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    Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    Ok just recently reformatted my hardrive, and now i'm at the point where I feel like installing my printer drivers (2 days late), but anyway, its saying that I dont have administrative rights to do so, even tho i'm clearly logged in as administrator ................so... install can't continue .....won't continue ...

    There is a method where you...

    # Right-click on My Computer
    # Click on Manage
    # Expand Local Users and Groups ......but his option is not present in XP home.
    # etc...

    ...anyone have any ideas? ...thx for any help :]

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    Try:

    Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Local Users and Groups


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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    Quote Originally Posted by streetster View Post
    Try:

    Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Local Users and Groups

    Thx... but like I said.. Local Users and Groups does not appear to be available in my Computer Management section...
    ...using XP Home SP2

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    I thought a different way in might work nothing useful in the User Accounts part of Control Panel?

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    ...no.. the change my account type section in User accounts ....has me already set-up as admin ...strange :-|


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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    Try doing it from safe mode. Cant remember that exact menu but I know it gives you more options...

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    And also, it can sometimes work to change yourself to a regular user, restart, then back to an administrator. Finally restart again....

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    K ......will try it thankz.. =]

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    Quote Originally Posted by explicitlyrics View Post
    And also, it can sometimes work to change yourself to a regular user, restart, then back to an administrator. Finally restart again....

    Thankz ...this one worked... =] ...tho when in safe mode ...I noticed that there were two admin accounts - one that I was currently using which I had given a name to, and is an administrator account ........and another one just called administrator which wasn't password protected ..........are there supposed to be two admin accounts, doesn't seem right... :-/


    edit:
    This second admin account I cannot seem to log into... ;[
    Last edited by DIGITALrain™; 28-08-2007 at 02:52 AM. Reason: grammar...

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    There will always be an Administrator account on Windows XP. Its there in case you forget your password or something like that. It is not insecure unless you have pesky people in your house who like to play pranks, it doesn't have remote access or anything (I never password protect it on mine).

    You should however, be able to log into it from safe mode. What happens when you click on it from safe mode? The account is hidden in normal windows and has to be unhidden in management options (that aren't present on XP Home I think).

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    ok ... admin rights restored ...have been able to install printer drivers ok now ..so thats done =] ..cheerz


    Quote Originally Posted by explicitlyrics View Post
    There will always be an Administrator account on Windows XP. Its there in case you forget your password or something like that. It is not insecure unless you have pesky people in your house who like to play pranks, it doesn't have remote access or anything (I never password protect it on mine).

    You should however, be able to log into it from safe mode. What happens when you click on it from safe mode? The account is hidden in normal windows and has to be unhidden in management options (that aren't present on XP Home I think).

    Yep I know that ....thats fine .....but in safe mode I have two admin accounts!:




    ...and when I click on this second one [ which I can actually login to btw]..theres not many options..
    (pass protected it ..dunno why just feel safer with passwords)



    ...anyway still uncertain as to whether two admin accounts is normal... [maybe it is, tho currently researching it]


    hmmm... dunno if related! (prolly not)... but I just happened to do a scan and :-S....

    ....Nod32 ant-virus has just found a Sehole.A trojan.... 2 of 'em!....

    A0005261.dll - Win32/Sehole.A trojan - deleted ( admindll.dll )
    A0005262.exe - Win32/Sehole.A trojan - deleted



    annoyed now... hehe
    calling it a day (2:50 am) ......will prolly wipe all and start again later on.
    Last edited by DIGITALrain™; 28-08-2007 at 02:48 AM.

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    A virus doesnt necessarily mean you should wipe the entire build, especially if you removed it fine. From the photos you posted I can only see one Administrator account, your normal account (the Home one) and the guest account. That is completely normal in safe mode.

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    Oh well ..kool then ...I thought this... [underlined in red] meant i had two admin accounts ..hehe... got confused.



    tho ...think I will reformat ... a few weird probs have cropped up regarding freezing and behaviour a know for sure is definitely not normal ....it's just quicker to wipe all and start over.....have image with all updates etc anyway ..so wont take very long.


    ...thx :]

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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    No, that just means that there are two user accounts on that machine which have admin-level privileges (and so have a free reign over the machine pretty much).
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    Re: Logged in as admin, but without admin rights? ;-/

    Sorted then =] ....thankz to all...

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