Original title : Lost Administrator privileges on home computer. How ca I get them back?
I am the sole user of my home computer, using Windows 7 professional. When turning on the computer, the welcome screen always offered both my administrator and normal user accounts, and waited for a response before continuing. Seldom needing to log on as
administrator, and having to return to the computer just to press a button before it continued its lengthy initialization was frustrating. Wanting to remove the user log on option I did this via the control panel [not sure how, now!] so now I can switch on
and leave it to boot in its own good time without further interaction from me, which is great.
What is not great is that I've lost all administrator privileges, so any time the UAC box comes up asking if I want to continue with the programme and I need to answer YES, it won't let me do so as the yes box is greyed out.
From the control panel computer management, I can get to local users where I can see that my fallback administrator account is disabled. If I click the tick box to enable the account again, access is denied, so I can't turn the account back on again.
Please HELP! I really would like my administrator account back again, without having to deselect it every time.
Thanks for your expertise in advance.