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Error: "disabled by administrator".. I AM the administrator


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bincka

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Hello,
We have some former state-owned computers at work, and I have deleted all accounts,
deactivated guest account.
I am the administrator. My issue is that I cannot use Microsoft Update or Sys Restore. Error message, "Disabled by Administrator" I AM the adminisrator.
What the heck?
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Your account is probably labelled as "Computer Administrator". However, there is a default account installed by Windows setup called simply "Administrator" with no actual user name attached to it. It cannot be deleted. This account is normally hidden at the log-in screen and in the User Accounts applet of Control Panel. To make it visible you have to boot into safe mode where it will then be visible in the log-in screen.

However, it will probably have been protected with a password, so unless you know the password you won't be able to log-in to it.

Edited by pip22, 23 March 2007 - 08:15 AM.

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So,
Is there anything I can do? Reinstall XP probably won't work without the pw.
And I know GTG gives no advice about finding passwords.
Any Ideas?
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Re-install of XP doesn't need a password -- just a valid product key. You can still buy a boxed copy of XP if you look round the software stores -- only a few left as they are now pushing Vista, but you don't want that or you'll have even bigger problems (with hardware compatibility).

Edited by pip22, 25 March 2007 - 09:21 AM.

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