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Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#1
I have this other computer, that is used by everyone. I had 4 accounts set all to Administrator, now i log on today and im a limited account.

How do i change that, without getting into an admin account? Is this possible?
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
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Political User
#2
Any of the other accounts on that machine should be able to repromote you.
Perhaps it was just an error by one of the other users?
 
#5
You shouldn't be an administrator. They've done the right thing.

Kidding.

Google NT Offline password reset.

EDIT - Oh, and remove the other 3 administrator accounts once you are back in as admin. Backup their documents and settings folders, and place them within your own. Make them beg for their personal files back.
 

Brad

Moderator
Political User
#6
first take a screen shot of their desktop.

make screenshot their wallpaper.

right click on desktop, arrange icons by, uncheck "Show Desktop Items"


this will drive them crazy.
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#8
If it's XP Home then reboot into safe mode and login as Administrator. XP Home's Admin account can only be logged into in safe mode and the setup doesn't ask to set a password so this account should be password free.
 
#9
Go to Google, in the query box type

NT Offline Password Reset.

Hit Enter. Follow the link, make the diskette, reboot the system with diskette in drive, follow instructions.
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#10
Not sure if the question at hand is being answered, or maybe I'm missing the point as I'm a bit over-tired :eek:

As I see you wanted to know how to change your account without getting into an admin account, you can't. From your account, which is limited, you do not have access to other password protected administrator accounts (duh) and you also don't have the ability to promote yourself (double-duh) :p

The only way to fix your account, is to have another user promote you again, who already has admin rights, as EP said. Changing passwords will only get you into an account that has admin priveleges, by resetting one of those passwords to get into it. This is bad for two reasons, 1 they will know you changed their password, and probabaly not like it. 2 - it doesn't answer your question of doing it without accessing those accounts :lick:

Yeah, I'm tired, sue me :D
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#11
Great information, I guess the only easy way is to get them to change it. I was just hoping to be able to change it before they got home, and piss them off and all that goodness.

Thanks for the help, some poeple these days lol
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#13
Bman™ said:
Great information, I guess the only easy way is to get them to change it. I was just hoping to be able to change it before they got home, and piss them off and all that goodness.

Thanks for the help, some poeple these days lol
If someone did that purposely or mistakedly, "pissing them off" as you put it probably wouldn't end good for you. As you are a youngin, I'm assuming the other people who use this computer might be older family members, or parents. Be careful, these people have the power to take away all access to the computer, and ground you :p
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#14
lol, they have some powers but I am getting to the age that I do not get "grounded" lol

nooob?? whats this noob
 
#16
Brad said:
first take a screen shot of their desktop.
make screenshot their wallpaper.
right click on desktop, arrange icons by, uncheck "Show Desktop Items"
this will drive them crazy.
Brad, my hero! That is as funny as the ancient trick of replacing the DOS prompt with "Abort, retry fail". We used to do it at work to keep the noob's off the common PCs.
 

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