Main account is guest account by mistake

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Lane, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Lane

    Lane Guest

    Somehow my primary account name Owner got switched to a guest account. This
    means that I can't run certain software, can't get to Windows Update and do a
    host of other things. I have tried in vain to switch my account to
    administrator or even to a standard user but can't. The account says
    Administrator but really it's a guest account. To do anything I have to
    switch to another account that I created as Administrator. Does anyone have
    ANY suggestions for what I can do short of contacting Microsoft? I'm running
    Vista Home Premium, just downloaded SP 1. I have the UAC turned off.
    Lane, Jun 30, 2008
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  2. Lane

    Smithsonian Guest

    Im not really sure this will work but you can try.
    Open a cmd
    make sure you type this exactly

    net user <new username> * /add

    if you dont want to set a password just press enter
    I belive the account will be created as an administrator
    Smithsonian, Jul 1, 2008
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