Blocks?

I have Windows XP Home on my laptop and I was wondering how to add and remove Administrator blocks on things like installing and uninstalling programs, or accessing msconfig etc.?

Removing network administrator password box

I would rather not have the need for the password.

I have installed windows xp and it asked to type in a password. I did but now it is needed everytime you start the computer.

How do I take off the message box and not need a password.

Removing Administrator privilages from programs

A friend with a lot more "Vista" knowledge then me happened to drop in just now and I got him to fix it.

Firefox just asked for Admin privileges, so I automatically granted them. EDIT: Since giving it Admin privileges it now ignores my mouse when I hit the back and forward buttons or middle-click.

Ignore this, I've figured it out. How do I go about doing it?
(I'm still trying to get my head around the whole "permissions" system of Vista and don't want to turn of UAC).

However after thinking about it I realised that its never needed them before and I'm starting to get annoyed by the "This Program Need Your Permission" dialogue that pops up every time I run it (which is often). Is it possible to remove the Admin privileges from Firefox (or at least stop this dialogue window from popping at me all the time)? Any and all help would be great.



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removing administrator account in Windows 2000?

Obviously you can password protect it if you share access to the pc.mrdsgs
don't tryit is there as a last resort if you mess up your user account.

I'm not an administrator of my own laptop???

I have a Sony VAIO laptop, with Win XP system. I spoke with the online help for this software, the nice lady asked me to right-click the "windows" folder, go to "sharing and security", and it turned out that I don't even have a "security" option in it. When I tried to modify one of the .ini files and save it, I received a message: "make sure that the path and filename are correct"

Her conclusion was "You are not an administrator of your computer, you need to fix it before you can run our software".

I was trying to install and run a new program, but my system would not let me modify some of the .ini files that I have to modify. Can someone help me become an administrator of my own computer?

i have an administrator password on my laptop

someone i know put an administrator password on my laptop without me knowing and won't give the password to me so i can't download anything because i have to type in the password which i don't know So HOW CAN I GET RED OF THE PASSWORD ?????? Tempted to say "ask your dad" but i will give you the benefit of being genuineAnyway you could do a factory reset

Re: Locked out of my laptop & don't know the administrator p...

What is the version of Windows installed on your laptop? Looking forward to your reply! 

Please enter the startup password'' and I put a password in that I think it is three times and then it repeats the process over again please help sorry for the essay. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause''.then I launch startup repair and it asks me to insert your windows installation discs which I don't have so I go back and press start windows normally and then it comes up with a black screen and a rectangle box saying ''this computer is configured to require a password in order to start up.

Is it a login password or BIOS password it required? If it asked for the login password, and you do no have the password reset disk, you will need to perform a system recovery.

Laptop Administrator Profile

My dad set up a dell latitude laptop with Windows XP Professional so that the administrator's account would log on with no password, just press Ctrl-Alt-delete then OK. Last time i tried to start it up it would say:Loading your personal settings then come up with a dialog saying: Windows could not find the profile because either (i can't rememeber and i will edit this post when i can) or the profile is corrupt. did a disk check and repaired a few problems.

It used to be his work laptop that the company he worked for supplied him with but he set it up so anyone could use it.Any Help? problem resolved.

when i on my laptop asking for administrator password or pow...

Dear Sir/Madam, when I start my laptop It is asking for "Administrator password or Power on Password" I forget itafer 5 times entering wrong password showing error ""

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