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Collin
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
Hi all,

Please help me. I have just started to use my new computer with XP. In the
beginning we had 2 user accounts, me & my wife, which were both
administrator's. We decided to go back to just having one. Somehow my user
account at the moment isn't an administrator, it's just a user, so I can't
download programs, change settings etc. I have found out that if you hold
shift and right click a program you can run the program as the administrator.
But when I do this, it says that this user account has been disabled. I
really need to be an administrator and short of re formatting the whole
drive, I have no idea of what to do, does anyone know what I should do???
--
Collin

D.Currie
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
"Collin" <Collin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2252FA68-5A2F-4871-898B-346EDD030D99@microsoft.com...
> Hi all,
>
> Please help me. I have just started to use my new computer with XP. In
> the
> beginning we had 2 user accounts, me & my wife, which were both
> administrator's. We decided to go back to just having one. Somehow my
> user
> account at the moment isn't an administrator, it's just a user, so I can't
> download programs, change settings etc. I have found out that if you hold
> shift and right click a program you can run the program as the
> administrator.
> But when I do this, it says that this user account has been disabled. I
> really need to be an administrator and short of re formatting the whole
> drive, I have no idea of what to do, does anyone know what I should do???
> --
> Collin

Go to the control panel, Users, and change the user to an administrator.

Collin
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
I have tried that, but I am the only user. I have no idea how I have done
this, I am just going to have to start all over again.
--
Collin


"D.Currie" wrote:

>
>
> "Collin" <Collin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2252FA68-5A2F-4871-898B-346EDD030D99@microsoft.com...
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Please help me. I have just started to use my new computer with XP. In
> > the
> > beginning we had 2 user accounts, me & my wife, which were both
> > administrator's. We decided to go back to just having one. Somehow my
> > user
> > account at the moment isn't an administrator, it's just a user, so I can't
> > download programs, change settings etc. I have found out that if you hold
> > shift and right click a program you can run the program as the
> > administrator.
> > But when I do this, it says that this user account has been disabled. I
> > really need to be an administrator and short of re formatting the whole
> > drive, I have no idea of what to do, does anyone know what I should do???
> > --
> > Collin
>
> Go to the control panel, Users, and change the user to an administrator.
>
>
>


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